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.


Mauricio Zottarelli

Drummer Mauricio Zottarelli of Astoria, NY, released his debut CD, 7 Lives, with special guests, bassist Itaiguara Brandão, guitarist Gustavo Assis-Brasil, saxophonist Rodrigo Ursaia, bassist Esperanza Spalding '05, and Brazilian pianists Dom Salvador and Cidinho Teixeira. He has also toured with Hiromi Uehara '03 and her group Sonicboom. Visit


Claude Kelly

Songwriter Claude Kelly of New York City penned "Party in the U.S.A." by Miley Cyrus. He has also penned Kelly Clarkson's number-one single "My Life Would Suck without You" and Britney Spears's hit single "Circus."

Candace Harrison

Vocalist Candace Harrison of New York City has sung on jingles for Geico, Riverwind Casino, Dulcolax, and Fordham University. Visit

Michael Van Dyne

Drummer Michael Van Dyne of Cohoes, NY, and his band Arsis recorded the album Starve for the Devil on Nuclear Blast Records. Visit

Elan Trotman

Saxophonist Elan Trotman of Mattapan, MA, was nominated in the Jazz Act of the Year category at the 2009 Boston Music Awards. Visit

Erik Telford

Trumpeter Erik Telford of Austin, TX, released his debut CD,Kinetic. Telford was the first recipient of Berklee's full-tuition Lyons Scholarship. He leads the Erik Telford Collective and Hellfire Horns, a top horn section for studio sessions. Visit


Opal Leung

Opal Leung of Jamaica Plain, MA, is a third-year Ph.D. student in organization studies at Boston College and teaches an undergraduate course on organizational behavior.

Alex Jouffa

Alex Jouffa of Paris, France, is the marketing and digital/multimedia manager at IDF1, the number-one ranked regional digital terrestrial television channel in Paris and the île-de-France region. Visit

German Schauss

Guitarist German Schauss of Los Angeles, CA, received an ASCAPLUS Award for the fifth time. He has signed a book deal with Alfred Publishing and has been touring Japan with his group. Visit