Luke Finn

Luke Finn ’12 of Granada Hills, CA, passed away on January 24. He was 25. Finn was a guitarist who combined jazz, classical, and other styles. He also played violin, mandolin, cello, and bass. He also built guitars.

Kenneth Raymond Fennell

Kenneth Raymond Fennell ’90 of Bethesda, MD, died on December 24, 2012. He was 52. During the 1980s, Fennell was a member of the United States Navy Band. He later ran his own recording studio, Kenfen Productions. He is survived by his wife, Bridgit, and children, John, Christian, and Emily.

Joyce Hubbard Carpenter

Joyce Hubbard Carpenter ’53 of Hendersonville, NC, died on January 20. She was 84. Carpenter was a pianist, composer, and teacher as well as a member of the founding board of the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra. She is survived by her children, Ronald, Donald, and Claire.

Peter L. Bover

Peter L. Bover ’74 of Vernon, VT, died on February 8 after a battle with cancer. He was 61. A multi-instrumentalist, Bover played with Steven Tyler (pre-Aerosmith), Sugarcane, and Albert Crabtree. He leaves his son, Jacob Bover; three sisters; and three brothers, Charles, Raymond, and Douglas.

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