100 Notable alumni of
New England Conservatory of Music

New England Conservatory of Music is 551st in the world, 212th in North America, and 195th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from New England Conservatory of Music sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Coretta Scott King

    Coretta Scott King
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1927-2006 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    writeractivistwomen's rights activistpoliticianhuman rights activist
    Biography

    Coretta Scott King was an American author, activist, civil rights leader, and the wife of Martin Luther King Jr. As an advocate for African-American equality, she was a leader for the civil rights movement in the 1960s. King was also a singer who often incorporated music into her civil rights work. King met her husband while attending graduate school in Boston. They both became increasingly active in the American civil rights movement.

  2. Rose Kennedy

    Rose Kennedy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1890-1995 (aged 105)
    Occupations
    socialite
    Biography

    Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy was an American philanthropist, socialite, and matriarch of the Kennedy family. She was deeply embedded in the "lace curtain" Irish American community in Boston. Her father, John F. Fitzgerald, served in the Massachusetts state Senate (1892-94), in the U.S. House of Representatives (1895-1901, 1919) and as mayor of Boston (1906-08, 1910-14).

  3. Walter Pidgeon

    Walter Pidgeon
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1897-1984 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    singerstage actortelevision actortrade unionistfilm actor
    Biography

    Walter Davis Pidgeon was a Canadian-American actor. He earned two Academy Awards for Best Actor nominations for his roles in Mrs. Miniver (1942) and Madame Curie (1943). Pidgeon also starred in many films such as How Green Was My Valley (1941), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), Forbidden Planet (1956), Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961), Advise & Consent (1962), Funny Girl (1968), and Harry in Your Pocket (1973).

  4. Rachael Price

    Rachael Price
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    jazz musician
    Biography

    Rachael Price is an Australian-born American jazz and blues singer, known for her work as the lead singer for the band Lake Street Dive. She was born in Sydney, Australia and grew up in Tennessee, graduating from the New England Conservatory of Music. She is the great-granddaughter of Seventh-day Adventist leader George McCready Price, the granddaughter of Hollywood actor John Shelton, and the daughter of composer and conductor Tom Price.

  5. Herbert Blomstedt

    Herbert Blomstedt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1927-.. (age 95)
    Occupations
    conductor
    Biography

    Herbert Thorson Blomstedt is a Swedish conductor.

  6. Bernie Worrell

    Bernie Worrell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-2016 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    musiciancomposer
    Biography

    George Bernard Worrell, Jr. was an American keyboardist and record producer best known as a founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic and for his work with Talking Heads. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic. Worrell was described by Jon Pareles of The New York Times as "the kind of sideman who is as influential as some bandleaders."

  7. Cecil Taylor

    Cecil Taylor
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1929-2018 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    classical pianistpoetcomposerwriterjazz pianist
    Biography

    Cecil Percival Taylor was an American pianist and poet.

  8. Hettienne Park

    Hettienne Park
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorstage actorvoice actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Hettienne Park is an American actress and writer, best known for her role as Beverly Katz on the television series Hannibal. She was born in Boston, grew up in Wayland, Massachusetts, and studied acting at the William Esper Studio in New York City.

  9. Eleanor H. Porter

    Eleanor H. Porter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1868-1920 (aged 52)
    Occupations
    writerchildren's writer
    Biography

    Eleanor Emily Hodgman Porter was an American novelist, most known for Pollyanna (1913) and Just David (1916).

  10. Neal E. Boyd

    Neal E. Boyd
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-2018 (aged 43)
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
    Biography

    Neal Evans Boyd was an American classical singer, who developed a passion for opera music after being enthralled with the performances of the Three Tenors. Despite being raised in conditions of poverty within the U.S. state of Missouri, he achieved a degree in music and eventually entered the third season of America's Got Talent, winning that year's competition. In addition to music, he also became involved in politics and conducted performances at many state-wide events across Missouri.

  11. Anton Fig

    Anton Fig
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    drummermusicianstudio musician
    Biography

    Anton Fig, known as "The Thunder from Down Under", is a South African session drummer, perhaps best known as the drummer and second-in-command for Paul Shaffer and the World's Most Dangerous Band. David Letterman, for whom the band served as house band on his late-night talk shows, often referred to Fig as "Anton Zip" or "Buddy Rich Jr." Fig is also well known for his work with Kiss, Ace Frehley and Joe Bonamassa.

