Berklee Beat

Alumni Profile: David "DQ" Quinones '02

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

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

Peter Gordon

Dick Nash

L.A. Newsbriefs

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

Karen Bell


End-of-Summer Berklee Dining Hall Hours

As the summer comes to an end, the hours of the Berklee Dining Hall will be slightly different than normal:

Monday, August 18 through Friday, August 22: Level 2 will be open with limited menu offerings:

  • Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Dinner 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

August 25 through August 30: The caf will be closed.

August 31: Open for the fall semester.

Fall 2014: CM361 World Music Resources in Composition

A creative approach to applying ideas and aesthetic principles from a variety of non-Western musical traditions to contemporary composition. Explorations of rhythm, melody, timbre, and form in the music of Africa, India, Asia, and South America. This course uses a “lecture-workshop” format for reflecting on and composing with non-Western views of time, space, and meaning in music. After completing the course, students will have composed several small pieces and one extended work combining Western and non-Western idioms.