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.

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

Sunday, July 1, 2007

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

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.

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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