  12. Dave Holland

    Dave Holland
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    composerdouble-bassistmusic pedagoguejazz musicianbandleader
    Biography

    Dave Holland is an English jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader who has been performing and recording for five decades. He has lived in the United States for over 40 years.

  13. Vaughn Monroe

    Vaughn Monroe
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1911-1973 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    bandleaderconductortrumpetersingermusician
    Biography

    Vaughn Wilton Monroe was an American baritone singer, trumpeter, big band leader, actor, and businessman, who was most popular in the 1940s and 1950s. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for recording and another for radio performance.

  14. Aoife O'Donovan

    Aoife O'Donovan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    singer-songwritercomposer
    Biography

    Aoife O'Donovan is an Irish-American singer and Grammy award-winning songwriter. She is best known as the lead singer for the string band Crooked Still and she also co-founded the Grammy Award-winning female folk trio I'm with Her. She has released three critically acclaimed studio albums: Fossils (2013), In the Magic Hour (2016), and Man in a Neon Coat: Live from Cambridge (2016), as well as multiple noteworthy EPs, including Blue Light (2010), Peachstone (2012), In the Magic Hour: Solo Sessions (2019), and Bull Frog's Croon (and Other Songs) (2020). She also spent a decade contributing to the radio variety shows Live from Here and A Prairie Home Companion. Her first professional engagement was singing lead for the folk group The Wayfaring Strangers.

  15. Vic Firth

    Vic Firth
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1930-2015 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    musicianuniversity teacherpercussionistmusical instrument makerbusinessperson
    Biography

    Everett Joseph "Vic" Firth was an American musician and the founder of Vic Firth Company (formerly Vic Firth, Inc.), a company that makes percussion sticks and mallets.

  16. Josephine Hull

    Josephine Hull
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1877-1957 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    film actorstage actortelevision actortheatrical director
    Biography

    Marie Josephine Hull was an American stage and film actress who also was a director of plays. She had a successful 50-year career on stage while taking some of her better known roles to film. She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the movie Harvey (1950), a role she originally played on the Broadway stage. She was sometimes credited as Josephine Sherwood.

  17. Freddy Cole

    Freddy Cole
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1931-2020 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    singerpianistjazz musician
    Biography

    Lionel Frederick Cole was an American jazz singer and pianist whose recording career spanned almost 70 years. He was the brother of musicians Nat King Cole, Eddie Cole, and Ike Cole, father of Lionel Cole, and uncle of Natalie Cole and Carole Cole.

  18. Mabel Loomis Todd

    Mabel Loomis Todd
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1856-1932 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    writereditorpainter
    Biography

    Mabel Loomis Todd or Mabel Loomis was an American editor and writer. She is remembered as the editor of posthumously published editions of Emily Dickinson and also wrote several novels and logs of her travel with her husband, astronomer David Peck Todd.

  19. Luis A. Ferré

    Luis A. Ferré
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1904-2003 (aged 99)
    Occupations
    musicianengineerpoliticianbusinessperson
    Biography

    Don Luis Alberto Ferré Aguayo was a Puerto Rican engineer, industrialist, politician, philanthropist, and a patron of the arts. He was the governor of Puerto Rico from 1969 to 1973. He was the founder of the New Progressive Party, which advocates for Puerto Rico to become a state of the United States of America. He is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

  20. Bridget Kearney

    Bridget Kearney
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    musician
    Biography

    Bridget Kearney is an American musician and songwriter. She is a founding member of the band Lake Street Dive and winner of the 2005 John Lennon Songwriting Contest in the Jazz category.

  21. Fred Hersch

    Fred Hersch
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    pianistmusic pedagoguejazz musicianuniversity teachercomposer
    Biography

    Fred Hersch is an American jazz pianist, educator and HIV/AIDS activist. He was the first person to play weeklong engagements as a solo pianist at the Village Vanguard in New York City. He has recorded more than 70 of his jazz compositions. Hersch has been nominated for several Grammy Awards, and, as of December 2014, had been on the Jazz Studies faculty of the New England Conservatory since 1980 (with breaks).

  22. Denyce Graves

    Denyce Graves
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    singeropera singermusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Denyce Graves is an American mezzo-soprano opera singer.

  23. Sean Callery

    Sean Callery
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    composerfilm score composer
    Biography

    Sean Callery is an American musician and composer, best known for composing the music for the action/drama 24 and the Marvel adaptation Jessica Jones. Other projects include the 2004 James Bond video game, James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing and the television series La Femme Nikita and Homeland. Most recently he composes the music for the series Designated Survivor and Bull.

