Faculty Notes

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. 

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

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.

Through a faculty grant, Assistant Professor Ben Houge and other Berklee faculty presented the third “food opera” at Bondir Restaurant in Cambridge, MA. Enrique Gonzalez Muller was the engineer. 

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

Associate Professor Ed Lucie released a CD featuring Steve Kirby. 

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

Mike Ihde

Mike Ihde

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

Professor Yumiko Matsuoka published a book of a cappella arrangements titled The Water Is Wide

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.