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Faculty Notes


 
  Professor Bruno R?berg

Associate Professor of Guitar Sal DiFusco and Bass Professor Joe Santerre were in Taipei, Taiwan, in August for concerts and clinics at the Cool Groove music school. DiFusco recently released the CD Vanishing Mist and has made three instructional DVDs.

Clarinetist and Associate Professor Harry Skoler teamed up with Percussion Professor Ed Saindon on the new CD Two Ones.

Associate Professor of Guitar Mike Ihde published The 333 Book: 333 Licks, Tricks and Techniques Every Guitarist Should Know, with an accompanying DVD. Visit www.mikeihde.com.

Saxophonist and Ensemble Department Professor Greg Osby released 9 Levels, his first recording on his Inner Circle Music label.

In May, Professors Bob Doezema, Jeff Stout, and Daryl Lowery toured Spain with the band Al Kooper and the Funky Faculty.

Liberal Arts Professor Peter Gardner gave a series of workshops at Enderun Colleges in the Philippines.

Woodwinds Associate Professor Fred Lipsius published a book and CD titled Playing through the Blues with Advance Music.

Assistant Professor of Voice Carolyn Leonhart-Escoffery headlined at the New Haven Jazz Festival and released the new CD If Dreams Come True.

Assistant Piano Professor Leo Blanco and his trio performed at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage for an ongoing music revue of Venezuelan performers.

 
Associate Professor of Percussion Kenwood Dennard  

String Department Associate Professor John McGann and his group the Boston Edge played at the ICONS Irish Music & Arts Festival in Canton, MA. McGann has also been commissioned to write for Childsplay, a 30-piece string orchestra.

Harmony Professor Danny Harrington has become a performing artist for the Vandoren Company and uses the company's saxophone mouthpieces and reeds exclusively.

Subb Zero Entertainment, the production company headed by Assistant Professor of Harmony Alonzo Harris, produced three tracks for South Korean pop star Hyori Lee.

Associate Professor of Percussion Kenwood Dennard received a lifetime achievement award at the KoSA International percussion workshops last summer and toured Italy with the Gil Evans Orchestra.

Associate Professor and guitarist Giovanni Moltoni and his quartet released the new CD 3. The group includes faculty members Greg Hopkins, Fernando Huergo, and Bob Tamagni.

Associate Professor of Percussion Mike Mangini toured Australia, Canada, and the United States giving drum clinics. He has been featured in Drumhead, Drumscene, Batera Drum, and Roadie Crew magazines and on Supernova TV.

Associate Professor of Percussion Jamey Haddad performed with Yo-Yo Ma and the Boston Symphony Orchestra and toured Egypt and Lebanon. In August he toured with Paul Simon and ended the summer at the Drum Fantasy Camp in Cleveland, OH.

 
  From the left: Associate Professor Jamey Haddad, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and Michael Ward-Bergeman '99

Associate Professor Prince Charles Alexander gave a music production seminar at the Literary Cafe and Poetry Lounge in Miami and a beat-making seminar at Boston's Camp Harbor View. Alexander is part of Mayor Menino's Hip Hop Roundtable.

Piano Professor Laszlo Gardony performed at New York's Blue Note Jazz Club with his trio, toured New England and New Jersey, and played a solo spot at the W.C. Handy Festival in Muscle Shoals, AL.

Assistant Professor Matt Jenson produced a DVD for his band Acid Reggae Xperience in Mumbai, India. He also worked on K-Project blending Indian classical music with reggae.

Associate Professor of Guitar Jon Wheatley released two new CDs: The Nature of Things and Fifty-Fifty.

Associate Professor Jonathan Holland is the composer in residence for the Boston Radius Ensemble and will be the featured composer for the "Meet the Composer" series at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The University of Texas Trombone Choir will perform Holland's music for the New Gallery Concert Series.

Bassist and Ensemble Professor Bruno R?berg released the new double-album CD Lifelines. Raberg and Associate Professor of Guitar Norm Zocher performed on Brooke Sofferman's recording Fine Whines.

Berklee faculty members Bob Winter, Melissa Howe, Barbara Lafitte, Dean Anderson, Sandra Kott, Richard Flanagan, and Jon Finn toured with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra to present a Leonard Bernstein tribute and a Brian Stokes Mitchell program.

Associate Professor Herman Hampton recorded his second album, Night Mist Blues, and traveled to Uganda to assist in providing health care and music at camps for the displaced.

Guitar Professor David Fiuczynski toured with Hiromi Uehara and appeared on her new CD Beyond Standard. He also performed for the Jack Johnson documentary filmed in Paris and at the Panama Drum Festival in Russia.

Piano Professor Marc Rossi released the new CD Hidden Mandala, and recorded a two-piano disc with jazz historian/pianist Lewis Porter.

Assistant Professor of Percussion Mikael Ringquist performed La Pasión Seg?n San Marcos with Orquesta La Pasión at the Holland Festival in Amsterdam for a performance broadcast live on Dutch TV.

Professor Peter Alhadeff published his paper "U.S. Music Industry Statistics: A Reappraisal" in two peer-reviewed journals: The International Journal of Economics and Business Research and The Journal of the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association. Alhadeff also spoke at the Business & Economics Society International in Lugano, Switzerland.

Associate Professor Adi Yeshaya produced and arranged music for the CDs Baby's First Beethoven, Classical Christmas, and Piano Christmas, and arranged songs for Whitney Houston, Roberta Flack, and Aretha Franklin.

Woodwinds Professor Wendy Rolfe studied choro improvisation and composition at the Festival de Musica in Ourinhos, Brazil; performed at the Buzzards Bay MusicFest in Marion, MA; and at a flute convention in Quito, Ecuador. She is featured on The Trio Sonatas of J.S. Bach CD, which received a five-star review from Choir & Organ magazine.

Associate Professor David Howard spent three weeks in Italy performing with an Italian jazz trio and teaching in Soverato and Catanzaro.