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Stephan Koch (B.A. '85) plays cello on a new release of chamber music by Richard Stohr on Toccata Classics . http://bit.ly/1z6e9dI

 

Dr. Barbara Di Toro (B.M. '92, M.M. '94, Ed. D. '10) recent President of the Boyer College Alumni Association Board and Associate Director of Temple Music Prep along with her Temple Alumni partners, Monica Liggins (BRY ’79) and John P. Dunphy (BRY ’62) released their 2nd volume of Singing Adventures: Imaginative songs and activities for young children by CD Baby, iTunes, and CD Universe.

 

Stacy Groff (B.M. '02) received a Master of Non profit Management degree from the University of Central Florida in December, 2011. During her tenure at UCF, she completed strategic plans and consultations for local non profits, as well as specialized coursework in nonprofit healthcare and management ethics. She finished her program with a 4.0 GPA and has already had her bio featured at UCF's distinguished alumni event for Public Administration.

Elizabeth Christopher (B.M. '83) is a composer, songwriter, founder and co-owner, with her husband Michael Christopher Vecchione, of Ivory Page Music, LLC, an online music publishing company that provides sheet music and MP3 downloads of their original piano/vocal, piano solo, lead sheet, orchestral and choral works. She is also the author of a memoir, Godmine, a collection of her poems, lyrics and other writings. To hear her music, visit www.ivorypagemusic.com. To read excerpts from her book, visit www.godmine-online.com.

Ruth Brons (M.M. '93)  Things 4 Strings Bow Hold Buddies & CelloPhant® accessories  3 years ago I applied for patents and sought manufacture for the bow hold accessories I invented for beginning violin, viola and cello students.   Two years ago Things4Strings.com launched to market these accessories, which are now helping students and teachers in each of our 50 United States and in over 45 countries.  Three of the patents have now been awarded, with one still pending!

Adam Barta (B.M. '08)  Adam Barta, MUS '08 and current Master of Music student at the Boyer College of Music and Dance, won the graduate division of the Classical Singer Competition.

Eric Barnes (B.M. '88) is conducting the National Tour of Chicago, the Musical.

Bryan Desilva (B.M. '98: M.M. '11) earned third place in the Philadelphia Sacred Music Competition on May 21, 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia.