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

Jung Eun Kwon

Jung Eun Kwon ’11

Jung Eun Kwon of Seoul, South Korea, is a sound engineer and music teacher at B. Music Lab, and a music producer at Fiera Music. She worked on Alia Clark’s Simply the First, a collaboration with international composers. Kwon has also done engineering work for Storm Post Production doing voice dubbing for Disney animations.

Jordan Seigel

Jordan Seigel of Westlake Village, CA, launched Jazz Music Library, a website devoted to high-quality jazz music for film and television placements. Visit

Sophia Pizzulo (aka Sugar Joans)

Sophia Pizzulo (aka Sugar Joans) of Los Angeles, CA, released her debut single “NVR.” Visit

Vinny da Silva

Vinny da Silva of Dorchester, MA, and Gustavo D’Amico ’14 are part of the Brazilian music group Acadêmicos de Milton Friedman. In October 2015 they performed at the Forum of Liberty and Democracy event in São Paulo, Brazil.

Jonathan Orland

Saxophonist Jonathan Orland of Paris, France, released his second album, Small Talk. He backs such artists as Michel Reis, Gui Duvignau, and Valea Antos. Visit

Julian Lage

Julian Lage ’09

In March, guitarist Julian Lage of New York City will release the album Arclight with backing from bassist Scott Colley and drummer Kenny Wollesen. He is currently on a tour of Europe and the United States. Visit