Lance McCollum

Tenor saxophonist Lance McCollum of Austin, TX, played with the ACC Jazz Ensemble at the Black Tie & Boots Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C., in January.

Rich Lamb

Recording engineer Rich Lamb of New York City has worked with Jack Petruzzelli, Rich Pagano, Systems Two, Mark Dann Recording, the Asylum Street Spankers, and Debbie Deane ’91. He also works at St. Paul’s Chapel–Trinity Church.

Michael Knespel

Michael Knespel of Eaton, CO, released the album Songs from the Soul. Visit

Intelligent Neon: Event on November 7

Join CWP for an informative talk by Spanish guitar builder Paco Ortega. He is going to show us a new "intelligent nylon string guitar" (FHome Studio), which includes a built-in recording system controlled by a touch screen. The session is going to take place at the David Friend recital hall on November 7 from 5:00 p.m.

Shawn K. Clement

Film composer Shawn K. Clement of Canyon Country, CA, released the new musical compilation album Audistry on the Clemistry Music label.

Jim Wallace

U.S. Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer Steve Giove of Okinawa, Japan, led an all-star, 17-piece Marine Corps band in a performance at Berklee’s annual High School Jazz Festival in Boston on March 2. Among the military musicians was fellow alumnus Gunnery Sergeant Jim Wallace ’99.

Julie Kinscheck

Julie Kinscheck of Billerica, MA, and her group released the new CD Faith + Hope + Love in May.

Michéal Castaldo

Vocalist Michéal Castaldo of New York City is releasing the new album Bergamot, which blends American, folk, and Mediterranean influences. Visit

Gary Sproul

Gary Sproul of Oakland, CA, penned his first novel, The Length of the Leash, which was named a runner up in the 2013 Los Angeles Book Festival and received honorable mention in the New York, London, San Francisco, and Great Northwest book festivals.