Alum Notes

1960s  -  1970s  -  1980s  -  1990s  -  2000s


Trumpeter and instrument maker Tony Scodwell of Las Vegas, NV, has collaborated with noted Austrian brass instrument maker Karl Schagerl on developing two new trumpets with tonal qualities suited for commercial and symphonic music. The new trumpets will be marketed by Lee Walkowich '81 at the Washington Music Center in Wheaton, MD.


Saxophonist Marc Elbaum of Meredith, NH, has joined the Lakes Region Big Band, a 20-piece jazz orchestra playing throughout central New Hampshire. Visit www.lakesregionbigband.com.

Harmonica player Tulsa R. Read of Shawnee, KS, released the new CD No Deposit, No Return. He currently teaches harmonica lessons and does physical therapy that uses the harmonica for lung and heart disorders. Visit www.harmonicaonline.com.


Singer/songwriter Steve Grimm of Milwaukee, WI, released Keep Your Dreams Alive and was nominated for a WHAM! award. He performs weekly at festivals and clubs and continues to perform with his band Bad Boy. Visit www.prettygrimm.com.


Trumpeter Dave Dubinsky of North Chelmsford, MA, is a featured lead and jazz player with Boston-based Rico Barr & the Jump 'n' Jive Review on the band's 2008 release This Is It.


Pianist Roger Friedman of Westlake, OH, released Going My Way, a new CD with his trio Lot2Learn. His jazz piano channel on YouTube has approached 1 million views. Visit www.lot2learn.com.


Jack Evans of Katonah, NY, and his group Reverend Zen received their third consecutive ASCAP Plus Award. Visit www.reverendzenmusic.com.

Richard Niles of London, England, has been commissioned by the BBC to do a six-part music documentary series What Is Performance? and the series The Other Side of Me, which will cover famous actors who are also musicians. And publisher Hal Leonard has released Niles's book The Pat Metheny Interviews.

  Emil Viklicky '78


Composer Frank E. Warren of West Roxbury, MA, premiered his award-winning song cycle "Chicago Poems" on a text by Carl Sandburg in November in New York City with vocalist Emily Howard and pianist Beth Levin. Visit http://few-music.com.


Jazz guitarist Gerry Beaudoin of Waltham, MA, released three CDs: The Complete Gerry Beaudoin, The Best of The Gerry Beaudoin Trio, and The Gerry Beaudoin-Rich Lataille Quintet. His jazz guitar group New Guitar Summit release Shivers was listed on the 2009 Grammy Awards ballot. Visit www.francescarecords.com.


Saxophonist and composer Ken Field of Cambridge, MA, screened his film Twist of Fate, a collaboration with his wife, animator Karen Aqua, in Boston and at film and animation festivals in Denver, Telluride, and Ottawa. His score for the dance piece Double Exposure was performed with Bridgman/Packer Dance at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City in March. Visit http://kenfield.org.

Emil Viklicky of Prague, Czech Republic, released Sinfonietta-The Janacek of Jazz on Venus Records in Japan. The CD features bassist George Mraz and drummer Lewis Nash. Visit www.viklicky.com.


Keyboardist Lulu Martin of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was featured on the posthumous release O Rio e o Mar by the late Marcio Montarroyos '72 and on Groove by drummer Alfredo Dias Gomes. Visit www.myspace.com/lulumartindobrasil.

Wayne Potash '79  

Singer/songwriter Wayne Potash of Easton, MA, released the CD A Day in the Life, a mini-opera of 24 original songs for children. Guest musicians include Don Heord, Tad Hitchcock, Len Rabinowitz, and Valerie Walton. Visit www.waynepotash.com.


Flutist Constance Kirschbaum of White House, TN, coaches the Heritage High School Band and is a fast-pitch softball umpire and player. She and her husband have a college-age child.

Guitarist Sirabhorn "Ti" Muntarbhorn of North Hollywood, CA, interviewed Woodstock organizer Michael Lang while researching the festival's 40th anniversary.


Saxophonist Scott Robinson and bassist and psychophysiologist Julian Thayer '79 are featured in the new PBS film The Science of Healing, which premiered in September. The musical portions were filmed at Scott's ScienSonic Laboratories in New Jersey and at a lab at Columbia University in New York City.

  Ti Muntarbhorn '80 and Michael Lang


Kathleen Heywood of Newburyport, MA, is the music director of the First Parish Church of Newbury, MA, and teaches in the Newburyport public schools.

