Michael Teoli

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

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.


Damir Daddo Oreskovic

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.


Briana Cash

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.


Ryan Alfred

Producer and engineer Ryan Alfred of Tuscon, AZ, produced the EP Bridge Fresh for Brooklyn supergroup the Prigs featuringPatrick 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 byNathan Rosborough '06, and mastered by Oscar Zambrano'03 at Excello Recording in Brooklyn.

Omar Vivoni

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.

Christopher Nicholas

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. Visitwww.myspace.com/ensemblemiknawooj.


Michelle Lewis

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.

Werner Tian Fischer

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.


Derek Deyon

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.