Music Academy Alumni

Engage, Connect & Celebrate Academy Alumni

Music Academy alumni number nearly 7,000. A veritable "who's who" in the world of classical music, Academy alumni perform around the globe as soloists and in major symphony orchestras, chamber orchestras, ensembles, and opera companies. Many teach at prestigious universities and conservatories.

Alumni Enterprise Awards

Just announced! This award will fund original ideas in areas including artistic expression, audience development, education, and technology; leading risk-taking and educational initiatives to success. All Academy alumni are eligible, and will be able to submit projects that align with and/or challenge the Academy’s mission to further classical music education and/or cultivate discerning, appreciative, and adventurous audiences. Awards granted for alumni projects will range from $2,500 to $20,000 based on scope and scale. Details and application coming summer 2017. 

Noted Alumni

  • Cynthia Phelps ()Cynthia Phelps ('79,'83)
  • Donald McInnes ()Donald McInnes ('54,'55,'56)
  • Thomas Hampson ()Thomas Hampson ('78,'79)
  • Marilyn Horne ()Marilyn Horne ('53)
  • Speranza Scappucci ()Speranza Scappucci ('96)
  • Joshua Roman ()Joshua Roman ('02)
  • James Newton Howard ()James Newton Howard ('67,'69)
  • Isabel Leonard ()Isabel Leonard ('05)
  • Frank Huang ()Frank Huang ('98,'99)
  • Juan Diego Florez ()Juan Diego Florez ('95)
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