Faculty Notes

Assistant Professor Vessela Stoyanova and her band Bury Me Standing released their debut album.

Assistant Professor Hey Rim Jeon is a member of the board of the Korean Cultural Society of Boston. 

Assistant Professor Kevin Harris released the album Museum, Vol. 1.

Assistant Professor Kevin Bleau performed “Don’t Be Yourself, Be Me” from his musical If You Want My Body in New York City with Marni Raab and Michele McConnell. 

With funding from a Berklee grant, Professor Garrison Fewell is completing the book Outside Music, Inside Voices. He released the albums Tribal Ghost and Estuaries and performed at the Clusone Jazz Festival in Italy. 

Professor Kris Adams led a vocal jazz workshop at the Fara Music Festival in Italy, performing with Jonathan Kreisberg ’88, Gregory Hutchinson, Reuben Rogers ’04, and Kevin Hayes.

The Rochester Chamber Orchestra and conductor Arild Remmereit performed Beth Denisch’s “Fire Mountain Intermezzo.”

Assistant Professor Yoko Miwa scored the film Midlife, which featured alumni and student performers.

Professor Bill Banfield serves as a cultural correspondent for NPR radio host Tavis Smiley. Banfield’s Symphony 11: Songs/Stories premiered in Switzerland. Additionally, Banfield lectured at a music institution in Cuba.

MP&E Chair Rob Jaczko and Assistant Chair Dan Thompson took students to London on a trip underwritten by the Wayne Wadhams Trust. They attended sessions at Abbey Road Studio and British Grove Studios with David Hentschel and Hugh Padgham.