Alumni Profiles

Tooting his own horn

Brian Turnmire is more than a full-time musician, he is a witness to history. As a trumpeter in “The President’s Own” United States Marine Corps Band, Staff Sgt. Turnmire (BMus ’02) has a ringside seat to some of the most exclusive …

New West goes East

George Fontaine Jr. (ABJ ’04) shares his father’s passion for music, love for the University of Georgia and Athens, and calling to discover young talent. Following in the footsteps of George Fontaine Sr. (BBA ’76), owner of Austin, Texas-based recording …

Putting the Spin on the music scene

Charles Aaron came to the University of Georgia to be a sportswriter, enrolling as a journalism major in 1980. But rock ’n’ roll turned out to be his real major, and it’s a big reason why he’s the music editor at …

Raising a ruckus

Jim May Special photo Jim May has a good gig: hanging out at nice clubs and listening to music. And getting paid to do it. A video and television producer in Nashville, Tenn., May (AB ’67) co-produced 80 episodes of …

Charmed

Jennifer Holloway Photo by David Cross When mezzo-soprano Jennifer Holloway first shared the stage with Placido Domingo at the Teatro Real Madrid in April 2008, performing as Irene in Handel’s “Tamerlano,” she was almost too exhausted to even notice. Her …