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Michael D. Good (AS 70-72, IAC 73-74) is the founder of Recordare. He designed and developed the MusicXML language and Recordare's two MusicXML software products: the Dolet for Finale and Dolet for Sibelius plug-ins. His papers on MusicXML have been published in Computing and Musicology and in international conferences on computer music technology. Michael performs concert music and opera. 

Sharon (Madison) Polk (IAC 70, UW 71) serves on the Board of Directors for the Detroit Institute of Arts. She is the C.E.O. of Madison Madison International and is a principal in Long/Madison Hotel and Retail L.L.C., a hotel and retail development company. 

Jane V. Katz (IAA 69-70) performed as Rose in the Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative production of The Best Intentions. She also choreographed the production of My Favorite Year at the Gallagher Student Center Theater at Xavier University.

Betsy Fisher (IAC 70, IAA 71-73, IAC Fac 76) and Gilbert Cole (IAC 65-68, IAA 71-73) performed together at Dance New Amsterdam in New York City in September 2008.

Sharmi Harper (IAC 70, IAC St 73) is an adjunct professor of voice at the Nyack School of Music in New York, N.Y.  She has performed leading roles at the Aspen Music Festival, Des Moines Metro Opera and American Opera Center at The Juilliard School.  Sharmi is an instructor at the International Music Camp in North Dakota.

Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD (IAA 70-72) is a co-founder of Ambo Health, LLC.
Anne-Marie practiced emergency, family, and preventive medicine for many years serving both at high-tech hospitals and as a barefoot doctor in rural Norway. Her research and development work has included nutraceuticals and medical delivery device systems to facilitate ingestion of multiple medication combinations. 

Christopher Pilafian (IAA 70-71) is a senior lecturer for the department of theater and dance at the University of California Santa Barbara.
 
Greg Pace (IAA 70-72) is the national networking committee coordinator for USA Coalition for the Global Commons. 

Thomas G. Stein (IAC 71, 73-74, UM 75, 77-81) is associate professor of tuba and euphonium at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Sheila Evans (UW 71) is the executive director of the Allentown Symphony Association in Allentown, Pa. and a member of the Kansas City Civic Orchestra, Kansas City, Mo.

Dr. Jane Solose (IAC 71) is associate professor of piano and chair of the keyboard division at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is a concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, duo pianist, and master teacher. Her work has taken her across the U.S., Europe and Asia. She has recorded for Capstone Records, Eroica Classical Recordings and Living Artists Recordings. Her articles have been published in the journals 20th Century Music and Clavier. "Duo Solose", a duo-piano collaboration with her sister Kathleen Solose (IAC 67) has been performed in the U.S., Austria, Hungary, Canada, and most recently in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Sheryl Szady (IAC St 71-84, IAA Fac 75-82, IAO Board) was recognized for 20 years of service at the University of Michigan, and received the Spirit of Excellence Award from Michigan Administrative Information Services. She is an expert on the history of women's intercollegiate athletics at the University of Michigan and has written about the evolution of women’s athletics from 1923-1973. Her dissertation is available on-line as part of Michigan's Deep Blue project.

John E. Dudd, Jr. (IAA 71-75, IAC 68-75, UM 76) is a principal engineer in propulsion systems and analysis at Bell Helicopter Textron.

(Morgan) Shawn Sanders (IAC 72-74,IAA 74-75, IAC St 75) released his CD Cellosophy in 2007. He is a freelance cellist in Austin, Texas and performs with the Austin Lyric Opera Orchestra, and an ensemble called "Strings Attached." He also teaches privately.

Kevin Cole (IAC 72, IAA 76-77) continues to tour and perform extensively and recently released albums titled A Cole Christmas and Cole Plays Gershwin.  Kevin's September 2008 performance with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra was televised on PBS in late December 2008. 

Patti (Spotts) Kent’s (AS 72) album titled My Tribute was released on the Cool Muse Music label. 

Laurie (Petring) Jarrett (IAC 72-73) is the general manager of the Kansas City Repertory Theatre.

Dr. Karen Schulte (IAA 72-73, UW 73) is the director of student services and interim superintendent of schools with Janesville School District in Janesville, Wis. She and her husband Steve have two boys.

Mary Jane McKittrick (IAA 72-73) creates, produces and publishes humorous stories that introduce core values to young children.

