Student Spotlight, Summer 2023

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Noah Arst (Music Ed. '26) marching DCI with Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps

Bruins at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music have had a busy summer. Check out what they’ve been up to! (And, for the Percussion Studio’s standout summer, check out the accompanying story.)

Oboe Studio students Neil Cole (’22), Tina Shigeyama (’24), Cayden Bloomer (’26), Dani Chavez (’25), and Adam Frary (’24) at the Hidden Valley Music Seminar for Elaine Douvas’ oboe masterclass series
Barrett Koontz (Global Jazz Studies ’24) with UCLA Yukai Daiko at San Jose Obon Festival
Seamus Byrn (Guitar Perf. ’25) at CSU Summer Arts in Spain
Nancy Xu (Ethnomus. ’24) doing music-sociology research with Radical Listening’ Online Project-Based Learning Program with Professor Ueno from UC Berkeley
Naveed Perkins (Composition ’25) at Accademia Chigiana C-GAP Composition Program in Italy. Photo taken after the performance for Perkins’s first orchestra piece
Noah Arst (Music Ed. ’26) marching DCI with Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps
Kenji Fujimoto (Trombone Perf. ’27) marching DCI with Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps
Isaac Visoutsy (Violin Perf. ’27) at National Repertory Orchestra held in Breckenridge, Colorado
Em Ellis (Horn Perf. ’27) at Summer at Eastman Horn Institute
London Hibbs (Voice Perf. ’24) recording her debut crossover cover album featuring everything from opera to country
Valerie Chang (Piano Perf. ’24) at KCON LA Dreamstage with Zerobaseone
Andreas Fevos Apostolou (Ph.D. Candidate) Released his album: Andreas Fevos (‘Clinamenn’) – Retroviral
GJS alumni Steve Murillo (’21), Ennis Harris (’20), Zane St Andre Jackson (’22), Glynnis McNamara (’21), Max Kim (’20), Brendan Kersey-Wilson (’21), Sarah McKagen (’20), Isabel Dobrev (’21), and Liam Wallace (’22) performing in the Robin Simone Hollywood Orchestra for their debut concert
Matthew Wilson (Global Jazz Studies ’24) touring with Flamango Bay
Eddie Huante (Music History and Industry ’24) at the recording studio, finishing the final mixes of his upcoming Bluest of Nights EP
Jackson Bacon (Trumpet Perf. ’26) marching DCI with the Blue Devils