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a few instrumental Graduates


Peter Sachon


  • The Absolute Ensemble, Sonos Chamber Orchestra, Spoleto Festival Orchestra (Italy and U.S.), Virginia Symphony Orchestra,  the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.

  • Principal cellist: Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Pacific Music Festival in Japan.

  • Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof, The Light in the Piazza, High Fidelity, Legally Blonde, South Pacific, Pippin, The King and I, My Fair Lady.

  • Cirque du Soleil

  • Pink Martini

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Jake Clemons

Sax, guitar, drums, Composer

  • E Street Band - Bruce Springsteen

  • Jake Clemons Band

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Nate Sachs

Singer, Guitarist, Sax

  • Nate Sachs and the Life Hacks- Band

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Tona Brown


  • Owner/President: Aida Studios

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Jason Labrador


  • The Robber Bridegroom" "Fiddler on the Roof!"  "I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change" , "Ring of Fire" "Lost Highway" "Glory Bea! A Shenandoah Christmas Story"  "Aida" "Man of La Mancha" "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"  and "Road Show".

  • Loudon Symphony, Jason and the Scorchers, Piedmont Symphony 

Trey Pollard

Trey Pollard

Conductor, Composer, Arranger, Producer with Spacebomb Records, Richmond

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Derek Smith


Music Teacher, composer, lyricist, singer/songwriter, audio engineer

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Venessa Lopez


  • Music Teacher, Richmond, VA

Johnathan Spence

Johnathan Spence


  • East Carolina University, DM- Stonybrook University

  • Spence Academy

  • Faculty at The Governor's School for the Arts, Old Dominion University

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Tyler Cain

Guitar, Composer, Producer in Nashville, TN

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Zach Casebolt


  • Studio Musician: Barbara Streisand, Lauren Daigle, Ashley Monroe

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Joshua Gates


  • US Airforce Academy Band

  • US Airforces in Europe Band


Christopher Sales

Class of 2003

  • Principal Bassoonist for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

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