Faculty Notes

 

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.

 

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra performed the piece “Shards of Serenity” by associate professor Jonathan Holland as part of its EarShot Classical Roots Readings. The work was commissioned by the Chicago Sinfonietta in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Foundation. 

Jason AnickIn March, strings instructor Jason Anick released his second album as a leader, Tipping Point, which was reviewed in the Boston Globe. Visit jasonanick.com. 

In January, piano professor Laszlo Gardony performed in the NEA Jazz “Masters on Masters” concert series, opening for the Gary Bartz Quartet. Additionally, the Boston Globe ran a full-page article on Gardony.

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Dave DiCensoDave DiCenso, associate professor of percussion, recently performed with Carole King for a fundraising event supporting New Hampshire Senator Jean Shaheen. This summer he will tour with singer Josh Groban. Visit davedicenso.com. 

 

Professor Barbara LaFitte was appointed to the board of the Boston Woodwind Society, which supports cultural and educational projects and performing opportunities for students and professional woodwind musicians. 

Associate professor Fred Lipsius released a jazz sextet CD titled Rhythm, Catch 4, featuring faculty members Greg Hopkins, Russ Hoffman, and Dave Clark, plus Les Harris, Jr. ’83. Lipsius produced, composed, and arranged material for the album, which is available at online outlets. 

Professor of percussion Jon Hazilla released the book Rhythmic Reflections on Creative Teaching

Peter Gardner, professor of liberal arts, presented a lecture and workshop on intercultural communication to students in the Master’s Program in Peace and Conflict Management Studies at the University of Haifa in Israel.