Alumni Achievements

Jesse Samson

  • Attended Berklee College of Music on scholarship
  • Graduate, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Music Department, Classical and Jazz Piano

Maurissa Tancharoen Whedon

  • Co-wrote story and music for the Emmy-winning TV miniseries Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008) starring Neil Patrick Harris
  • Member of Motown's pop group Pretty In Pink
  • Danced in Michael Jackson's Moonwalker music video

Kevin Tancharoen

  • Director of the film Fame (2009)
  • Director of the film The Glee 3D Concert Movie (2010)
  • Co-created the TV series DanceLife (2007) on MTV
  • Choreographed for Madonna
  • Directed Britney Spears' The Onyx Hotel Tour (2004)
  • Directed Michael Jackson's 48th birthday celebration (2006)

Professor Dr. Natchar Pancharoen

  • Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Produced the first Western Music Dictionary in Thai

Palmer Hogen

  • Received worldwide attention for being one of the youngest dubstep producers
  • Released two albums: Vexed (2011) and Robot Noises Among Other Things (2011)
  • Released two singles: Firing (2011) and The Clockmaker (2012)
  • Graduated from the University of Oregon with Bachelor of Science degrees in Music Technology, Mathematics, and Computer Science

Janet Triyarn

  • UCLA, BA, Music Department, Ethnomusicology major
  • Member of the Thai-contemporary band Mantra
  • Maintains a piano studio serving the San Diego area

Peter Klimo