Valencia Alumnotes

Class of 2013

Geoffroy Sauvé ’13 of Montreal, Canada (Global Entertainment and Music Business) is the artist-relations manager for Shutterstock Music. Sauvé is also pursuing a career as a solo artist and released his debut album, Coastline, on Bonsound Records.

Class of 2013

Vibraphonist Sebastian Laverde ’13 (CP), ’15 (Music Production, Technology, and Innovation), heads the drums and percussion department for the Yamaha Music School Valencia. He also leads a Latin jazz group and directs the salsa group Calle Progresso.

Class of 2014

Bassist Andrea Fraenzel ’14 (Contemporary Performance) of Vienna, Austria, has been touring and recording with various artists in Europe and Russia. She performs her own music as a solo artist and leads jazz combos. Visit

Peter Connolly ’14 (CP) is a guitar instructor for the Yamaha Music School in Valencia. He is also an active performer and leads the Peter Connolly band.

Rozelle McBarnette ’14 (GEMB), of Grenada, is the director of TROZ Music Publishing. She represents an eclectic roster of songwriters and composers, including local artists, licensing their works for commercial use. Visit

Class of 2015

Film composer Adriano Aponte ’15 (SFTV) of London, England, received an honorable mention at the 2017 Nastri d’Argento Awards and won Best Movie Score at both the 2016 Prestige Music Awards and 2016 Chandler International Film Festival. Visit

Ji Won Hwang ’15 (GEMB) of Seoul, South Korea, works for YG Entertainment in Seoul in the business planning and overseas business departments. YG is Seoul’s largest full-service entertainment company.

Matteo Nahum ’15 (Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games) is working in Valencia on various audiovisual projects. He also recently won the Musica Jove composition contest in Valencia with a work for strings and winds. Visit