Richard DeRosa, jazz composition and arranging professor, has won several prestigious assignments. He will serve as chief conductor of the WDR Big Band, a German government-supported organization in Cologne, for the 2014-16 season.
Chris Hawkes, along with his singing partner Miranda Dawn, wowed the panel of NBC's reality singing competition The Voice this season -- enough to make it to the second round of battles on coach Adam Levine's team and garner a top-selling single, "I've Just Seen a Face," on iTunes.
When Pasco Rowe ('04) was teaching guitar, one of his students had trouble figuring out which guitar chords went together. So Rowe invented Chord Dice, which helps musicians come up with key chord progressions with the roll of the dice.