Alumni

Please email David Springfield with updates and current information. 

2012

  • Patrick Jones - piano: Beginning a MM in Jazz Studies from the University of Oregon, named a Graduate Teaching Fellow.
  • Jaron McCarr - trombone: Beginning a MM in Jazz Studies from Northern Illinois University, named a Graduate Assistant.
  • Andrew Nelson - trombone: Beginning a MM in Trombone Performance from the University of Texas at Austin.

2011

  • Daniel Lawrence - piano: Freelance performer and church musician in the Valdosta area.
  • Brandon McCrae - percussion (MM): Summer tour with recording artist Musiq Soulchild. Endorsed by Sabian Cymbals, Risen Drums and Swiss Percussion/Agner Sticks.

2010

  • Ross Hardin - percussion:

  • Justin Moore - piano: Music Director at Destiny Metropolitan Worship Church in Atlanta. Freelance pianist, bassist and producer in the Atlanta area.

  • Corey Sanford - piano: BME from VSU, choral music teacher for Dougherty County Schools, freelance musician in the South Georgia area.

2008

  • Jared Andrews - bass: MM in Jazz Studies from Florida State University. Currently the bassist with the U.S. Air Force Academy Band in Colorado Springs.

  • Justin Powell - trumpet: MM in Jazz Studies from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Currently performing on cruise ships touring the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Baltic Seas.

  • Michael Renyi - saxophone: currently living in Tel Aviv, Israel where he performs with several bands and is the label manager for ECM Records.

2007

  • Dante Flowers - piano: BME from VSU, band director at Tift County High School, freelance musician in the South Georgia area.

  • Curtis Moody - percussion: graduate work in Jazz Studies at Georgia State University. MM in Percussion Performance from VSU.

  • Dennis Palmer - percussion: drum salesman/technician and freelance musician in Nashville, TN.

  • Daniel Williams - saxophone: freelance musician and fireman for the city of Atlanta.

2006

  • Michael Dana - percussion (MM): freelance musician in the Atlanta area.
    Percussion instructor at LaGrange College.

2005

  • Michael Barr - bass: MM in Jazz Studies from the University of South Carolina. 
    Currently works for State Farm Insurance in Valdosta.
  • Chris Crenshaw - trombone: MM in Jazz Studies from the Juilliard School. 
    Currently a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, directed by Wynton Marsalis.

  • Wayne Gaines - guitar:

2004

  • Stantawn Kendrick - saxophone: MM in Jazz Studies from William Patterson University. 
    Currently performs worldwide with legendary trumpeter Clark Terry.
2002
  • T.J. Turner - saxophone:

2000

  • William Hathcock - bass:
  • Marcus Lewis - trombone: MM from the University of Nebraska-Omaha.
    Trombonist with recording artist Janelle Monae: performed on the 2011 Grammy Awards telecast and at the White House for President Obama.
  • Kelvin Monroe - piano: Doctorate in Rhetoric, American Studies and Jazz Studies from Washington State University. 
    Currently Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN.

1999

  • Rob Chapman - saxophone: freelance saxophonist in Jacksonville, Florida.

1998

  • Kenyon Carter - saxophone: MM in Jazz Performance from Georgia State University.
    Professional saxophonist in the Atlanta area.
  • Eric Maples - guitar:
  • Brent Whiten - trumpet: music teacher and freelance trumpeter / vocalist in Atlanta.