Sandy Palmer Grassi

Sandy Palmer Grassi of Cromwell, CT, was nominated for a TEC Award in the Best Live Recording or Broadcast category for her mixing of the Jazz Foundation benefit show “A Great Night in Harlem.” Grassi also mixed a live Apollo Theater broadcast featuring Keith Richards.

Dawn Carroll

Dawn Carroll of Lincoln, MA, and singer Patti Austin are founders of the Over My Shoulder Foundation. Carroll and Frédéric Gassita ’90 collaborated on an arrangement of “Over My Shoulder,” which was recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra and sponsored by Ali Bongo Ondimba, the president of Gabon. Carroll is also a stone designer at Cumar Marble and Granite.

John Vester

John Vester of Indianapolis, IN, is a Zone Leader for DZone, an online community and publisher of technical content for software professionals. Visit

Reid Lindgren

Reid Lindgren of Rozet, WY, operates his own recording studio. Visit

Adam Velez

Adam Velez of Vernon Hills, IL, is an art director and graphic designer for Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers Inc., an educational publishing company that focuses on Latin and Greek textbooks.

Kevin Kastning

Kevin Kastning of Groton, MA, and Mark Wingfield released the album Eleven Rooms on Greydisc Records, inspired by the paintings of Johannes Vermeer. Visit

Larry Hopkins

Larry Hopkins of Sylmar, CA, is a Foley Artist for Technicolor and a staff composer for APM Music. He is also a music technology consultant for the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Michéal Castaldo

Michéal Castaldo of New York, City released a single in October titled “Amo L’america” (“American Love Affair”), with an accompanying YouTube video. He also released Extravergine: A Mediterranean Christmas Folio. Visit

Sam Anstice-Brown

Sam Anstice-Brown of Kingsbury, England, operates a hypnotherapy service for musicians using CDs, downloads, an iPhone app, and Skype coaching. Visit

Pascal Bokar Thiam

The CD Guitar Balafonics by Pascal Bokar Thiam of San Francisco, CA, was selected as one of the best new albums of 2015 by DownBeat magazine. Visit