Faculty Notes: Fall 2023

Recent accomplishments, releases, and events by Berklee faculty.

November 20, 2023

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Associate Professor Tsunenori "Lee” Abé wrote a 365-page arranging book published by Yamaha in Japan, and traveled there for a promotional tour. The book, fully written in Japanese, is called Popular Ongaku Henkyoku Taizen (ポピュラー音楽編曲大全). The equivalent English title is Arranging for Contemporary Music.

Cecil Adderley, chair of the Music Education Department, co-edited the National Association for Music Education report A Blueprint for Strengthening the Music Teacher Profession, released in June.

Assistant Professor Pooja Agarwal was a keynote speaker at SXSW EDU and was featured in an article by the popular news website Vox. Visit poojaagarwal.com.

Professor Prince Charles Alexander was noted in a Grammy.com article about Charlie Puth B.M. ’13: “Puth told the crowd he still thinks about Alexander's advice when he's making his own records all these years later.”


Associate Professor Janie Barnett

Assistant professors David Alexis and Orlando Cela performed together during the Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra’s annual Pops Concert. The works were jazz standards arranged by Cela specifically for Alexis. Visit youtube.com/c/orlandocela.

Esin Aydingoz, who was assistant chair of the Screen Scoring Department until August 1, conducted live-to-picture performances of Disney Pixar’s Coco on tour. In addition, her original piece "Wondrous Journey” was premiered by the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra.

Associate Professor Janie Barnett released the album Under My Skin: Reimagining Cole Porter. Set in the Americana tradition, the album features all-star musicians from Nashville to New York who contributed to these shimmering arrangements. Visit janiebarnett.com.

Professor Larry Thomas Bell wrote music for the stop-action video A Brief History of Brooklyn, which ran for seven weeks as part of a Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition’s show. Also, his ballet Hansel and Gretel had two performances by the Hanover Theatre and Conservatory with the Worcester Chamber Music Society.

Associate Professor Sergio Bellotti scored the soundtrack for Il Vecchio e il Muro, a short movie for which he won an award for best soundtrack at the Italian festival Tulipani di Seta Nera.


Associate Professor Chris Bergson (left)

Associate Professor Chris Bergson toured in Europe this spring and summer with acclaimed soul singer Ellis Hooks, headlining France's Talant International Blues Festival and Nuits Blues de Marnaz as well as Holland's Blues on the River in Rotterdam.

Rhoda Bernard, assistant chair of the Music Education Department, wrote an article about preparing music educators to teach students with disabilities for an international journal, and a chapter on how to foster the creativity of neurodivergent people in arts education settings for the Oxford Handbook on Creativity and Education.

Associate Professor Saul Bitran, is first violinist in the two-time Latin Grammy–winning group Cuarteto Latinoamericano, which released a new album, Piano Quintets by Miguel del Aguila (Urtext Digital), with Sally Pinkas on piano.


Professor Fernando Brandão

Professor JoAnne Brackeen received the Jazz Gallery’s Lifetime Achievement Award in May. She also performed at Dizzy’s Club with her quartet. She’ll have a concert with other NEA Jazz Masters in Flushing, NY, in December. 

Professor Fernando Brandão performed and taught at the 2023 ABRAF (Brazilian Flute Association) Festival in Paraty, Brazil, in July. He also performed at the Jazz Night Series at Mandarim Gávea, Rio de Janeiro, in August with a stellar local band.

Assistant Professor Peter Bufano is scoring the reality series Circus Town

Associate Professor Daniel Cantor finished a new Dolby ATMOS 9.1.4 Genelec monitoring system at his Neve-based studio, Notable Productions. He also designed and installed a multicam PTZ Broadcast NDI and Midas/Bose digital multitrack system at Roxbury Presbyterian Church, and is recording and mixing projects for Berklee colleagues. 

Assistant Professor David Cardona was the installation designer for DisOrgan, a sound sculpture featured at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum. The installation celebrates how disabilities have transformed the landscape of innovation.

Richard Carrick, chair of the Composition Department, composed music for the concert Beyond Borders: An American Composer's Korean Music Diary, performed at Harvard University, and for Sea, a work for music and dance based on a theme of journey through the continents, performed with New Chamber Ballet in Brooklyn, NY.

