Alumni

Music Academy Alumni

Music Academy alumni number more than 5,500. 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.

Noted Alumni

  • Lotfi Mansouri ()Lotfi Mansouri ('57)
  • Cynthia Phelps ()Cynthia Phelps ('79 & '83)
  • Donald McInnes ()Donald McInnes ('54-'56)
  • Thomas Hampson ()Thomas Hampson ('78 & '79)
  • Marilyn Horne ()Marilyn Horne ('53)

Distinguished Alumni
Award Recipients


  • 2012 -
    Donald McInnes
    (viola '54-'56)
  • 2006 -
    Donald Weilerstein
    (violin '55)
  • 2005 -
    Burt Bacharach
    ( '55)
  • 2004 -
    Grace Bumbry
    (mezzo-soprano '56-'59)
  • 2003 -
    Anthony Plog
    (trumpet '68)
  • 2002 -
    Paul Schenly
    ( '69)
  • 2001 -
    Cynthia Phelps
    (viola '79 & '83)
  • 2000 -
    Lotfi Mansouri
    (tenor '57)
  • 1999 -
    Martin Katz
    ( '64)
  • 1998 -
    David Shifrin
    (clarinet '68)
  • 1996 -
    Pamela Frank
    (violin '83 & '84)
  • 1995 -
    Marilyn Horne
    (mezzo-soprano '53)
  • 1994 -
    Thomas Hampson
    (baritone '78 & '79)