Berklee Today

 

Spring 2002 Issue | Volume 13, Number 3:

LIVING IN THE PRESENT TENSE
With a legacy of gold and platinum albums, awards, and accolades from every quarter behind him, Canada’s premier songwriter Bruce Cockburn is firmly in the moment

by Mark Small '73

 

LEAD SHEET
The importance of name recognition

by Gary Burton

OUTSIDE THE GLARE OF THE SPOTLIGHT
A look at the careers of three alumni making waves in the music products industry
by Mark Small

RORSCHACH AND MUSICAL EFFICIENCY
Tips for more efficient composition
by Jon Damian '73

THE DIGITAL PRODUCER
Kimo Williams shares tips and insights on recording with digital tools
by Kimo Williams '76

ALUM PROFILE
David Neves '76: Rhode Island's Teacher of the Year
by Mark Small '73

CODA
Lessons Learned at the Willow
by Ed Hazell

BERKLEE BEAT
Distance learning, Shekinah, Musical Chills, faculty news, and more

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

FACULTY PROFILE
Eugene Frisen: Berklee's Cello Man
by Mark Small '73

ALUMNI BEAT

L.A. NEWSBRIEFS

FINAL CADENCE

 

 

Spring 2001 Issue | Volume 13, Number 2:

SCOTLAND'S
HARDEST-WORKING
JAZZMAN

For some time now, tenor man Tommy Smith '85 has been top dog in Scotland's jazz scene

by Mark Small '73

 

LEAD SHEET
We Heard You

by David McKay

YOU'RE THE BOSS
A few thoughts about the business side of your career from rock guitar hero Steve Vai
by Steve Vai

"FAT TIME, PLAY ME SOMETHING"
A look back at Mike Stern's classic "Fat Time" solo on the 1981 Miles Davis The Man With the Horn CD
by Mark Small

CD DISTRIBUTION
Seeking a distribution deal for your indie CD? The McCluskey chronicles provide an analysis of the costs versus the potential career benefits.
by Associate Professor Kevin McCluskey

ALUM PROFILE
Eve Nelson '86: The Need to Say Something
by Mark Small '73

CODA
The Music Goes On
by Fred Bouchard

BERKLEE BEAT
Al Kooper and Elvin Jones, Summer Guitar sessions, Will Davis gets the chair, Joanne Brackeen profile, faculty news, and more

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

ALUMNI BEAT

L.A. NEWSBRIEFS

FINAL CADENCE

 

 

Spring 2001 Issue | Volume 13, Number 1:
PLATINUM TOUCH

Two decades after arriving in L.A., session guitarist Michael Thompson '75 takes his place at the head of the class

by Mark Small '73

 

LEAD SHEET
Who Are We?

by Robert Myers

NET RESULTS
A look at alumni pioneers developing careers in cyberspace
by Peter Spellman

TEACHING IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Life in the digital age poses unique challenges to the fine art of teaching
by Dr. George Eastman

REHARMONIZING WITH CONSTANT STRUCTURES
Ideas culled from Bill Evans and Herbie Hancock add new life to old tunes
by Piano Department Chair Paul Schmeling

ALUM PROFILE
Tom Hambridge '83: Renaissance Man in a City of Specialists
by Mark Small '73

CODA
Looking In, Looking Out
by Jen Chapin '95

BERKLEE BEAT
Becker and Fagen, Davis, and Linkin at Commencement 2001, Career Expo, Joe Lovano gets the chair, Pat Pattison profile, faculty news, and more

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

FINAL CADENCE

 

 

Spring 2001 Issue | Volume 12, Number 3:
PIANO STORIES

After nine records as a leader, and dozens more as a sideman, Cyrus Chestnut '85 is following the path of the jazz pioneers and revealing himself in his music.

by Mark Small '73

 

LEAD SHEET
Beyond Berklee's Walls

by Associate Vice President for Operations Tom Riley '78

Also see New Fordham Road Practice Facility Creates Opportunities for Students
by Dean of the Performance division Matt Marvuglio

THE CARE AND FEEDING OF YOUR AUDIENCE
A review of Livingston Taylor's new book Stage Performance
by Mark Small '73

WINTER HEALTH TIPS FOR VOCALISTS
Practical advice to keep you singing through the coldest days of the season
by Associate Professor of Voice Anne Peckham

ALUM PROFILE
Ryan Paternite '93: Bagels, Berklee, and the Birdland Sessions
by Mark Small '73

CODA
When Life Asks You to Play
by JoJo David '94

BERKLEE BEAT
Encore Gala nets $380,000, music education technology conference, Jay Chattaway residence, Bill Pierce profile, faculty news, and more

