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.

John F. Dougherty Jr.

Guitarist John F. Dougherty, Jr. '69, of Las Vegas, NV, died at his home on March 12. He was 67. Dougherty was the author of three books on music and taught guitar and music theory. During his performing career, he worked with Lou Donaldson, James Brown, George Benson, Kool & the Gang, Jack McDuff, and Pat Martino. Dougherty is survived by his wife Jean; son Shaun '91; and daughter Stephanie Marlar.

Raymond L. Demers

Raymond L. Demers '46, of Concord, MA, died on November 14. He was 88. During World War II, Demers was a sergeant in the U.S. Army in New Guinea and the Philippines. He taught guitar for 25 years and was an electrical engineer at GenRad Inc. for 36 years. In addition to his wife, Marilyn, he is survived by eight children, 21 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.

John A. DeMasi

John A. DeMasi '49, of Quincy, MA, died on September 24 due to complications from lung cancer. DeMasi began playing trombone at age 20 and later performed with Louis Prima, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, and Artie Shaw. As a member of the Waltham American Legion Band, he traveled to Ireland and Russia. He also led his own band. During World War II, DeMasi served in the U.S. Navy. Before retiring in 1992, DeMasi worked as a police officer and police prosecutor for the Quincy District Court. He leaves his wife, Shirley M. Anderson; two daughters; a son; and a grandson.

Ronald W. Dellmuth

Ronald W. Dellmuth of Fitchburg, MA, passed away on December 3 after a struggle with lung cancer. He was 62. Dellmuth was a special police officer for the city of Boston before becoming Berklee's chief of security. He leaves his wife of 41 years, Gisela U. Dellmuth; a daughter; two sons; and eight grandchildren.

Mary (Kerr) Collard

Mary (Kerr) Collard '79, of Hartford, CT, passed away on June 26 after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. She was 56. Born in in Hartford, CT, she graduated from Mount Saint Joseph Academy and studied flute at the Hartt School before enrolling at Berklee. She later worked as the manager of the Berklee Performance Center box office. She leaves two sons.

Gabriel Colangelo

Trumpeter Gabriel Colangelo '45, of Lynn, MA, died on November 9. He was 99. Colangelo played trumpet in the U.S. Army Band during World War II and attended Berklee (then Schillinger House) after the war. He later worked in the shoe industry in Beverly, MA. Colangelo is survived by his wife, Helene; a daughter; and a granddaughter.

Willie Carpenter

Willie Carpenter, a longtime member of the Berklee Physical Plant team, died on October 18. He was 69. Carpenter was an employee of the college for 36 years and an artist in his spare time. He is survived by his wife, Gail; 10 children; and four stepchildren.