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Summer 2011 Issue | Volume 23, Number 1:

THE KEY IS VERSATILITY: With a range of musical styles and instruments in his bag of tricks, Clay Cook '98 has found a home for his multifaceted talents in the Zac Brown Band.
Mark Small '73

CROSSING MUSICAL AND CULTURAL BOUNDARIES
Interdisciplinary exchanges between Cuban artists and members of the Berklee community have yielded transformative experiences.
By Janet Chwalibog

HITTING RETHINK
Music industry bright lights gathered in Boston in April to discuss new directions and trends in the business of music.
by James Sullivan

A TV MUSIC PRIMER
An overview of the musical elements used in TV productions
by Mitch Coodley '75
 

EXPERT TESTIMONY
Given by metal guitarist, composer, clinician, and author Joshua Craig Podolsky '97 to Mark Small

THE WOODSHED
Five Levels: Variations on a Simple Melody As an Intro to Improvisation for Folk Musicians by Matt Glaser

ALUMNI PROFILE
Tim Cushman '80 — A Passion for Music and Sushi
by Mary Hurley

CODA
The View from the Wheelhouse
by Jim McGorman '95

BERKLEE BEAT
Commencement 2011, Campus Expansion, Goodermote Scholarship, Wayne Shorter Tribute, Berklee Ambassadors, O'Connor String Camp, Claudio Ragazzi profile, Giant Steps and more...

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

ALUMNI BEAT

L.A. NEWS

NASHVILLE NOTES

FINAL CADENCE

 

 

 

Spring 2011 Issue | Volume 22, Number 4:

FINDING A VOICE: Songwriter Makeba Riddick '99 has written many number-one tracks for top artists from Jennifer Lopez to Rihanna and found her own voice in the process.
Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
THE MORE THINGS CHANGE, THE MORE THEY STAY THE SAME
by Larry Bethune '71, Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students

DECLINE, YES; DEMISE, NO
Recorded music sales have declined, but the demand for music is increasing. Recognizing additional revenue sources and fostering the relationship between fan and artist are keys to the survival of the music industry.
By Eric Jensen '79

MAKING THINGS
Entrepreneurial alumni find new inspiration in making musical and nonmusical products.
by Mark Small
 

EXPERT TESTIMONY
Given by Los Angeles TV music supervisor Wendy Levy '87 to Mark Small.

THE WOODSHED
Working with the Math by Andy Shoniker '01

ALUMNI PROFILE
Ira Coleman '85 Stays True to His Roots
by Adam Renn Olenn

CODA
The Continuing Journey
by Liz Davis Maxfield '09

BERKLEE BEAT
Video Game Orchestra at Symphony Hall, A & R in the Digital Age, Berklee in Valencia, Sally Taylor talks about fame, Music Therapy Grant, LaPorta Award at JEN, Jonathan Holland profile, Giant Steps and more...

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

ALUMNI BEAT

L.A. NEWS

FINAL CADENCE

WesFest 6: A Tradition of Success

 

 

 

Winter 2011 Issue | Volume 22, Number 3:

A JUXTAPOSITION OF TWO WORLDS: By successfully striking a balance between pop sensibility and classical finesse, Rob Mathes '84 has become an in-demand producer, orchestrator, songwriter, and music director.
Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
ALUMNI PARTICIPATION COMES IN MANY FORMS
by Stephen Rodriguez, Director of the Berklee Fund and Alumni Affairs

MUSIC FOR THE SMALL SCREEN
Five alumni recount how they've found success providing music for television.
By Mark Small

WHAT BRINGS YOU HERE?
Previously, international students flocked to Berklee to learn American music styles. Today's international students find inspiration by blending sounds from their homelands with American musical traditions.
by Danielle Dreilinger, Lesley Mahoney, and Adam Renn Olenn
 

EXPERT TESTIMONY
Given by renowned immigration attorney Linda Rose to fellow immigration attorney Lia Suntoso '97.

THE WOODSHED
The Power of Patterns by Mitch Coodley '75

Beyond the Hits
In a new film and CD, Joe Mardin '85 reveals a lesser-known but important musical side of his late father, producer Arif Mardin '61.
by Mark Small

CODA
More than Music Lessons
by Moana Avventi

BERKLEE BEAT
Encore Gala, State of the College, Building Plans, Interarts Ensemble in Havana, Valencia Campus Update, Spotlight on Strings, Maggie Scott profile, Giant Steps and more...

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

ALUMNI BEAT

L.A. NEWS

NASHVILLE NOTES

FINAL CADENCE

USA Songwriting Competition Winners

A Chance to Say Thanks

New Options for Spring Break

 

 

 

 

Fall 2010 Issue | Volume 22, Number 2:

IN CLASSIC FORM: Celebrated concert pianist Kirill Gerstein '96 still maintains a passion for jazz.
Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
MAJORS AND MINORS
by Dr. Darla S. Hanley, Dean, Professional Education Division

BODY MAPPING FOR BETTER PLAYING
Correcting body maps in the brain can help musicians recover from performance injuries and set them on the course to better music making.
By Jerald Harscher

THE WIDENING GULF BETWEEN ART AND COMMERCE
In his July keynote address to the Business &Economics Society International Annual Conference in Athens, Greece, Professor Peter Alhadeff discussed music as a product of art and a by-product of commerce.
by Peter Alhadeff '92
 

EXPERT TESTIMONY
Given by Sting's longtime guitarist, Dominic Miller, to Mark Small

THE WOODSHED
A Creative Approach to Folk Song Settings by Allen LeVines

ALUM PROFILE
Johanna Grüssner '96: Balanced and in Tune
by Mark Small

CODA
A Perugian Recipe
by Jon Damian '74

BERKLEE BEAT
Convocation 2010, Steve Lipman Retires, BeanTown Jazz Festival, 25 Years in Umbria, Protest Song, Tuffus on SNL, Daniel Ian Smith profile, Giant Steps and more...

