Faculty Notes

Professor Lauren Passarelli released the e-book Guitar Insights via Amazon.com. She also released Honeywine, her first digital-only album.

Professors Neil Leonard and Joanne Brackeen were chosen by Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Red Hot organization to record with an all-star group in Havana, Cuba. 

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. 

Assistant Professor Vadim Neselovskyi wrote music for the film The Never Bell, and released the CD Music for September.

Mike Ihde

Mike Ihde

Professor Mike Ihde studied Hawaiian style lap steel guitar in Oahu, HI, with Alan Akaka. 

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

Professor Wendy Rolfe performed with the Mercury Orchestra in Houston, TX; at the International Flute Festival in Quito, Ecuador; the Buzzards Bay Musicfest; the National Flute Convention in New Orleans, LA; and with the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.

Professor Julien Kasper performed on Painting on Silence by Andrea Balestra ’07, with Scott Henderson, Steve Trovato, and Carl Verheyen.

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

Professor Darrell Katz and the Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra released the CD Stories with David Harris, Bob Pilkington, Rebecca Shrimpton, and Norman Zocher.