Nola Shepherd


Nola Shepherd ’87
Nola Shepherd ’87

Singer/songwriter Nola Shepherd of Seal Beach, CA, released the new album Nola. Visit Caption: Nola Shepherd ’87

Dario Saraceno

Guitarist Dario Saraceno of Wappingers Falls, NY, and his band Dario and the Clear released the album Blue Realm.

Scott Ouellette

Scott Ouellette of Rowley, MA, performs as a solo guitarist and runs the website GTR-Transcribing.

Keijo Pennanen

Jazz guitarist Keijo Pennanen of Helsinki, Finland, released his second album Lift and teaches at the Pop & Jazz Konservatorio in Helsinki.


Kevin Kastning

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

Juan Dargenton

Ferdinando Argenti ’90
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