L.A. Newsbriefs

By 
Justine Taormino

Alumni achievements in the City of Angels

New York Spotlight

By 
Arielle Schwalm

The buzz from alumni in the Big Apple

Boston Beat

By 
Michael Gaskins

Notable Berklee alumni in the Hub

Karin Ryan '03

By 
Mark Small

Karin Ryan '03 is incorporating music with human rights work at the Carter Center.

Alum Notes

By 
Ryan Fleming

1966

Joe DeRose of Lahaina, HI, retired after a distinguished career as a music educator and performer in New England. At the age of 75, he has opened a private music teaching studio in Hawaii.

1968

Following a career as a musician and bandleader in the greater New York area, Larry Ripley of Morris Plains, NJ, is semi-retired. He now focuses on his 20-plus-member, multi-generational family band.

Expert Testimony: Given by jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton '87 to Mark Small

By 
Mark Small

Of the many great jazz vocalists, Tierney Sutton is notable for her individual perspective on music from the Great American Songbook. She’s recorded nine albums with the Tierney Sutton Band that have received five Grammy nominations.

The Woodshed: Forrest Gump Turns 20

By 
Mark Small

July 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the blockbuster movie Forrest Gump. The film swept the nation and the Academy Awards, winning six Oscars, including one for best picture.

Celebrating Berklee's Faculty Pioneers

The men and women who laid Berklee's educational foundation

Sean Skeete

By 
Adam Renn Olenn

Drummer and Ensemble Department assistant chair guides students to inner expression.

Faculty Notes

By 
Ryan Fleming

Accomplishments, news, and recordings by Berklee faculty

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