Reserve materials reminder

Faculty who need material purchased or placed on reserve for fall courses are reminded to get their requests in as soon as possible.

Due to low staffing in the cataloging office this semester, the earliest we can guarantee availability for items received by August 22nd is Week 2.

Updating with Leadership Changes, Title Changes, and New Faculty

As the fall approaches, many of you are updating your pages with leadership changes, title changes, and new faculty members. Here's a quick guide about how that works, and what you can do to keep everything up to date. Note that your department's content manager will need to take care of some of these steps.

Welcome New Berklee Staff: July 2014

Dear Berklee Community:

Please join Human Resources in extending a warm welcome to our newest employees!

  • Charles McGarvey, Assistant Director – Experiential Learning

  • Heidi Martin, Studio Operations Supervisor – Music Production & Engineering

  • Benjamin Quigley, Process & Systems Manager – Office of the Registrar

  • Jordan Lockaby, Project Manager for the Dean – Office of Admissions

  • Katherine Rich, Project Manager – Liberal Arts

Expert Testimony - Given by concert production manager Mike Marchetti to Mark Small

Mark Small

“I don’t have any fun; it’s all work,” Mike Marchetti ’84 tells me while flashing a Cheshire-cat grin. Considering his pressure-filled career as a production manager for some 100 concerts, theater productions, and events brought to Boston annually by Don Law Company and Live Nation, the statement might strike an outsider as absolutely true. But handling the innumerable logistics for concerts by major touring acts with diligence and finesse is in Marchetti’s blood.

The Perfect Mix

Mark Small

Veteran recording engineer and mixer Benny Faccone has been a mainstay in the American and Latin music industry for decades. Born in Italy and raised in Canada, Faccone arrived in Los Angeles in 1980 and has since engineered or mixed countless projects that have netted him six American Grammys and eight Latin Grammys. He’s also garnered countless certificates for his work on winning recordings during the years before the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences began issuing statues to recording engineers.

Coda: Journey to the Center of the Self

Adam Renn Olenn

As a writer and a musician, I often find myself interested in the spaces between things, those inshore waters that are neither marsh nor open sea but that share aspects of both. During my childhood, I retreated into literature, enjoying the escape of great works and the freedom and authority of my own writing. At the same time, music had the power to make something inside me ache–with joy, with sorrow, with longing for some unnamable missing piece. Music felt like the percussive incantations of reading had reached their full expression—and taken flight.

Picking Up the Tempo in Valencia

On September 17, Berklee College of Music president Roger H. Brown gave the welcome speech at the college’s new campus in Valencia, Spain. The event marked the launch of Berklee’s first-ever master’s degree offerings in Contemporary Performance; Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games; and Global Entertainment and Music Business. The launch represents the successful culmination of an ambitious and challenging project and confirms the college’s commitment to establish a new international campus with original curriculum.

Six New Chairs Appointed

Lawrence Simpson, the senior vice president for academic affairs/provost, has announced the appointment of six new department chairs.

Larry Monroe Retires

Mark Small

After 42 years of service at Berklee, Larry Monroe retired in August. During his tenure at the college. he served in numerous capacities. He started out teaching classes in arranging, ear training, ensemble, and more during his final semesters as a Berklee student. He was later tapped to head the Performance and Ear Training departments, produce concerts, and help develop the Berklee on the Road international clinic series and Berklee International Network of contemporary music schools.

Global Groove

Jason Camelio

Toward the end of day one of the“Art of Improvisation: Blues and Jazz” program offered at the Berklee Valencia program this summer, two young women started a discussion with Berklee’s Assistant Chair of Guitar Rick Peckham. Such dialogue is fairly common at Berklee-sponsored events, but becomes even more interesting when you know more about the talented musicians speaking with Peckham.