Faculty Notes

Greg Fritze (left) and Sharad Gurung ’97

Greg Fritze (left) and Sharad Gurung ’97

Professor Greg Fritze orchestrated the new national anthem of Nepal. Sharad Gurung ’97, who is the son of Amber Gurung (the anthem’s composer), presented Fritze with an award.

Professor Michael Farquharson performed with Lorne Lofsky and Stan Samole at Canada’s Jazz on the Mountain Festival. He also moderated a master class with Jimmy Haslip, Charnett Moffett, and Holly Cole. 

Professor Jon Damian presented concerts and workshops in Australia, including a show with his “Rubbertellie” guitar and live mural painting. 

Associate Professor Darol Anger recorded an album featuring Joe Walsh, Lukas Pool ’12, Courtney Hartman ’12, and Sharon Gilchrist. 

Film Scoring Chair George S. Clinton composed and recorded the score for John McNaughton’s Harvest.

Brad Hatfield penned arrangements and performed with Susan Tedeschi ’91 and the Boston Pops on July 4. Jon Finn, Richard Flanagan, Melissa Howe, and Barbara LaFitte, also played.

Rebecca Kline

Rebecca Kline

Assistant Professor Rebecca Cline released the book Latin Jazz Piano Improvisation: Clave, Comping, and Soloing for Berklee Press.

Professor Karen Wacks traveled to Uganda with Musicians for World Harmony. The group studied music therapy to address post-traumatic stress disorder among ex-child soldier survivors. 

Associate Professor Jane Miller released the album Three Sides to a Story, which was recorded by Lauren Passarelli.

Ensemble Professor John Pierce’s quintet with Brad Hatfield, Gaye Tolan Hatfield, Stan Strickland, and Bob Tamagni performed in Virgin Gorda at Jazz on the Hill. He also played on the CD Eula! with Eula Lawrence, Jon Hazilla, and Tim Ray.