Vicente Ortiz Gimeno

Vicente Ortiz Gimeno of Los Angeles, CA, released an album Music for Wind Ensemble (Live), featuring six original prize-winning works for symphonic band. The album is available through iTunes and can be heard on Spotify.

Troy Cartwright Dixon

Troy Cartwright Dixon (aka Troy Cartwright) of Dallas, TX, is the recipient of the 2014 Rising Star Texas Music Award and plans to release an album in January 2015. Visit

Junichi Arima

Bassist Junichi Arima of Hazu-gun, Japan, released an EP online. Visit

Shea Rose

Shea Rose of Boston, MA, was named for the second time as Artist of the Year at the Boston Music Awards. Visit  

Sharon Raizer

Sharon Raizer of Brooklyn, NY, plays drums for the band Darling Din, who released a five-song EP featuring the single “Killing to Be Bright.” Visit

Yoo Sun Nam

Saxophonist Yoo Sun Nam of New York City released her album Light of the City, featuring Kyumin Shim ’12 and Chris Cheek ’91 in September. 

Grace Kelly

Saxophonist Grace Kelly of Santa Monica, CA, released the Kickstarter-funded EP Working for the Dreamers. Visit

Joelle James

Joelle James of Murrieta, CA, co-wrote the song “All The Way Home” that was included on Tamar Braxton’s Grammy-nominated album Love & War. She is signed to Interscope Records and released the single “Sweet Lemonade.”

Kiesa Ellestad

Kiesa Ellestad (aka Kiesza) of Calgary, Canada, received more than 60 million YouTube hits for her video “Hideaway,” and appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Visit

Greg Arney

Greg Arney of Canaan, NH, founded Hub Guitar LLC, a guitar lesson network. Visit