Alumnotes

Class of: 1984

Composer Joel Goodman of Calabasas, CA, wrote music for the films Which Way Is the Front Line from Here?, The Life and Times of Tim Hetherington, Miss You Can Do It, and The Diplomat. Visit www.joelgoodman.com.

Guitarist Pete Huttlinger of Nashville, TN, released an album and an accompanying 52-page storybook project McGuire’s Landing. Penned by Huttlinger, the fictional story details episodes in the life of an Irish immigrant during the 19th century. Visit www.petehuttlinger.com

Class of: 1985

Slavko Avsenik Jr. of Ljubljana, Slovenia, has been active in film and television scoring. Two of his recent projects include The Charmings for television and the score for the film Iron Sky

Saxophonist Cleave Guyton of Brooklyn, NY, currently plays with the Count Basie Orchestra. He also released the album Introducing the C.J. Heptet. Visit www.cleaveguyton.com

Class of: 1986

Ben Camp of Laguna Niguel, CA, co-wrote Victoria Justice’s single “Gold” with Peter Thomas,  Jason Weiss ’12 and Sam Shrieve ’11. He also co-wrote “Mind Is Blown” for MainStreet with Shrieve and Joren van der Voort. Ethan Mentzer '04, van der Voort, and Camp have also worked with Angi3 on her upcoming EP.

Zen Hardy of Lawrenceville, GA, was the bassist and coproducer on an EP with the Fortunate Few. He is finishing coproduction and performance on Jeremy Parks’s forthcoming EP. In June, Hardy launched a line of 3-D–printed bass and guitar accessories through Valley Guitar Gear. Visit www.bridgepickholder.com.

Guitarist Kevin Kastning of Groton, MA, and saxophonist Carl Clements ’87 released the album Nowhere, Now Here on Greydisc Records. Kastning also released Dark Sonatas with fellow guitarist Mark Wingfield. Visit www.kevinkastning.com

Ed Littman of North Haledon, NJ, owns a mastering facility and has worked on projects for New Riders of the Purple Sage and David Fiuczynski and for the labels Daptone Records and Dopebrother Records. Littman has numerous CDs available online. Visit www.edlittman.com.

Class of: 1987

Dario Saraceno of Wappingers Falls, NY, and his band Dario and the Clear released the single “Live Now” from their forthcoming CD. 

Class of: 1988

Chris Fassbender of Grand Rapids, MI, is the house drummer at Mojo’s Dueling Piano Bar in Grand Rapids, and was inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame in April.

John J. Marrs of Houston, TX, released the e-book A Better Way: Piano Method Book 1, which is available at Apple’s iTunes bookstore. 

Class of: 1989

Elise Letourneau of Ottawa, Canada, has won numerous awards for her choral compositions. In addition to numerous performances of her music, the Capital Vox Jazz Choir has recorded it. Visit www.capitalvox.ca.

Drew Wiseman of Marietta, GA, recently released his debut solo album, Shine

Yuval Ron of Studio City, CA, composed the score for the off-Broadway theater production Murmurs & Incantations. He also wrote music for the CD Six Healing Sounds: Journey to Health & Happiness, and leads retreats, workshops, and performances. Visit www.yuvalronmusic.com

Rob Disner of Winston-Salem, NC, opened Idlewild Interactive Media Services, an audio/video conversion facility. 

Phillip DiTullio of Milford, MA, is working with Berklee’s Stan Getz Library to annotate notes from composer Joseph Schillinger to restore history from the years when Berklee was known as the Schillinger House. DiTullio is a cofounder of the Schillinger Society, which recently joined the Artists Recording Collective. Visit www.schillingersociety.com

Class of: 1990

Kelley Bolduc (aka Kelley B.) of Boston, MA, and her band Hot Like Fire, released their third CD, Forward. The group was cited in the Best Caribbean Band category and received the Best Caribbean CD award at the 2013 New England Urban Music Awards. Visit www.hotlikefire.net

Avrahom (Howard) Burke of Northbrook, IL, has performed in Jerusalem with the Mediterranean-Gypsy band Tizmoret Amamit, featuring bassist Naor Carmi. He also has his own pop-jazz project, 310 Worlds, whose recording is available on CD Baby and iTunes. 

Composer Louis King of New York City writes a blog where he shares thoughts on being a composer and about artists that have influenced his craft. Visit http://loukingblogs.blogspot.com.

Blake Morgan of New York City released the album Diamond in the Dark. He is the founder and CEO of ECR Music Group and has been interviewed by the media about musicians’ royalties and copyright issues.