Faculty Notes

By 
Ryan Fleming

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chair of Music Business/Management Don Gorder participated in panel discussions and made presentations at Harvard Business School; English High School in Bogotá, Colombia; and the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association Faculty Summit.

Professor John Baboian taught the clinic “Two Guitars Are Better Than One” with University of Southern California Guitar Professor Frank Potenza ’72, and performed with the World Leaders at the Jazz Educators Network conference in Atlanta, GA.

Assistant Professor Michael Moss composed and recorded music for the 70th anniversary edition audiobook of The Little Prince, featuring performances by Moss, Jeff Gilman ’94, and violinist Michael Rosenbloom.

In April, Assistant Professor Francisco Noya and the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra performed at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. Noya also worked with the Rhode Island Philharmonic LinkUp program for children.