  24. Rita Johnson

    Rita Johnson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1913-1965 (aged 52)
    Occupations
    actorstage actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Rita Ann Johnson was an American actress.

  25. John Medeski

    John Medeski
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    composerjazz musicianpianist
    Biography

    Anthony John Medeski is an American jazz keyboard player and composer. Medeski is a veteran of New York's 1990s avant-garde jazz scene and is known popularly as a member of Medeski Martin & Wood. He plays the acoustic piano and an eclectic array of keyboards, including the Hammond B3 organ, melodica, mellotron, clavinet, ARP String Ensemble, Wurlitzer electric piano, Moog Voyager Synthesizer, Wurlitzer 7300 Combo Organ, Vox Continental Baroque organ, and Yamaha CS-1 Synthesizer (a "kids' toy"), among others. When playing acoustic piano, Medeski usually plays the Steinway piano and is listed as a Steinway Artist.

  26. Regina Carter

    Regina Carter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    violinistjazz musician
    Biography

    Regina Carter is an American jazz violinist. She is the cousin of jazz saxophonist James Carter.

  27. Halim El-Dabh

    Halim El-Dabh
    Born in
    Egypt Flag Egypt
    Years
    1921-2017 (aged 96)
    Occupations
    composerethnomusicologistpianistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Halim Abdul Messieh El-Dabh was an Egyptian composer, musician, ethnomusicologist, and educator, who had a career spanning six decades. He is particularly known as an early pioneer of electronic music. In 1944 he composed one of the earliest known works of tape music, or musique concrète. From the late 1950s to early 1960s he produced influential work at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center.

  28. Zhu Xiao-Mei

    Zhu Xiao-Mei
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    pianistpiano teacheruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Zhu Xiao-Mei is a Chinese classical pianist and teacher, now based in Paris, France.

  29. Deke Sharon

    Deke Sharon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    composersinger
    Biography

    Deke Sharon is an American singer, arranger, composer, director, producer and teacher of a cappella music, and is one of the leaders and promoters of the contemporary a cappella community. He has been referred to as "the father of contemporary a cappella" by some authors, and "the godfather of a cappella" by others.

  30. Ralph Burns

    Ralph Burns
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1922-2001 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    conductorpianistcomposerjazz musiciansongwriter
    Biography

    Ralph Jose P. Burns was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger.

  31. Joseph Douglass

    Joseph Douglass
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1871-1935 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    violinist
    Biography

    Joseph Henry Douglass was a groundbreaking African-American concert violinist, the son of Charles Remond Douglass and Mary Elizabeth Murphy, and grandson of abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

  32. Monir Vakili

    Monir Vakili
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1923-1983 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    singerartistopera singermusic directortelevision producer
    Biography

    Monir Vakili was an Iranian soprano. She was the first Persian singer to popularize Persian Folk Songs in Iran and the international music scene.

  33. George Whitefield Chadwick

    George Whitefield Chadwick
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1854-1931 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagogueuniversity teacher
    Biography

    George Whitefield Chadwick was an American composer. Along with John Knowles Paine, Horatio Parker, Amy Beach, Arthur Foote, and Edward MacDowell, he was a representative composer of what is called the Second New England School of American composers of the late 19th century—the generation before Charles Ives. Chadwick's works are influenced by the Realist movement in the arts, characterized by a down-to-earth depiction of people's lives.

  34. J. Rosamond Johnson

    J. Rosamond Johnson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1873-1954 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    John Rosamond Johnson was an American composer and singer during the Harlem Renaissance. Born in Jacksonville, Florida, he had much of his career in New York City. Johnson is noted as the composer of the hymn "Lift Every Voice and Sing”. It was first performed live by 500 Black American students from the segregated Florida Baptist Academy, Jacksonville, Florida, in 1900. The song was published by Joseph W. Stern & Co., Manhattan, New York (later the Edward B. Marks Music Company).

  35. Nobu Kōda

    Nobu Kōda
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1870-1946 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    composerviolinistpianist
    Biography

    Nobu Kōda 幸田延 was a Japanese composer, violinist, and music teacher. She was one of the first Japanese women to study music overseas. She studied at the New England Conservatory. She later studied in Europe. She was the sister of Kōda Rohan.

