Blair Alumni Profiles
Andy Villemez, '10, pianist, composer, educator
Andy is a composer, educator, and performer based in Cincinnati, OH where he teaches piano and piano pedagogy at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and also serves as faculty advisor for the CCM MTNA Collegiate Chapter.
Alicia Enstrom, '09, violinist
Alicia was recently named Artistic Director of ALIAS Chamber Ensemble. She has toured the world for nearly ten years as a solo violinist/electric violinist, and is currently releasing monthly, A monstEr ROARS, her new music collection with art visuals.
Peter Cain, '07, clarinetist
Peter is in his second season with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. An avid soloist and chamber musician, Peter has performed at recitals, conventions, and festivals from Italy to China to Aspen. He also has been on faculty at Lee University and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, and regularly gives master classes at universities throughout the country.
Blake-Anthony Johnson, '12, cellist
Blake-Anthony Johnson has a diverse professional career as a cellist. In addition to performing around the globe as a chamber musician, soloist and recitalist, he can also be seen performing with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Michael Rinne, '10, bassist
As a bassist, Michael has recorded with artists such as Caitlin Rose, Jack White and Andrew Combs. He has toured with Steelism, Mark O’Connor, Harris and Crowell, and most recently, Miranda Lambert. You can also see Rinne in the Hank Williams biopic I Saw The Light, backing up actor Tom Hiddleston.
Miriam Sherk, '09, music therapist
Miriam’s story reminds us of the power music has to make a difference in people’s lives. We can use it to work through challenges and to connect to each other.
Emily Nelson '10, cellist
From teaching cello lessons and playing with ensembles in the area to recording sessions and performances at events such as the Billboard Music Awards, Emily keeps a very busy, very musical schedule.
Sarah Williams '06, teacher, pianist and singer-songwriter
As a piano teacher, performing pianist and singer-songwriter, Williams’ days are a balancing act between creativity, efficient practice and time management.