Associate Professor Alexander Clements collaborated with Mexican award-winning choreographer Ana Cuellar Ivanova, writing 45 minutes of Latin and world music for her contemporary dance show EnMi. It premiered in June in Orlando, FL. He also mixed the music and will release an album of it in the fall.  


Assistant Professor David Cardona 

Kris Davis, associate program director of creative development for the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice, released the album Live at the Village Vanguard. She’s one of a handful of female instrumentalists to record a live album at the historic venue. In September, she was on the cover of DownBeat.

Trombonist and Professor Steve Davis performed with his wife, vocalist Abena Koomson-Davis, and Natalie Merchant on Good Morning America. The couple also appears on Merchant’s album Keep Your Courage and are recording Koomson-Davis’s debut album, Where Is Love (WJ3)

Professor Dave DiCenso had his third method book, Fluid Fills and Musical Phrasing, published. It was nominated in Modern Drummer’s 2023 Reader’s Poll as one of the year’s best educational products.

Associate Professor Nomi Epstein released an album; had a CD-length single-movement composition entitled "cubes" commissioned; and went to London to record her third composer portrait album. Epstein’s experimental music ensemble, a•pe•ri•od•ic, celebrated its 50th concert. The experimental music trio Reading Music released its debut album, which included her composition "portals." 

Assistant Professor Derek Fawcett cowrote "Glass," by Tommy Kim, and “Juggler,” by Pule, B3nte, and Jessica Chertock. He’s cowriting "Embers,” by Mari Kimenker; "Little Miss NYC,” by Jude Maloy; and his song "Every Time the Seasons Change.” He also hosted a live taping of The MusicAnswers Podcast at the APME Conference.


Assistant Professor Mar Fayos

Assistant Professor Mar Fayos is touring in Japan as a lead singer of the Cirque du Soleil show Alegría.

Professor Tomo Fujita had a very special gig on August 10 at the Bitter End in New York City. It featured Will Lee B.M. ’17, Associate Professor Oz Noy (guitar), and Shawn Pelton (drums).

Professor Laszlo Gardony was invited to join the Recording Academy as a voting member. He’s also featured on Christian Artmann’s new release, The Middle of Life; is in his third year teaching piano in Harvard’s Jazz Combo Initiative; and was featured in a tribute concert to the late WGBH jazz radio host Eric Jackson.

Professor Bruce Gertz’s song “For Burt” was a finalist in the 19th annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) competition. 

Matt Glaser, artistic director of the Center for American Roots Music, gave the keynote address “Hiding in Plain Sight: Musical Threads that Bluegrass Shares with Its Stylistic Relatives” at the National Conference of the International Bluegrass Music Association in September. 

Professor Gabrielle Goodman released the album Jazz Life, which boasts six of the singer’s straight-ahead jazz compositions as well as jazz classics. Goodman also delivered the speech at Berklee's honorary doctorate ceremony for Roberta Flack ’23H. Goodman was a backing vocalist for Flack on and off for 20 years. 

Professor Ana Guigui was quoted in an article in RAMPD newsletter, which focuses on music industry professionals dealing with disabilities, about RAMPD Vice President Precious Perez B.M. ’22. Guigui was Perez’s private voice student for four years while she pursued majors in performance and music education.

Hey Rim Jeon

Professor Hey Rim Jeon

Instructor Lydia Harrell sang background vocals for Jon Batiste with the Boston Pops in September 2022, released the single “Don’t Let It” in March, and performed in the role of Sarah's Friend/Harlem Ensemble in Ragtime: The Symphonic Concert with the Boston Pops in May and July. Visit lovelysinger.com.

Assistant Professor Ralph Jaccodine spent a week in London with the BBC Concert Orchestra in BBC Maida Vale Studios. The recording session was conducted by Tony Award–winner Bill Elliott with Livingston Taylor, both former Berklee faculty members. It will be released in early 2024.

Professor Hey Rim Jeon’s trio performed selections from her album Groovitude, which landed in the top 20 on JazzWeek charts, at the Birdland Jazz Club. A billboard of her image was on display in Times Square, and she’s been a guest on several major TV, radio, and social media programs. 