  36. Chou Wen-chung

    Chou Wen-chung
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1923-2019 (aged 96)
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    Chou Wen-chung was a Chinese American composer of contemporary classical music. He emigrated in 1946 to the United States and received his music training at the New England Conservatory and Columbia University. Chou is credited by Nicolas Slonimsky as one of the first Chinese composers who attempted to translate authentic oriental melo-rhythms into the terms of modern Western music.

  37. Matthew Shipp

    Matthew Shipp
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    pianistjazz musicianrecording artist
    Biography

    Matthew Shipp is an American pianist, composer, and bandleader.

  38. Rachel Z

    Rachel Z
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    pianistjazz musician
    Biography

    Rachel Carmel Nicolazzo, better known as Rachel Z, and now Rachel Z Hakim, is a jazz and rock pianist and keyboardist. She has recorded 10 solo albums as a jazz musician. Her musical style has been described by The Guardian as: "unlike singer/pianists Diana Krall, Norah Jones or Jamie Cullum, whose keyboard skills are closer to the song-based jazz mainstream, Rachel Z is an improviser whose spontaneous playing is by no means eclipsed by the work of presiding geniuses such as Herbie Hancock and McCoy Tyner".

  39. Adolph Herseth

    Adolph Herseth
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1921-2013 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    military officermusiciantrumpeter
    Biography

    Adolph Sylvester "Bud" Herseth was principal trumpet in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1948 until 2001, and served as principal trumpet emeritus from 2001 until his retirement in 2004.

  40. Don Byron

    Don Byron
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    composerclarinetistjazz musiciansaxophonist
    Biography

    Donald Byron is an American composer and multi-instrumentalist. He primarily plays clarinet but has also played bass clarinet and saxophone in a variety of genres that includes free jazz and klezmer.

  41. Cindy Bradley

    Cindy Bradley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    composerjazz musician
    Biography

    Cindy Lynn Bradley is an American smooth jazz trumpet and flugelhorn player and composer.

  42. Jane Morgan

    Jane Morgan
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1880-1972 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    actorvioliniststage actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Jane Morgan was a British-born American actress and singer whose career encompassed concert halls, vaudeville, the legitimate stage, radio, television, and film, best known as Eve Arden's nosy landlady Mrs. Davis on the radio and television versions of Our Miss Brooks.

  43. Justino Díaz

    Justino Díaz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
    Biography

    Justino Díaz is a Puerto Rican operatic bass-baritone. In 1963, Díaz won an annual contest held at the Metropolitan Opera of New York, becoming the first Puerto Rican to obtain such an honor and as a consequence, made his Metropolitan debut in October 1963 in Verdi's Rigoletto as Monterone.

  44. Tony Yike Yang

    Tony Yike Yang
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1998-.. (age 24)
    Occupations
    pianist
    Biography

    Tony Yike Yang is a Canadian-Chinese pianist.

  45. Heather Masse

    Heather Masse
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Heather Masse is an American alto singer and member of the Canadian folk trio The Wailin' Jennys. She was born and grew up in Maine, and studied at the New England Conservatory of Music as a jazz singer. She is currently based in Taos, New Mexico.

  46. Mohammed Fairouz

    Mohammed Fairouz
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    Mohammed Fairouz is an American composer.

  47. Christopher O'Riley

    Christopher O'Riley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    pianistradio personality
    Biography

    Christopher O'Riley is an American classical pianist and public radio show host. He was the host of the weekly National Public Radio program From the Top. O'Riley is also known for his piano arrangements of songs by alternative.

  48. Jamie Saft

    Jamie Saft
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    pianistjazz musicianfilm score composerrecord producer
    Biography

    Jamie Saft is an American keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist and composer. He was born in New York City, and studied at Tufts University and the New England Conservatory of Music.

  49. Olga Bell

    Olga Bell
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    singer-songwriterpianistcomposer
    Biography

    Olga Bell is an American musician, music producer, composer, and singer-songwriter. She was born in Moscow, Russia, raised in Anchorage, Alaska and is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. A classically trained pianist and self-taught electronic music producer, she has worked in a wide range of genres, including classical, electronic pop, and Russian folk. Best known for Край (Krai), a tribute to her Russian heritage, and Diamonite, an album she produced with Gunnar Olsen and Jason Nazary under the moniker BELL, she has also played in Chairlift and Dirty Projectors and collaborated with Tom Vek under the name Nothankyou. In 2016, Bell released her third studio album Tempo.

