Marc Battaglia

Producer and composer Marc Battaglia of Oak Ridge, NJ, has opened the recording studio the Burn Room. Visit


Chrissi Sepe

Chrissi Sepe of Staten Island, NY, has published the novel Bliss, Bliss, Bliss, a tale of a touring singer/songwriter, in paperback and electronic form.


Gary Schutt

Guitarist Gary Schutt of Clearwater, FL, played on the Damage Control CD by vocalist Jeff Scott Soto. Visit www.


Hans Schuman

Drummer Hans Schuman of Brooklyn, NY, and his ensemble Metta Quintet released the recording Big Drum/Small World and toured the United States. Visit


Louis King

Louis King of New York City has written music for ad campaigns and arrangements for the L.A. County Museum of Art tribute to Clint Eastwood and artist John Baldessari.


Ira Kaspi

Jazz vocalist Ira Kaspi of Lohja, Finland, released the album You and the Night and the Music. It contains jazz standards and original songs, featuring Kaspi backed by her jazz quintet and the Lohja City Orchestra. Visit

Dana Acker

The Acker Bros, featuring bassist Dana Acker of West Roxbury, MA, and guitarist Victor Acker ’88 of South Weymouth, MA, released the CD Henry Dreams of Tornadoes with help from Dino Govoni ’83, Linsey Govoni ’10, and Alberto Netto ’93.


Doug Hammer

The album Travels by pianist and composer Doug Hammer of Lynn, MA, was critically hailed by Whisperings Solo Piano Radio and the Reviews New Age website. Visit


Ricky Jordan

Guitarist Ricky Jordan of Killingworth, CT, runs Ricky Jordan’s Guitar Instruction in Guilford, CT. Visit


Alumni Beat

Spring break is a busy time for the alumni affairs team. During the week of March 19, the college hosted events in Austin TX, Nashville, TN, Atlanta, GA, and Los Angeles, CA.