Professor Julien Kasper

Professor Julien Kasper released his eponymously titled EP, which features Zac Casher B.M. ’90 (drums) and Jesse Williams (bass). Associate Professor Matt Jenson is featured on Hammond B-3 organ. Visit julienkasper.bandcamp.com.

Associate Professor Manuel Kaufmann was commissioned to write an arrangement of "Peace," by Horace Silver, for Eric Jackson's memorial concert for a live audience concert at WGBH's Calderwood Studio in April. It featured several Berklee faculty members.

Professor Kaye Kelly was named a Commonwealth Heroine for 2023 for her dedication to arts and diversity within her community. Her faculty band, SheGrooves, was awarded over $8,000 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council to do a mini-tour. SheGrooves also received Berklee's Chalk Hill Artist Residency in May.

Assistant Professor Kimberly Khare, along with youth living with serious illness supported by her music therapy program Song Studio, performed two original pieces with Kendall Square Orchestra at its Symphony for Science at Symphony Hall. Her program also partnered with Pfizer for Rare Disease Day. 

Assistant Professor Julie Kinscheck is continuing to teach vocal workshops based on her recent book release, Vocal Training for Praise Singers. She also plans to release the Vocal Training for Praise Singers Online Singing Course. Visit vocaltrainingforpraisesingers.com.

Associate Professor Steven Kirby performed a selection of his original compositions and arrangements at the most recent Jazz Educators Network (JEN) conference in Orlando, FL, in January. His band included many Berklee alumni and current and former Berklee faculty members.

Professor Teodros Kiros is publishing his 22nd book, Conversations with Noam Chomsky (Africa World Press) and his forthcoming Zara Yacob’s Inauguration of Modernity: Cardiocentrism (Rowman & Littlefield, Lexington Books) and will appear on Black History in Two Minutes with Henry Louis Gates Jr. He also had several articles published in FUSION Magazine.

Professor Barbara LaFitte was named the Copland Chamber Music Librarian at the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, MA, for the second summer in a row. She prepares chamber music of all styles for the Tanglewood fellows and coaches and organizes the library’s great holdings from the past and present.


Professor Jerry Leake

Professor Jerry Leake and Assistant Professor Bertram Lehmann recorded their latest album with the Indo-African jazz band Natraj entitled Ragmala Paintings Alive! It also features Phil Scarff, Rohan Gregory, and Mike Rivard B.M. ’18.

Assistant Professor Claire Marie Lim was awarded the Queens Art Fund grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts in support of an album of electronic music, Light: Songs of the Sisterhood, which is being created with female-identifying and nonbinary youth of Asian descent in Queens. It will premiere this fall.

Professor Elena Roussanova Lucas had two of her pieces written for symphony orchestra: The Great Chaplin, a three-movement suite; and The Legend of Babylon, a tone poem, recorded by the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Professor Julius P. Williams. The pieces will be released on a new album. 

Professor Ed Lucie performed on former Berklee faculty member John Stein's (B.M. ’84) last three albums and on Professor Joe Mulholland's most recent album. He also performed in March with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, and in July at Tanglewood.


John Paul McGee, assistant chair, Piano Department

John Paul McGee, assistant chair of the Piano Department, received an endorsement by Yamaha Artist Services and joined the Yamaha Artist family in May. This is an invitation-only designation bestowed by Yamaha to musical artists considered to be critically acclaimed in their instruments or genres.

Assistant Professor Austin McMahon released an EP, Things Are Looking Up, after more than a decade since his last recording as a bandleader. It features 

Troy Roberts (sax), Associate Professor Nate Radley (guitar), and Assistant Professor Ana Petrova (organ). 

Associate Professor Yoko Miwa was nominated for the second year in a row for a Rising Star award for piano in the DownBeat Critics Poll. The Yoko Miwa Trio performed at Deer Head Inn in August and Scullers Jazz Club in September.

Professor Joe Mulholland recorded a collection of original compositions and reharmonizations, including 14 solo piano pieces: eight for quartet and and six for sextet, featuring several Berklee faculty members. He also gave master classes at the JZ School in Shanghai, China. Visit joemulholland.bandcamp.com

Assistant Professor Kemal Oksal produced Earthquake Relief Project for Türkiye in response to the March 6 earthquake in the country. As the project’s music director, he produced, orchestrated, and conducted a song with Berklee students and faculty. More than 100 musicians were involved. Visit youtube.com/watch?v=kxYYFGeSiIc

Associate Professor George Oldziey did orchestration work for the Netflix show Spy Kids: Armageddon. The orchestrations were recorded at AIR Studios in London.