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

ALUMNI BEAT

L.A. NEWS

NASHVILLE NOTES

BOSTON NEWS

FINAL CADENCE

 

 

 

 

Summer 2010 Issue | Volume 22, Number 1:

A BRIGHT LIGHT IN NY AND CYBERSPACE: In 1992 Tim Nilson '96 left Germany for the States hoping to polish his piano skills. Instead he buffed up the digital-music industry.
Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
CHANNELS, APPS, AND THE GREEN LINE
by Tom Riley, Vice President for External Affairs

THE PERCEPTION OF MUSIC
A look at music by a range of musicians and the variety of impressions it produces in the minds of listeners.
By Mark Small

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND THE NEW MUSIC INDUSTRY
Successful businesses models outside the music industry offer a window to success for entrepreneurial musicians.
by Eric Jensen '79
 

EXPERT TESTIMONY
Given by bass virtuoso Janek Gwizdala '00 to Richard Niles '75

THE WOODSHED
Exploring New Harmonic Frontiers with the Thirds Chart by Scott Free

ALUM PROFILE
Claude Kelly '02: An Ear for What Works
by Adam Olenn

CODA
What Is Contemporary Music?
by Kari Juusela '77

BERKLEE BEAT
Commencement 2010, Doc Watson Honored, Agins Scholarship, MT Resource Room Opens, 50 Years of Gary Burton, Elena Roussanova profile, Giant Steps and more...

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

ALUMNI BEAT

L.A. NEWS

NASHVILLE NOTES

NOTES FROM NOLA

FINAL CADENCE

 

 

 

 

Spring 2010 Issue | Volume 21, Number 4:

RHYTHM OF THE JOURNEY: Will Calhoun has topped the charts with Living Colour and also played with jazz icons as well as African village masters in his lifelong exploration of the ancient art of drumming.
Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
SUMMER IN THE CITY
by Dana Acker, Director Special Programs for Enrollment

WHY WE DO THIS
Top musicians discuss the inspirations for their path and the forces that continue to sustain their artistry years later.
By Mark Small

THE STATE OF DIGITAL LAW
Assistant Professor Allen Bargfrede and Cecily Mak discuss the protection of intellectual property amid the forward march of technology.
by Assistant Professor Allen Bargfrede and Cecily Mak
 

EXPERT TESTIMONY
Given by Elliott Randall to Mark Small

THE WOODSHED
Inside and Outside the Harmony with Pat Metheny by Richard Niles '75

ALUM PROFILE
Paul Stomper '72: Lifelong Lessons Learned from Jazz Education
by Mark Small

CODA
A Model for the Next Millennium
by Bob Schleeter '89

BERKLEE BEAT
Berklee Launches Global Jazz Institute, Boston Celtics Give to Berklee City Music, High School Jazz Fest Turns 42, Patrick Collection Donated, Michael Wartofsky profile, Giant Steps and more...

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

ALUMNI BEAT

L.A. NEWS

NASHVILLE NOTES

LONDON CALLING

TAL WILKENFELD HEADLINES WESFEST 5

FINAL CADENCE

 

 

 

 

Winter 2010 Issue | Volume 21, Number 3:

STORIES FROM THE PROMISED LAND: Israeli-born Anat Cohen '98 has found New York City to be a promised land of sorts for a jazz musician with a story to tell.
Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
A Nod to the Past and a Look Forward
By Jeanine Cowen, Assistant Vice President for Curriculum

PLAYING FOR LIFE
This practical advice for singers and pianists can help prevent injuries and foster healthy technique.
By Jeannie Gagné and Neil Olmstead

NOT YOUR GRANDFATHER'S NEW MUSIC
Four Berklee-educated contemporary classical composers advocate for all compositional techniques and musical styles to have a seat at the table in 21st-Century concert music.
by Mark Small
 

EXPERT TESTIMONY
Given by Professor Jeff Dorenfeld to Mark Small

THE WOODSHED
Scatting Without Fear by Bob Stoloff

ALUM PROFILE
Dave Pierce '92: Training for the Olympics
by Mark Small

CODA
What's in a Name?
by Stephen Croes and Kurt Biederwolf

BERKLEE BEAT
Million-dollar Gala, Wyclef at Berklee, Honorary Doctorates, State of the College, Canta Contest, Root music program launched, Casey Scheuerell profile, Giant Steps and more...

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

ALUMNI BEAT

L.A. NEWS

NASHVILLE NOTES

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLES

THE VIEW FROM PUERTO RICO

FINAL CADENCE

 

 

 

 

Fall 2009 Issue | Volume 21, Number 2:

WEST MEETS EAST: Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and movie star Wang Leehom '99 has become a cultural icon for a generation of Asian youth.
Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
Berklee's Enrollment Remains Strong
by Mark Campbell, Associate Vice President for Enrollment

ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT
Five alumni share stories of how vision - coupled with talent, ambition, and endurance - has yielded satisfying music-based careers.
by Mary Hurley, Adam Olenn, and Mark Small '73

HEALTHY COMPETITIONS
The right songwriting contest can offer fledgling artists exposure and substantial prizes. Just make sure the contest truly has clout before paying the entry fee.
by Christopher John Treacy
 

THE WOODSHED
Two Cool Rhythmic Devices by Scott McCormick Ph.D.

ALUM PROFILE
Carole Demesmin Arty '79: Sharing Her World
by Danielle Dreilinger

CODA
It's About the Work, Not the Glory
by Mark Small

BERKLEE BEAT
Convocation and Opening Day 2009, Dave Brubeck honored, Bookstore expansion, Presidential scholars, faculty news, Susan Rogers profile, Giant Steps and more...