  50. Hisato Ohzawa

    Hisato Ohzawa
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1907-1953 (aged 46)
    Occupations
    composerconductor
    Biography

    Hisato Ohzawa, known in Japan as Hisato Ōsawa, was a Japanese composer. His relative neglect today contrasts with the view that he was one of the preeminent Japanese composers of his day.

  51. Werner Janssen

    Werner Janssen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1899-1990 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposerfilm score composer
    Biography

    Hans-Werner Janssen was an American conductor of classical music, and composer of classical music and film scores. He was the first New York born conductor to lead the New York Philharmonic. For his film work he was nominated for six Academy Awards.

  52. Phyllis Curtin

    Phyllis Curtin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1921-2016 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    singeropera singermusic pedagogueuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Phyllis Curtin was an American soprano and academic teacher who had an active career in operas and concerts from the early 1950s through the 1980s. She is known for her creation of roles in operas by Carlisle Floyd, such as the title role in Susannah and Catherine Earnshaw in Wuthering Heights. She was a dedicated song recitalist, who retired from singing in 1984. She was named Boston University's Dean Emerita, College of Fine Arts in 1991.

  53. Marilyn Crispell

    Marilyn Crispell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    pianistcomposerjazz musician
    Biography

    Marilyn Crispell is an American jazz pianist and composer. Scott Yanow described her as "a powerful player... who has her own way of using space... She is near the top of her field." Jon Pareles of The New York Times wrote: "Hearing Marilyn Crispell play solo piano is like monitoring an active volcano... She is one of a very few pianists who rise to the challenge of free jazz." In addition to her own extensive work as a soloist or bandleader, Crispell is also known as a longtime member of saxophonist Anthony Braxton's quartet in the 1980s and '90s.

  54. Amanda Forsythe

    Amanda Forsythe
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
    Biography

    Amanda Forsythe is an American light lyric soprano who is particularly admired for her interpretations of baroque music and the works of Rossini. Forsythe has received continued critical acclaim from many publications including Opera News, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Boston Globe.

  55. Lillian Nordica

    Lillian Nordica
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1857-1914 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    singeropera singerstage actor
    Biography

    Lillian Nordica was an American opera singer who had a major stage career in Europe and her native country.

  56. Charlie Albright

    Charlie Albright
    Occupations
    pianist
    Biography

    Charlie Albright is an American-born classical pianist, composer, and improviser. He is an official Steinway Artist, 2014 Avery Fisher Career Grant Recipient, 2010 Gilmore Young Artist (2010) and former Young Concert Artist. He graduated from Harvard College (AB) and the New England Conservatory (MM) as the first classical pianist in the schools' five-year AB/MM Joint Program, was named the Leverett House Artist in Residence for 2011–2012, and was one of the 15 Most Interesting Seniors of the Harvard College Class of 2011. He graduated from the Juilliard School of Music with his post-graduate Artist Diploma (AD) in 2014.

  57. Jimmy Earl

    Jimmy Earl
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    composerjazz musician
    Biography

    James Christopher Earl is an American jazz bass guitarist who is a member of the Jimmy Kimmel Live! band.

  58. Sergiu Comissiona

    Sergiu Comissiona
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1928-2005 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    conductorviolinist
    Biography

    Sergiu Comissiona was a Romanian-Israeli-American conductor and violinist.

  59. Melissa Ferlaak

    Melissa Ferlaak
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    singeropera singersinger-songwriter
    Biography

    Melissa Marie Ferlaak is an American soprano, best known as the former singer of symphonic metal bands Aesma Daeva, Visions of Atlantis and Echoterra. She is the singer of doom/death metal project Plague of Stars and the ambient band MY Eternel with Voa voxyd. She wrote the libretto and vocal parts for the opera Demandolx: The First Chapter of Convent Demonic Possession, and sang the role of Madeleine on the recording. She has appeared as a guest with bands such as Ad Inferna, Therion, Beto Vazquez Infinity and more.

  60. Jaimie Branch

    Jaimie Branch
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    musiciancomposer
    Biography

    Jaimie Breezy Branch is an American jazz trumpeter and composer.

  61. Marilinda Garcia

    Marilinda Garcia
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Marilinda Joy Garcia is an American lobbyist and politician from the state of New Hampshire. A Republican, she served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing the Rockingham 8th district from 2012 to 2014. She previously represented the Rockingham 4th district from 2007 to 2009 and from 2009 to 2012. A harpist, Garcia is also a music teacher.