Instructor Sarpay Özçağatay played flute on the track “View from Corcovado” from trumpeter Arturo Sandoval’s album Rhythm & Soul. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award. 

Professor Apostolos Paraskevas released two recordings: The Romantic Bach, on which he plays guitar, and Apostolos Paraskevas, 24 Essays for Guitar, featuring his original compositions. In November 2022, the Boston Civic Symphony performed his work Santiago in the Stream. During his sabbatical this spring, Paraskevas worked on his latest book.


Professor Lauren Passarelli released the album Snowcake, featuring Mike Bishop, Mary Douyard, Kate Chadbourne, Leah Bluestein B.M. ’20, and Mike Dutko B.M. ’20. She also launched the podcast Creative Conversations with Lauren Passarelli.

Jonathan Perkins, assistant chair of the Songwriting Department, was a songwriter on the Big Time Rush album BTR, which went RIAA-certified platinum, and a programmer and performer on the Chainsmokers’ single “Young,” which went gold. 

Assistant Professor Anastassiya Petrova did a residency in Chris Potter’s band at Smoke Jazz Club in NYC and Side Door Jazz in Connecticut. She also brought Berklee Jazz and Gender Justice Institute students to perform at Charles River Jazz Festival and finished a residency at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Assistant Professor Rene Pfister debuted and directed his musical adaptation of Alice in Wonderland at the Poly Theatre in Beijing, China. It is on tour through the end of December. This fall, he will present at the 2024 Musical Theater Congress in Argentina.

Assistant Professor Deborah Pierre, also known as Debo Ray, is performing five concerts as part of her residency at Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA. The first was a tribute to Stevie Wonder, celebrating the 50th anniversary of his record Innervisions. She also made her operatic debut with the Nashville Symphony. 


Assistant Professor Debo Ray

Marco Pignataro, managing director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, is releasing his fourth album as a leader, Chant for Our Planet. He also received an award at the Panama Jazz Festival, served as musical director of the JazzBoston appreciation concert Love Notes, and went on tour in Israel. 

Professor Bruno Råberg released a recording for solo bass called Look Inside (OrbisMusic). It has won critical acclaim worldwide and is available at brunoraberg.com.

Professor Mimi Rabson’s newest book, Berklee Violin Chords, Arpeggios and Etudes, was published by Berklee Press. It includes updated classical pedagogy and jazz chord progressions. And a work of hers, “Construction,” was premiered by the Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra. 

Associate Professor Mikael Ringquist performed the critically acclaimed composition La Pasión Segun San Marcos as a soloist for two nights with the Gateway Chamber Orchestra in Clarksville, TN. Ringquist has also been a collaborator for the creation of this classical work.

Professor John Roberts has been playing with artists in the jazz arena, including Norman Brown, Jeff Lorber ’71, and Jonathan Butler, as well as soul and R&B artist Rahsaan Patterson, on top of producing records with Walter Beasley B.M. ’84 and vocalist Lindsey Webster. 

Assistant Professor Brooks Robertson released the album Pickin’ All Day Long in July. In addition to releasing new original music, he performed solo concerts and taught workshops in Nashville, Oregon, California, and Colorado during the summer. More info at brooksrobertson.com.

Professor Wendy Rolfe performed with Boston Baroque, Handel and Haydn Society, Cape Symphony, and at Lincoln Center with the American Classical Orchestra. In March, she gave flute recitals and master classes in five cities in Ecuador.

Professor Ned Rosenblatt's Advanced Vocal Jazz Ensemble performed on the main stage at the Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference in January, with the world-renowned New York Voices in May, and will perform at the Eastern Region ACDA Conference in February. The ensemble also won its third straight DownBeat Student Music Award.


Professor John Roberts

Associate Professor Kelly Savage performed two concerts, with Mystic River Baroque and Suore Project, in the 2023 SoHIP early music series. She presented a fringe concert at the 2023 Boston Early Music Festival with SIREN Baroque. With Suore Project, she was awarded an August residency at Avaloch Farm Music Institute. 