Kevin Neuhoff (IAA 72-73), a resident of San Francisco, is timpanist with the Berkeley and Fremont Symphonies, San Francisco Opera Center, New Century and Russian Chamber Orchestras, and the Carmel Bach Festival. He is principal percussionist with the Marin Symphony and frequent guest with the Oakland, California, Sacramento, and San Francisco Symphonies. He lives with his wife, Mary Chun, who conducts opera, new music, and plays the rare French instrument, the ondes martenot.

Lauren (Mattlemann) Hoopes (IAC 73-74) is the chief executive of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City.

Julia Lieblich (IAC 73, IAA 73-76) is an assistant professor in specialized journalism at Loyola University in Chicago, Ill.  She is completing a book-length manuscript on "Finding Meaning After Terror," which tells the story of a Bosnian survivor of concentration camps. She was invited by the Neiman Foundation of Journalism to speak on issues of religion and human rights at Harvard.

Suzanne (Maison) Salerio (AS 74) is the principal bassoon of the Warren Symphony Orchestra and a member of their Board of Directors.

Fredrik Hiebert (IAA 74-75, 77-78) is an archaeology fellow with the National Geographic Society and a specialist in ancient trade in Central Asia.  In August of 2003, the government of Afghanistan invited Dr. Hiebert to inventory the re-discovered gold hoard from the ancient kingdom of Bactria.

Dr. Tony (Larry J.) Brandolino (IAA 74-76) serves as principal conductor of the Liberty Symphony Orchestra, conducts the Jewell Chamber Orchestra, and teaches violin at William Jewell College.

Dr. Deborah Podolka (AS 75-77, IAC 78-79), instructor of flute and flute conductor of Northwestern Michigan College Youth Flute Choir, has been nominated by students for a Faculty Excellence Award.

Kent Brauninger (IAC 75, IAA 75-76, UM 78) is a member of the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra.

Elizabeth Lohr (IAA 75-79) is in her 20th year as an Actors Equity Association Stage Manager. She was the stage manager for two years with the final company of "Les Miserables" and is now a part time substitute stage manager for the first national tour of "Wicked."  She lives in Tucson, Ariz.

Doug Stanton (IAA 75-79, IAA Fac 90-93) wrote a new non-fiction book, "Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan." It was published by Scribner in May 2009. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller "In Harm's Way," and has been a contributing editor at Esquire, Outside and Sports Afield magazines and is a contributing editor to Men's Journal. He lives in Traverse City, Mich.

Phyllis Weliver (76-77, 79-86, IAA 82-86, IAC St 86-92, 94-96, 98-99, ICA St 92-94) married Bruce Durazzi in May 2008. The couple honeymooned on Lake Garda in northern Italy. Phyllis is assistant professor of Victorian literature and culture at Saint Louis University and Bruce is assistant professor of music theory at Washington University in Saint Louis.

Maj. Kristin (Kaska) Woolley (IAC 76-79) and her sister, Kathleen (Kaska) Perez (IAC 75-76, IAC St 84-89, 96-01, ICA St 01-present) completed the Disney half marathon in January 2009
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Steve Tongue (AS 76-79) is the vice president of Facilities and Engineering at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Mich.

Dr. Laura Melton (IAC 76-80, IAA 81-82, IAC Fac 03-07) is associate professor and coordinator of keyboard studies at Bowling Green State University. Her CD of solo piano and chamber works of Samuel Adler was released on Naxos in fall of 2008. Laura is a member of the Phoenix Piano Quartet. She lives in Perrysburg, Ohio with her husband, Tim and her two sons, Travis and Oliver.

Lisa M. Johnson (IAA 76-77) hosted a gallery opening of her work in November 2008 at the Propeller Center for the Visual Arts in Toronto, Ontario.

Rebecca (Russell) Arnold (IAA 76-77) lives in the Pacific Northwest with her three daughters and husband.

Virgina Hammer (IAA 76-78) and Mark Nadler (IAC 74-75, IAA 76-80) performed together in a benefit concert for Virginia's Midlantic Theatre Company in January 2009.

Starr Parodi's (IAA 76-77) and her husband Jeff are composing music for the USA network series "The Starter Wife."  Her latest CD, Common Places was named 2007 album of the year by Whispering Solo Piano Radio. 

