Thomas Wilkins (C ’78) was featured in “Beyond the Baton: A Conductor’s Journey,” a biographical series produced by Nebraska Public Media as a resource for music educators. Wilkins currently serves as the music director laureate of the Omaha Symphony. (Pictured to the left.)
The Mariposa Theater for Young Audiences, founded by Caren Hearne (C ’86) performed “Red Riding Hood” at the Strand Theater, Zelienople, PA.
Lisa Bellamy (AS ’91) delivered a new music video for her latest single “In This House.”
Stephen Deitz (B ’93) was named Executive Vice President and General Manager of ManTech’s Federal Civilian Section. Deitz will lead strategic and operational initiatives to address federal civilian agencies’ mission needs.
Thomas Amoriello (C ’98) released a new album entitled “Phantom Sounds.”
Mary Tedrow (AS ’99) contributed an opinion piece to the “Education Week” article, “How Can You Measure a School’s Success? It’s Not Just Through Test Scores.”
Piedmont Virginia Community College Fine Arts and Performance hosted Horace Scruggs (C’03) for a free screening and discussion of his film from 2020, “Resilience, Recovery, and Rebirth: Conversations on African-American Survival” – a film that uncovers the history of his Fluvanna County ancestors and the larger African-American community.
EG Gionfriddo (C ’06) represented the city of Austin, Texas, as part of the UNESCO Creative Cities of Media Arts City to City project. (pictured to the right.)
Stephanie Bright Barnwell (C ’07) was a background extra in two episodes of “I Was There” on the History Channel. The episodes were about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the Salem Witch Trials. (Pictured to the left.)
Wayne Wold (C ’07) presented an organ and harpsichord concert as part of the Music of Gettysburg series.
David Bazemore (C ’10) was featured in “This Bitter Earth” produced by the InterAct Theatre Company in Center City Philadelphia. The play is a Black Lives Matter (BLM) story played out through an interracial gay couple. The production was featured in an “All Things Considered” article by WHYY. (Pictured to the right.)
Elizabeth Javidan (AS ’10, EL ’12, EL ’13) published her first children’s book, “Roly-Poly Prole.”
Fredrica Dooley-Brown (C ’11, C ’19) was featured in a Winchester Star article about the NW Works Chimers. NW Works is a Winchester-based nonprofit that provides paid and unpaid vocational training and jobs for physically and mentally challenged adults in the Winchester area. Dooley-Brown oversees the Chimers.
Kristen Martino (C ’13) was awarded the 2022 Rising Star Award by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. This annual award recognizes a young professional working in the disciplines of scenic, lighting, sound or projectional design. (Pictured to the left.)
Allison Terrell (C ’14, C ’18) has been appointed as the first music therapist at Winchester Medical Center. (Pictured to the left.)
Julia Hoffman (C ’15) had the lead role of Percy Talbott in the Laguna (CA) Playhouse production of “The Spitfire Grill.”
Kelsee Sweigard (C ’16) has joined the cast of the first national tour of “Six”n as an alternate for Seymour, Aragon and Parr.
Ting-Yu Chen (EL ’19) was a keynote speaker at the Musical Theatre Educators’ Alliance 2022 Conference on Jan. 6, 2022. Dr. Chen also conducted two workshops. (Pictured to the left.)
Stephanie Ycaza (C ’19) gave a tuba recital at the Bradbeck Concert Hall, University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Madison Rairie (C ’20) and Noah Walstrom are engaged to be married on March 30, 2023 at Sandals Royal Caribbean, Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Kayla Dongieux (AS ’21) and Andrew Perry were married on June 25, 2021 in Winchester at Fox Meadow Barn. (Pictured to the right.)
John R. Brideson (C ’77) passed away Feb. 5, 2022. He was a passionate musician and spent his life teaching children and adults of all ages to read and play the music he fell in love with at an early age.
Benjamin McComas (AS ’15) passed away Feb. 20, 2022. He was a substitute teacher and assistant football coach for Warren County High School in addition to working in warehouse operations for Ferguson Enterprises while obtaining his master’s degree at Shenandoah. He was employed as a senior data center technician at Microsoft Corporation’s Data Center Operations in Manassas, Virginia at the time of his passing.