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Phil Coady

President, Microgroove

Former Air Force Band member

James Blachly

Grammy-nominated conductor

Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, Experiential Orchestra

Craig Hella Johnson

Grammy-winning conductor, composer​

Artistic director, Conspirare​

Sally Smith

Former Alaska legislator, 1977-83

Juneau mayor, 2000-03

Marian Kuethe Wyatt

30-year music teacher, choral director

Centennial High School

Mark Stryker

Author, ‘Jazz from Detroit’

Award-winning arts reporter/critic

Matt Kramer

Assistant general counsel

Jimmy John’s

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Cara Maurizi

Music, drama, dance teacher

Urbana school district

Dave Kurlinkus

Chief of Staff, Deputy State’s Attorney

Winnebago County

Keitaro Harada

Opera and symphonic conductor

Savannah Philharmonic

Irving Azoff

2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee

CEO, Azoff MSG Entertainment

Tammie Walker

Director, School of Music

University of Iowa

Dale Kempf

Abbvie distinguished research fellow

Director of Neglected Diseases Research

Adam Davis

UI professor of crop sciences

College of ACES

Fil Agusti


Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Greg Spero

Progressive jazz pianist

Toured with Halsey, founded Spirit Fingers

Josie Chambers

Postdoctoral fellow in geography

University of Cambridge

Kevin Hambly

Stanford volleyball coach

178-86, 6 NCAA tourney trips at Illinois

James Bohn

Music program director

Stonehill College

Sarah Catt

Director of choral activities/assistant professor

Elmhurst College

Kim Vandenbroucke

Game inventor/developer

Brainy Chick Inc.

Bob Gibson

Associate judge

DuPage County

Mike Lorber

Helicopter reporter

NBC 5 Chicago

Chelsea Norton

Director of marketing, communications

Champaign Park District

Darren Guccione

Distinguished alumni award

CEO, Keeper Security, Inc.