  62. Billy Hill

    Billy Hill
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1899-1940 (aged 41)
    Occupations
    songwriter
    Biography

    Billy Hill was an American songwriter, violinist, and pianist who found fame writing Western songs such as "They Cut Down the Old Pine Tree", "The Last Round-Up", "Wagon Wheels", and "Empty Saddles". Hill's most popular song was "The Glory of Love", recorded by Benny Goodman in 1936, and subsequently by Peggy Lee, Otis Redding, Paul McCartney, and others.

  63. Dan Tepfer

    Dan Tepfer
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    musicianpianistmusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Dan Tepfer is a French-American jazz pianist and composer. He is best known for his 2011 album Goldberg Variations/Variations and his 2019 multimedia project Natural Machines.

  64. Henry Kimball Hadley

    Henry Kimball Hadley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1871-1937 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    composerconductor
    Biography

    Henry Kimball Hadley was an American composer and conductor.

  65. Darcy James Argue

    Darcy James Argue
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    composerjazz musicianbandleader
    Biography

    Darcy James Argue is a jazz composer and bandleader known for his work with his 18-piece ensemble, Secret Society.

  66. Louis Krasner

    Louis Krasner
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1903-1995 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    violinistmusiciancomposermusic pedagogueconcertmaster
    Biography

    Louis Krasner was a renowned Ukrainian-born American classical violinist who premiered the violin concertos of Alban Berg and Arnold Schoenberg.

  67. Benjamín Gutiérrez

    Benjamín Gutiérrez
    Born in
    Costa Rica Flag Costa Rica
    Years
    1937-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    Benjamín Gutiérrez is a celebrated composer in Costa Rica. He is a conductor, composer, and pianist. Gutiérrez began by studying music with his grandmother, Rosa Jiménez Nuñez, daughter of the composer Pilar Jiménez.” Gutiérrez then studied music in Guatemala City, Boston, Ann Arbor, Aspen, and Buenos Aires. The following were several of his teachers: Ross Lee Finney, Darius Milhaud, and Alberto Ginastera. Gutiérrez has written music for piano, orchestra, violin, viola, clarinet, flute, saxophone, trombone quartet, bassoon quartet, marimba, opera, and several other instruments.

  68. Yasmine Azaiez

    Yasmine Azaiez
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    actorviolinist
    Biography

    Yasmine Azaiez is a British-born violinist of Tunisian descent. She currently resides in Tunisia.

  69. Louis Alter

    Louis Alter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1902-1980 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    composerpianistsongwriterfilm score composer
    Biography

    Louis Alter was an American pianist, songwriter and composer. At 13 Alter began playing piano in theaters showing silent films. He studied at the New England Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Stuart Mason.

  70. Mat Maneri

    Mat Maneri
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    jazz musicianviolinist
    Biography

    Mat Maneri is an American composer, violin, and viola player. He is the son of the saxophonist Joe Maneri and Sonja Maneri.

  71. Tim Brady

    Tim Brady
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    composerjazz musician
    Biography

    Timothy Wesley John Brady is a Canadian composer, electric guitarist, improvising musician, concert producer, record producer and cultural activist. Working in the field of contemporary classical music, experimental music, and musique actuelle, his compositions utilize a variety of styles from serialism to minimalism and often incorporate modern instruments such as electric guitars and other electroacoustic instruments. His music is marked by a synthesis of musical languages, having developed an ability to use elements of many musical styles while retaining a strong sense of personal expression. Some of his early recognized works are the 1982 orchestral pieces Variants and Visions, his Chamber Concerto (1985), the chamber trio...in the Wake... (1985, 1988), and his song cycle Revolutionary Songs (1994).

  72. Yitzhak Yedid

    Yitzhak Yedid
    Born in
    Israel Flag Israel
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    composerpianist
    Biography

    Yitzhak Yedid is an Israeli-Australian contemporary classical music composer and improvising pianist.

  73. Shirley Brill

    Shirley Brill
    Born in
    Israel Flag Israel
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    clarinetistprofessor
    Biography

    Shirley Brill is an Israeli clarinetist living in Germany.

