Elyse Marrero

Guitarist Elyse Marrero of Tallahassee, FL, is currently pursuing a master's degree in ethnomusicology at Florida State University. Marrero is researching the musical expression of children with autism and other topics related to the field. Marrero is also a music-play facilitator in the Artism Ensemble in Tallahassee at the Artism Musicultural Center.

Eric Kalver

Composer and production editor Eric Kalver of Los Angeles, CA, recently composed music for an iPhone game called Requiem. Within 10 days, the game had more than 2,000 downloads. Visitwww.erickalver.com.

Sam Dickey

Guitarist and djeli ngoni player Sam Dickey of Brooklyn, NY, performed at the Joyce Theater Foundation's September 11 commemorative concert.

David Delaney

Violinist David Delaney of South Windsor, CT, and guitarist Mark Kilianski of Nutley, NJ, make up the Whisky Boys. They recently performed at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival Orchestra Weekend.

Aryn Calhoun

Songwriter Aryn Calhoun of Coppell, TX, released an album of original, indie-pop songs entitled Last One Standing in the beginning of October under her stage name Aryn Michelle. More than 400 international fans enabled Calhoun to raise $50,000 to produce the record via investments through the crowd-funding website SellaBand. Visitwww.arynmichelle.com.

Andrew Simon McAllister


Composer Andrew Simon McAllister of Belfast, Northern Ireland, scored the BBC One primetime series Planet of the Apemen: Battle for Earth. The program was broadcasted on BBC iPlayer and will also be broadcasted on the Discovery Channel.


Joe Matzzie

Composer and arranger Joe Matzzie of Los Angeles, CA, finished production on the new album Christmas at the Renaissance Fair by Moat Jumper. The album also features trombonist Paul Nowell '07. The album was released October 18.

Livia Lin

Composer Livia Lin of Brighton, MA, is a recipient of the St. Botolph Club Foundation 2011 Emerging Artists Program award. Among roughly 150 candidates, approximately 15 are selected annually for individual awards of $2,500. Visit www.livialin.weebly.com.

Jake Hetzog


Guitarist Jake Hertzog of Brooklyn, NY, released Evolution on Buckyball Music. The CD release party was held at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City.


Veronica Hernandez


Singer and songwriter Verónica Hernandez, from South Dennis, MA, performs as Veronica Isabel. She recently released her first album No More Victoria. Visit www.veronicaisabel.com.