Faculty Notes

By 
Ryan Fleming

Aided by the Newbury Comics Faculty Fellowship, Professor Steve Wilkes documented the sounds of Cape Cod. He released Sound Signals, a two-CD set of field recordings and electronic remixes, plus Fordham Wilkes: Upstream, with vocalist Ginny Fordham. Visitwww.hearcapecod.org.

Janice Pendarvis, Vaneese Thomas, Jimmy Cliff, and Nicki Richards

From the left: Janice Pendarvis, Vaneese Thomas, Jimmy Cliff, and Nicki Richards

Associate Professor Janice Pendarvis sang on David Bowie’s album The Next Day. She appeared in the film Twenty Feet from Stardom and performed on Late Show with David Letterman with Darlene Love, Jimmy Cliff, and Shawn Klush.

The student ensemble Vintage Vocals and Associate Professor David Thorne Scott performed the music of the Pied Pipers and the Modernaires at two swing dances with the Beantown Swing Orchestra.

Professor Kenwood Dennard cofounded the group Bush Rock with keyboardist Delmar Brown.

Assistant Chair of the Music Business/Management Department John Kellogg made a presentation at the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association Faculty Summit in New Orleans.

Associate Professor Freddie Bryant received an honorary degree from Amherst College.

Professor Neil Leonard was selected for the Fulbright Specialist Program roster. In June he gave a presention in the Cuban Pavilion of the Venice Biennale.

Professor Stephen Webber released his Stylus Symphony CD/DVD, featuring Berklee faculty, staff, and students. Visit www.stephenwebbermusic.com.

Pianist and Assistant Professor Vadim Neselovskyi released Music for September on Sunnyside Records.

Mark Walker

Mark Walker

Professor Mark Walker toured with the group Oregon in March. They played two concerts with the HR Big Band of Frankfurt, Germany.