Alan Palanker

Alan Palanker of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, released the Jazz Holdouts album Intuition, featuring Douglas Cooper Getschal ’75, John “JR” Robinson ’75, Michael Thompson ’75, and Jamie Glaser ’77. Visit

Jon Hammond

Organist Jon Hammond of San Francisco, CA, played in Taiwan and Germany and at the 2015 NAMM show. Last year Hammond won the Believe in Music Award at NAMM. Visit

Ricky Hana

Ricky Hana of Honolulu, HI, had his album Pau Hana on the Top 10 Google Play Hawaii chart for more than 58 weeks. His music has appeared on television on Lifetime and Showtime programs. Visit

Gabe Hizer

Gabe Hizer of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, is working on musical projects with Ken Basman ’81 and Richard Shlosser ’69. Visit

Silvio Palmieri

Silvio Palmieri of Montreal, Quebec, and the Molinari Quartet are producing the sixth International Competition for Composition, which willl be judged in May. Visit

Pat Pattison

Professor Pat Pattison released a second edition of his book Songwriting: The Essential Guide to Rhyming via Berklee Press. Visit

Rick Peckham

Professor Rick Peckham held a December residency in Dublin, Ireland, featuring a performance with Michael Buckley, Ronan Guilfoyle, and Conor Guilfoyle.

Moira Lo Bianco

Piano instructor Moira Lo Bianco is conducting improvisation workshops for classical pianists. Visit

Fred Bouchard

Associate professor Fred Bouchard penned an article for Downbeat magazine about a master class given by Jason Moran and Vijay Iyer.

Peter Cokkinias

Professor Peter Cokkinias recently played clarinet for the shows On the Town, Phantom of the Opera, Cinderella, and The Nutcracker.