  74. Mildred Miller

    Mildred Miller
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1924-.. (age 98)
    Occupations
    musiciansingeropera singer
    Biography

    Mildred Miller is an American classical mezzo-soprano who had a major career performing in operas, concerts, and recitals during the mid twentieth century. She was notably a principal artist at the Metropolitan Opera from 1951 through 1974. In 1978 she founded the Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, serving as the company's Artistic Director through 1999.

  75. Sophia Brous

    Sophia Brous
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Sophia Brous is a cross-disciplinary performance-maker based in New York and Melbourne, Australia.

  76. Maud Cuney Hare

    Maud Cuney Hare
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1874-1936 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    music historianbiographerfolkloristpianistwriter
    Biography

    Maud Cuney Hare was an American pianist, musicologist, writer, and African-American activist in Boston, Massachusetts in the United States. She was born in Galveston, the daughter of famed civil rights leader Norris Wright Cuney, who led the Texas Republican Party during and after the Reconstruction Era, and his wife Adelina (née Dowdie), a schoolteacher. In 1913 Cuney-Hare published a biography of her father.

  77. Henry F. Gilbert

    Henry F. Gilbert
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1868-1928 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    composermusicologist
    Biography

    Henry Franklin Belknap Gilbert was an American composer and collector of folk songs. He is best remembered today for his interest in the music of African-Americans around the turn of the 20th century.

  78. Tessa Lark

    Tessa Lark
    Occupations
    violinist
    Biography

    Tessa Lark is an American concert violinist from Kentucky.

  79. Marcus Rojas

    Marcus Rojas
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    music pedagoguejazz musiciancomposer
    Biography

    Marcus Rojas is an American tubist from New York City.

  80. Gavriel Lipkind

    Gavriel Lipkind
    Born in
    Israel Flag Israel
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    musicianmusic executive
    Biography

    Gavriel Lipkind is an Israeli classical cellist based in The Netherlands. Lipkind made his radio debut performance aged eight, left Israel at an age of about 18, and received degrees from three music colleges. He won awards in music competitions and performed with orchestras until 2002, when he took time off from touring for three years to study music and revise his repertoire. Lipkind released two albums in 2006 and tours solo and with the Lipkind-Quartet.

  81. Tupac Mantilla

    Tupac Mantilla
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    musician
    Biography

    Tupac Mantilla is a percussionist from Bogotá, Colombia. He is the founder and director of the Global Percussion Network PERCUACTION and the director of the percussion group Tekeyé. He has worked with Bobby McFerrin, Esperanza Spalding, Zakir Hussain, Bill Cosby, Danilo Perez, Julian Lage, Bob Moses, and Medeski, Martin and Wood.

  82. Tom Varner

    Tom Varner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    jazz musicianhorn player
    Biography

    Tom Varner is an American jazz horn (French horn) player and composer.

  83. Bill McHenry

    Bill McHenry
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    jazz musiciansaxophonist
    Biography

    Bill McHenry is an American jazz saxophonist and composer. He is the leader of the Bill McHenry Quartet and has released over a dozen albums under his own name, in addition to collaborating on many more.

  84. Ed Schuller

    Ed Schuller
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    jazz musicianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Edwin Gunther Schuller is an American jazz bassist and composer. His father is Gunther Schuller, a composer, horn player, and music professor, and his younger brother is drummer George Schuller.

  85. Alfred Allen

    Alfred Allen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1866-1947 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Alfred Allen was an American silent film actor and author.

  86. Suguru Goto

    Suguru Goto
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    Suguru Goto is a Japanese composer and new media artist who lives in Paris. He performances using new technology such as projection mapping, Kinect, motion capture and robotics and programming which he invented himself. He integrates dances, sounds and images into the performance, highlighting boundaries between human and machine, reality and virtual. He was also a researcher and invited composer at IRCAM. He is currently assistant professor at Tokyo University of the Arts.

  87. Arthur Shepherd

    Arthur Shepherd
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1880-1958 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagogueconductor
    Biography

    Arthur Shepherd was an American composer and conductor in the 20th century.

  88. John Vincent

    John Vincent
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1902-1977 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    composerconductor
    Biography

    John Nathaniel Vincent, Jr was an American composer, conductor, and music educator.

  89. Gertrude Foster Brown

    Gertrude Foster Brown
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1867-1956 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    pianistteachersuffragistsuffragette
    Biography

    Gertrude Foster Brown was a concert pianist, teacher, and suffragist. Following the passage of women suffrage in New York State in 1917, and pending passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Brown wrote Your Vote and How to Use It, published in 1918. She was Director-General of the Women's Overseas Hospitals in France, founded by suffragists, in 1918. In addition to her work in the New York suffrage movement, she helped to found the National League of Women Voters. She was the Managing Director of the Woman's Journal from 1921-1931.

