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Jason Adams

Former executive editor

Entertainment Weekly

Ken Baker

Regional managing principal


Carol Brighton


CSBrighton Consulting

Jon Burr

Renowned bassist

Founded arrangerforhire.com

Donato Cabrera

Music director

California Symphony

Tom Caneva

Director, Marching Illini


Jacob Ambrose

Co-founder, managing partner

Armory Capital

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Marty Casey

Rock singer, guitarist

The Lovehammers

Bob Cesarone

Asst. program manager

NASA Jet Propulsion Lab

Katy Clark

Executive director, Kornfeld Foundation

Past president, Brooklyn Academy of Music

Phil Coady

President, Microgroove

Former Air Force Band member

Marilyn Joy Coles

Professor emerita

Eastern Illinois University

Michael Colgrass

Award-winning composer

Pulitzer '78, Emmy ’82

Donnacha Dennehy

Irish composer

Won Fedora Prize

Alexander Djordjevic

Concert pianist

Grace Welsh Prize for Piano

Neal Doughty

Founding member

REO Speedwagon

Elizabeth Elmore

Assistant appeals counsel

Int'l Criminal Tribunals

Kallen Esperian

International opera singer

Performed with Pavarotti

Dan Farris

Director, athletic bands

Northwestern University

Ilyce Glink


Best Money Moves

Peter Griffin

Director, Marching Illini


Darren Guccione

Distinguished alumni award

CEO, Keeper Security, Inc.

Keitaro Harada

Opera and symphonic conductor

Savannah Philharmonic

Craig Hella Johnson

Grammy-winning conductor, composer​

Artistic director, Conspirare​

Kenneth David Jackson

Professor of Portuguese