Christopher Nicholas

Christopher Nicholas of North Hollywood, CA, is the general manager of Ensemble Mik Nawooj, which won a Yerba Buena Center for the Arts commission. JooWan Kim ’01 directed its shows at Yoshi’s Oakland and San Francisco’s Red Poppy Art-house. Visit

Joanna Katzen

Joanna Katzen of Boston, MA, received the Walter W. Harp Liberal Arts Music and Society Award for outstanding achievement in research, civic engagement, or performance relating to music and society.

Ari Picker

Ari Picker of Chapel Hill, NC, and his band Lost in the Trees released the album Past Life, which was featured on NPR’s First Listen series.

Moira Lo Bianco

Pianist and composer Moira Lo Bianco of Calabria, Italy, released the album Lunaria featuring Berklee faculty members Bruno Råberg and Marcello Pellitteri, and produced by Alain Mallet. Lo Bianco was nominated for a 2013 Boston Music Award.

Matt Carlson

Matt Carlson of Boston, MA, ran the Boston Marathon for the second year and raised money for Perkins School for the Blind. He is the program director for Radio Perkins, the school’s online radio station.

Nadia Washington

Nadia Washington of Red Oak, TX, was a vocal artist and judge at this year’s Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival.

Trent Freeman

Trent Freeman of Comox, British Columbia, Ivonne Hernandez ’09, and their group the Fretless released their self-titled second album. Visit

Michelle Ferrucci

Singer/songwriter Michelle Ferrucci of New Haven, CT, released the song “Love Is Louder” under the artist name E.L.E.I. (Equality, Love, Empower, Inspire). The song is dedicated to all those affected by the Boston Marathon and Newtown tragedies and is available for download at iTunes and Amazon, and is streaming on Spotify.

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen of Oyster Bay, NY, performs with Great Caesar. The band raised $50,000 through Kickstarter to film the music video “Don’t Ask Me Why”. Chen also plays baritone sax for San Fermin.

Tidtaya Sinutoke

Tidtaya Sinutoke ’09Tidtaya Sinutoke of Rego Park, NY, was selected for the 2014 Composer-Librettist Studio at New Dramatists. Her song “Somewhere in Time” was featured in Miss Lead, a play by Mary Kathryn Nagle. She was also a finalist in the Davenport Songwriting Contest.