Dean Fred Bronstein and alumnus Zuill Bailey (BM ’94, Cello), who received the Peabody Distinguished Alumni Award in 2014, were named as two of the top 30 innovators in the performing arts industry in Musical America’s Professionals of the Year special report. The publication mentions Dean Bronstein’s emphasis on the need for change in classical music education and Mr. Bailey’s performances in neo-natal units, hospices, oncology centers, and homeless shelters as reasons for their selection. Alumni Ed Harsh (BM ’86, Composition), president and CEO of New Music USA, and Paola Prestini (’95, Composition), executive/creative director of National Sawdust, were also named. Last year, Faculty artist Amit Peled, cello, was selected for Musical America’s 30 Professionals of the Year featuring key industry influencers. For the full list and to read more about the innovators, download the special report.