Althea Waites Performs Concertos

Pianist Althea Waites will be the featured soloist in a performance of the Mozart Concerto in B-Flat Major, K.450, with the Cole Conservatory Orchestra on September 19 in CPAC.

She will also appear as guest artist with Anthony Parnther, music director and conductor of the Southeast Symphony in a program of chamber music at First Congregational Church/Los Angeles on September 25. The Southeast Symphony is celebrating its 67th season as one of the pioneer orchestras composed of African-American musicians in Southern California.

Faculty on Advisory Committee for Int’l Trumpet Guild

Rob Frear and Richard Birkemeier have been appointed to the artistic advisory committee for the 2016 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Anaheim. The guild’s more than 5,000 members represent 56 countries and include professional and amateur performers, teachers, students, manufacturers, publishers, and others interested in belonging to an organization dedicated to the trumpet profession.

Lindsay Pearson new Manager of the Flint Symphony

Alumnus Lindsay Pearson took the reins as Manager of the Flint Symphony Orchestra in Michigan. The Flint Symphony is conducted by Enrique Diemecke. Diemecke said of her appointment, “”I am very happy to welcome Lindsay to the Flint Symphony and the FIM family. I am sure that with her positive energy and passion for the music performed; we are going to have the opportunity to keep the high standards we all want.”

Lindsay credits Kelly Ruggirello, Executive Director at Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, as her mentor.

Craig Richey to Score “No Pay, Nudity”

Craig Richey was engaged to score ‘No Pay, Nudity’ starring Gabriel Byrne and Nathan Lane. A touching comedy about New York actors in perpetual mid-life crisis, in constant fear their careers may be over, and in the process of coming to accept that ‘success’ might look different than they had imagined.

Axel Clarke as Ringo

Alumnus Axel Clarke performs as Ringo in one of the top Beatles cover bands. They have been on a busy tour and performing schedule in this year. They recently performed for a crowd of over 5,000 in Hermosa Beach with their Beatles vs Stones show