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Meet the Alumni Board

The Inaugural Alumni Board is a passionate group of School of Music graduates representing a variety of musical disciplines and professions. Through engaging events, programming and special initiatives, the board connects our alumni community to each other and creates opportunities for current students to network with and learn from established alumni working in the music industry, as performers and in academia.

Meet The Alumni Board
Meet The Alumni Board
Meet The Alumni Board
Meet Stephanie Economou

Classically trained composer Stephanie Economou M.A. ’14 is part of a new generation of female film composers. She took a master class from Harry Gregson-Williams, the British-born composer responsible for Shrek and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, during a seminar at the school of music. He subsequently offered Economou a part-time job, then hired her full time after she graduated. Economou has contributed additional music to Gregson-Williams’s scores including for the Oscar-nominated The Martian, Live By Night, and The Equalizer 2. In November 2018, Economou helped record a 60-piece orchestra performing the score for the Disney Nature film Penguin. “There’s nothing like being in the room with musicians,” she says, “because they’re the ones who breathe life into the music. We do our best approximations on the computer, but when we stand on the podium and hear all the musicians express their musicality — that’s what makes it all worthwhile.”

Stephanie Economu MASK C Left Stephanie Economou M.A. ’14
Hancock Institute Alumni Discusses Education, Studying with Jazz Legends
The Greenfield Recorder interviews Miro Sprague of Downbeat Magazine’s 2002, 2003 and 2004 National Student Music Award and graduate of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA.
Composition Alumnus to Score ‘Lady and the Tramp’
Joseph Trapanese M.A. '08, known for composing the scores for such films as "The Greatest Showman" and the landmark rap biopic "Straight Outta Compton," will write the score for the live-action adaptation of "Lady and the Tramp."
Percussion Alumna Chosen for Prestigious Yamaha Internship Program
Yamaha Corporation of America named alumna Amanda Albini '19 (pictured right) to its renowned percussion instruments internship program. Albini was selected from a national pool of talented and accomplished applicants.


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Soprano Angel Blue has performed in the great concert halls of Europe: La Scala in Milan, the Royal Albert Hall and the Theatre an der Wien. In October 2017, she made her Met debut in a production of La Bohème. Watch Angel’s “True Bruin” spirit shine in this video introducing kids to opera.

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