Vocalist and pianist Debra Mann of Barrington, RI, released Home, a new CD featuring eight original jazz-pop songs. She produced the disc with her husband, Don Morton. Visit www.debramann.com.

Flutist Lance Martin of Boston, MA, released Physical Jazz, a new CD with the Lance Martin Band. He teaches jazz flute at Wellesley College and is publishing a jazz method titled Nu Jazz Flute Improvisations. Visit www.lancemartin.com.

Bassist Bob Ross played on Tomorrow's Comin' Fast, a new release by the Lorax and the eponymous debut CD by the Frightingales that also includes Jeff Hudgins '92 on woodwinds.


Drummer Kathy Burkly of Nashville, TN, played on the song "Ain't Going Back Again" by Richie Owens and the Farm Bureau, which is featured on the soundtrack of the new Clive Owen movie The Boys Are Back.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.


Trumpeter Chris Kase of Moralzarzal, Spain, released his new CD Ode, which is now available on iTunes U.S. Visit www.chriskase.com.


Bassist David Dyson of Bowie, MD, released the new CD Unleashed. Visit www.myspace.com/daviddyson.

Singer/songwriter Nola Shepherd of Seal Beach, CA, and her father, Bill Shepherd, released Christmas in Cedar Falls, a big-band Christmas CD. The album contains an original song co-written by Nola. Visit www.myspace.com/nolashepherd.

Singer/songwriter Kathie Touin of London, England, released the new CD Dark Moons & Nightingales, her second CD of original songs. Visit www.kathietouin.com.


Drummer Felix Knüsel of Switzerland, saxophonist Markus Hauser '93, and bassist Stephan Athanas '94 released their third record, Timelines and Cycles. Visit www.felixknuesel.ch.


Paul Hager '89 and friend  

Paul Hager of North Hollywood, CA, has done front-of-house sound for Miley Cyrus and the Goo Goo Dolls tours. He has recorded and mixed music for such artists as the Jonas Brothers, Devo, and others.

Composer Gernot Wolfgang of Los Angeles, CA, presented his original chamber work "Three Short Stories" for clarinet and bassoon at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He also staged the West Coast premiere of "New York Moments" for oboe, clarinet, cello, and piano at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and Northridge. Visit http://gernotwolfgang.com.


Vocalist Jeff Ramsey of Roxbury, MA, released his debut CD, My Best. Visit www.jefframseymusic.com.


Saxophonist Mindi Abair of Los Angeles, CA, has released the songbook The Mindi Abair Collection with Hal Leonard Publishing and performed in Japan with Shelia E., Kat Dyson, and Rhonda Smith. Visit www.mindiabair.com.

  Ilene Altman '91 and Tamara Hey '91

Children's music artist Ilene Altman of Gloucester, MA, and singer/songwriter Tamara Hey '91 of New York City released the CD Sharing the Same Stars by Leeny and Tamara. Visit www.leenyandtamara.com.

Pianist and composer Ken Berman of San Francisco, CA, released Looking Forward, his third CD of original music featuring bassist Kai Eckhardt '87 and drummer Akira Tana '77. Visit www.kenbermanmusic.com.

Composer and arranger Michele Caniato of Watertown, MA, published the book The Jazz Ensemble Companion: A Guide to Outstanding Big Band Arrangements Selected by Some of the Foremost Jazz Educators. He is an associate professor of music at Fitchburg State College in Massachusetts. Visit www.michelecaniato.com.

Guitarist Scott Motyka of Douglas, MA, released his self-produced solo album Cut. . . . from Within. Visit www.scottmotyka.com.


Bassist Ivan Bodley of Brooklyn, NY, made his Carnegie Hall debut backing comedian Stephen Lynch in October 2009. His CD Pigs Feet & Potted Meat airs on more than 70 stations nationally. Visit www.funkboy.net.

Producer and songwriter Michael Crittenden of Belmont, MI, recently opened Mackinaw Harvest Music Group, a large commercial recording facility in Grand Rapids, MI. His band Troll for Trout has released six CDs and Crittendon's songs have aired on ABC, MTV, and PAX NET television. Visit www.mackinawharvest.com.

Thomas Lorenzo of Barcelona, Spain, was commissioned by the Arts Council England to compose the suite The Immigrant and by the Sociedad General de Autores y Editores to write the textbook El Arreglo un Puzzle de Expresion Musical. He also released his fourth CD, Spanish Breeze.