Daniel (Schacknow) Sweetman (IAC 77, IAA 77-80) completed his fifth album of original lyrics and music. His compositions have been performed in the United States, Russia, Korea, Great Britain and Australia.

Jayne Siemens (IAC 77-78) is the founder and president of Venice Communications, Inc., an award-winning public relations and marketing firm that specializes in cultural arts, high-tech, development and public involvement. Jayne was a Fulbright scholar to the United Kingdom, in voice and theater and was an ensemble member of the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Heather (O'Beirne) Kelly (IAC 77-78, 80-81, IAC St 84-85) is a clinical psychologist and lobbyist with the American Psychological Association in Washington, DC. She and her husband Chris live in Alexandria, Va. with their two children. Her daughter, Charlotte Kelly (IAC 08), was a Junior Girls camper last summer.

Bruce Galbraith (IAA Director 77-87, IAC Fac 78-86) performs with the Bach Ensemble in Naples, Fla.

Diane Holcomb Wilshere (IAA 77-79) was a winner on the Sony Pictures TV Show Jeopardy! She was most successful in the category of "Tudors," owing in part to her regular participation in the Maryland Renaissance Festival in Crownsville, Md.

Jack Mitchener (IAC 78, IAA 79-80) joined the organ faculty at the Oberlin Conservatory in the fall of 2008.

Greg Shelnutt (IAC 78) is director of Visual Arts School of Design and Production at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, N.C. Greg is also on the board of directors for the Theatre Arts Galleries in High Point, N.C.

Bruce Wilkison (IAC 78-79) is the string program coordinator at the Surrey Garden Christian School in Gilbert, Ariz.

John Manfredi (AS 78) directed "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie' at the Meadow Brook Music Festival in July 2008.

Susan (Kier) Gordon (IAC 78-79) is a member of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

Laetitia Hohenberg (IAA 79-80) is a painter, photographer and sculptor. She lives in Paris, France and has four sons.

Yolanda Kondonassis (IAA 78-82) recently performed Bright Sheng’s Never Far Away: Concerto for Harp and Orchestra, commissioned for her by The San Diego Symphony, The Dallas Symphony, The Grand Rapids Symphony, and Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

Kerry Geffert (IAA St 78-80) is the vice president of the college division at the American Institute for Foreign Study. Kerry and his wife have three children and live in Huntington, Conn.

Porter Henderson (IAC 79-80) is a member of the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra.

Kimberly (Shlain) Brooks (IAC 79-82, IAC St 85) had a series of portraits displayed at the Aqua Wynward Miami during the Miami Basel Fair in December 2008. Her work was selected for the New American Paintings print exhibition and she had her profile in Art Ltd Magazine. Her piece Mulholland Drive was chosen as the cover art for a new novel "This One is Mine" by Maria Semple published by Little Brown in December 2008.  Kimberly also writes a weekly artist column for the Huffington Post.

Carlos Miguel Prieto (IAC 79, 81) is the music director of the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, Orquesta Mineria and the music director of the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra in Huntsville, Ala.

Franz Anton Krager (IAC St 79, IAC Fac 80-87) conducted the Traverse Symphony Orchestra in Traverse City, Mich. in December of 2008 during the orchestra's holiday concert series.

Julia Morris-Myers (IAC St 79, 81) is a member of the ensemble Harmoniemusik, the accompanist and assistant director of the Acadia Choral Society in Ellsworth, Maine and the organist and choirmaster at St. Savior's Episcopal Parish in Bar Harbor, Maine.

Amy Hertz (IAA 79-81) is vice president and publisher of Morgan Road Books, an imprint of Doubleday Broadway (Random House). She was a founding editor of Riverhead Books, where she published several New York Times best-sellers such as "The Art of Happiness," "Kitchen Table Wisdom," and "Eat Right 4 Your Type." She has also written for O, The Oprah Magazine, Glamour, Yoga Journal, and The Shambhala Sun.

Leonard Filipowski (IAA 79-82) is has won five Grammy awards, four as a keyboardist and one as a composer of the title track of an album with the Jimmy Sturr Band.  Leonard has performed in Yankee Stadium, Atlantic City, Lincoln Center and is an entrepreneur and motivational speaker who helps people live their dreams.

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