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

ALUMNI BEAT

L.A. NEWS

NASHVILLE NOTES

THE VIEW FROM PUERTO RICO

FINAL CADENCE

 

 

 

 

Summer 2009 Issue | Volume 21, Number 1:

LATE-NIGHT VIRTUOSO: While millions know him through his lighthearted banter with comedian and former Tonight Show host Jay Leno, guitarist Kevin Eubanks '79 takes his music very seriously.
Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
Stories Past, Present, and Future by Editor Mark Small '73

ALUMNI SHINE BEHIND HIP-HOP HITS
A snapshot of three alumni working with some of the top artists in the hip-hop industry.
by Mark Small '73

THE MARKETING IS THE MESSAGE
Gerd Leonhard '87 shares ideas on how musicians can thrive in the "link economy," where audience attention will trump CD sales.
by Mark Small
 

THE WOODSHED
The Power of Permutation by Philip and Teresa DiTullio

ALUM PROFILE
Julian Lage '08 - As Relevant as Possible
by Mary Hurley

CODA
Raised on Radio
by Stephen Croes

BERKLEE BEAT
Commencement 2009, Berklee's first Fulbright, Berklee's Symphony Orchestra, Berklee in DC, Giant Steps, Berklee's Helping Hands and more...

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

ALUMNI BEAT

L.A. NEWS

NASHVILLE NOTES

THE ATL BUZZ

FINAL CADENCE

 

 

 

 

Spring 2009 Issue | Volume 20, Number 4:

A NOVEL APPROACH: The Tierney Sutton Band's versions of entries from the Great American Songbook tell new tales.
Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
A Vision for Africana Studies/Black Music Culture at Berklee by Dr. William Banfield, professor of Africana Studies

BREAKING IN ON BROADWAY
New York alumni have made their mark in different quarters of the theater industry.
by Mark Small '73

GOOD WORKS
Berklee's alumni grant recipients are making a difference in their communities nationwide.
by Mark Small
 

LET YOUR EAR AND YOUR HEART LEAD
A few thoughts on reharmonizing by Christian Jacob '86

ALUM PROFILE
Billy Buchanan '06 - Valuing Freedom
by Mark Small '73

CODA
Trouble no More - How Dickey Betts healed my guitar
by Peter Gerstenzang '77

BERKLEE BEAT
Executive Sessions, WesFest 4, Music Business, Burt Bacharach, Carly Simon Berklee's Helping Hands and more...

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

ALUMNI BEAT

L.A. NEWS

NASHVILLE NOTES

SOUTHWEST SCENE

FINAL CADENCE

 

 

 

 

Winter 2008 Issue | Volume 20, Number 3:

OUT OF AFRICA: With his distinctive blend of new- and old-world sounds, guitarist Lionel Loueke '01 has caught the attention of the jazz world.
Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
An excerpt of a November 2008 address delivered by President Roger H. Brown

MAYER MENTORS
During a weeklong residency, pop superstar John Mayer mentored students in the craft of songwriting and, in the process, gave and received creative inspiration.
by Mark Small '73

FROM A DISTANCE
Through Berkleemusic.com, thousands of students are learning music production, writing, performance skills, and more from instructors who are miles away.
by Paul D. Lehrman and Mark Small
 

THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS
Good chords come to those who wait
by Associate Professor Mitch Haupers

ALUM PROFILE
Miguel Zenón '98 - Making Connections
by Mark Small '73

CODA
Angst and the Artist
by Mark Small '73

BERKLEE BEAT
Encore Gala, Berklee Valencia, Grammy winners, Connecting, New board members and more...

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

ALUMNI BEAT

L.A. NEWS

NASHVILLE NOTES

MIAMI SOUNDINGS

FINAL CADENCE

 

 

 

 

Fall 2008 Issue | Volume 20, Number 2:

OSCAR-WINNING EARS: For Oscar-winning sound re-recorder Michael Semanick '85, the task is to help movie directors tell a story that elicits an emotional reaction.
Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
Faculty that Inspire
by Lawrence Simpson, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

INSIDE THE GAME
Video games are now the biggest money earner in the entertainment industry and offer composers of interactive music opportunities in the burgeoning field.
by Mark Small '73

CHILDREN'S MUSIC GROWS UP
There has never been a better time to get into the children's music field.
by Julie Pampinella
 

ELIMINATING VOCAL MISTAKES
Identify whether the melody, the rhythm, your intonation, or the lyrics themselves are at the root of persistent errors.
by Associate Professor Carolyn Wilkins

ALUM PROFILE
Barry Danielian '82 - Traditions Old and New
by Peter Gerstenzang '77

CODA
The Soundtrack of Civilization
by Mark Small '73

BERKLEE BEAT
Opening day, BeanTown Jazz Festival, Gretch and Hearst Foundations, McCody Tyner and the BCJO and more...

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

ALUMNI BEAT

L.A. NEWS

NASHVILLE NOTES

CHICAGO CONNECTIONS

FINAL CADENCE

A FRIEND IN NEED

 

 

 

 

Summer 2008 Issue | Volume 20, Number 1:

THE LABORIEL LEGACY: A strong work ethic, diverse talents, and a genuine investment in the music they make have enabled two generations of the Laboriel family to thrive in the music industry.
Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
Steps Toward the Future
by David McKay, Vice President for Institutional Advancement

TEAM PLAYERS
Songwriters from Nashville to L.A. talk craft and career
by Mark Small '73

BEYOND THE IMAGINARY BARLINE
How the rhythmic words and layout patterns conform to human perception
by Professor Scott McCormick

ALUM PROFILE
Ernie Boch Jr. '82: Hot Cars and Rock 'n' Roll
by Mark Small '73

CODA
Carrying the Torch in Black Music
by Julie Pampinella

BERKLEE BEAT
Commencement 2008, Seeking African Scholars, Hip-Hop Contest, Digital licensing, student groups on the road, Giant Steps and more...

