Jose Gonzalez

Songwriter, engineer, and producer Jose Gonzalez of Weston, FL, received a Latin Grammy for his participation as an engineer on the latest Ilan Chester album Treasures of Venezuelan Music. Gonzalez is also the owner of Bright Notes Publishing & Productions

Michael Arlt

Guitarist Michael Arlt of Würzburg, Germany, is completing an album consisting primarily of original music with musicians from all over the world. The disc is due out later this year. Arlt's 2009 album Moment to Moment! was named CD of the year by the German guitar websitewww.archtop-germany.de. Visit www.michaelarlt.de.

Frack Amsallem

 

Pianist Franck Amsallem of Brooklyn, NY, conducted the WDR Big Band for a farewell concert dedicated to trombonist Bernt Laukamp. Amsallem arranged several pieces for the all-original program. Visit www.amsallem.com.

 

Wendy Swedberg, Scott Robinson, Greg Gisbert

 

Producer Wendy Swedberg MacDonald of Duxbury, MA, produced the CD Ron Carter's Great Big Band. The album was released in Japan on Toshiba-EMI in March 2011, and Sunnyside Records released the album in the United States in September. Former Berklee faculty member Bob Freedman wrote all the arrangements, and the album features Scott Robinson '84 on tenor saxophone and Greg Gisbert '85 on trumpet.

 

Luis Disla, Abraham Laboriel, Leo Quintero, & Paul Hoyle

 

Saxophonist Luis Disla of Hollywood, FL, released his solo debut project, The Prophecy on October 4. The album features Alex Acuña on percussion, Abraham Laboriel '72 on bass, Steve Gadd on drums, Leo Quintero '83 on guitar, Jorge Luis Sosa on keyboards and Paul Hoyle'83 on vocals. The album also includes special guests Nestor Torres and Tito Puente Jr. Visit www.luisdisla.com.

 

Peter Stauffer

Guitarist Peter Stauffer of Quarryville, PA, currently teaches 50 students per week at LifeSong Christian Books & Music in Quarryville and Rising Sun School of Music in Rising Sun, MD.

Scott Robinson & Joe LaBarbera

 

Saxophonist and composer Scott Robinson of Teaneck, NJ, had his first composition for symphony orchestra performed in Italy by the Orchestra Filarmonica de Marchigiana featuring Martin Wind, Joe LaBarbera '69, and Bill Cunliffe. Robinson also performed at the Louis Armstrong Jazz Festival in Hungary in June.

 

Scott Robinson & Joe LaBarbera

 

Saxophonist and composer Scott Robinson of Teaneck, NJ, had his first composition for symphony orchestra performed in Italy by the Orchestra Filarmonica de Marchigiana featuring Martin Wind, Joe LaBarbera '69, and Bill Cunliffe. Robinson also performed at the Louis Armstrong Jazz Festival in Hungary in June.

 

Benny Uyetake

Guitarist and composer Benny Uyetake of Haiku, HI, is a music instructor and the director of the Kalama Intermediate School ukulele orchestra. The orchestra consists of a mix of 110 seventh- and eighth-grade students. Uyetake also teaches a total of 100 sixth-graders in the beginning band. Visitwww.bennyuyetake.com.

Friday, September 12: Last Day to Add/Drop Fall 2014 Courses

This is a reminder that the deadline to add or drop fall 2014 courses, including courses tested out of through Credit by Exam, is FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12.

Entering Students

Entering students may not add/drop online. You must go in person to the academic department that manages the course by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 12.

Continuing and Returning Students

Add/drop courses online at my.berklee.edu. Simply login and then under the “Registration” submenu:

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