Adam Shenk

Songwriter Adam Shenk of New York City recently had his song "Warning Shot" featured on MTV's Real World: Las Vegas. Shenk has also received several instrumental placements on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Visit

Ana Lisa Portillo

Ana Lisa Portillo of Boston codirects and performs on vihuela and vocals with Mariachi Palenque, which was awarded Boston's Best Mariachi 2011 award by El Planeta, the largest Spanish-language publication in Massachusetts. Previously, Portillo performed with La Tuza, a 2010 nominee for Boston's Best World Music.

Daniel Ori

Bassist and composer Daniel Ori of New York City is working on his second album, Emuna, due out at the end of the year. The album features Mark Turner '90, Ziv Ravitz '04, Oz Noy, and Sam Barsh. Ori has also released an app entitled Classical Melody Book through the iTunes store.

Ian Flores-Dozol


Arranger Ian Flores-Dozol of Benito Juárez, Mexico, wrote the arrangement for the MTV Unplugged album for Mexican multi-Grammy Award winner Zoé. The album was released in February and achieved double-platinum status in August.


Ben Azar

Guitarist Ben Azar of Israel has released his debut album, Organized Memories, on Greg Osby's label Inner Circle Music. The album was recorded by Michael Perez-Cisneros and features Ziv Ravitz '04,Daniel Ori '07, Nir Naaman '05, and Ronen Itzik '03. The recording has received airplay on various radio stations. Visit

Aaron Saloman


Composer Aaron Saloman of Montreal, Canada, has composed for video games including American Idol and Critter Crunch. His music has been used in various shows, including Gone Too Far, Teen Cribs,Departures, American Pickers, The TO Show, The Bitter End, Get a Life, The Imploders, Party Down, and others. Saloman is also recording an album with Eleanore Altman '05.


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Dirk Pate

Writer and producer Dirk Pate cowrote and coproduced "Basic Bitch" on Game's new album The Red Album. The album made it to number one on the iTunes album chart and is the first number-one album of Pate's career.

Rory Given

Boston band Gentlemen Hall recently won the Billboard's Battle of the Bands and performed at the Billboard Music Awards in May. The group's members are Rory Given '08, Brad Alderman '07, Jacob Michael '08, Phil Boucher '05, Seth Hachen '06, and Gavin McDevitt '06.