IN THE MOMENT...
A collage capturing hard-working alumni in the act.
by Ken Franckling

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

FINAL CADENCE

 

 

Fall 2000 Issue | Volume 12, Number 2:
BLUES STAR ON THE RISE

A gold record, seven Boston Music Awards, three W.C. Handy Awards, and a Grammy nomination signal that Susan Tedeschi's career is on the fast track.

by Mark Small '73

 

LEAD SHEET
A New Plan
by President Lee Eliot Berk
Also see Alpert and Benson Gifts Will Bring Industry Bright Lights to Berklee

THE SCHILLINGER/BERKLEE CONNECTION
A perusal of Lawrence Berk's notebooks sheds light on Berklee's early curriculum.
by Professor Ted Pease '66

FINDING THE RIGHT RESONANCE
Thoughts behind the MIDI orchestration for Leni Stern's "Resonance": an interactive lesson
by Professional Writing Division Dean Joe Smith

ALUM PROFILE
Tony Thomas '80: The Lure of the Radio
by Mark Small '73

CODA
The Tao of Teaching Overseas
by Professor Joseph Coroniti

BERKLEE BEAT
Holliday and Vai honored at fall Convocation, BIN Summit in Athens, lifetime e-mail offer for alumni, Matt Glaser profile, faculty news, and more

THE STATE OF E-COMMERCE FOR MUSIC
An overview of the technological and legal issues that are determining the future viability of music distribution and sales over the Internet
by Associate Professor Peter Alhadef '92

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

FINAL CADENCE

Summer 2000 Issue | Volume 12, Number 1:
MASTER SONG CRAFTER

After three decades of writing hits for radio, songwriter Tom Snow '69 takes on Broadway.

by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
The 2000 Grammy Awards
by President Lee Eliot Berk
Also, Pamela Roller '95 Named to Board of Trustees

BERKLEE BEAT
Alpert, Austin, and Sykes honored at Commencement 2000, James Taylor comes to class, Tiger Okoshi profile, faculty news, visiting artists

HARMONIZING MUSIC AND MARKETING
Creating an album with a marketing plan in mind
by Terry Wollman '80

IN-THE-EAR MONITORS
AND HEARING CONSERVATION

A look at the benefits and risks of using in-ear monitors on stage
by Rachel Cruz '93

CHORD-TONE VERSUS CHORD-SCALE SOLOING
Getting back to basics can benefit even the best improvisers
by Professor Hal Crook

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

ALUM PROFILE
Jeff Thatcher '90: The best part of wakin' up . . .
by Mark Small '73

FINAL CADENCE

CODA
Louis Armstrong and the theory of relativity
by String Department Chair Matt Glaser

Spring 2000 Issue | Volume 11, Number 3:
ENGLAND'S JAZZ CRUSADER

Richard Niles '75, one of London's top pop hit arrangers has another agenda

by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
Women and Berklee
by Barbara London
Also, News of the Board of Trustees and Trustee Emeritus Gregory Larkin Honored

BERKLEE BEAT
Gala fundraiser nets $385K, Bill Schultz becomes a trustee, Berklee's String Orchestra, Rod Morgenstein profile, faculty news, department news, visiting artists

ONE FOR THE ROAD
A behind-the-scenes look at the life of a tour manager
by John G. Czajkowski '98

 

TAX TIPS FOR MUSICIANS
To avoid is legal, to evade is illegal
by Associate Professor Martin Dennehy

USING INSPIRATION AND WRITING TOOLS
Finding the balance of inspiration and technical skills when writing music
by Associate Professor Dan Moretti

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note
Also, Corey Allen '78

ALUM PROFILE
Mike Gibbs '62
Breaking the rules. . .and sounding great
by Mark Small '73

FINAL CADENCE

CODA
Personal Growth and Free Improvisation
by Assistant Professor Mitch Haupers

Fall 1999 Issue | Volume 11, Number 2:
ONLY TRUST YOUR HEART

Diana Krall '83 lets love of the music guide her course

by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
A Firm Foundation
by President Lee Eliot Berk

BERKLEE BEAT
Golson, Fuller, and Morgan honored, new trustees, John LaPorta Award, Jamey Haddad profile, faculty news, department news, visiting artists

A LOOK ALONG THE DIGITAL DATA FRONTIER
How emerging DVD delivery formats promise to alter the way we hear music
by Assistant Professor Jeff Baust

 

APPROACHING NONFUNCTIONAL HARMONY
Some ideas on breaking away from predictable chord and melody patterns
by Associate Professor Wayne Naus '74

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

ALUM PROFILE
Kenny Werner '73
Discovering Music in the Space
by Mark Small '73

CODA
Unafraid of Failure
by Associate Professor Danny Harrington

 


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