Notable Alumni

Norah Jones

Nine-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist and songwriter

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Lecrae ('02)

Grammy Award-winning rapper

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Meat Loaf
Grammy Award-winning singer and actor
Tom "Bones" Malone ('69)

Trombonist; member of the original Saturday Night Live band for 10 years; backed John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd for the Blues Brother act; formerly served as the principal arranger and trombonist for the Late Show with David Letterman

Lou Marini

Saxophonist; original member of the Saturday Night Live band for 10 years; backed John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as "Blue Lou" in The Blues Brothers and Blues Brothers 2000; also played in the band for Night Line with David Brenner

Lyle Mays
Deceased 1953-2020

Composer and keyboardist for the Pat Metheny Group; won seven Grammy Awards with the group and has been nominated four times for his own work

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Latonia Moore
Latonia Moore

Soprano who has performed at the Metropolitan Opera

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Maren Morris

Grammy-winning country singer-songwriter

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Michael Martin Murphey

Grammy nominee, country singer-songwriter of the hit "Wildfire"

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Gary Nicholson
Gary Nicholson

Two-time Grammy Award-winning producer and singer-songwriter of No. 1 hits

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Tobe Nwigwe
Tobe Nwigwe

Artist known for his Instagram viral videos

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Roy Orbison
Deceased 1936-1988

Grammy Award-winning singer and guitarist; songs included "Oh, Pretty Woman," considered one of the 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and "Crying"

Dave Pietro ('87)

Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and member of the Maria Schneider Orchestra

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Emily Pulley ('95)

Soprano with the Houston Grand Opera and the New York Metropolitan Opera

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Patricia Racette ('88)

Soprano with the Santa Fe Opera and the New York Metropolitan Opera

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Bobby Sessions
Bobby Sessions
Grammy Award-winning rapper who co-wrote the number one hit "Savage" by Megan Thee Stallion and Beyoncé
Bob Singleton
Bob Singleton ('78)

Grammy and Dove Award-nominated music director of Barney and children's albums

Snarky Puppy

Four-time Grammy Award-winning band, known for its combination of jazz, funk and world music

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B.W. Stevenson

Singer-songwriter of the hit "My Maria"

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Ron Tutt
Ron Tutt
Drummer who played with Elvis Presley and Neil Diamond

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