A prolific musician and songwriter with the band Semi Precious Weapons, Justin Tranter now has seen great success writing hits for some of the music industry’s most notable pop stars. Tranter most recently penned Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” Gwen Stefani’s “Used to Love You,” and Fall Out Boy’s “Centuries.” Around The Academy, Justin is revered for founding our Annual AIDS Benefit, a student-run variety show with proceeds donated to supporting AIDS research and families affected by the disease.
MUSICAL THEATRE, 2011
Jose Ramos graduated from the Musical Theatre department of The Academy in 2011. He recently landed a dual role as John Laurens and Phillip Hamilton in the upcoming Chicago production of Hamilton. Check it out in the Chicago Tribune!