Billy Crabbe

Billy Crabbe of London, England, released his first single in May titled “Way Back Home.” Visit

Jake Cassman

Jake Cassman of Boston, MA, Ryan Jordan ’13, and Alex McGillivray and their band Drunken Logic released the album Long Day’s Journey to the Middle, featuring Austin Wells and Alex Trevino.

Mike Smale

Mike Smale of Clinton, MA, recently opened M. Smale Productions, offering multimedia services, music performance, audio production/engineering, and photography. Visit

KC Daugirdas

KC Daugirdas ’12
KC Daugirdas ’12

In July, KC Daugirdas of North Hollywood, CA, conducted the premiere of his five-movement choral cantata The Singing Revolution at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion, featuring 1,400 singers and a 40-piece symphonic band. Visit

Jessica Brizuela

Jessica Brizuela of Pasadena, CA plays with the Los Angeles Harp Ensemble. She performed and presented a workshop at the American Harp Society 2015 Summer Institute in Logan, Utah. Visit

Alex Von Guggenberg

Alex Von Guggenberg of Alexandria, VA, signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with Big Yellow Dog Music. Visit

Gizem Gokoglu

Gizem Gokoglu ’11
Gizem Gokoglu ’11

Gizem Gokoglu of New York City had her composition “Inhale” awarded honorable mention in the Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra (SWOJO) Composition Contest. It will be performed and recorded live by the SWOJO with guitarist Mimi Fox at the 2015 Earshot Jazz Festival in Seattle. Visit

Matt Garstka

Matt Garstka of Glendale, MA, appeared on the cover of Modern Drummer in March. He is the drummer for the band Animals as Leaders, and recently gave clinics in China and Malaysia. Visit

Emily Elbert

Vocalist Emily Elbert of Los Angeles, CA, toured nationwide with Esperanza Spalding ’05. Visit

Ryan Edwards

Ryan Edwards of Watertown, MA, and Maria Finkelmeier coproduced “Waking the Monster,” an event turning the exterior of Fenway Park’s Green Monster into a nine-person, three-story percussion instrument. They commissioned six new scores from New England composers for the project. Visit