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

ALUMNI BEAT

NASHVILLE NOTES

FINAL CADENCE

GIANT STEPS AND MILESTONES

 

 

 

 

Spring 2008 Issue | Volume 19, Number 4:

WHEREVER THE RIVER FLOWS: From the wellspring of a Brazilian musical heritage, Luciana Souza's course has led her into choice jazz, classical, and pop music territory.
Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
Internships: Gateway to a Music Career
by Debra Gelinas, Director, Office of Experiential Learning

TUNESMITH TALES
Songwriters from Nashville to L.A. talk craft and career
by Mark Small '73

CROWD FUNDING
Arts Patronage by the Masses
by Peter Spellman

"IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS"
Analyzing a songwriter's creative options
by Songwriting Department Chair Jack Perricone

ALUM PROFILE
Chris Chaney '91: Chaney's Addiction
by Mark Small '73

CODA
Carrying the Torch in Black Music
by Kundayi Musinami '09

BERKLEE BEAT
Café 939, Berklee donates to OLPC, Ricky Scaggs honored, Wehmiller Legacy, Donald Cantwell honored, Zafris Lecture, Soul Music traditions and more...

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

ALUMNI BEAT

NASHVILLE NOTES

NEW YORK NEWS

FINAL CADENCE

 

 

 

 

Winter 2008 Issue | Volume 19, Number 3:

INDIE MUSICIAN ADVOCATE: Marking CD Baby's first decade, founder Derek Sivers and his company continue their ascent.
Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
The State of the College
by President Roger H. Brown

THE RIGORS OF THE ROAD
Top touring musicians give their insights for staying healthy and focused while playing around the world
by Mark Small '73

TEACHING THE TOOLS OF THE TRADE
Berklee's Songwriting Department Moves into its Third Decade
by Susan Lindsay

GOT RHYTHM?
A creative approach to rhythm adds life to the phrasing of improvised lines.
by Professor Ed Saindon '76

ALUM PROFILE
Gavin Lurssen '91: The Masterer's Touch
by Mark Small '73

CODA
Life Is a Highway
by Sarah Wilfong '04

BERKLEE BEAT
Encore Gala, Berklee Grammy nominees, Guerra wins in Vegas, Christopher Guest visits, HSJF turns 40, Alumni Songwriters and more...

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

ALUMNI BEAT

NASHVILLE NOTES

NEW YORK NEWS

FINAL CADENCE

A FRIEND IN NEED
Ken Greenhouse diagnosed with ALS
 

 

 

 

Fall 2007 Issue | Volume 19, Number 2:

ON HIS OWN TERMS: Years after experiencing pop stardom, hit songs, Grammy Awards, and platinum-selling records, Bruce Hornsby '74 continues to seek new musical challenges.
Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
Reaching Diversity Goals
by Vice President for Cultural Diversity Myra Hindus

OTHER PATHS
Some high-achieving alumni have chosen career paths that have led them to surprising places.
by Mark Small '73

COMPLETING UNFINISHED BUSINESS
After time away from the college, alumni discover the benefits of returning to fulfill graduation requirements.
by Kamelia Aly
 

MODULATION
Shifting tonalities for an emotional response
by Professor Wayne Naus '76

ALUM PROFILE
Adam Deitch '98: Family Traditions
by Peter Gerstenzang '77

CODA
A Moment of Clarity
by Mark Sly '99

BERKLEE BEAT
Opening Day, Clint Eastwood honored, New Dean and Chairs, BeanTown tribute to Joyce Wein and more...

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

ALUMNI BEAT

NASHVILLE NOTES

NEW YORK NEWS

FINAL CADENCE
 

 

 

 

Summer 2007 Issue | Volume 19, Number 1:

WHERE THE METAL MEETS THE ROAD: After 22 Years Together, Dream Theater Is Still Virtuosic, Dark, Heavy, and Going Strong
Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
A Time for Review
by Professional Writing Division Dean Kari Juusela

JAZZAAR MARKS 15 YEARS
Alumni Fritz and Helen Renold direct one of Europe's most celebrated jazz education festivals
by Mark Small '73

NEW MEDIA, NEW MONEY
How some alumni are using their talents to make a difference for others.
by Mark Small
 

THREE DEGREES OF MEMORY SYSTEMS FOR MUSIC MEMORIZATION
Improvising beyond time and changes
by Performance Division Dean Matt Marvuglio

ALUM PROFILE
Lee Alexander '93: Stroke of Luck
by Mark Small '73

CODA
On the Way Home
by Deleska Crockett '92

BERKLEE BEAT
Commencement, Bruce Lundvall visits, Loretta Lynn honored, WesFest 2, Film Scoring at Symphony Hall and more...

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

ALUMNI BEAT

NASHVILLE NOTES

NEW YORK NEWS

FINAL CADENCE
 

 

 

 

Spring 2007 Issue | Volume 18, Number 3:

BRIAN TRANSEAU '89: TWENTY-FIRST-CENTURY PROTOTYPE
Brian Transeau '89 is creating dance, film, and art music that's a revelation for the rising generation of laptop musicians.
Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
Seeking Urban Connections
by Curtis Warner

LAUGHING AT OURSELVES
How musicians view life, their work, and the instruments others play
by Brian Coleman

CHANGING LIVES WITH MUSIC
How some alumni are using their talents to make a difference for others.
by Mark Small
 

PATHWAYS TO MUSICAL FREEDOM
Improvising beyond time and changes
by Professor Hal Crook

ALUMNI COMPOSER CONSORTIUM FORMED
by Frank Warren '76

ALUM PROFILE
Alum Profile - Bleu '96: Shades of Bleu
by Peter Gerstenzang '77

CODA
Healing Art
by Dr. Maria Hernandez '04

BERKLEE BEAT
Opening Day, Darfur CD, Ernie Boch Jr., Africana Studies and more...

