Michel Nicolella

 

Classical guitarist Michael Nicolella of Seattle, WA, joined the faculty of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. He presented numerous solo and chamber concerts in California, Washington, Georgia, and Massachusetts. Visit www.nicolella.com.

 

Eddie Horst

Composer Eddie Horst of Atlanta, GA, wrote the arrangements for "Just Breathe" and "The End," two songs on Pearl Jam's Backspacer CD. Visit www.eddiehorstmusic.com.

Darryl Brenzel

Composer and arranger Darryl Brenzel of Frederick, MD, has been commissioned by Baltimore's Mobtown Modern concert series to arrange and orchestrate Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring for a 17-piece jazz ensemble. A May 12 performance at the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, MD, is scheduled.

Steven Corn

Steven Corn of West Hills, CA, is the CEO of BFM Digital, a digital-music distributor. BFM currently represents more than 400 indie labels, publishers, and artists. Visit www.bfmdigital.com.

Don Breithaupt

Composer Don Breithaupt of Bolton, Ontario, and his business partner Anthony Vanderburgh received an Emmy Award for penning the theme to the hit animated series 6teen.

Frank Amsallem

Pianist Frank Amsallem of Brooklyn, NY, released Amsallem Sings. Visit www.amsallem.com.

William Yelverton

Classical guitarist William Yelverton of Murfreesboro, TN, completed his 20th year as the director of guitar studies at Middle Tennessee State University. In 2009 he performed more than a dozen solo guitar and lute concerts in cities along the eastern seaboard.

Rob Walker

Trumpeter and composer Rob Walker of Meridian, ID, is the new director of jazz studies at the College of Idaho in Caldwell, ID. He was a recent guest soloist and arranger for the U.S. Air Force Commanders Jazz Ensemble.

Dan Mockenstrum

 

Dan Mockensturm of Clearwater, FL, recorded ADR sessions with John Travolta for the movie From Paris with Love and with Kelly Preston for the upcoming Disney movie The Last Song starring Miley Cyrus.

Peter Dick

 

Jazz pianist Peter Dick of Toronto, Ontario, released Tree House in collaboration with Canadian poet Ronna Bloom. The recording features piano improvisations with a reading from Bloom's book Permiso.

 

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