Faculty Notes

Assistant Professor Melissa Ferrick released the album The Truth Is with Darcel Wilson and Paula Cole. 

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. 

Matt Glaser

Matt Glaser

American Roots Artistic Director Matt Glaser received the American String Teachers Association’s 2013 Artist Teacher Award. 

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

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

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.