1960s Motifs

Joan Baron (IAC 62-66, UW 67) is a professional artist living in Scottsdale, Ariz. He focuses on commissioned ceramics, environmental issues, edible landscapes and site-specific installations. 

Grethe Barrett Holby (IAC 63) is the executive artistic director of Ardea Arts/Family Opera Initiative, a company dedicated to commissioning and developing new opera. Grethe is collaborating with composer Eve Beglarian (IAC 70-71) on an opera based on Stephen King’s story, The Man in the Black Suit, for which Holby and Beglarian are also co-librettists.  

Anne M. Carlson (IAC 63-65) was awarded the United States Artists Prudential Fellowship in Dance by the USA organization. The fellowship provides direct support for artists by annually awarding fifty unrestricted grants of $50,000 to each winner.

Tovah Feldshuh (IAC 63-65) performed as Irena in "Irena's Vow" at the United Nations in January 2009. "Irena's Vow" is currently on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

Roger Welch (IAC 63, UM 64-65) is a conceptual artist working in a variety of media including sculpture, video and photography. His works are included in collections at the Guggenheim Museum and MoMA in New York, Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, Spain, and many others.

Pamela Paul (IAC 64-66) is professor of piano at the University of North Texas in Denton.

Elliott Sirkin (IAC 64-66) is a freelance writer. His reviews and essays have been in Vogue, New York Magazine, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Sun Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic Monthly, Harvard Magazine and the Radcliffe Encyclopedia. As an editor for HaperCollins, Elliott co-edited Dorothy Hart's "Thou Swell Thou Witty: The Life and Lyrics of Lorenz Hart" and discovered Armistad Maupin's "Tales of the City."

Mark Nordman (IAC 64-76, IAC St 77-82) is the general manager of the Colonial Country Club in Fort Myers, Fla. Mark also represents Blue Note recording artist, Eric Darius.

Meredith Baxter (IAA 64-65) performed in the Hallmark Channel movie Bound by a Secret in March 2009.

David Glass (IAC 65-66, IAA 65-67, IAC St 69) composes and teaches piano privately in Dallas, Texas. David performs biannual piano recitals at his church. He has an unpublished book of poetry and an unpublished non-fiction book: "How to Get More Out of Your Urantia Book."

Rachael (Simonds) Shapiro (IAC 65-70) lives on 100 acres in South Central, Pa. She owns a raw perfume and flavor ingredient supplier, A Woman of Uncommon Scents, Inc. She was married for 20 years and has a son, age 25. 

Lynn (Bogen) Sanders (IAC 65-66, ICCA 01) has published her first children's book, Social Justice: How You Can Make a Difference by Capstone Press in December 2008. Lynn has also completed her first children's musical "Tex, The Amazing Whooping Crane," which will be produced by the Theatre Building Chicago in the spring of 2010.

Ron Head (IAC 65, UM 66) creates scrimshaw, paintings, murals, and sculptures out of his studio in Arizona.

Susan Youens (IAC 65, UW 66) is the J.W. Van Gorkom Professor of Music at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. where her major area of interest is 19th-century German song. Her most recent book, "Heinrich Heine and the Lied" is published by Cambridge University Press.

Christina (Czukor) Conroy (IAC 66-67, 69, IAA 67-70, IAC St 70) has sung professionally for 20 years, and worked as a music psychotherapist for 15 years. Her first novel "One Man's Music" is published by Black Lyon Publishing.

Arega Ali (IAC 66, IAA 66-67, IAC St 67, 73, 76) is the orchestra teacher at the President Avenue Elementary School in Harbor City, Calif.

Sharon (Birkman) Fink (IAC 66, IAA 66-67) married bass-baritone Richard Paul Fink in 1987. Since 2002,,she has been C.E.O. of Birkman International, a firm that specializes in personality assessment.

Prof. Dwight Bowman (IAA 66-69) is a professor of parasitology in the department of microbiology and immunology at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University.

