Joseph Ralph Aromando

Joseph Ralph Aromando ’52 of Worcester, MA, died on March 16, 2013. He served in the U.S. Army in Saipan, Guam, and Utah, and attended Berklee with the support of the GI Bill. Aromando is survived by his wife, Julia, and sons, Joseph and Paul. 

Jennifer Chianesi

Jennifer Chianesi of New York City appeared in April on Bravo TV’s The Kandi Factory, which follows Grammy winner Kandi Burruss as she mentors aspiring musical artists.

Matt Savage

In June, pianist Matt Savage of Francestown, NH, released his 10th album, A Bigger Celebration. Visit

Sean Peters

Sean Peters of Watertown, MA, practices massage and healthcare with Momentum Healthcare, LLC in Boston, MA.

Navid Martinez

Navid Martinez of Los Angeles, CA, scored the independent film Juan in a Million that won first prize in the Best Foreign Film category at the L.A. Indie Film Festival.

Utar Artun

Utar Artun of Boston, MA, was the recent winner of the First National Symphonic Composition Contest in Turkey for his 15-minute work Paradox. Visit

Zac Zinger

Zac Zinger of Pittsburgh, PA, was a 2013 ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award winner. Visit

Jonathan Pinson

Drummer Jonathan Pinson of Los Angeles, CA, was chosen to participate in the Monk Institute. He will be touring with Herbie Hancock this summer.

Andrew Picha

Andrew Picha of Northborough, MA, plays with the Christian worship group the Andy Needham Band. In 2012 the group released its national debut album, Lifted High, and performed 165 live dates. Picha is also a drum and live sound clinician for the Simply Worship Conference. Visit

Giuseppe Paradiso

Drummer Giuseppe Paradiso of Medford, MA, released the album Otherness Collection. It features a number of Berklee alumni and students. Visit