  90. Anthony Glise

    Anthony Glise
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    composerguitaristclassical guitarist
    Biography

    Anthony Glise is an American guitarist, composer and author. He is the only American guitarist who has won first prize in the International Toscanini Competition held in Italy. He is also the only guitarist to be chosen as "Individual Artist of the Year" by the Missouri State Arts Council.

  91. Jesús Maria Sanromá

    Jesús Maria Sanromá
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1902-1984 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    music pedagoguepianist
    Biography

    Jesús María Sanromá was a Puerto Rican pianist who is one of the 20th century's most accomplished and important pianists. In 1932 he gave the first North American performance of Maurice Ravel's Concerto in G under the baton of Serge Koussevitzky, the same day as Sylvan Levin did with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

  92. Tracey Adams

    Tracey Adams
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Enrolled in New England Conservatory of Music
    In 1980 graduated with master's degree
    Occupations
    paintermusician
    Biography

    Tracey Adams is an American abstract painter and printmaker. She was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of a ceramist. Her artworks reflect a strong interest in musical patterns, rhythms, lyrical compositional elements and what she calls a sense of performance. She lives and works in Carmel, California.

  93. Aram Gharabekian

    Aram Gharabekian
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1955-2014 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    conductor
    Biography

    Aram Gharabekian was an Iranian-born Armenian conductor, former Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia. In 1983 he founded and until 1996 directed and conducted the Boston SinfoNova Orchestra.

  94. Frank Daniels

    Frank Daniels
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1856-1935 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    actorstage actorscenographer
    Biography

    Frank Albert Daniels was a comedian, an actor on stage, early black-and-white silent films, and a singer.

  95. Percy Jewett Burrell

    Percy Jewett Burrell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1877-1964 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Percy Jewett Burrell was an American author and director of historical and civic pageants. Known for his skills in oratory and elocution, he also taught public speaking and drama, and was known as a "public reciter." A native and lifelong resident of the greater Boston area, he was described by Time magazine as a "professional director of civic and patriotic shows." By the mid-1920s, Burrell had developed a nationwide reputation for his work, having had 75,000 participants in his productions, which had collectively been performed in front of over 900,000 people. According to a printed program used at a service in his memory, "His mastery of the spoken and written word led him to be a well known public speaker with an enviable reputation as a teacher of oratory, and later as an author and director of national distinction." Burrell served as the first supreme historian of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity from 1901 to 1903, and the sixth supreme (national) president of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia fraternity from 1907 to 1914, and along with fraternity founder Ossian E. Mills has been credited by fraternity historians with encouraging the early expansion of and formulating the basic ideals espoused by the fraternity. Much of this fundamental philosophy is encapsulated in his presidential messages expounding the fraternity's Object, which appeared in the Sinfonia Yearbooks between 1908 and 1910. Today, these writings are regularly used to instruct the fraternity's probationary members about the fraternity's Object, and the obligations and expectations of fraternity membership.

  96. Arthur Nevin

    Arthur Nevin
    Years
    1871-1943 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    composermusicologist
    Biography

    Arthur Finley Nevin was an American composer, conductor, teacher and musicologist. Along with Charles Wakefield Cadman, Blair Fairchild, Charles Sanford Skilton, and Arthur Farwell, among others, he was one of the leading Indianist composers of the early twentieth century.

  97. Zaccai Curtis

    Zaccai Curtis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    bandleaderconductorjazz musician
    Biography

    Zaccai Curtis is a pianist and composer.

  98. Julia Klumpke

    Julia Klumpke
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1870-1961 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    violinistmusiciancomposer
    Biography

    Julia Klumpke, often spelled Julia Klumpkey, was an American concert violinist and composer.

  99. Avram Fefer

    Avram Fefer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    composerclarinetistjazz musiciansaxophonist
    Biography

    Avram Fefer is an American jazz saxophonist, composer and band leader.

  100. Mario Braggiotti

    Mario Braggiotti
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1905-1996 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    composerpianisthumorist
    Biography

    Mario Braggiotti was a United States pianist, composer and raconteur. His career was launched by George Gershwin, who became his friend and mentor.