Emily Shackleton

Songwriter Emily Shackelton of Nashville, TN, had her song “Ordinary Angels” sung by Karin Williams and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra at a benefit concert for the Nashville Rescue Mission. Others on the bill included Amy Grant and Restless Heart.

Gregory Sgrulloni

Gregory Sgrulloni of Weehawken, NJ, is the drummer for the live electronic dance music band Conspirator. He is also working on a solo EP under the moniker Torch.

Joe Mattzie

Joe Matzzie of Los Angeles, CA, completed a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund his upcoming album This Box Makes Noise. Visit www.joematzzie.com.

Holly Laessig

Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe of Brooklyn, NY, lead the band Lucius, which released the debut album Wildewoman and were featured in NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts series.

Katelyn Benton

Katelyn Benton of Los Angeles, CA, released her debut single “Fix,” which was cowritten by Megan Burtt, with an accompanying video from her upcoming debut album. Visit www.katelynbenton.com.

Yuko Yamamura

Yuko Yamamura '06

Yuko Yamamura '06

Yuko Yamamura of Woodside, NY, released her first jazz album, Dancing in the Dialog, and held a release party at New York’s Gershwin Hotel. She was a finalist in the Jazz category for the 2013 USA Songwriting Competition.

Aaron Saloman

Aaron Saloman of Montreal, Canada, produced Lukas Grant’s album Apartment 43, which can be streamed at lukasgrant.bandcamp.com. Saloman works in music licensing, placing tracks on shows including NCIS, Dance Moms, Auction Kings, NY Ink, and NCAA Basketball.

Giovanni Rotondo

Giovanni Rotondo of Naples, Italy, won an Award of Excellence at the Global Music Awards for his Symphony “Napoli.” Visit www.grotondo.com.

Ashley Rodriguez

American Idol season 9 finalist Ashley Rodriguez of North Hollywood, CA, recently embarked on her first international tour singing with John Legend.

Matt Harmon

Matt Harmon of Portland, OR, and his wife comprise the duo There Is No Mountain. They were selected to open the 2014 American Songbook series at New York’s Lincoln Center. In January they performed at the center’s new David Rubenstein Atrium. Visit www.thereisnomountain.com.