Anne Marie David '93  


Songwriter and pianist Anne Marie David of Natick, MA, released her fifth album, Turning Home, which features nine of her original songs and instrumental pieces. The disc was produced by Bill Elliott and includes backing tracks by guitarists Kevin Barry '88 and Duke Levine and by bassist Mike Rivard '88, among others. Visit www.annemariedavid.com.

Pianist and composer James Dower of College Point, NY, released the new solo CD Reinvention. He performed at a star-studded inaugural ball for President Barack Obama and composes and records music for film and television. Visit www.jamesdower.com.

Bassist Sal Gnolfo of Austin, TX, recorded, engineered, and played on a new EP released by Atomic Brother in November. He also played on tracks for Colorado-based artist Freedom's new CD Angels and Monkeys.

Pianist and composer Willie Myette of North Kingson, RI, offers online music education courses teaching various styles of piano. Visit www.jazzpianolessons.com.

Pianist Mika Pohjola of New York City released Great Tunes by My Friends featuring music penned by Kurt Rosenwinkel '90 and others on the Blue Music Group label.

  Roy "HOLMES" Shakked '93

Arranger and composer Roy Shakked (a.k.a. Holmes) of Los Angeles, CA, released an arrangement of the David Bowie song "Let's Dance" and a video for "Not with You." His arrangements have been featured on CSI: Miami, Sex and the City, The OC, Nip/Tuck and The Devil Wears Prada. Visit www.tinyurl.com/holmes-letsdance.


"Metal" Mike Chlasciak of North Arlington, NJ, launched Metal Heroes Music Academy, the world's first heavy-metal instruction academy with CMM Entertainment LLC. Metal Heroes provides workshops, extended sessions, and summer camps for metal players at all levels. Visit www.metalmusicacademy.com.

Drummer Phillip Harrington of Riverview, FL, and his band Signals from Satellites released their debut EP, Dotted Lines, featuring seven original songs. Visit www.myspace.com/signalsfromsatellites.

Electronica and synth composer Christian Welde of Rogaland, Kopervik, Norway, released his second album, Skywatching, featuring guest musicians on voice, guitar, saxophone, and flute. The CD also features Jan Toft, the former singer of Vamp. Visit www.christianwelde.com.


Daniel Colman of Burbank, CA, won an Emmy and Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Award for the sound editing work on Battlestar Galactica. Visit www.anefx.com.

Pianist and composer Gilad Barkan of Brookline, MA, released Proceso de Duelo with the Gliad Barkan Band. Visit www.cdbaby.com/cd/giladbarkan2.

Singer/songwriter Jess Meider of Beijing, China, released her fourth album, Divine. She teaches voice lessons at a music school in China, speaks Mandarin, and teaches yoga. Visit www.jessmeider.com.


Producer Stefan Held of Brooklyn, NY, works with singers and songwriters in the New York area. He has written jingles for Land Rover, MTV, and others. Visit www.stefanheld.com.

Guitarist Manfred Junker of Konstanz, Germany, released his debut solo recording, Alone (Solo Guitar), featuring jazz standards, pop tunes, and originals. Visit www.manfredjunker.com.

Sound designer Andy Martin of Seattle, WA, was the lead sound designer on the recently released PlayStation 3 title inFAMOUS by Sucker Punch Productions in Bellevue, WA. Visit www.soundeziner.com.

Bassist Stefan Redtenbacher of Hollycombe, England, and his group Redtenbacher's Funkestra, released their fourth album, Concubine Chronicles-Live at British Grove. Visit www.stefanredtenbacher.com.

Alyosha Barreiro '01  


Pianist and composer Gustavo Casenave of Astoria, NY, was appointed the director of the jazz program at the Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts. Visit www.harborconservatory.org.

Music director and producer Eddie Chow of Singapore serves as the music director and entrepreneur of EC Group based in Singapore, where he has produced and mastered five music tracks for STARhome, a project by the Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research, A*STAR. Visit www.eddiechow.net.

Composer Sharad Gurung of Brookline, MA, scored the Nepalese film Kagbeni, which is loosely based on the W.W. Jacobs 1902 horror short story The Monkey's Paw. The modern score was one of the first of its kind to be featured in a Nepalese film.

Guitarist Ian McHugh of Fairfield, CT, co wrote two songs on the latest Vanguard Records release from Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers entitled The Bear. McHugh's former group the Bomb Squad was selected by Dick Clark for the New Music Award and performed at the 31st Annual American Music Awards. Visit www.myspace.com/ianmchughguitaristsongwriter.