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

ALUMNI BEAT

NASHVILLE NOTES

NEW YORK NEWS

L.A. NEWSBRIEFS

FINAL CADENCE
 

 

 

 

Fall 2006 Issue | Volume 18, Number 2:

KURT ROSENWINKEL: JAZZ GUITAR'S NEW VOICE
Kurt Rosenwinkel '90 stands tall among a crop of young jazz musicians who are breaking new ground.
Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
Farewell, Friend
by President Emeritus Lee Eliot Berk

PR: WHO NEEDS IT? (YOU DO!)
How a good PR effort can boost a developing artist's career
by Brian Coleman

STOKING THE STAR-MAKER MACHINERY IN LOS ANGELES
For those working behind the scenes to break new artists, technology, television, and the Internet play an increasingly larger role.
by Mark Small

ALUM PROFILE
Alum Profile - Mindi Abair '91: Fortuitous Encounters
by Mark Small '73

CODA
Unanticipated Rewards in Uganda
by Jim Logan '86

BERKLEE BEAT
Opening Day, Darfur CD, Ernie Boch Jr., Africana Studies and more...

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

ALUMNI BEAT

NASHVILLE NOTES

NEW YORK NEWS

L.A. NEWSBRIEFS

FINAL CADENCE
 

 

 

 

Summer 2006 Issue | Volume 18, Number 1:

ELISABETH WITHERS-MENDES '94: Dreams in Purple and Blue
With a lead role on Broadway in The Color Purple and a recording contract with Blue Note Records, Elisabeth Withers-Mendes '94 is living her dreams.
Rob Hochschild

LEAD SHEET
Keepers of the Dream
By Melissa Etheridge

IT'S ONLY ROCK & ROLL
A new book by musician and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin '80 sheds light on the connections between human brain structure and function and our passion for music.
by Mark Small

BREAKING OUT IN NASHVILLE

HONORING A BERKLEE GREAT

ALUM PROFILE
Alum Profile - Jonathan Rotem: A Piano Man Finds His Beat
by Mark Small '73

II-V OR NOT II-V? THAT IS THE QUESTION
by Wayne Naus '76

CODA
Timeless
by Mark Small

BERKLEE BEAT
Commencement, Vineyard Vibes, Wehmiller concert, George Clinton and more...

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

ALUMNI BEAT

NASHVILLE NOTES

NEW YORK NEWS

L.A. NEWSBRIEFS

FINAL CADENCE
 

 

 

 

Spring 2006 Issue | Volume 17, Number 3:

JOHN BLACKWELL '95: Putting it in the Pocket
Prince has called his drummer, John Blackwell "one of the greatest." That's high praise from a six-time Grammy Award winner and multi-instrumentalist who is an accomplished drummer himself.
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
The State of the College

EXPANDED CIRCUITRY
Marking 35 years of electronic music studies and the 20-year anniversary of the Music Synthesis Department, Berklee unveils a new, dedicated studio complex.
by Mark Small

RADIO REVIVAL

ALUM PROFILE
Alum Profile - Paul Goldman '93: From Metallica to Madison Avenue
by Mark Small '73

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX: GENERATING NEW HARMONIC IDEAS
by Professor Matthew Nicholl

CODA
It's All About the Song
by Mark Small

BERKLEE BEAT
Berklee's 60th, Encore Gala, Recording at Berklee and more...

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

ALUMNI BEAT

NASHVILLE NOTES

L.A. NEWSBRIEFS

FINAL CADENCE
 

 

 

 

Fall 2005 Issue | Volume 17, Number 2:

JOHN MAYER '98: RUNNING WITH THE BIG DOGS
Firmly established as a major-label success, John Mayer '98 is realizing other dreams by spotlighting his guitar playing on his forthcoming album and with legendary jazz and blues artists.
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
Presidential Scholars Arrive; Additions to the Board of Trustee

TV REALITIES
Behind the Scenes with the Tonight Show Band
by Mark Small

IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE?

ALUM PROFILE
Alum Profile - Lalah Hathaway '90: A Niche of Her Own
by Mark Small '73

READING SKILLS: A GUITARIST'S NEMESIS?
by Professor Mark White

CODA
Bluefishing With Britten
by Professor Walter W. Harp

BERKLEE BEAT
Convocation, Senior VP's, Africana Studies, Aid for New Orleans and more...

BELLA UMBRIA!
by Mark Small

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

ALUMNI BEAT

NASHVILLE NOTES

L.A. NEWSBRIEFS

FINAL CADENCE
 

 

 

 

Summer 2005 Issue | Volume 17, Number 1:

JUAN LUIS GUERRA: TROPICAL MUSIC SUPERSTAR
By blending elements of contemporary pop and jazz with the folkloric music of his native Dominican Republic, Juan Luis Guerra '82 created a sound that became a musical sensation.
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
Comin' Home Baby; Planned Giving

THE FUTURE OF MUSIC
by David Kusek and Gerd Leonhard '87
 

ALUM PROFILE
Anthony J. Resta '80: One Man's Trash . . .
by Mark Small '73

CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL RUSHER
by Bill Gordon '75

CODA
Gigs in Saddam's Palace
by Joshua DiStefano '96

BERKLEE BEAT
Commencement, Vineyard Vibes, Nashville, Yellowjackets, the Real Deal and more...

MANAGEMENT OPTIONS
by Bobby Borg '88

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Spring 2005 Issue | Volume 16, Number 3:

GARY BURTON: INTERGENERATIONAL VIBE
After spending more than 30 years at Berklee as a music educator, five-time Grammy winner Gary Burton is back on the road with a brand-new album and an amazing band of young musicians.
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
A Vision for Berklee College of Music in 2015

OVERCOMING WITH THE POWER OF MUSIC
by Mark Small '73
 

ALUM PROFILE
David Nichtern '71: "After Midnight"
by Mark Small '73
WRITING A FANFARE FOR BRASS

by Professor Jimmy Kachulis

CODA
Gratitude
by Michael Ward-Bergeman '99

BERKLEE BEAT
New Trustees, Roger Brown Inaugurated, 10th Encore Gala, Guerramania, Berklee Grammys and more...

