Giorgi Mikadze

Giorgi Mikadze of Tbilisi, Georgia, performed at the Black Sea Jazz Festival with Zach Mullings and Antoine Katz ’13, and at the Newport Jazz Festival with Berklee faculty member Brian Raydar Ellis.

Cara Smith

Cara Smith ’14
Cara Smith ’14
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Phil Farnsworth

Cara Smith of Brielle, NJ, won best female artist at the 11th annual International Acoustic Music Awards. Finalists included Susan Cattaneo ’97, Oscare Peñas ’01, Emily White ’07, Devin D’Amato ’14, and Annie Johnson ’13.

Ryan Marks

Ryan Marks ’13
Ryan Marks ’13

Ryan Marks of Boston, MA, and Kenny Blume comprise the duo electronic producers LOUDPVCK. They released the EP Botany.

Billy Crabbe

Billy Crabbe of London, England, released his first single in May titled “Way Back Home.” Visit

Jake Cassman

Jake Cassman of Boston, MA, Ryan Jordan ’13, and Alex McGillivray and their band Drunken Logic released the album Long Day’s Journey to the Middle, featuring Austin Wells and Alex Trevino.

Mike Smale

Mike Smale of Clinton, MA, recently opened M. Smale Productions, offering multimedia services, music performance, audio production/engineering, and photography. Visit

KC Daugirdas

KC Daugirdas ’12
KC Daugirdas ’12

In July, KC Daugirdas of North Hollywood, CA, conducted the premiere of his five-movement choral cantata The Singing Revolution at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion, featuring 1,400 singers and a 40-piece symphonic band. Visit

Jessica Brizuela

Jessica Brizuela of Pasadena, CA plays with the Los Angeles Harp Ensemble. She performed and presented a workshop at the American Harp Society 2015 Summer Institute in Logan, Utah. Visit

Alex Von Guggenberg

Alex Von Guggenberg of Alexandria, VA, signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with Big Yellow Dog Music. Visit

Gizem Gokoglu

Gizem Gokoglu ’11
Gizem Gokoglu ’11

Gizem Gokoglu of New York City had her composition “Inhale” awarded honorable mention in the Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra (SWOJO) Composition Contest. It will be performed and recorded live by the SWOJO with guitarist Mimi Fox at the 2015 Earshot Jazz Festival in Seattle. Visit