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.
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.
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.
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. Visitwww.lancemartin.com.
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.