A QUEST TO BRING THE BEST TO BERKLEE
by Susan Gedutis Lindsay

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Fall 2004 Issue | Volume 16, Number 2:

Roger Brown: Mission Driven
A lifelong passion for music, coupled with a reputation for innovation and entrepreneurial vision, indicate that Berklee's third president, Roger Brown, has what it takes to guide the college in the years ahead.
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
In·au·gu·rate
by David M. McKay

SO YOU WANT A BIG PUBLISHING DEAL?
by Eric Beall '84

ALUM PROFILE
Alum Profile - Curt Sobel '78: A Film Tribute to an American Icon
by Mark Small '73

ALUM PROFILE
Alum Profile - Ava Schlink: Playing Rent
by Mark Small '73

WRITING FOR THE HARP
by Associate Professor Felice Pomeranz

CODA
The Spirit of World Music
by Jamey Haddad '73

BERKLEE BEAT
MIchael Brecker honored, John Mayer returns, Alumni grant winners, Professional Writing Dean and more...

MASTERING WITH PLUG-INS
by Michael Nickolas '84

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Summer 2004 Issue | Volume 16, Number 1:

Pat Metheny: No Boundaries
Pat Metheny's recordings have netted 16 Grammy Awards in nine different categories. Pat's stature as one of today's most influential guitarists and jazz composers owes something to his disregard of musical boundaries.
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
Know Thyself
by President Roger H. Brown

TWENTY-FIRST-CENTURY TECHNIQUES
by Mark Small

ALUM PROFILE
Alum Profile - Peter Bufano '96: Running Off to Join the Circus
by Mark Small '73

KEY AREAS
by Wayne Naus

SPOTLIGHT
Echoes in Africa
by By Greg Burk

CODA
The Quixotic Life
by Jeanne Ciampa-Centrella '92

BERKLEE BEAT
Commencement 2004, Roger H. Brown named President, Award from Japan, Vineyard Vibes, Phil Wilson and more...

WEBSITE MANAGEMENT
by Patrick Faucher '93

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Spring 2004 Issue | Volume 15, Number 3:

Lee Eliot Berk: All the Right Moves
As his tenure as president at the college that bears his name reaches its finale, Lee Eliot Berk is pleased with the educational legacy his family is leaving.
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
Looking Back, Looking Ahead
by Executive Vice President Gary Burton '62

THE THIRD DECADE BEGINS
by Nick Batzdorf '81

ALUM PROFILE
Alum Profile - Scott Robinson '81: Unusual Voices
by Mark Small '73

TECHNOLOGY AND MUSIC CONSUMPTION
by Peter Alhadeff '92 and Caz McChrystal '03

PLAYING IN THE MOMENT
by Jon Damian '74

ALUM PROFILE
Alum Profile - Mark Brodin '88: A Tale Worth Telling
by Mark Small '73

VOLUNTARY COMPLIANCE IS MANDATORY
Tax Tips for Musicians
by Martin Dennehy

CODA
Saving the Music Business
by Richard Niles '75

BERKLEE BEAT
Encore Gala, IAJE 2004, Steve Heck honored, Welwood Concerto and more...

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Fall 2003 Issue | Volume 15, Number 2:

JULIAN JOSEPH: London's Top Jazz Pianist
With his career as a composer, pianist, bandleader, and BBC host in full swing, Julian Joseph is like jazz royalty in England.
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
Looking Back, Looking Ahead
by Executive Vice President Gary Burton '62

SOUL REBEL, NATURAL MYSTIC
by Matt Jenson

ALUM PROFILE
Michael Gandolfi '76: Point of Departure
by Mark Small '73

CONTRAPUNTAL IMPROVISATION
by Neil Olmstead '75

CAREERS SPOTLIGHT
Diva Dreams
by Mark Small '73

ALUM PROFILE
Alum Profile - Jay Newland '84: No Newcomer
by Mark Small '73

CODA
We Go To the Hidden Place
by Steve Wilkes '80

BERKLEE BEAT
Convocation, Song™ Concert Series, Umbria Jazz Festival, Alumni Grant Recipients and more...

ALUM NOTES
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Summer 2003 Issue | Volume 15, Number 1:

AIMEE MANN: IN A GOOD PLACE
After winning the battle for artistic control of her career, songwriter extraordinaire Aimee Mann now calls the shots
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
Using the Best Tools Available
by David S. Mash

MUSICIAN WEBSITES 101
by Siobhan Kelleher

ALUM PROFILE
Peter Huttlinger '84: Favored-Nations Status
by Mark Small '73

HARMONIC DISTILLATION
by Jim Odgren '75

CAREERS SPOTLIGHT
Two for Tech
by Mark Small '73

ALUM PROFILE
Kendrick Oliver '95: New Life for the Big-Band Idiom
by Mark Small '73

CODA
Control Issues
by David P. Purcell, Esq. '91

BERKLEE BEAT
Commencement 2003, Michel Camilo, Sco at the Vineyard, Faculty Grants, New Trustees and more...

