Alumni Affairs/See All BT IssuesBerklee Today Summer 2014

A Magazine for Contemporary Music and Musicians

Berklee Beat

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.

Dedication Lights Up the Skyline

By Mike Keefe-Feldman

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

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.

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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.



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The Woodshed

Tension and Resolution

By Ed Saindon

Faculty vibist Ed Saindon illustrates an approach to improvisation.

Expert Testimony

Joe Beliotti on New Songs for the World to Sing

By Mark Small

The man behind the music of Coca-Cola.

Regional Spotlights

New York Spotlight

By Michael Gaskins

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

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...

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.



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Nashville Pros

By David Petrelli

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

A "Complex" Family Tree

By Peter Gordon

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

Platinum-selling duo Karmin (Amy Heidemann ’08 and Nick Noonan ’08) released its full-length debut album Pulses with Epic Records on March 25. The lead single, “I Want It All,” was produced by Ryan “Rykeyz”...

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...

Coda

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.

Playing It Forward

More Stories Behind 160 Massachusetts Avenue

by Jessica Halton

Special names for the new facilities.

Vans Establishes Full Scholarship

by Margot Edwards

A maker of sports footwear and apparel go "Off the Wall."

Faculty Highlights

by Ryan Fleming

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

 

Guitar professor Lauren Passarelli’s Beatles ensemble was featured on a CBS Sunday Morning feature, which spotlighted the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first American tour.

Associate professor and vocalist  Gaye Tolan Hatfield released the album Yesterday Once More: a tribute to The Carpenters. Faculty members who assisted Hatfield on the disc's nine selections include Jodi Jenkins, Gabrielle Goodman, Dino Govoni, Jon and Corinne Chase, Paul Stiller, Jeff Ramsay, Guillermo Nojechowicz, and Brad Hatfield.

Alumni News

by Mark Small

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

Gary Morton of Orleans, Ontario, is the Viennese Ball Orchestra’s musical director and vice president of Local 180 AFM. He retired after 25 years with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police band and is pursuing a master’s degree from Southern New Hampshire University

Angelo Marcialis of Chester, NY, won the New York State Band Director Association’s Richard H. Snook Outstanding Band Director Award. He is retiring in July.