Credit-by-Exam Date (CBX) during the Summer Semester - Thursday, July 10 2-4PM

07/10/2014-Harmony Credit-by-Exam (CBX) during the SUMMER Semester


The Harmony Department will offer a test to determine credit by exam for Harmony 2-4 and Techniques of Reharmonization on Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 2-4 PM in room 220 in the Professional Writing Center.  Students wishing to take this test should sign up in the PWC at least 24 hours in advance. 

John Baboian

John Baboian, guitar professor, performed an “East Meets West” clinic with Turkish bass player Kamil Erdem at the Jazz Education Network (JEN) conference in Dallas, TX. He also conducted the Central Massachusetts District High School All-Star Jazz Band at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA. 

Tiger Okoshi

Brass professor Tiger Okoshi produced and provided string arrangements for vocalist Mizuho’s CD Tiger, Mizuho and Gary Burton: Romantic Gershwin for the Japanese Pony Caynon label. It features Tim Ray, Mark Walker, Tim Miller, Alain Caron ’85, and Gary Burton ’62.

Guerrilla Recording Techniques

Tuesday, June 3, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Media Lab, 150 Mass. Ave.

In Part 1 of our 2 part Guerrilla Production Techniques series, you’ll get a crash course in do-it-yourself recording techniques using inexpensive gear. During the presentation, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of recording a live ensemble consisting of drums, bass, guitar, and vocals. Topics will include:

Players Needed:

ENMX-121-003 Mixed styles rating 2, meets tuesdays 6-7:50, room 314, 921 Boylston St. Bldg
Need: bass, guitar, drums
Register online or contact Ricardo Monzón for any questions at:

ENPP-200 2A Mixed pop and Jazz, meets on fridays 11 Am-12:50, room 314, 921 Boylston St. Bldg
Need: Bass, piano, drums
Register online or contact Ricardo Monzón for any questions

Guerrilla Mixing Techniques

Tuesday, June 10, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Media Lab, 150 Mass. Ave.

For the 2nd part of our Guerrilla Production Series, we will finish off our recording from last week’s Guerrilla Recording Techniques with a final mixed production. Discussion topics will include:

Jason Palmer

In 2013, assistant professor Jason Palmer was a featured artist on a 31-stop tour of Russia. He recently won a French-American Jazz Exchange grant in collaboration with Cedric Hanriot ’08. His album Take a Little Trip was recently released by SteepleChase Records. 

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.