Eugene Friesen


Professor Eugene Friesen performed and taught in Australia at the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Recital Centre, Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Newcastle Conservatorium, Adelaide International Cello Festival (with Rushad Eggleston ’01), and at JMC Academy. He also held a residency at the Opera House and American University in Cairo, Egypt. 

Kris Adams


Professor Kris Adams performed in Rome at the Alexanderplatz Jazz Club with Claudio Colasazza, Luca Pirozzi, and Alessio Santoni. She presented the clinic “Sing Your Way through Theory” (based on her book of the same title) at the California Music Education Conference in Fresno, CA, and in Bad Kissingen, Germany, for the European Music Educators Association.

Wendy Rolfe

Woodwind professor Wendy Rolfe played on three recently released CDs. She is heard on Toronto’s Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra’s Beethoven Symphonies 1-4 and Overtures and Boston Baroque’s recordings of Haydn’s Creation and Symphony No. 104.

Darol Anger


Associate professor Darol Anger’s new bluegrass-flavored recording E-and’a was released on Adventure Records, and features Joe Walsh, Courtney Hartman, Lukas Pool, and Sharon Gilchrist. 


Bob Doezema


Bob Doezema, Jeff Stout, and Daryl Lowery performed four shows with Al Kooper during his recent 70th birthday celebration tour. 

Janice Pendarvis

Associate professor Janice Pendarvis had a major role in the film Twenty Feet from Stardom, which won the 2014 Oscar for best documentary and the Critics’ Choice and Independent Spirit Awards. She performed with Darlene Love on The Late Show with David Letterman and with Chromeo on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Tom Stein


Professor Tom Stein is the USA country manager for the International Institute of Marketing Professionals. 

Caroline Harvey

Assistant professor Caroline Harvey led the Berklee Slam Team at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitation. Harvey received accolades for her creation of a peer-assistance program.

John Stein


Associate professor John Stein and the Mingotan Project released the album Emotion, featuring associate professor John Lockwood on bass. The album fuses elements of jazz, klezmer, and Afro-Argentinian music. Visit

Sheryl Bailey

Associate professor Sheryl Bailey was voted a “Rising Star” in the 2013 Downbeat Critics Poll. Her organ trio, the Sheryl Bailey 3, released the album A Meeting of the Minds on the Cellar Live label, featuring Ian Froman and Ron Oswanski. In January the band was reviewed in Jazz Inside. Visit