Marty Hill (IAA 66-68) served as music director for the 2008 holiday performance of "Coyote's Christmas Carol" in Sandia Park, N. M.

Debra (Jacobs) Fayroian (IAC 67, UW 70, 72-73) is the founder of Chamber Music North, a chamber music ensemble performing in the northwest Lower Michigan.  Members include Annie Chalex Boyle (IAA Fac 08-09), Steve Larson (IAA St 99-present, IAC 00-present) and Nicole Philibosian (IAC Fac 88-89, IAA Fac 87-08)

Louis Newman (IAC 67) and his wife Nancy (O'Malley) Newman (AS 65) are members of the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra. Their son George Newman (IAC 94) married Tori Brescoll in July 2008. Their son Robert is a pianist and works for Teach for America in Los Angeles, Calif.

Kathleen Solose (IAC 67) is associate professor of piano at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada. Kathleen is a soloist, chamber musician and master teacher. She has performed in Italy, Germany, Bulgaria, Hungary, the U.S., Canada and Russia, and records frequently for CBC radio. She also explores the piano literature of the 18th and 19th centuries on historical instruments and performs on an 1814 Viennese Streicher fortepiano made by John Lyon.

James Tennant (IAA 67-70) is a faculty member at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. He recently toured with fellow University of Waikato faculty members and held a master class and recital at Interlochen in February 2009.

Roger P. Thomas (IAA 67-69) is executive vice president of design for Wynn Design and Development and was named "Designer of the Year" by The International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show in Fall of 2008.

Dr. Christine Ranck (IAC 68) is a trained therapist specializing in eye-movement and desensitization and reprocessing. She has worked with hundreds of trauma victims. She is also co-author of the multimedia book "Ignite the Genius Within" published in March 2009 by Penguin Books. The book was edited by Amy Hertz (IAA 79-81). Christine, Patti Wyss (IAC 65-68) and Sula Haska perform together as Jukebox Jane.

Martha Curtis (IAC 68-70, IAA 70-74, IAC ST 74, IAC Fac 96-97) will be speaking and performing in Hong Kong at a conference titled "Toward a Science of Consciousness."

Marietta Cheng (IAC 68-69), professor of music and conductor of the orchestral program at Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y., conducted a performance of Debussy's Danses Sacree et Profane in 2009 with solo harpist Deette Bunn (IAC 75). Deette is completing her tenth season as second harp with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra.

Cheryl (German) Clark (IAC 68-75, IAC St 76-79) is a full-time vocal instructor and head of voice/artist in residence at Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo.

V. Gail Fitzhugh (IAA 68-69) is the associate director of the Invisible Theatre in Tucson, Ariz.

Gay Marshall (IAA 68-69) released her CD Gay Marshall Sings Piaf based on her one woman international show Piaf: La Vie l'Amour.

Keith Wetmore (IAC 69-70) is the chair of Morrison & Foerster, LLP in San Francisco, Calif. Keith was honored at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation’s 22nd Annual Leadership Recognition Dinner for those who have made a significant impact in the world’s fight to end the pandemic and human suffering caused by HIV.

Sgt. Maj. Woodrow English (IAA 69-71) dedicated a scholarship fund through the Branch County Community Foundation that will assist high school students who want to attend Interlochen Arts Camp. The Irma L. English Memorial Music Scholarship is named after his mother.

Wanda (King) Lydon (IAA 69-73) celebrated 20 years with the San Antonio Symphony viola section. In the summer she performs principal viola with the Des Moines Metro Opera, in Des Moines, Iowa.

Dorothy (Sillcox) Darlington (IAA 69-70) is a real estate agent in Old Greenwich, Conn. and co-owner of a solar energy company, Solar Sense LLC. Dorothy is the principal oboist for the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra and performed as a soloist on their performance of Richard Strauss' oboe concerto. Dorothy has two sons William, 15 and Jonathan, 12.