Cleve Wilson, Songwriter/Producer
Class of 2016
FAC Alumnus, Cleve Wilson, co-wrote the title track and produced Thomas Rhett's album, Center Point Road, which was nominated for Album of the Year. This is Cleve's first nomination.
Kelly Hall-Tompkins, Violin
Class of ‘89
Acclaimed by the New York Times as “the versatile violinist who makes the music come alive” and for her “tonal mastery” (BBC Music Magazine) and “searing intensity” (American Record Guide), violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins is forging a dynamic career as a soloist and chamber musician. Recently featured on NBC’s Sunday Closer for her work with bringing classical music to homeless shelters.
“The FAC was and will always be a place that inspires and nurtures great talent. I am forever grateful for my education.”
Rorey Scovel, Film
Class of 2007
Film Department graduate, Rory Scovel, recently inked an 8 episode deal with Comedy Central for his new show, “Those Who Can’t.” He previously starred in the TV shows, “Wrecked,” and “Undateable” and in the feature films, “Dean,” and “The House” with Will Ferrell. His one man special, “Tries Standup for the First Time,” is currently available on Netflix.
“The FAC changed my life. The training and discipline I learned there opened doors for me in this profession.” -Rorey Scovel ‘07
Elizabeth Bishop, Mezz0-Soprano
Class of ‘85
American Mezzo-soprano, Betsy Bishop, has sung with leading opera companies all around the world such as The Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Palm Beach Opera, Florida Grand Opera, and Cincinnati Opera. She was recently hired as a professor of voice at The Juilliard School.
“The musical foundation I was given at the FAC is something I have carried with me throughout my entire career.” - Elizabeth Bishop