School of Music Alumni HighlightsSchool of Music Alumni Highlights Alumnus Jack Jones is featured in Not So Modern Drummer Soprano Melissa Joseph receives Tri-Cities Opera’s Hibbitt-Savoca Prize Composer Michael Standard creates "Ice Climbers" a duet for violin and cello. Gabrielle Beteag (M.Mu. ’18) is named one of five winners in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Alumnus Carlos Simon (M.Mu. Composition “10) awarded the Sphinx Medal of Excellence and a $50,000 grant. Georgia State alumni go virtual for 2020 Atlanta Jazz Festival Sessions. Alumnus Andrew Suggs (B.Mu. '18) electric guitar performance of the national anthem featured on Fox News channel. School of Music alumnus Henry Cheng (M.M. Orchestral Conducting ’09) who recently took first prize at the inaugural European Union Conducting Competition. Alumnus Joe Gransden (B.Mu. ’94) and his 16 Piece Big Band debut their new holiday album “The Christmas Song!” Zac Brown Band guitarist Coy Bowles (B.Mu. '04) Moonlights as Children’s Author Maria Valdes’ (B.Mu. '12) voice has been praised by some of the most respected music critics in the nation. The Jazzman A storied trumpeter and crooner, part-time instructor Joe Gransden (B.Mu. ’94) is one of Clint Eastwood’s favorite musicians. Alisa McCance (B.Mu.‘02) shared the stage with country music’s top stars and gears up to launch a new album. Capitol City Opera Rising Stars Celebration Includes Baritone Jarius Cliett (M.Mu.'17) Kyle Guglielmo (B.Mu.'07) performs the role of Ponchel in Peidmont Opera's Silent Night. Chris Otts (M.Mu.)is wins the Second Annual BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship Curtis Bryant (M.Mu. '80) wins second prize in The American Prize in Composition and launches a new album "Chamber Music for Cello and Piano" a new album of music with Jeffrey E. Young. Standard English – trumpeter Darren English (M.Mu. '14) talks about playing classics and originals (blog). Carlos Simon (M.Mu. '10) Wins $15,000 Commission from American Composers Orchestra Visit the School of Music for more information about our programs, news, events and more.