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Winter 2002 Issue | Volume 14, Number 3:

ANTONION SANCHEZ SPEAKS OF NOW
Rising Latin-jazz drum sensation Antonio Sanchez '97 is making his musical voice heard worldwide with the Pat Metheny Group
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
Berklee Adopts a New Mission Statement
by Lee Eliot Berk

ARIF MARDIN IN HIS OWN WORDS
by Mark Small '73

ALUM PROFILE
Alum Profile - Kevin Kaska '94: Taking the High Road to Hollywood
by Mark Small '73

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY, COPYRIGHT LEGISLATION, AND FAIR USE
Legal determinations in the digital rights debate will affect all who create, sell, or study music with computers and the Internet. Days of overprescribed rest, ice, and medication are over
by Nyssim Lefford '95 and Mark Nutini '93

LOOP-BASED COMPOSITION
by Michael Nickolas '84

ALUM PROFILE
Allan Slutzky '73: Out of the Shadows
by Mark Small '73

CODA
Beneath the Pinnacle in the Musical Pyramid
by Mark Small

BERKLEE BEAT
Pat Metheny, Alumni Grants, Faculty Notes, Terry Becker: Blooming Where Planted, Encore Gala , Alumni Grammy Nominations, Helping Hands

ALUM NOTES
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Fall 2002 Issue | Volume 14, Number 2:

ON THE FAST TRACK
The platinum-selling band Train has pulled into the station with Rob Hotchkiss '82 and Charlie Colin '88 aboard.
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
Berklee's New Signature
by Gary Burton

TAKING ON THE CHALLENGE OF "FREE" MUSIC
The music industry faces the fact that music piracy and file sharing are here to stay
by Peter Alhadeff '92 and Caz McChrystal '03

USING FOLK SONGS IN COMPOSITIONS
Bartok, Copland, and Grieg were on to something
by Thomas J. McGah

ALUM PROFILE
Modern Drummer Founder/Editor Ronald Spagnardi '63
by Mark Small '73

FACULTY PROFILE
Stephen Croes: A New Dean for the Music Technology Division
by Mark Small '73

BERKLEE BEAT
Convocation 2002, Vineyard Vibes, BerkleeMusic.com, Stephen Croes: new Music Technology dean, and more

NEW UNDERSTANDING OF OVERUSE INJURIES
Days of overprescribed rest, ice, and medication are over
by William F. Brady, D.C.

ALUM NOTES
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CODA
Across Oceans and Time
by Dan Moretti

 

 

 

Summer 2002 Issue | Volume 14, Number 1:

ON THE WATCHTOWER
Hit producer and high-tech visionary Albhy Galuten '68 charts the future course of the recording industry
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
Look who's coming to Berklee
by Marsha Ginn

FROM JAZZ BAND TO JAZZ BRAND
Fifteen tips for creating success in the age of celebrity
by Dmitri Matheny

LIFE BEYOND THE "MONEY NOTES"
Finding a balance between the commercial and the esoteric
by Bryan Beller '93

ALUM PROFILE
Michael Manring '79: Unlimited Bass
by Mark Small '73

FACULTY PROFILE
Dennis Montogomery III: Gospel According to Dennis
by Mark Small '73

BERKLEE BEAT
Commencement 2002, Music Career Expo, Steven Tyler at Berklee, Dennis Montogomery III profile and more

THE CHANGING FACE OF DESKTOP PRODUCTION
The emergence of softsynths and various plug-ins promises new sounds and new ways to produce music with computers
by Jeff Baust

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

FINAL CADENCE

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CODA
First Time in Mississippi
by Barbara M. London

 

 

 

Spring 2002 Issue | Volume 13, Number 3:

LIVING IN THE PRESENT TENSE
With a legacy of gold and platinum albums, awards, and accolades from every quarter behind him, Canada's premier songwriter Bruce Cockburn is firmly in the moment
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
The importance of name recognition
by Gary Burton

OUTSIDE THE GLARE OF THE SPOTLIGHT
A look at the careers of three alumni making waves in the music products industry
by Mark Small

RORSCHACH AND MUSICAL EFFICIENCY
Tips for more efficient composition
by Jon Damian '73

ALUM PROFILE
David Neves '76: Rhode Island's Teacher of the Year
by Mark Small '73

FACULTY PROFILE
Eugene Frisen: Berklee's Cello Man
by Mark Small '73

BERKLEE BEAT
Distance learning, Shekinah, Musical Chills, faculty news, and more

THE DIGITAL PRODUCER
Kimo Williams shares tips and insights on recording with digital tools
by Kimo Williams '76

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

FINAL CADENCE

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CODA
Lessons Learned at the Willow
by Ed Hazell

 

 

 

Spring 2001 Issue | Volume 13, Number 2:

SCOTLAND'S HARDEST-WORKING JAZZMAN
For some time now, tenor man Tommy Smith '85 has been top dog in Scotland's jazz scene
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
We Heard You
by David McKay

YOU'RE THE BOSS
A few thoughts about the business side of your career from rock guitar hero Steve Vai
by Steve Vai

“FAT TIME, PLAY ME SOMETHING”
A look back at Mike Stern’s classic “Fat Time” solo on the 1981 Miles Davis The Man with the Horn CD
by Mark Small

ALUM PROFILE
Eve Nelson ’86: The Need to Say Something
by Mark Small '73

FACULTY PROFILE
Joanne Brackeen: The Performance is a Work of Art
by Mark Small '73

BERKLEE BEAT
Al Kooper and Elvin Jones, Summer Guitar Sessions, Will Davis gets the chair, Joanne Brackeen profile, faculty news, and more

CD DISTRIBUTION
Seeking a distribution deal for your indie CD? The McCluskey chronicles provide an analysis of the costs versus the potential career benefits.
by Associate Professor Kevin McCluskey

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

FINAL CADENCE

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CODA
The Music Goes On
by Fred Bouchard

 

 

 

Spring 2001 Issue | Volume 13, Number 1:

PLATINUM TOUCH
Two decades after arriving in L.A., session guitarist Michael Thompson '75 takes his place at the head of the class
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
Who Are We?
by Robert Myers

NET RESULTS
A look at alumni pioneers developing careers in cyberspace
by Peter Spellman

TEACHING IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Life in the digital age poses unique challenges to the fine art of teaching
by Dr. George Eastman

