Kevin Kastning

Guitarist and composer Kevin Kastning of Groton, MA, released the album Watercolor Sky with woodwinds player Carl Clements. Visit

Juan Dargenton

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Ferdinando Argenti ’90

Juan Dargenton of Cordoba, Argentina, appeared on Diego Urcola’s album Mates, with Avishai Cohen ’99 and faculty member Dave Samuels.

Tommy Smith

Saxophonist Tommy Smith of Lanark, Scotland, released the duo album Whispering of the Stars with pianist Brian Kellock. Visit


Peter Melnick

Composer Peter Melnick of New York City recorded music for a PBS documentary on James Whistler. He received Drama Desk nominations for the musicals Adrift In Macao and The Last Smoker in America, and is currently working on Snow in August. Visit

Marco Hernandez

Marco Hernandez of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, produced FincaFusion’s first single “La Gatica E’ Mariaramos, with vocalist Darwin Jose. Visit

Cameron Schmitz

Cameron Schmitz of Wesley Chapel, FL, created the Schmitzbender guitar, featuring an innovative fretboard design. He showed his instruments at the NAMM show and appeared on the National Geographic series Showdown of the Unbeatables. Visit

Joel Goodman

Composer Joel Goodman of Topanga, CA, scored the film An Honest Liar, which premiered in April at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival.

Ray DiVirgilio

Ray DiVirgilio of Newark, DE, directs St. John the Beloved School’s Advanced Band in Wilmington, DE, which earned a “superior” rating for its performance at the National Catholic School Band Festival.

Chris DeRosa

Chris DeRosa of New York City recorded an album with H.R. and performed with LUXE. He performs for Shekinah Glory Worship and CDR Studios in New York City. Visit

Jody Espina of Savannah

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Jody Espina '83
Jody Espina '83

Jody Espina of Savannah, GA, spoke at a recent TEDx event. He is the founder and president of JodyJazz Inc., a manufacturer of woodwind mouthpieces. Visit Caption: Jody Espina ’83