Ben Hakim

Ben Hakim of Washington, D.C. released the EPs Where Will We Go (Part 1) and Where Will We Go (Part 2). Visit

Bence Peter

Bence Peter of Hajdúböszörmény, Hungary, appears in the Guinness Book of World Records for the highest number of piano key strokes played in one minute (765).

Logan Mara

Logan Mara of Gettysburg, PA, was featured on FOX43 Television’s Music Monday program performing his song “Better Half.” He is a member of the band Never Knows Best.

Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly has joined Stay Human, the house band for the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Her album Trying to Figure it Out was released in February.

Shea Rose

Shea Rose of Boston, MA, and Simone Scazzochio ’10 are curators of the RISE Music Series at the Elizabeth Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. The first concert featured the group KING, with Paris Strother ’08 and Anita Bias ’07.

Mariella Nolfo

Mariella Nolfo of Portland, OR, is a graduate student of speech, language, and hearing sciences at Portland State University, training to become a speech pathologist. She is conducting research on auditory and musical interventions for language production in nonverbal children with autism.

Ben Mench-Thurlow

Ben Mench-Thurlow of Los Angeles, CA, is an agent with the APA Talent & Literary Agency.

Mandi Kitchen

Mandi Kitchen ’11

The song “Free Agent” written by Mandi Kitchen of Los Angeles, CA, is heard in a video about the refugee crisis by Catholic Relief Services and the UN Refugee Agency. Visit

Spencer Kennedy

Spencer Kennedy of Fort Wayne, IN, is a sales engineer with Sweetwater Music Instruments and Pro Audio.

Fredy Guzman

Fredy Guzman ’11

Fredy Guzman of Hollis, NH, is the creator of Waijazz, a musical project blending Andean and Afro-Peruvian music with contemporary concepts from the jazz idiom. Waijazz features lyrics in English, Spanish and Quechua. Visit