ALUM PROFILE
Tom Hambridge '83: Renaissance Man in a City of Specialists
by Mark Small '73

FACULTY PROFILE
Pat Pattison: Nashville Connection
by Mark Small '73

BERKLEE BEAT
Becker and Fagen, Davis, and Linkin at Commencement 2001, Career Expo, Joe Lovano gets the chair, Pat Pattison profile, faculty news, and more

REHARMONIZING WITH CONSTANT STRUCTURES
Ideas culled from Bill Evans and Herbie Hancock add new life to old tunes.
by Piano Department Chair Paul Schmeling

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

FINAL CADENCE

CODA
Looking In, Looking Out
by Jen Chapin '95

 

 

 

Summer 2001 Issue | Volume 12, Number 3:

PIANO STORIES
After nine records as a leader, and dozens more as a sideman, Cyrus Chestnut '85 is following the path of the jazz pioneers and revealing himself in his music.
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
Beyond Berklee's Walls
by Associate Vice President President for Operations Tom Riley '78

Also see New Fordham Road Practice Facility Creates Opportunities for Students
by Dean of the Performance Division Matt Marvuglio

THE CARE AND FEEDING OF YOUR AUDIENCE
A review of Livingston Taylor's new book Stage Performance
by Mark Small '73

WINTER HEALTH TIPS FOR VOCALISTS
Practical advice to keep you singing through the coldest days of the season
by Associate Professor of Voice Anne Peckham

ALUM PROFILE
Ryan Paternite '93: Bagels, Berklee, and the Birdland Sessions
by Mark Small '73

BERKLEE BEAT
Encore Gala nets $380,000, music education technology conference, Jay Chattaway residence, Bill Pierce profile, faculty news, and more

IN THE MOMENT . . .
A collage capturing hard-working Berklee alumni in the act
by Ken Franckling

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

FINAL CADENCE

CODA
When Life Asks You to Play
by JoJo David '94

 

  

 

Fall 2000 Issue | Volume 12, Number 2:

BLUES STAR ON THE RISE
A gold record, seven Boston Music Awards, three W.C. Handy Awards, and a Grammy nomination signal that Susan Tedeschi's career is on the fast track.
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
A New Plan
by President Lee Eliot Berk
Also see Alpert and Benson Gifts Will Bring Industry Bright Lights to Berklee

THE SCHILLINGER/BERKLEE CONNECTION
A perusal of Lawrence Berk's notebooks sheds light on Berklee's early curriculum.
by Professor Ted Pease '66

FINDING THE RIGHT RESONANCE
Thoughts behind the MIDI orchestration for Leni Stern's "Resonance": an interactive lesson
by Professional Writing Division Dean Joe Smith

ALUM PROFILE
Tony Thomas '80: The Lure of the Radio
by Mark Small '73

CODA
The Tao of Teaching Overseas
by Professor Joseph Coroniti

BERKLEE BEAT
Holliday and Vai honored at fall Convocation, BIN Summit in Athens, lifetime e-mail offer for alumni, Matt Glaser profile, faculty news, and more

THE STATE OF E-COMMERCE FOR MUSIC
An overview of the technological and legal issues that are determining the future viability of music distribution and sales over the Internet
by Associate Professor Peter Alhadef '92

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

FINAL CADENCE

 

 

 

 

Summer 2000 Issue | Volume 12, Number 1:

MASTER SONG CRAFTER
After three decades of writing hits for radio, songwriter Tom Snow '69 takes on Broadway.
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
The 2000 Grammy Awards
by President Lee Eliot Berk
Also, Pamela Roller '95 Named to Board of Trustees

IN-THE-EAR MONITORS AND HEARING CONSERVATION
A look at the benefits and risks of using in-ear monitors on stage
by Rachel Cruz '93

CHORD-TONE VERSUS CHORD-SCALE SOLOING
Getting back to basics can benefit even the best improvisers
by Professor Hal Crook

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

ALUM PROFILE
Jeff Thacher '90: The best part of wakin' up . . .
by Mark Small '73

FINAL CADENCE

CODA
Louis Armstrong and the theory of relativity
by String Department Chair Matt Glaser

 

 

 

Spring 2000 Issue | Volume 11, Number 3:

ENGLAND'S JAZZ CRUSADER
Richard Niles '75, one of London's top pop hit arrangers has another agenda
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
Women and Berklee
by Barbara London
Also, News of the Board of Trustees and Trustee Emeritus Gregory Larkin Honored

TAX TIPS FOR MUSICIANS
To avoid is legal, to evade is illegal
by Associate Professor Martin Dennehy

USING INSPIRATION AND WRITING TOOLS
Finding the balance of inspiration and technical skills when writing music
by Associate Professor Dan Moretti

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note
Also, Corey Allen '78

ALUM PROFILE
Mike Gibbs '62
Breaking the rules. . .and sounding great
by Mark Small '73

FINAL CADENCE

CODA
Personal Growth and Free Improvisation
by Assistant Professor Mitch Haupers

 

 

 

Fall 1999 Issue | Volume 11, Number 2:

ONLY TRUST YOUR HEART
Diana Krall '83 lets love of the music guide her course
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
A Firm Foundation
by President Lee Eliot Berk

BERKLEE BEAT
Golson, Fuller, and Morgan honored, new trustees, John LaPorta Award, Jamey Haddad profile, faculty news, department news, visiting artists

A LOOK ALONG THE DIGITAL DATA FRONTIER
How emerging DVD delivery formats promise to alter the way we hear music
by Assistant Professor Jeff Baust

APPROACHING NONFUNCTIONAL HARMONY
Some ideas on breaking away from predictable chord and melody patterns
by Associate Professor Wayne Naus '74

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

ALUM PROFILE
Kenny Werner '73
Discovering Music in the Space
by Mark Small '73

CODA
Unafraid of Failure
by Associate Professor Danny Harrington


 

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