I am pleased to announce that Betsy Newman will join the Berklee community as vice president of Student Affairs and dean of students, effective October 15, 2014. Please join me in extending a warm welcome. The national search process for this important position was quite rigorous and included a rich, diverse, mix of very talented individuals.
Ari Picker of Chapel Hill, NC, and his band Lost in the Trees, released the album A Church That Fits Our Needs. It has received reviews by Rolling Stone, Paste, PopMatters, and the Washington Post. NPR interviewed him in March.
Saxophonist Grace Kelly of Brookline, MA, released the CD Grace Kelly Live at Scullers featuring Professor Mark Walker (drums) and Berklee students Eric Law (cello), Zach Brown (bass), and (vocalists) Chantale Sterling and Jaime Woods. Visit www.gracekellymusic.com.
Tom Harrison of Los Angeles, CA, was quoted by the Royal Shakespeare Company on its Twitter page. He wrote a song using the text from Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 130,” which the London 2012 World Shakespeare Festival uses on its website. Visit www.tomharrisonband.com.