Douglas Waterbury-Tieman, right, in his new project SeaWife, a folk concert play which premiered at the South Street Seaport Museum in NYC.
Matt Fox, Jesse Strauss, Dillon Minacci and Alan Fey are hitting all the right notes as they lead the efforts for the third annual Make Music Nashville festival next week, with the day-long music event offering performances for the first time on Belmont’s campus. Make Music Day is a global celebration that happens in more than 500 cities worldwide on June 21, 2016, and aims to get as much free outdoor music into as many corners of the community as possible on the longest day of the year.
Jessica French, international vocalist, has recorded a new musical theatre album "Songs I Can Sing From Roles I'll (Probably) Never Play," recorded and mixed by Kieran Kelly and mastered by Matteo Marciano (known for his work on Disney's Frozen, Pitch Perfect, Empire, etc.) and performs her work at NYC's Laurie Beechman Theatre on February 15, 2016. Visit www.jessicalynnfrench.net to pre-order!
Todd Williamson ('88) & Greg Walter ('87), art and music collaboration project to be exhibited at the Villa di Donato in Naples, Italy in November 2015. In 2009 Williamson had an exhibition in the Leu Gallery and an installation in Harton Concert Hall where Greg wrote a commissioned piece of music to go with a large painting. Greg is the 2014 Encore Award honoree. Hear the piece: https://youtu.be/-Yf4ZeCp5UI
Elias Salazar, Founder and Artistic Director of the Nashville Collegiate Orchestra; newly appointed member of the board of directors for the Gateway Chamber Orchestra. Read more here!
Lisa Grubbs, Program Facilitator for NICU Helping Hands nonprofit; read more here.
Roger Ross, Drummer in successful Las Vegas Show "Baz"
Douglas Waterbury-Tieman, Composer of SeaWife, a new Off Broadway production
Russell Dickerson, Singer/Songwriter; view his latest music video for the song "Yours:" https://youtube.com/watch?v=gFccvdKehQI
Rayvon Owen, American Idol XIV top 4. See what he's doing: twitter.com/rayvonowen
Russell Terrell, Background vocalists and Curtain Call Award Recipient. View a documentary featuring Russell: http://youtu.be/t46D0y2VRiY
Dr. Timothy Sharp, Executive Director of the American Choral Directors Association
Daniel Weeks, Professor of Voice, University of Louisville and opera singer
Teresa Cheung, Music Director and Conductor of the Altoona Symphony Orchestra in Pennsylvania, as well as the Resident Conductor for the American Symphony Orchestra in New York City
Dr. Sharon Lawhon, Director of Vocal Department at Samford University
Philip Mitchell, Minister of Music at First Baptist Church of Richmond, VA
Clifton Forbis, Operatic Tenor, performing with the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, The Munich opera, etc.
Melinda Doolittle, Recording Artist, recent Perfomer at Carnegie Hall with the New American Symphony Orchestra
Travis Cotrell, Contemporary Gospel Artist, recent performer at Carnegie Hall with the New American Symphony Orchestra
Julie Partin Cox, Performer of opera and musical theater and opera in New York and Nashville
Lauren Baker, Elementary Music teacher at Trinity Elementary School, Franklin, TN
Grover Baker, Music Librarian at the Center for Popular Music at MTSU
Dr. Larry McFatter, Piano and Composition Professor at California State at San Bernadino
Ruth Anne Crabb, Soprano with the Florence (Italy) Opera
Stephen Aber, Organist, First Baptist Church
Josh Turner, Country Music Artist
Tammy Rogers, Performer with Bluegrass Group, the Steeldrivers
John Robinson, Fulbright Scholarship winner and Music Missionary in Wales
Susan Smith Cauley, Associate minister Music, First Baptist Church, Alexandria, LA
J.L. Nave, Manager of the Fort Wayne Symphony Orchestra
Melissa Austin, Broadway performer star in “Les Mis”
Denver Bierman, performer and director of “Denver and the Mile High Orchestra”
Carlos Colon, Well-known composer in Latin America
Elaine Haley, Minister of Music, First Methodist Church, Springfield, TN
Margie Yankeelov, Music Faculty, Belmont University
Reece Holland, Performer in Musical Theater and TV, Los Angeles
Janet Ivey, Television personality and author, NPT
Sandra McCracken, song writer, performer
Gordon Mote, pianist, recording artist
Jonathan Nelms, Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, Cookeville, TN
Jozef Nuyens, Manager, owner of Castle Studio
Wayne Randolph, Minister of Music, 2nd Baptist Church, Memphis, TN
Greg Walter, Musical Theater Faculty, North Carolina School for the Arts
Matthew Slemp, Associate Minister of Music and Dean of the Academy of Performing Arts at First Baptist Church of Atlanta, GA
Rebecca Choate Beasley, Performer with Armonia Celeste, specializing in Italian chamber music of the late Renaissance and early Baroque
School of Music Alums Becki Ryan and Melinda Doolitte performed at the 20th Annual Commercial Music Showcase.