Faculty Notes

Assistant Professor of Guitar Colin Sapp released the CD Songs without Words with the group Choose to Find.

Gregory Pavliv of Cedar Grove, NJ, is the director of training for Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit that provides assistance to public schools. The program has reached more than 200,000 students in the United States. Bruce Springsteen made a recent appearance at an event that raised $800,000. Visit www.littlekidsrock.org. 

Jeannie Gagné, Stan Strickland, Jon Hazilla, and Danny Morris were selected for the Steelgrass Recording Residency in Kauai, Hawaii, in January. 

Associate Professor of Piano Josh Rosen and Stan Strickland released the CD Instinct

Professor Wendy Rolfe gave premieres of “Three Women” for flute and piano by Professor Beth Denisch in Quito, Ecuador, and at the National Flute Association convention. 

The Berklee Jazz/World String Orchestra premiered East River Mountain Suite by Bruce Thomas.

Associate Professor of Woodwinds Fred Lipsius penned the book Two-Five Jazz Lines. Visit www.fredlipsius.com. 

Associate Professor Andrea “Ani” Johnson wrote an article for the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association Journal and presented a lecture at the January MIDEM conference in Cannes, France.

Chair of the Music Business/Management Department Don Gorder gave presentations in Barcelona, Spain, and Athens, Greece; and one in Paso Robles, CA, with Drew Chandler ’11.

Professor of Percussion Mark Walker toured Europe with the group Oregon and appears on the group’s CD Family Tree