Alumni Accomplishments

2014 Accomplishments

Alumnus Andy Primm was a director for “Benchwarmers 13” presented at the Santa Fe Playhouse Feb. 7-March 2.

2013 Accomplishments

Michael Harris (‘07) won a Grammy award for his production work on Best Alternative Album, “Vampire Weekend” in 2013.

Peter Kasule (’07) and Peter Mugga (’13) tour around the U.S. with the dance troupe Spirit of Uganda as the artistic director and the audio supervisor/assistant production manager, respectively.

Independent feature comedy Feeding Mr. Baldwin, with music by alumnus Brendan Eder, was selected for the 2014 Santa Fe Film Festival.

Alumni Daniel Siuba (’12) and David Badstubner (’13), along with performing arts alumna Liv Lombardi, recorded, mixed, and mastered the CD “Self-Medicate,” named Best Pop CD in the state of New Mexico during the 26th Annual New Mexico Music Awards (NMMA).

Matt Kabakoff (‘08) recorded Lisa Carman’s “Something About” in his studio, Kabby Sound.

Carman was named Best Singer/Songwriter in the 26th Annual New Mexico Music Awards (NMMA).


Suzanna Choffel (’03) was a contestant on the third season of NBC’s “The Voice,” securing a spot on country singer Blake Shelton’s team. She also released the album Steady Eye, Shaky Bow in May 2011. The Austin American Statesman called it a “record of shimmering soul.”

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Lawrence Tenorio’s (’11) song “Supernova” was featured on the ABC Family show Jane by Design June 12. His new album Hopes and Frustrations appeared on iTunes that same month.

Nicolle Jensen (’07), piano instructor Deborah Ungar, and Sitara Schauer of the Balkan folk music band Rumelia performed at Caldera Gallery in Santa Fe on June 19. Jensen is the percussionist and a vocalist, Ungar is the accordionist and clarinetist, and Schauer is the violinist and a vocalist.


Peter Kasule (’07) tours internationally as the artistic director of “Spirit of Uganda” drum and dance troupe.

Lily Taylor (’05) was called one of the “highlights of the night” by the San Francisco Examiner in February 2011 for her performance at an event where 15 up-and-coming Bay Area bands performed songs from the Pixies album Doolittle.

Suzanna Choffel (’03) released the album Steady Eye, Shaky Bow in May 2011. The Austin American-Statesman called it “a record of shimmering soul.”

Paul Bothelo (’98) received graduate degrees in composition from Dartmouth and Princeton, and is currently a professor of Music Technology at Loyola University in New Orleans.


Suzanna Choffel (‘03) teaches at the Austin School of Music, has performed at SXSW, and won “Best Indie Band” at the 2009 Austin Music Awards.

Susan Frankovich (‘99) lives and teaches in Zagreb, Croatia, and performs around the world.

Alyssa Moreno (‘98) has written songs played on television shows including The Hills and Dancing with the Stars and has been nominated for a Grammy. She worked as Ben Affleck’s vocal coach on the set of Hollywoodland.