Jarrod Cagwin of Hot Springs, AR, published the book Def Method for the riqq (a Middle-Eastern tambourine) in association with Eckermann Drums and the Türk Musikisi Devlet Konservatuarı school in Istanbul, Turkey.
Amy Beauchamp and José Cancela ’97 of Los Angeles, CA, have won four Emmy Awards for scoring sports documentaries for HBO and Live Star Entertainment. For more information, visit www.anjmusicproductions.com.
Guitarist “Metal” Mike Chlasciak of Wayne, NJ, released the DVD 20 Essential Metal Licks. He also concluded the Metalworker Guitar Clinic Tour presented by D’Addario Strings, Intellitouch tuners, and School of Rock. Visit www.metalmike.net.
Brian Harris of Portland, OR, joined Curtis Salgado’s band as a keyboardist and backing vocalist, touring in the United States and abroad. He is also the keyboardist for Portland-based artist Lisa Mann and coleads the funk-rock outfit Sumo, featuring members of War, Nu Shooz, and the Jeff Lorber Fusion.
Jared Faber of Los Angeles, CA, was a writer and producer on Beto Cuevas’s Grammy-winning album Transformación. He has scored the ABC comedy Suburgatory and produced songs for the Sony Pictures film The Wedding Ringer, which will be released in 2015. Visit www.blindlemonmusic.com.