Piano Professor Lazlo Gardony presented clinics and concerts with faculty members John Lockwood (bass) and Yoron Israel (drums) at Belmont University in Nashville and at the Renaissance Center in Dickson, TN.
In November, Assistant Chair of the Music Business/Management Department John Kellogg traveled to Aruba to moderate a panel on music marketing and licensing at a Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association conference. The panel included the former COO of LaFace Records, Mark Shimmel; Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company CEO Peter Primont; and San Francisco entertainment lawyer and educator Michael Ashburne.
Associate Professor of Jazz Composition Richard Lowell was the musical director and conductor for the newly released CD Common Thread featuring vocalist Amanda Carr and the Ken Hadley Big Band. Lowell also penned four arrangements for the disc.
Associate Professor of Voice David Thorne Scott and Assistant Professor of Brass Christine Fawson played a series of concerts at Scullers Jazz Club, the Center for Arts in Natick, Ryles Jazz Club, Monument Music, and Mechanics Hall in Worcester.
For the third year in a row, Associate Professor of Harmony Wayne Naus performed the national anthem on trumpet for the November 12 Veterans' Day pre-game show at TD Banknorth Garden for the Boston Bruins game against the Florida Panthers.