Associate Professor Daniela Schächter was at Jaffa Jazz Festival in Israel in October and is featuring her original music at Berk Hall in November with her quintet. She will also present a clinic at the 2024 Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference. 

​​Associate Professor Jacques Schwarz-Bart released his 11th album, The Harlem Suite, which received international acclaim. DownBeat magazine wrote that it “bursts with artistic freshness and emotional conviction.” The album features Terri Lyne Carrington, artistic director of the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice, among others.

Professor David Scott (electric bass) and Associate Professor Mark Shilansky (piano) were the opening act for Bill Frisell ’77, ’17H, Tony Scherr, and Rudy Royston at the Spotlight Series at the Center for the Arts at the Armory in Somerville in June. 

Assistant Professor Ray Seol presented his leadership framework, called SWITCH and Embedded Leadership, at the 2023 NASPA annual conference in Boston and the Henley Business School Leadership Festival in London. The framework was developed in collaboration with leadership theory experts from Brown University and Henley Business School.


Assistant Professor Adrian Sicam completed his first 10 years teaching at Berklee in May. In June, he participated in a tribute to Burt Bacharach ’09H led by producer and songwriter Carl Sturken. Videos of the live performances will be available by the end of 2023. 

Sean Skeete, interim dean of the Professional Performance Division, serves as the Caribbean music consultant for the new animated series Disney Junior’s Ariel, inspired by Halle Bailey‘s Ariel and based on The Little Mermaid

Assistant Professor Jose Soto released his album The Ancestral Call, which was  influenced by the ancestral knowledge of the Bribri. The album’s launch concert was at Lincoln Center's David Atrium. NPR named the album a “notable Alt.Latino favorite,” and it made Jazziz’s Editors’ Choice list. Visit josesotomusic.com/ancestral.

Associate Professor Matthew Stevens produced the album I Am a Pilgrim, celebrating Doc Watson’s centennial. The album came out in April and features an array of artists performing songs written by, or associated with, Watson ’10H. They include Dolly Parton, Rosanne Cash ’18H, Lionel Loueke, and Bill Frisell ’77, ’17H.

Professor Louis Stewart’s latest recording, Cambodia Agonistes, was released on the Denouement label. It’s an off-Broadway musical theater work that premiered in 1992 by Pan Asian Repertory Theatre with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Stewart also released a recording featuring the Los Angeles Improvisation Ensemble.


Professor Francine Trester

Professor Francine Trester's composition "In Her Element" will be premiered by the Kendall Square Orchestra in Sanders Theater as part of the Cambridge Science Festival. The premiere will be March 8, 2024, which is International Women's Day, and will honor four pioneering women scientists.

Assistant Professor Alper Tuzcu released the single "Espírito," which was featured on World Cafe’s Best New LatinX Playlist on NPR Music. “Espírito” was mixed by Grammy-winning mixing engineer Ricardo Mosca (Anavitória, Jorge Drexler) and mastered by Carlos Freitas '91 (João Gilberto, Omara Portuondo).

Associate Professor Nicholas Urie wrote arrangements for the Fourth of July Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular featuring the country band LOCASH; Yazmin Lacey with the Metropole Orkest; and Steve Vai ’79, ’00H with the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra. He also orchestrated and adapted Omar Thomas's wind ensemble piece, “Come Sunday,” for symphony orchestra.

Associate Professor Bora Uslusoy engineered and produced Netherlands-based artist Kalelio's latest single, “Yalnizken Golgeyim,” released by bUMA RecordZ in July. Associate Professor Tom Appleman also performed on the record.

Professor Victor Wallis received the Charles A. McCoy Career Achievement Award from the Critical Political Science section of the American Political Science Association.

Professor Julia Werntz’s microtonal and vocal music album Someone Who Loves You Throws Me at You (New Focus Recordings) was released in May. It features Associate Professor Sarah Brady and assistant professors Rane Moore and Jeffrey Means, as well as Rose Hegele M.M. ’18.

Associate Professor Ian Wiese had his piece Adagio for Orchestra premiered in June by the Mostly Modern Orchestra at the Mostly Modern Festival 2023 in Saratoga Springs, NY. It was conducted by Reuben Stern and under the supervision of composer Robert Paterson and conductor Aram Demirjian.

