Alumni Affairs/See All BT IssuesBerklee Today Summer 2014

A Magazine for Contemporary Music and Musicians

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Commencement Concert 2014

An Epic Weekend

By Mark Small

Music legends mixed it up with students at the commencement concert and more than 900 graduates collected their diplomas the next day.

Ribbon cutting at the 160 Dedication

Dedication Lights Up the Skyline

By Mike Keefe-Feldman

Luminaries and luminescense brighten the grand opening of Berklee's new 16-story building.

Bill Banfield's Jazz Urbane

The Jazz Urbane: Label, Artistry, and Mentorship

By Mark Small

Professor Bill Banfield and his cohorts in the group the Jazz Urbane are on a cross-generational, trans-stylistic musical voyage. A collective—featuring veteran faculty members, young Berklee alumni, and guest artists—taps influences from jazz, r&b, rock, hip-hop, and more. The late George...

The State of the College

By Lesley Mahoney

With greater student retention, an uptick in the quality of applicants, new facilities, and hugely successful online courses, Berklee’s vital signs are healthy. This prognosis comes from president Roger H. Brown in his April state of the college address.

Social media and Berklee Online...

Dream Theater - John Petrucci

Dream Theater’s Homecoming

By Mark Small


Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci is pictured onstage at the Boston Opera House during the band's performance with the Berklee Concert Choir and Berklee World Strings. Image Credit:  Dave Green

Panos Panay

Panos Panay to Head Berklee ICE

By Mark Small


Panos Panay '94

The Woodshed

Ed Saindon

Tension and Resolution

By Ed Saindon

Faculty vibist Ed Saindon illustrates an approach to improvisation.

Expert Testimony

Joe Belliotti

Joe Beliotti on New Songs for the World to Sing

By Mark Small

The man behind the music of Coca-Cola.

Regional Spotlights

Fab Dupont

New York Spotlight

By Michael Gaskins

Engineering, producing, and serving up the music of stars like Shakira and J-Lo.

Roger Brown

L.A. Newsbriefs

By Justine Taormino

Typically, this column features the achievements and accolades of the L.A. alumni community. We highlight the Grammy and Emmy winners and nominees, award-winning writing teams, producers and engineers, and top-notch touring musicians. Our Los Angeles alumni are industry professionals. We live in...

Danny Mo & the Exciters

Another WesFest Success

By Peter Gordon


Danny Mo & the Exciters featured (from the left): Scott Gilman, Kira Small, Danny Morris, John "JR" Robinson, and scholarship recipient Max McKellar. Image Credit:  John Wehmiller

Jenn Bostic

Nashville Pros

By David Petrelli

A Music City–based alumna talks about songwriting and cultivating a UK following.

Karmin

A "Complex" Family Tree

By Peter Gordon


Amy Heidemann '08 and Nick Noonan '08 of the duo Karmin

Shea Rose

Boston Beat

By Michael Gaskins


Shea Rose '11

Steve Morse, a former music critic at the Boston Globe, has described Shea Rose ’11 as “that rare artist who can bridge diverse styles such as soul, funk, rock, rap and jazz and bring her unique stamp to each.” Rose’s growing audience has found her chameleonlike...

Coda

Miguel Gandelman

Remaining Teachable

By Miguel Gandelman

Seeking to raise his game, even after touring with Babyface and Aguilera.

Lead Sheet

Into the Next Quarter Century

by Mark Small

Berklee Today's editor reflects on the magazine's first 25 years.

Global Groove

Alumni: A Gateway to the World

by Jason Camelio

Berklee in Santo Domingo
On the joys of global networking.

Playing It Forward

More Stories Behind 160 Massachusetts Avenue

by Jessica Halton

Special names for the new facilities.

Faculty Highlights

by Ryan Fleming

Terri Lyne Carrington

Insights on mentorship, personal brand, and other wisdom, courtesy of a Grammy-winning drummer and bandleader.

 

Professor Kris Adams performed in Rome at the Alexanderplatz Jazz Club with Claudio Colasazza, Luca Pirozzi, and Alessio Santoni. She presented the clinic “Sing Your Way through Theory” (based on her book of the same title) at the California Music Education Conference in Fresno, CA, and in Bad Kissingen, Germany, for the European Music Educators Association.

John Hill of Moorestown, NJ, won a Virginia Center for the Creative Arts fellowship. He will focus on creative projects during a retreat for visual artists, writers, and composers. 

Alumni News

by Mark Small

Buzz Burrowes

A Harmonix VP talks about the fusion between music and computers.

Noah Agruss of Sherman Oaks, CA, scored choreographer Christopher Stowell’s ballet Cipher, which was premiered by the Los Angeles Ballet. Visit noahagruss.com. 

Daniel Indart of Tarzana, CA, was interviewed by Elizabeth Espinosa on the CNN Latino’s show Sin Límites, discussing Latin music in Hollywood’s entertainment industry.