Improvising Global Connections

By 
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.

Faculty Profile: Ron Savage

By 
Mark Small

Ron Savage remembers the impact of hearing drums at a July 4 paradewhen he was little. “The percussion section of the marching band came by,” Savage recalls, “and according to my parents, I took off running and followed the drums all the way to the end of the parade route.”

The New Academic Year Begins

By 
Mark Small

Just as August gave way to September, the 1,100 members of the class of 2016 arrived in Boston for the start of a new academic year. This year’s convocation offered respite for the entering students and their parents from moving suitcases, instruments, and more into dorms during the heat of the Labor Day weekend.

Breaking Music Stereotypes

By 
Mark Small

During the 2004 commencement exercises, comedian Bill Cosby was among the honorees. His address to the audience spoofed on the idea that Berklee is not noted for turning out star athletes.

Berklee Beat

Alumni Profile: David "DQ" Quinones '02

By 
Mark Small

When you first meet David “DQ” Quiñones, you’ll immediately notice his high energy level and positive personality. Since earning his MP&E degree from Berklee in 2002, applying all of his skills and personal attributes has enabled Quiñones to become a fast-rising top-liner (melody and lyric writer) and vocal producer in Los Angeles.

Nashville Notes

By 
David Petrelli

July 2012 was Nashville’s hottest month ever recorded. Now, I’m no meteorologist, but I’d bet that some of our local alumni are partly to blame for the summer heat wave, because they have been on fire!

Trombone Legend Dick Nash: An Appreciation

By 
Peter Gordon

Dick Nash

L.A. Newsbriefs

By 
Justine Taormino

As always, our L.A.-based alumni have been busy in all quarters of the music industry. Here’s a rundown of what a few have been working on.

Alumni Beat

By 
Karen Bell

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