Professor Julius P. Williams was recognized by the city of Newark, NJ, for his talent, leadership, and inspiration in the field of music. Williams was a guest conductor at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and at the Monteux School and Music Festival. He also recorded with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Assistant Professor Jason Yeager premiered his album Unstuck in Time: The Kurt Vonnegut Suite at the historic Birdland Jazz Club. He also returned to Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall for an evening of improvised piano duets, and, with the help of a Berklee Faculty Recording Grant, recorded the album Sanctuary.

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Professor Kate Kohler Amory served as associate director, along with founding artistic director Tina Packer, of The Contention (Henry VI, Part II) from Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA, this summer.

Associate Professor Naomi Bailis taught on the theater faculty of BUSTI (Boston University Summer Theater Institute) for five weeks this summer. 


Associate Professor Candice Brown played Hazel in The Children at the Gamm Theatre; contributed to the book Building Embodiment Integrating Acting, Voice and Movement to Illuminate Poetic Text; taught acting in a three-week intensive workshop at Ohana Arts in Hawaii; and directed The Writers’ Stage: The Presence of Absence.

Associate Professor Alissa Cardone performed at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art with Sandbox Percussion and Gandini Juggling as part of a work-in-progress piece combining music, dance, and juggling and presented by Summer Stages Dance @ ICA.

Professor Jim Dalton presented the paper “Privileging Interval Over Scale: Using Free-Style Just Intonation to Achieve Scaleless Bohlen-Pierce” at the conference Mikrotöne: Small is Beautiful Symposium 2023, in Salzburg, Austria, organized by Internationale Gesellschaft für Ekmelische Musik.

Associate Professor Sara Goldstein spoke at the Music and Medicine Seminar at UMass Chan Medical School about her work on injury prevention for singers and instrumentalists in her Conservatory Alexander Technique workshops.

Professor Larry Isaacson conducted his 23rd patriotic concert at the Aspen Music Festival. This year's soloists included performers from Dance Aspen and bagpipers from the National Piping Centre in Scotland.

Associate Professor Paul Laraia was featured in The Strad magazine's master class series. 


Associate Professor Angela Farr Schiller

Associate Professor Eun Young Lee was awarded a 2023 Guggenheim Fellowship. This fellowship will support the composition of a new work for bassoon and string quartet, to be premiered by bassoonist Adrian Morejon and the Momenta String Quartet.

Assistant Professor Timothy McCormack's new 50-minute piece for voice and ensemble, titled yours in the process of being absorbed, premiered at Austria's Klangspuren Schwaz festival. Additionally, recording sessions at EMPAC and Oktaven Audio will lead to two forthcoming albums, one of which features Jack Yarbrough M.M. ’21 as piano soloist. 

Professor Rhonda Rider spent the summer performing and teaching at the Harvard Music Festival, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Music from Salem, Shelter Music Boston, Tanglewood, and Yellow Barn.

Associate Professor Angela Farr Schiller was invited to speak at Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood Learning Institute and Festival as part of their summer season called Ragtime: The Symphonic Concert. Her talk, “Ragtime: Where the 20th Century Meets the 21st,”  spoke to the social politics of ragtime.

Associate Professor David Valdes’s young adult novel Finding My Elf (Harper Collins), releases in November. His book Spin Me Right Round (Bloomsbury) was named to the American Library Association Rainbow List, and Brighter than the Moon (Bloomsbury), released earlier this year, received starred reviews from Booklist and School Library Journal.


Professor Karen Walwyn

Professor Karen Walwyn joined Berklee in the spring. She received a Faculty Development Travel Grant and a Faculty Recording Grant, and was granted an award through the Faculty/Chair Private Lessons Program.

Associate Professor Elizabeth Wong, a proud member of the Writers Guild of America, has been picketing since May 2. She’s also writing a poetry collection with five-time Bram Stoker Award recipient Linda Addison and artist/actor/activist Elizabeth King, as well as writing a television pilot called Bingo Babes

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Professor Perico Sambeat released his last album Roneando. It features Sambeat (sax), Instructor Albert Sanz (piano), Miquel Álverez M.M. ’21 (double bass), Assistant Professor Sergio Martínez (cajón, percussion), and Tico Porcar (drums). Vist youtube.com/watch?v=rthYjVKgEcs.

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