Faculty Notes

By 
Ryan Fleming

Associate Professor Kudisan Kai is touring with Chaka Khan. Kai was also on the “Black Women in Rock” panel at this year’s South by Southwest Music Festival.

Assistant Professor Nando Michelin reissued his CD Reencontro, featuring Esperanza Spalding ’05, Richie Barshay, and Tiago Michelin. He performed at Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concerts with Rogerio Boccato, and played on a new CD by Felipe Salles that features Dave Liebman.

Faculty members Sheryl BaileyGarrison FewellDave FiuczynskiMick GoodrickJane MillerBruce Saunders, and Mitch Seidman are included in Scott Yanow’s book The Great Jazz Guitarists: The Ultimate Guide.

Professor Tom Stein is a member of the Kaupang Studios advisory board and is the CMO of MusiciansApp. He serves on the conference advisory board of the Audio Technologies for Music and Media conference and is the USA country manager for the International Institute of Marketing Professionals.

Associate Professor Mike Block recorded with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble for an upcoming album. He is also directing a variety of summer string camps, featuring numerous Berklee faculty members. Visit www.mikeblockstringcamp.com.

Associate Professor Richie Hart released the new solo guitar CD In a Mellow Tone. He is also featured on Jim Stinnett’s new CD Let’s Groove, featuring drummer Joe Hunt.

In May, Professor Peter Gardner trained faculty and students in intercultural communication at the University of Warsaw and University of Lodz in Poland.

Woodwind Professor Barbara LaFitte played in pit orchestras for productions of Peter Pan (Wang Center) and The Great Gatsby (NEC’s Jordan Hall and Tanglewood). She will perform as the principal oboist in the Boston Ballet’s Chroma and Coppélia.

Professor Apostolos Paraskevas was featured in England’s Classical Guitar magazine discussing his rehabilitation from focal dystonia. Visit www.apostolosparaskevas.com.

Woodwind Professor Wendy Rolfe appeared on the cover of November 2012 issue of Flute Talk magazine. Rolfe has also performed with the Handel and Haydn Society, the Boston Baroque Orchestra, and the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra.