David Cloyd (B.M., Music Performance, '98)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

has recently signed to Engine Company Records in NYC, and his debut album, Unhand Me, You Fiend!, will be released worldwide in January 2009. Mixed by producer, recording artist, and Engine Company Records founder Blake Morgan, and mastered by Grammy Award–winner Phil “Butcher Bros.“ Nicolo, Cloyd’s national debut evokes comparisons with Radiohead, Beck, and Peter Gabriel.

Stella Sung (D.M.A., 1991)

Monday, August 18, 2008

has been appointed as the first Composer in Residence for the Orlando (FL) Philharmonic Orchestra. Dr. Sung is also Composer in Residence for Dance Alive National Ballet (Gainesville, FL), and is the recipient of the 2007-10 Phi Kappa Phi National Artists Award.

Anthony Gatto (M.M., Music, '91)

Saturday, August 9, 2008

is a New York-based composer premiering the opera “The Making of Americans”, after the novel by Gertrude Stein, at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Dec 12, 13, 2008.

George Garrett Keast (B.M. Music Studies, 1995)

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

makes his debut with the Brooklyn Philharmonic in Central Park with violinist Tim Fain on June 24th, 2008. He recently served as guest conductor for the UT Butler Opera Center production of Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah, and next season he will conduct the Texas All-State Philharmonic at the TMEA conference in San Antonio. This season also included several dates with the Oregon Symphony and a seventh season as conductor of Canada’s Music at Port Milford Chamber Music Festival.

Brian Cassidy (B.M., M.M. Music Studies, '02, '04)

Sunday, January 13, 2008

is the lead guitarist and multi-instrumentalist for Okkervil River, a band whose recent album “The Stage Names” received ‘best of 2007’ honors from NPR, Rolling Stone, Harp, and others. Brian has recently performed live with Okkervil on NBC‘s Late Night with Conan O’Brien, NPR‘s World Cafe, BBC Radio 1, Radio France, and the Australian Broadcasting Company.

Fritz Gechter (M.M., D.M.A. Music Studies, ‘93, '01)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

is currently Associate Professor of Music/Piano at Texas A&M International University in Laredo where he played the first recital of the TAMIU Steinway Series in October 2006.

Naseem Khozein (B.A. Music Studies, ‘06)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

plays violin and fiddle with Barrage, an international multi-instrument performance group.

Darrell C. Raby (B.M. Music, ‘97)

Saturday, June 30, 2007

won the 2006 Young Film Composers Competition sponsored by Turner Classic Movies and Film Music Magazine. He composed a new score for the 1927 silent film, “The Show”, which premiered on TCM January 29, 2007.

David Viscoli (B.M. Music, ‘87)

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Pianist, released a live solo piano CD in 2005 on the Eroica Label. It recently received a favorable review in the American Record Guide.

Leah Zeger (B.A. Opera Performance, ‘06)

Saturday, June 30, 2007

plays violin and fiddle with Barrage, an international multi-instrument performance group.

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