Matt Baamonde

Matt Baamonde of Herndon, VA, composed, orchestrated, and arranged music for the film The Hornet’s Nest. Visit

Melissa Aldana

Saxophonist Melissa Aldana of Brooklyn, NY, and the Crash Trio released their self-titled album in June. She launched an international tour at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City where she received the Martin E. Segal Award. Visit

Kelly Haechler

Kelly Haechler of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is an operations manager at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. She has worked with such artists as Sting, Mariah Carey, Nickelback, and others. 

Florencia Gonzalez

Florencia Gonzalez of Long Island City, NY, and the Candombe Project released the album Between Loves. Visit

Lauren V. Buchter

Lauren V. Buchter of New York City composed the score for Above the Sea, which won the gold medal in the Narrative category at the 2014 Student Academy Awards. She is currently scoring the feature-length film Promenade. Visit

Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig

Vocalists Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Brooklyn, NY, appear on Sukierae by Jeff Tweedy of the band Wilco. They are members of the band Lucius, featuring Dan Molad ’04, Andew Burri ‘09, and Peter Lalish ‘05, and toured supporting Sara Bareilles. 

Alexis Grapsas

Alexis Grapsas

Alexis Grapsas of Los Angeles, CA, scored the films Las Vegas Story and Land of Leopold, and wrote music for the film The Misfits and the television shows Revenge and Reckless. Caption: Alexis Grapsis ’07

Giovanni Rotondo

Giovanni Rotondo of Naples, Italy, scored the film Orphans & Kingdoms, featured at the New Zealand International Film Festival. Visit

John Hostetter

John Hostetter of Harrisonburg, VA, was named teacher of the year for Staunton city schools in Virginia. He teaches at Shelburne Middle School. 

Jaime Garamella

Jaime Garamella of Brooklyn, NY, and Lauren Stockner ’08 and the Spanish Channel released the EP Emergency Exit, produced by Andrew Koss ’01. They recently toured Europe. Visit