Pat Pattison

Professor Pat Pattison wrote the book Songwriting without Boundaries: Lyric Writing Exercises for Finding Your Voice. Published by Writer's Digest, the book has been charting on Amazon.com.

Barbara LaFitte

Professor of Woodwinds Barbara LaFitte is principal oboist for the Boston Ballet Orchestra, and played in 11 performances of Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet and in 23 performances of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker. LaFitte also performed with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra for 19 holiday concerts.

Bob Kaufman

Professor of Percussion Bob Kaufman leads the Bob Kaufman Six-Tet featuring Lomar Brown (alto sax), Doug Johnson (piano), Greg Feingold (bass) and trumpeters Phil Grenadier and Keaon Brown.

Hey Rim Jeon

Assistant Professor of Piano Hey Rim Jeon will release the album Introducing Hey Rim Jeon in February. It will be distributed by Sony/Red, and features Jeon (piano), Professor Terri Lyne Carrington (drums), Dave Liebman (saxophones), Richie Barshay (percussion), and James Genus (bass). A CD release event at Birdland in New York City is planned for March 29.

 

Fernando Huergo

Associate Professor Fernando Huergo released a new album titled Suite en celeste y blanco. The recording was made in Paris with a grant from Chamber Music America and the French American Cultural Exchange. The 50-minute suite blends Argentinean folkloric styles, tango, and jazz, and the piece features Yulia Musayelyan, Javier Girotto '91, Pierre de Bethmann '91, and Minino Garay.

 

Ben Houge

In October 2011, Assistant Professor of Film Scoring Ben Houge did a sound installation at the Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media. He is currently an artist in residence at MIT working with the Responsiveness Environments Group at the Media Lab on sonification for real-time sensor networks.

Gaye Tolan Hatfield

Associate Professor Gaye Tolan Hatfield, collaborated with producer and engineer Crit Harmon on the ear-training audio learning series Ear Training on the Run. Visit www.eartrainingontherun.com.

Laszlo Gardony

Professor of Piano Laszlo Gardony and his quartet played at the Birdland Jazz Club in New York City on December 8, 2011. The event celebrated the release of Gardony's CD Signature Time.

Stephen Webber

Professor Stephen Webber cowrote, orchestrated, conducted, and coproduced a recording for hip-hop artists DJ Premier and Nas that will be featured in the film Re: Generations. The film will be released in February and shows Webber giving DJ Premier a conducting lesson at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall and recording a 58-piece orchestra at WGBH's Fraser Recording Studio.

Peter Gardner

Professor of Liberal Arts Peter Gardner recently conducted a workshop at the annual symposium of the Swiss Association for Intercultural Education in Fribourg, Switzerland. His topic was the practice and theory of teaching intercultural education.

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