Million-Dollar Night for the 15th Annual Encore Gala

By 
Beverly Tryon

 

During a musical extravaganza that entertained 800 guests, Berklee celebrated its 15th Annual Encore Gala on October 17, 2009, at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. In attendance were Berklee President Emeritus Lee Eliot Berk and his wife, Susan, who created the first Berklee gala in 1995 in honor of the college's 50th anniversary. This year's event raised nearly $1.3 million for the Berklee City Music Program (BCMP).

A Nod to the Past and a Look Forward

 

In October of 2009, Senior Vice President and Provost Dr. Lawrence J. Simpson delivered a town hall meeting to the Berklee community outlining changes to the college's core curriculum. As recommended by the executive committee of the Curriculum Review Initiative (CRI), the changes will affect all Berklee students in a meaningful way and are set to be phased in beginning in the fall 2010 semester and continuing throughout the 2011-2012 academic year.

Berklee Beat

Berklee Today Winter 2010

A Magazine for Contemporary Music and Musicians

Tim Mayer

Berklee City Music Program instructor Tim Mayer released his album Resilience on Jazz Legacy Productions.

Tim Mayer

Berklee City Music Program instructor Tim Mayer released his album Resilience on Jazz Legacy Productions.

Kevin Harris

Assistant Professor Kevin Harris and Marco Pignataro, the managing director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, performed with Ben Street at Smalls Jazz Club in New York on October 7. They will also appear with world-renowned bassist Eddie Gomez at the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts in Boston's South End on October 28.

Elena Lucas

A work by Associate Professor of Composition Elena Lucas was featured on the new Albany Records album In the Style Of. Lucas's Concertino for Trumpet and Piano is one of six contemporary works on the album by acclaimed classical trumpeter Terry Everson.

David Vose

Ear Training Professor David Vose penned the instructional drum book Drum Studies: Concepts, Reading, Phrasing, and Technique, which was published by Berklee Press in July.

Winnie Dahlgreen

Associate Professor of Harmony Winnie Dahlgren finished a two-week Berklee Faculty Fellowship in Mozambique, where she presented Berklee's online program for underserved kids. Dahlgren also performed at the American ambassador's house and held two workshops at the Eduardo Mondlane University on jazz composition. In collaboration with the embassy, Dahlgren traveled to the small village Zavala to record the music of the timbila orchestra (Mozambique marimba).

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