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Alumni Highlights

Here is a sample of our extraordinary alumni achievements!

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Michelle Lee

(B.M. ’83, voice)
Lee was recently featured in a Bizwomen.com article where she spoke about the impact her musical training has had on her finance career. Michelle is president of Wells Fargo's East Coast U.S. community banking operations. 

headshot of Christopher SwanChristopher Swan

(B.F.A. ’91, musical theater)
Swan played the role of Herbie in Ocean State Theater Company’s summer production of Gypsy.

 

 

Nicole Kasbar

(B.F.A. ’94, dance)
Kasbar received the 2015 Lincoln Center Arts Teacher award for her work as a middle school dance teacher at the Bay Academy for the Arts and Sciences in Brooklyn. Read more about the award and Nicole’s role as an arts educator.

Josh Grisetti

(B.F.A. ’04, musical theater)
Grisetti was recently interviewed by TheaterMania about his starring role, Marty Kaufman, in the Broadway Show It Shoulda Been You.

Nick Adams

(B.F.A. ’05 musical theater, dance minor)
Adams joined the faculty of the 2015 Musical Theater Dance Intensive, a three week program at The Boston Conservatory for high school students focusing on ballet, jazz and theater dance.

 

Emily Mixon

(B.F.A. ’05, musical theater)
Mixon directed and choreographed Saenger Theatre’s summer production of the musical Seaplane.

Javier Caballero

(G.P.D. ’07, M.M. ’05, cello)
Caballero spent the summer teaching cello and chamber musi at Point Counterpoint in Lake Dunmore, VT and Apple Hill Chamber Music Festival in Nelson, MA.

 

DeMar Neal

(M.M. ’07, voice)
Neal and his group VOX appeared twice on the NBC show America's Got Talent.  Listen to a clip of their performance.


Kristen Klein

(B.F.A. ’08, dance)
Klein presented the premier of Babble (v.3.0) at the end of August with her group, the Inclined Dance Project. This premier is part of inQUAD, a performance series featuring the work of four female choreographers.

Laura Dreyfuss

(B.F.A. ’10, musical theater)
Dreyfuss performed in the Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater production of Dear Evan Hansen. 

 

 

Mischal Salkind-Pearl

(M.M. ’10, music composition)
Salkind-Pearl is collaborating with the Ludovico Ensemble for a full length recording of four of his works. The project includes his fellow BoCo alumni Ona Jonaityte (ADP ’10 flute, GDP ’08 flute), Nicholas Tolle (BM ’05 percussion), and Mike Williams (B.M. ’03, M.M. ’07, percussion). 

Alexandra Frohlinger, Eric Anthony Johnson, Lauren Lukacek

(B.F.A. ’10, musical theater; B.F.A. ’11, musical theater; B.F.A. ’09, musical theater)
Frohlinger, Johnson and Lukacek will visit Boston this fall as part of the national tour of Rogers and Hammerstein’s musical Cinderella. 

Mariesther & Marielisa Alvarez

(G.P.D. ‘11, violin)
Alvarez and Alvarez co-directed El Sistema Summer Academy 2015, a two-week intensive orchestra training program for young students. This year, over 80 musicians came to Boston from different El Sistema inspired programs in Massachusetts, Florida, Mexico, and Venezuela.

Courtney Miller

(M.M. ‘11, opera)
Miller took second place at the Lois Alba Competition in June.

 

 

Deborah Robb

(B.M. ’11, piano)
Robb and her partner at B3D recently released “Higher” on iTunes. “Higher” is a newly released single fusing classical music and progressive house beats. Listen and learn more about B3D.

 

Stephanie Scarcella

(M.M. ’11, voice and opera studies)
Scarcella served as voice faculty for the 2015 Boston University Tanglewood Institute.

 


Dan Zimberg

(B.M. ’11, voice)
Zimberg's song Jon Stewart Farewell Song (All I Need) aired on Comedy Central on August 6th. Watch the original video on YouTube.

Wesley Gentle

(P.S.C. ’14, voice)
Gentle recently joined the Fort Worth Opera staff as the Institutional Grant Manager.

 

Michael Coelho

(M.M. ’15, Music Education)
Coelho started the summer with a big win at the Music in the Parks Festival. Michael led the B.M.C. Durfee High School Orchestra to a first place award at the competition.

 

Molly Keane Dreyer

(B.F.A. ’15, musical theater)
Dreyer performed in the Reagle Music Theater summer production of Kiss Me Kate.

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