Sean McGowan

Sean McGowan of Denver, CO, released an album of music from My Fair Lady. He also performed at festivals including the Swannanoa Guitar Week in Asheville, NC, and Alex de Grassi’s Guitar Workshop in Caspar, CA. Visit

Richard Furch

Richard Furch of Sherman Oaks, CA, recorded and mixed Tyrese’s Black Rose album. It opened at number one on Billboard magazine’s 200, hip-hop and r&b charts, Apple Music and iTunes. He also mixed BJ the Chicago Kid’s album on Motown Records. Visit

April Verch

Fiddler, singer, and step-dancer April Verch of Pembroke, Ontario, Canada, performed with her band at the recent Champaign-Urbana Folk and Music Festival. They are touring in support of her 10th album The Newpart, produced and engineered by Casey Driessen ’00.

Damian Draghici

Damian Draghici, a member of the European Parliament, raised funds through his Bright Light Foundation for a memorial dedicated to Roma victims of the Holocaust. Draghici helped design the monument, which was unveiled at the Roma Culture Museum in Bucharest, Romania, in August.

Sean Meredith-Jones

Sean Meredith-Jones of Toronto, Canada, filmed a video in Santa Monica, CA, for an upcoming single and led a Jeff Beck tribute concert. Visit

Ayala Asherov

Ayala Asherov ’97
Ayala Asherov ’97

Ayala Asherov of Charleston, SC, released the album Colors and Shapes, produced by Mark Bryan of Hootie and the Blowfish, with drummer Quentin E. Baxter. Visit

Christian Pedersen

Christian Pedersen of Farsta, Sweden, and his Transatlantic group recorded the album Autumn Sketch. The band toured Sweden and visited New York for a series of gigs and radio appearances.

Pablo Ablanedo

Pablo Ablanedo of Cambridge, MA, published the book Suite of Mirrors: A Collection of Mirror Pieces for the Beginning Pianist. Visit

Jose Conde

Jose Conde of Brooklyn, NY, and his salsa group Ola Fresca released the album Elixir. Visit

Sophie Duner

Sophie Duner of Hovas, Sweden, appeared at the Festival O/Modernt in Stockholm and at the Bimbache open Art Festival in the Canary Islands. Exhibitions of her paintings and drawings accompanied her performances.