Singer/songwriter Amy Ward of Franklin Park, NJ, released Wintersongs, a collection of original songs and Christmas classics. Visit www.amyward.com.


Vocalist and pianist Deborah Jo Sullivan of Simsbury, CT, completed her master's degree in music education and, for the past nine years, has worked as a music teacher in a public school. She has also toured throughout New England and Europe.

  Candace Harrison '02


Guitarist Marcelino Galán of La Coruña, Spain, released In Monk We Trust with his trio Monkillos. The group combines harmonies inspired by Thelonious Monk's music with Afrocuban and flamenco rhythmic traditions.

Mixer Richard Furch of North Hollywood, CA, recorded and mixed Prince's latest album LotusFlow3r. Furch also mixes for major labels and independent artists via his website eMixing.com.


Guitarist James Magoon of Manchester, NH, and his band Recycled Percussion took third place among 120,000 acts on the hit TV show America's Got Talent. They now perform in Las Vegas with the America's Got Talent live show. Visit http://recycledpercussionband.com.


Alyosha Barreiro of Mexico City was nominated in the best DJ producer category for the DJ and Clubbing Awards 2009. Visit www.myspace.com/alyoshabarreiro.

Guitarist Gianni Chiarello of Dorset, England, released the new CD Entwined. He also wrote two instructional books Contemporary Solo Guitar and Contemporary Blues Soloing. Visit www.giannichiarello.com.

Guitarist German Schauss of Los Angeles, CA, received an ASCAPLUS Award for the fifth time. He has signed a book deal with Alfred Publishing and has been touring Japan with his group. Visit www.germanschauss.com.

Claude Kelly '02  

Alex Jouffa of Paris, France, is the marketing and digital/multimedia manager at IDF1, the number-one ranked regional digital terrestrial television channel in Paris and the île-de-France region. Visit www.idfl.fr.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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

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."

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.

  Mauricio Zottarreli '02


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.

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.

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.

Christopher Nicholas of Berkeley, CA, is the director of fundraising for Ensemble Mik Nawooj and the Push Dance Company's production of the hip-hop/classical hybrid dance opera Great Integration created by composer JooWan Kim '02 and director Mik Nawooj. Visit www.myspace.com/ensemblemiknawooj.

JooWan Kim '02  

Engineer Omar Vivoni of San Juan, Puerto Rico, won a Latin Grammy in the Record of the Year category for his work on No Hay Nadie Como Tú by the duo Calle 13. He was also nominated in the Best Urban Album category.


Producer and engineer Ryan Alfred of Tuscon, AZ, produced the EP Bridge Fresh for Brooklyn supergroup the Prigs featuring Patrick McFerrin Price '03, Tom Roslak '06, Jamie Bishop '04, Adam Platt '03, Yuval Semo '05, and William Flynn '04. The disc was mixed and tracked by Matt Carter '03, assisted by Nathan Rosborough '06, and mastered by Oscar Zambrano '03 at Excello Recording in Brooklyn.

Singer/songwriter Briana Cash of Amesbury, MA, penned the song "Take a Walk with Me" featured in the 2009-2010 Susan G. Komen National Campaign for a breast cancer cure. Visit www.brianacash.com.

Guitarist Damir Daddo Oreskovic of Chicago, IL, was the grand-prize winner of the Premier Guitarist Challenge hosted by Premier Guitar magazine and broadjam.com for his song "The Temple" from his CD The Other Side. Oreskovic also received a Los Angeles Music Award in the Guitar Performance of the Year category. Visit www.ddomusic.com.

Mikhail Tarasov (a.k.a. s.v.o.y.) of Brooklyn, NY, released his sophomore, self-produced electronica-pop album Consequence EP 1.1 on P-Vine Records. The single "Beautiful Thing" reached 69 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 Airplay chart and 82 on the Hot 100 Singles chart. Tarasov is a writer and artist for Universal Music Group. Visit www.svoy.com.

Composer Michael Teoli of Burbank, CA, premiered CarnEvil, a full-length gothic-rock opera at a concert workshop at the Sacred Fools Theater Company in Los Angeles in July. Alistair Cooper '04, Scott Manley '03, and Don Corey '91 also played in the show. Visit www.michaelteoli.com.

  Mikhail Tarasov '04


Singer/songwriter Cariad Harmon of Acton, London, released Four Letters on Mowo Inc./Warner Music. Oli Rockberger '02 coproduced the record. Visit www.myspace.com/cariadharmon.

