Camille Colatosti

Dean of Institutional Assessment and Graduate Studies Camille Colatosti penned the book To Be an Artist: Musicians, Visual Artists, Writers, and Dancers Speak, published by E.L. Kurdyla Publishing.

Peter Cokkinias

Professor of Music Education Peter Cokkinias will produce Berklee's production of the musical Chicago in the spring. He has conducted the Metrowest Symphony Orchestra in Hopkinton, MA, for 31 seasons and the Nutcracker ballet at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts for seven seasons.

Sergio Bellotti, Igor Gerzina '95

Assistant Professor of Percussion Sergio Bellotti played drums on the CD Sweet Temptation by Rocco Ventrella. The album also features Everett Harp (sax) and Gerri Brown (drums). Bellotti also recorded a new CD for Croatian national television music director Igor Gerzina '95.

Lee Abe

Assistant Professor of Contemporary Writing and Production Lee Abe published four vocal arrangements with UNC Jazz Press. The 18-piece jazz choir Boston Jazz Voices recorded Abe's versions of "Every Breath You Take" and "Let's Fall in Love," which are available through Amazon.com and iTunes.

Joanne Brackeen, Yoron Israel, Neil Leonard, John Lockwood

In December 2011, a faculty ensemble that includes Professor of Piano Joanne Brackeen, Assistant Chair of Percussion Yoron Israel, Professor of Electronic Production and Design Neil Leonard, and Associate Professor of Bass John Lockwood performed in Cuba at the Jazz Plaza, International Jazz Festival, and the Instituto Superior de Arte.

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Robert J. McHugh

Robert J. McHugh of Ipswich, MA, died on November 8. He was 81. McHugh was the director of Berklee's physical plant for 22 years and a Korean War veteran He is survived by his wife Georgia; two daughters; and four sons.Robert J. McHugh of Ipswich, MA, died on November 8. He was 81. McHugh was the director of Berklee's physical plant for 22 years and a Korean War veteran He is survived by his wife Georgia; two daughters; and four sons.

Dennis J. Grillo

Former faculty member Dennis J. Grillo, of Las Vegas, NV, passed away on October 31. He was 81. Grillo graduated with high honors from Juilliard School of music and later worked as a jazz composer and arranger. He was a singer and trumpeter and worked with the Four Freshman vocal group and several orchestras. From 1986 to 2004, Grillo taught in Berklee's Contemporary Writing and Production Department. He is survived by his sons Dante, Sunny, and Mark Grillo; and his daughter, Dione C. Grillo.

August 6: The Music of John Scofield at the BPC

The Nicholas Urie Large Ensemble will perform arrangements of music composed by John Scofield and written by Nicholas Urie. This collection of arrangements was commissioned by Denmark's Klüvers Big Band for its Scandinavian tour with Scofield in 2010 and includes pieces written throughout the guitarist's career.

GUITAR Private Instruction Final Exam Sign-Ups

Important Information

All guitar sign-ups for Private Instruction (PIGT) exams

 will take place in person in the Uchida 400 office, 921 Boylston Street.

Sign-ups begin on Monday, July 28th at 12:00 Noon

 and end at 2:00 PM on Friday, August 8th.

All the other weekdays between, you can sign up from 9:50am - 5:00PM.

Come early in the process for best date and time options.

All PIGT exams will be given finals week on Monday, August 11, 2014 ONLY.

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