John Ryan

John Ryan of Calabasas, CA, signed an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with Big Deal Music and BMG Chrysalis US. He has written songs for One Direction, Cody Simpson, JLS, and others.

Laurence Rodman

Laurence Rodman of San Francisco, CA, is a music therapist at Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services, a program for at-risk high-school-age youth in Los Angeles, CA. His band the New Thoreaus released its first full-length album Neon Americana. Visit

Samantha Preis

Samantha Preis of London, UK, released her debut album, Good News. Visit

Sean Killary

Sean Killary of East Hanover, NJ, started So.i.Heard House of Music, a high-tech music school for K–12 students. For more information, visit

Joe Huang

Joe Huang ’10

Joe Huang ’10

Joe Huang of Los Angeles, CA, won the Best Sound Award from the Australian Academy for Cinema Television Arts for his work on the film Mystery Road. In August 2013, he launched the sound production company Forestt Studios. Visit

Brennan Dylan

Brennan Dylan of Woodside, NY, leads the band Men without Armies. They released the song “NYC” and will release their self-titled EP in the spring.

Giancarlo de Trizio

Giancarlo de Trizio of Astoria, NY, has been a percussionist in the pit orchestra for the Broadway musical The Book of Mormon.

Chris Baum

Chris Baum of Boston and his band Bent Knee, with Courtney Swain ’12 and Ben Levin ’11, toured Japan in December, and also taught a workshop at Koyo Conservatory. Visit

Tansu Akman-Duffy

Tansu Akman-Duffy ’10

Tansu Akman-Duffy ’10

Tansu Akman-Duffy of Darien, CT, released three songs on iTunes from her upcoming album and was contracted for voice-overs and compositions for Barnes & Noble and DJ Mimosa. Visit

Dane Walker

Dane Walker of Boston, MA, released the soundtrack album Power Down, produced in collaboration with New York Times bestselling author Ben Coes. Recently, Walker and Rob Jaret ’09 cowrote the score for the feature film Aim, Point, Shoot. Visit