Singer/songwriter Francesca Reggio of Boston, MA, released her debut EP, State of Motion, with Francesca Reggio & Blue Shift. Her new single is due out in early 2010. Visit www.francescareggio.com.

Guitarist Georgi Sareski of Skopje, Macedonia, played at the opening of the Skopje Jazz Festival in October 2009, with his new trio the Skopje Connection. The trio recently released the CD Amam. Visit www.myspace.com/theskopjeconnection.

Guitarist and composer Christopher Schreiner of Norwalk, CT, won in the Best Instrumental category at the Malibu Music Awards, was the finalist at the Urban Music Awards, and was a nominee in the Instrumental Artist of the Year category at the Los Angeles Music Awards.

Singer/songwriter Krysta Youngs of Boston, MA, released the song "I'll Believe in You" in October, inspired by her mother's recent battle with breast cancer. The song is available for free download at www.krystayoungs.com.


Pianist Claude Diallo of St. Gallen, Switzerland, won third prize at the Bosendorfer Montreux Jazz Solo Piano Competition 2009 in Montreux, Switzerland, at the renowned Montreux Jazz Festival. Visit www.claudediallo.com.

Marcus Rezak '06  

Singer/songwriter Stephanie Dominguez (a.k.a. Ria) of Aventura, FL, performed her song "Change" at private political events in South Florida. She also released another single "Alright" and has been touring South Florida. Visit www.myspace.com/riamusiconline.

Vocalist Major Johnson-Finley of Anaheim, CA, released his first Christmas EP, A Major Christmas. Visit www.facebook.com/nowthatsmajor.

Violinist Jozef Nadj of Lynn, MA, released Digital World, his new solo CD on the label MDScoring. Visit www.jozefnadj.com.

Guitarist Marcus Rezak of Chicago, IL, and his band the Hue released their new album Beyond Words. The instrumental, progressive-rock band includes drummer Brian Gilmanov '06, bassist Kyle Meyers '08, and Jared Rabin on guitar. At the CD release event in Chicago, they were joined by Bryan Beller '92 and Mike Keneally. Visit www.hue-music.com.


Singer/songwriter Courtlyn Carr of Owings, MD, released the EP Turn Blue produced by Dominic Fragman and featuring Anthony Malatesta '06 on guitar. They recorded at four-time WAMMIE award-winning Bias Studios. Visit www.courtlyncarr.com.

Composer and producer Will Forbes of Los Angeles, CA, produced and arranged the music for Wrong Hole, a video for www.funnyordie.com. Within the first four days of its release, the video received more than 100,000 page views. Forbes also provided music for the film Never Surrender.

  Courtlyn Carr '07

Bassist and composer Daniel Ori released So It Goes on Art of Life Records. Visit www.danielori.com.

Saxophonist and composer Alex Terrier of New York City released Roundtrip, a collection of original compositions featuring Roy Assaf '05, François Moutin, and Steve Davis. Terrier supports Reef Fest and will give a portion of the sales of his album to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Visit www.alexterriermusic.com.


Alexander Bartolomei of Wallingford, PA, is the director of new media at VP Records. He cuts album commercials, bonus DVDs, documentaries, and viral videos. The VP Records roster includes Dennis Brown, Josey Wales, Yellowman, and more. Visit www.vprecords.com.

Composer Danny Boselovic of Vienna, VA, was commissioned by the Northern Virginia Dance Company, Mayzsol, to write music for its summer performance in New York. Boselovic and engineer Nick Ditri '08, and Will Forbes '07 established Arkatone Music and provide music for TV shows, including Jesse James Is a Dead Man, Crime 360, Sports Science, and Strong Men. As the remix duo the Disco Fries, Boselovic and Ditri received platinum plaques for their remix of Flo Rida's hit remix "Sugar" and "Jump" featuring Nelly Furtado. Ditri engineered Fatman Scoop's vocals for the Slaughterhouse debut LP on Koch Records. Visit www.arkatonemusic.com.

Ahmad Farzad '08  

Drummer and producer Ahmad Farzad of Brookline, MA, is a corporate relations and logistics coordinator for the 2009 Boston Music Conference. He is currently working with producer Ricky Pena and contributing to MuzikReviews.com.

Composer Joe Matzzie of West Hollywood, CA, founded the company Studio Miracles LLC, which provides technical support and consultation to composers, producers, and songwriters in the Los Angeles area. Visit www.studiomiracles.com.

Drummer Matthew Witek and bassist Katie Thiroux '08 are living in Quito, Ecuador, and teaching at the Instituto de Música Contemporáea.