Faculty Notes

By 
Ryan Fleming

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.

Professor Bruce Gertz released the new CD Open Mind on the Open Mind Jazz label. He also recently played at the Kennedy Center and recorded with the Matt Savage Trio.

Hal Leonard and Berklee Press released the second edition of Solo Jazz Piano: The Linear Approach by Professor Neil Olmstead.

Associate Professor Libby Allison won the Distinguished Service Award from the Massachusetts Music Educators Association’s annual conference. She will make a presentation at the fall National Association for Music Education conference.

Professor Laszlo Gardony released the CD Clarity on Sunnyside Records. Visit www.lgjazz.com.