Class Agents

The Class Agent program is designed to engage alumni in the wider school
community through ongoing interactive communication. Becoming a Class Agent
is beneficial both to alumni and to the school on many levels.
Class Agents connect with former classmates, as well as establish a rewarding
network of friends and colleagues. Class Agents, moreover, help increase class
participation at alumni events. Finally, Class Agents work to build a sense of
community among SCGSAH graduates.

If you are interested in becoming a Class Agent, please complete an application
by clicking here.

 

Gardner Beason (Music, 2007) is a composer from Charleston, South Carolina. He plays the bass guitar, guitar, double bass, and a collection of synthesizers and world instruments to create his unique style of music. While at SCGSAH, Gardner was exposed to electronic music and began producing electronic works in addition to classical compositions. Finding inspiration in the primal nature of Dubstep, he began to write and fuse popular dance styles with other influences such as rock, blues, funk, and classical. Finally, his stage persona, GARDNSOUND, was created as a way to perform music that combines electronic and acoustic elements. His goal as composer and producer for GARDNSOUND is to create music which inspires awe in listeners. He has been credited as a studio musician, recording engineer, performer, remix artist, or composer on over 25 albums and releases to date outside his own work.  

                                                         
 

Kathryn Breazeale is an SCGSAH 2009 Music grad. She went on to Emory University where she majored in Psychology and dabbled in Art History Music, and Tibetan Studies. She now works for the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program as a Database Coordinator and is responsible for the data of several research projects and the veterans clinic funded by the Wounded Warrior Project. She has turned into an ATLien and spends her spare time exploring the city with her fiance, friends, and goldendoodle. 

Tyrese Byrd of Williamston, South Carolina, graduated from SCGSAH in 2016. He studied voice with Thomas Dickinson. Tyrese also served as the Class of 2016 President during his tenure. He currently attends Furman University and is pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance under the tutelage of Dr. Grant Knox. Tyreseís recent accomplishments include winning First Place at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) National Student Auditions in the High School Men category. He is excited to further serve his alma mater on the Alumni Advisory Council and as a Class Agent.  

 

 

Isaac E. Chao, a native of Columbia, South Carolina, is a Class of 2002 graduate from the SCGSAH with a concentration in piano performance. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers School of Engineering and a JD from the Fordham University School of Law. He currently lives in New York City where he is an associate attorney at Seyfarth Shaw, LLP. He enjoys cooking, the outdoors, and of course music in his spare time.  

KC Forbes. After graduating from SCGSAH in 2002 for vocal performance (and spending way too much time in Dr. Farmerís classroom working on the yearbook!), KC moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to attend Vanderbilt University, majoring in Vocal Performance, and Belmont University, majoring in Music Business Management. After a decade of working the Nashville music scene, she moved south to Florida where she works for a national media agency managing digital advertising for Walmart.com. She continues to perform and write music in Tampa, Florida.  

 

                         
 

Michael Hendrix. After graduating from SCGSAH (Visual Arts; Inaugural Class, 2001), Michael attended Furman University and began studying neuroscience, the brain, and animal behavior. He received a Bachelorís degree in Psychology from Furman in 2005. After Furman, Michael attended the University of Vermont for graduate school to pursue Masters and PH.D. degrees in Biobehavioral Psychology, but after two years in the program and teaching undergraduates, he decided his true calling was in getting people interested in science Ė particularly young people Ė and transferred programs at UVM to earn a Masterís degree and licensure in Teaching. For the last three years, Michael has chaired the science department at a small, progressive, project-based school called Cabot School where he teaches a number of classes on a rotating basis: Earth Science, Physics, Biology, AP Biology, AP Environmental Science, Chemistry, and Statistics and Probability.  

Knox Martin, a 2010 SCGSAH graduate, was born and raised in the Low Country of South Carolina and from a young age had an obsession with music. He intended to major in performance, however, during his junior year at the University of South Carolina, he realized he wanted to be on the business December 2016 9 side of arts non-profits. During his senior year, he completed his thesis on millennial giving and the arts and graduated with a degree in Music and a minor in Music Entrepreneurship. Immediately after graduating, he moved to New York. He currently resides in Brooklyn with his fiance, Mark, and is the Director of Development at the Brooklyn Music School in Fort Greene.  

 

                                                                         

Noah McGill grew up in Columbia, South Carolina. In 2013, he enrolled in the South Carolina Governorís School for the Arts and Humanities as a Drama student. While there, he studied the works of three of his biggest inspirations: Arthur Miller, Anton Chekhov, and Donald Margulies. After attending YoungArts as a spoken theater finalist, he gradated from the Governorís School in 2015. Motivated by a passion for film, he currently attends the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where he studies Film Production with concentrations in Directing and Screenwriting. Noah recently completed his first year and is planning to return, working as both a Resident Assistant and a part time employee for Technical Operations, a warehouse in which the school stores and organizes all of its film equipment. Still very much enthralled by the theater, Noah wishes to direct for both the stage and the screen in years to come, as well as write plays of his own.  

Mary Jean Murphy is a 2008 SCGSAH Creative Writing alumna who currently lives in New York City. She holds a BFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU and an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from Columbia University. Her writing has been published in the Washington Square Review, Vinyl Poetry and Prose, and in the 2008 summer exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery. She is the recipient of a 2012 Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award, a 2008 YoungArts Silver Award, and was named a 2008 Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Most recently, Mary was the nonfiction winner of Epiphany Magazineís 2016 writing competition, judged by Kathryn Harrison. Find more of her work at www.maryjeanmurphy.com.  

 

                                                

Laura Nevitt, a 2003 SCGSAH graduate, graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition, a Voice Performance Certificate, and a Bachelorís degree in Music Education. Laura is a music intern at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina, where she directs their Primary and Junior Choirs, supervises the Childrenís Music Program, and is a section leader in their Chancel and Chamber Choirs. She keeps a private studio of guitar and voice students and is the chorus teacher at CrossRoads Intermediate School in Irmo, South Carolina. Laura is also an accomplished composer and plans to pursue a Masterís degree in Choral Conducting within the next few years, pursuing a conducting and composing career at the collegiate level. This summer, she was selected to participate in the Princeton Festivalís Conducting Master Class where she studied and conducted Bach Cantatas under Jan Harrington.  

A 2015 graduate of SCGSAH, Davis Nickles currently studies Percussion Performance at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Davisí instructors have included Richard Flanagan at Berklee, Paul Buyer at Clemson, Everett Beale and Sherwood Mobley at SCGSAH, and his private teacher since sixth grade, Matthew Jones. Coincidentally, it was also in sixth grade that Davis met his best friend and SCGSAH roommate, Noah McGill. Davis is an alumni brother of the Signa Mu Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity. In his spare time, he rides his longboard around Bostonís Back Bay neighborhood in search of decent sweet tea and good sunset spots. He likes to play basketball or kick a hacky sack with anyone who is willing.  

 

                                                             

Stephen Schloss studied Creative Writing at the SCGSAH and graduated from the Residential High School in the Inaugural Class of 2001. Stephen studied for three years at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, where he majored in English; however, he went on to graduate from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. He then earned an M.S.Ed. in Special Education from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and started teaching students with an autism spectrum disorder in Newport News, Virginia. After teaching special education for eight years, Stephen enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he is in the School of Education working toward a Master of School Administration degree. He is currently completing his year-long principal internship at a brand new high school in the Wake County Public School System where he hopes to continue working as an assistant principal. He will graduate from UNV-Chapel Hill in May 2017. Stephen lives in Durham, North Carolina with his partner, Jamie.  

Richard Williams, Jr., is a 2004 graduate of the SCGSAH. Richard studied Vocal Performance at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland. He is an AmeriCorps Alum where he worked as a Volunteer Coordinator in the Inner City of Baltimore. Richard is an ordained minister and currently serves as Senior Pastor at Bristol Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Richard has committed his life to service and serves on various local boards that advance his community. He is a native of Conway where he currently resides with his wife, Meghan, and two children, Caleb and Jenna-Grace.