Mark Polanzak

A short story by Assistant Professor Mark Polanzak was runner-up for the Calvino Prize, judged by Tobias Wolff. Another of his stories appears in the Winter 2014 issue of The Southern Review.

Danny Harrington

Professor Danny Harrington was elected to the board of directors for the Newburyport Education Foundation.

Bruce Gertz

Bass Professor Bruce Gertz released the CDs Anybody Home? and Someday Soon, featuring a variety of Berklee faculty.

Don Gorder

Music Business/Management Chair Don Gorder spoke on WBUR’s On Point about music streaming services, and lectured at Inholland University (Netherlands) and at the Midatlantic Music Conference.

Wayne Ward

Professor Wayne Ward accompanied the Massachusetts Central District All State Chorus at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA.

August Watters

Associate Professor August Watters will play mandolin works at EuroFest in Bruchsal, Germany, next summer.

Diane Heffner

Diane Heffner and the New England String Quartet premiered Beth Denisch’s “Five on Five” at Brandeis University.

Jamie Lynn Hart

Jamie Lynn Hart released the CD Live at Tupelo Music Hall, and a music video for the single “Down.” Visit

Barbara LaFitte

Professor Barbara LaFitte was noted in for her English horn solo in Dvorak’s “Largo” from the New World Symphony, during the Boston Pops Orchestra’s Southwest tour.

Cecil Adderley

Music Education Chair Cecil Adderley had his piece “The Patriot” performed by the Highland Park High School band and the Berklee Wind Ensemble.