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Famous Jacobs School Of Music Alumni/Students

Famous alumni from Jacobs School of Music; graduates who have achieved stature in their field. Photos are included in this notable Jacobs School of Music alumni list. Prominent alums from this institution include celebrities, politicians, business people, and more. This list of distinguished Jacobs School of Music alumni is alphabetical and sortable by column if you need to search by specific criteria. Please note that this directory is not just composed of graduates of this school; you can find any famous people who attended this school for at least a semester here. List is made up of graduates like Felicia Weathers and Alberto Reyes. {#nodes}
  • Joshua David Bell (born December 9, 1967) is an American Grammy award-winning violinist and conductor. He plays the Gibson Stradivarius.
  • Sylvia McNair (born June 23, 1956) is an American opera singer and classical recitalist who has also achieved notable success in the Broadway and cabaret genres. McNair, a soprano, has made several ...more
  • Angela M. Brown (born 1963) is an African-American dramatic soprano particularly admired for her portrayal of Verdi heroines.
  • Larry Ridley is an American jazz bassist and music educator.
  • Alberto Reyes is a Uruguayan classical pianist, and a former United Nations translator.
  • Yihan Chen (Chinese: 陳逸涵; pinyin: Chén Yìhán; born 1994) is a Chinese pianist and composer living in Plainfield, Indiana.
  • Eric Thomas Knechtges, DM (born April 16, 1978 in Lansing, MI) is an American composer. He has written works for a wide variety of performing mediums including: concert band, orchestra, a cappella ...more
  • Lee Feldman (born June 15, 1959, Seattle, Washington) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. Feldman grew up in New York City. He studied classical piano from an early age, attending the ...more
  • Amy Lynn Webb (born 1974) is an American futurist, author and founder and CEO of the Future Today Institute. She is professor of strategic foresight at New York University's Stern School of Business, ...more
  • Emilio Colón (born in Puerto Rico) is an American solo cellist, chamber musician, conductor, composer and pedagogue. He is an international artist, concertizing in Canada, Costa Rica, Colombia, ...more
  • Julian Bliss (born 1989) is a British clarinettist and clarinet designer. He has performed as a soloist, chamber and jazz musician, notably with his teacher Sabine Meyer. He also designed the Bliss ...more
  • William Ennis Thomson (born 1927) is an American music educator at the collegiate level, music theorist, composer, former Music School Dean and professor at the Thornton School of Music, University ...more
  • Shawn Pelton is an American drummer and percussionist. He has recorded with a wide range of artists and has been a first call player since moving to New York in the late 1980s.Shawn has recorded with ...more
  • Dutch violinist Frederieke Saeijs (born in The Hague, Netherlands, on 25 January 1979) is the winner of the First Grand Prize as well as four special Prizes of the 2005 International Violin ...more
  • Mike Dupke (pronounced "DUPP-kee") is an American drummer who has played with bands W.A.S.P. and John Mellencamp.
  • Margot Leverett is a New York-based clarinettist. Born in Ohio, she lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Buffalo, New York before studying at Indiana University School of Music. At Indiana, she was ...more
  • Felicia Weathers (born 13 August 1937) is an African-American opera and concert singer (soprano). Weathers was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She entered Washington University in St. Louis with a ...more
  • Peter Erskine (born June 5, 1954) is an American jazz drummer who was a member of the jazz fusion groups Weather Report and Steps Ahead.
  • Kenny Aronoff (born March 7, 1953 in Albany, New York) is an American drummer who has been the sideman for many bands both live and in the studio. He is most recognized as being the longtime drummer ...more