Neil Olmstead, Scott Free

Professor of Piano Neil Olmstead and Professor of Jazz Composition Scott Free released the album Colaboraçáo. It was recorded at Berklee by Assistant Professor Ted Paduck with a faculty development grant.

Matthew Nicholl, Michael Farquharson

Chair of Contemporary Writing and Production Matthew Nicholl and Professor of Contemporary Writing and Production Michael Farquharson released the CD Della by Moonlight, featuring Assistant Vice President for International Programs Greg Badolato on tenor sax and Associate Professor Tim Miller on guitar. 

Alberto Netto

In August, Assistant Professor of Percussion Alberto Netto led a series of clinics in Brazil, sponsored by Zildjian, Vic Firth, Evans, and Yamaha. 

Joe Mulholland

Chair of Harmony Joe Mulholland released Unspoken, a trio and quartet CD. It features Berklee faculty members Allan Chase and Bob Tamagni. 

Sheldon Mirowitz

Professor of Film Scoring Sheldon Mirowitz scored the documentary The Minister’s War, and worked on the score for the film First Comes Love, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. 

Yumiko Matsuoka

Professor of Ear Training Yumiko Matsuoka and her a cappella quintet Vox One performed in Kanazawa, Japan, at the “Kanazawa a Cappella Town” festival in August. 

Jerry Leake, Bertram Lehmann

Associate Professor of Percussion Jerry Leake and Assistant Professor of Percussion Bertram Lehmann performed a 25th anniversary concert with Natraj at Regattabar in Cambridge, MA. 


John Kellogg

Assistant Chair of Music Business/ Management John Kellogg presented the lecture “The R&B/Soul Business: The Roots of Hip-Hop” at Syracuse University and Texas Southern University. He also appeared on television program African Ascents, hosted by Associate Professor Teodros Kiros on the Boston Neighborhood Network.

Bob Kaufman

Professor of Percussion Bob Kaufman has published the book Deeper into the Art of Drumming.

Yoron Israel

Assistant Chair of Percussion Yoron Israel and his group High Standards released the album Visions: A Tribute to Stevie Wonder. The music features faculty members Laszlo Gardony, Thaddeus Hogarth, and Ron Mahdi. Visit