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News from your classmates

Ryan DiLisi, Percussion Performance, and SDS Conductor Jahja LingRyan DiLisi ’05 recently won the position of Principal Timpani with the San Diego Symphony. Ryan and his wife Katherine DiLisi ’06 live in San Diego. 2011-04-26






Michelle Johnson '05, Vocal PerformanceMichelle Johnson ’05, a soprano from Pearland, Texas, was one of five winners of the 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, March 13. She won a cash prize of $15,000 and the opportunity to launch a major career in what is considered the most prestigious vocal competition in North America. The winners were selected from eight finalists who performed arias with the Met Orchestra, conducted by Patrick Summers on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House.  While at NEC, Michelle studied with Helen Hodam and William Cotten.  Michelle is currently a third year resident artist at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, PA. 2011-03-21


Kevin Siegfried '05 DMA, CompositionKevin Siegfried ’05 D.M.A. has recent premiers, published works, and recordings, including Songs for the Journey, for chorus and chamber orchestra; Premiered by The Concord Chorale, I sing of a maiden for Soprano Solo and SATB chorus; published by E. C. Schirmer (May, 2010), Shaker Songs for SSAA chorus; published by Earthsongs (June, 2010.)  Recent recordings include From Light to Light on Catapult Records featuring the National Lutheran Choir including Kevin’s piece Lay Me Low, and a special commission for guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan’s ’01 New Lullaby Project. 2010-12-22


Claudia Huckle '05, Vocal Performance. Photo by: Alexander VasiljevContralto Claudia Huckle '05 is engaged with the Leipzig Oper and the English National Opera for productions in 2010-2011, including lead roles in The Duchess of Malfi (ENO) and Hansel and Gretel (Leipzig). 2010-08-02





Help find your lost classmates

Unfortunately, NEC has lost touch with some of your classmates. If you have e-mail or other contact information for any of the people listed below, please let us know so that we can keep them informed of reunions and other NEC activities.

Rayoung Ahn, Mariya Ando, Heather L. Ash, Julee Ruth Avallone, Ji Yeon Bang, Olga B. Bell, Sul-Ryang Cho, Cecilia Eva Maria Gaerde, Charles Runyon Gibbs, Haruka Horii, Jaehee Ju, Bong Su Kang, Kyung-Ah Kim, Sunho Kim, David Jin-Sup Kim, Charlotte K. Landrum, Jessica L. Looi, Matthew Stephen McConnell, Jeffrey Christopher Means, Michael Brian Miller, EunJin Na, Mee-Joo Park, Ethan Jutto Pernela, Emmanuella Cecilia Klara Reiter, Itamar Ringel, Caroline In-Kyung Ryu, Matthias G. Truniger, Jennifer Leigh Tucker, Nino Ushikishvili, Sarah M. Vendsel, Mandy Suzanne Wong, In-Kyung Woo, Ya-Ting Yu.