Steven Antone Garcia

Steven Antone Garcia ’73 of Memphis, TN, died on May 31. He was 63. Garcia was a Vietnam War veteran and U.S. Navy musician. He leaves behind his mother, two sisters, and his daughter Christie. 

Jeff Friedman

Professor Jeff Friedman ’79 died on June 25. During his 20 years at Berklee, Friedman taught jazz composition and worked with Branford Marsalis, Joe Henderson, and many others. 

Todd Ferguson

Todd Ferguson ’84 of North Andover, MA, died on April 11. He was 55. Ferguson was a guitarist for the band the Bluehemians. He leaves his mother and sister. 

Randy Coven

Randy Coven ’80 of Great Neck, NY, died on May 20. He was 54. Coven played bass with such acts as Steve Vai ’80, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Zakk Wylde. 

Steven Bongivengo

Word has reached us that Steven Bongivengo ’80 of Rehoboth, MA, died on November 18, 2012.  Bongivengo was a composer and arranger. He leaves his wife, Cheryl. 

Edward Bedner

Professor Edward Bedner died on August 6. He was 77. Bedner was a Berklee faculty member for more than four decades teaching classical piano, counterpoint, and atonal solfege. He leaves his sister Jacquiline.

Alan J. Beique

Alan J. Beique ’75 of Webster, MA, died on July 23. He was 61. Beique was a keyboardist for a local blues band. He leaves two children; Jayme and Torrey Beique.

Kristopher Austin “Kit” Barkus

Kristopher Austin “Kit” Barkus ’07 of Butler, PA, died on June 6. He was 25. A trumpeter and a guitarist, he won a Louis Armstrong Jazz Award. Barkus leaves behind parents Robert and Pamela, and siblings Alison and Robert. 

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SGA Hollywood Night Open Mic

Student Government Association is the leading force that reflects the collective voice of the student body while promoting diversity of expression, both musically and culturally.

SGA will be hosting a Hollywood Night on Thursday, October 16 at 8pm in the Loft (921 Boylston, 3rd Floor)

Stop by for an Open Mic and to learn more about SGA