Michelle Lewis

Singer/songwriter Michelle Lewis of Boston, MA, released her new EP Broken, which features three songs engineered by Karyadi Sutedja '97. The disc also features a music video for the track "Breakfast at Tiffany's." Visit www.myspace.com/michellelewis.

Werner Tian Fischer

Guitarist Werner Tian Fischer of Lucerne, Switzerland, released All Standard Guitars, a guitar-duo project with guitarist Michael Giger. He also released a live recording of the Sam Truempy Memorial Jazz Coalition, featuring Jürg Wickihalder '95, Fredi Meli '95, and Werner Fischer '03. Visit www.elchi.ch.

 

Derek Deyon

Derek Deyon of Houston, TX, is in his third year at Thurgood Marshall School of Law and won first place in the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association legal writing competition.

 

Mauricio Zottarelli

Drummer Mauricio Zottarelli of Astoria, NY, released his debut CD, 7 Lives, with special guests, bassist Itaiguara Brandão, guitarist Gustavo Assis-Brasil, saxophonist Rodrigo Ursaia, bassist Esperanza Spalding '05, and Brazilian pianists Dom Salvador and Cidinho Teixeira. He has also toured with Hiromi Uehara '03 and her group Sonicboom. Visit www.mzdrums.com.

 

Claude Kelly

Songwriter Claude Kelly of New York City penned "Party in the U.S.A." by Miley Cyrus. He has also penned Kelly Clarkson's number-one single "My Life Would Suck without You" and Britney Spears's hit single "Circus."

Candace Harrison

Vocalist Candace Harrison of New York City has sung on jingles for Geico, Riverwind Casino, Dulcolax, and Fordham University. Visit www.candaceharrison.com.

Michael Van Dyne

Drummer Michael Van Dyne of Cohoes, NY, and his band Arsis recorded the album Starve for the Devil on Nuclear Blast Records. Visit www.nuclearblast.de.

Elan Trotman

Saxophonist Elan Trotman of Mattapan, MA, was nominated in the Jazz Act of the Year category at the 2009 Boston Music Awards. Visit www.elantrotman.com.

Erik Telford

Trumpeter Erik Telford of Austin, TX, released his debut CD,Kinetic. Telford was the first recipient of Berklee's full-tuition Lyons Scholarship. He leads the Erik Telford Collective and Hellfire Horns, a top horn section for studio sessions. Visit www.ejtmusic.com.

 

Opal Leung

Opal Leung of Jamaica Plain, MA, is a third-year Ph.D. student in organization studies at Boston College and teaches an undergraduate course on organizational behavior.

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