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Issues 2005-1989

Fall 2005 Issue | Volume 17, Number 2:

JOHN MAYER '98: RUNNING WITH THE BIG DOGS
Firmly established as a major-label success, John Mayer '98 is realizing other dreams by spotlighting his guitar playing on his forthcoming album and with legendary jazz and blues artists.
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
Presidential Scholars Arrive; Additions to the Board of Trustee

TV REALITIES
Behind the Scenes with the Tonight Show Band
by Mark Small

IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE?

ALUM PROFILE
Alum Profile - Lalah Hathaway '90: A Niche of Her Own
by Mark Small '73

READING SKILLS: A GUITARIST'S NEMESIS?
by Professor Mark White

CODA
Bluefishing With Britten
by Professor Walter W. Harp

BERKLEE BEAT
Convocation, Senior VP's, Africana Studies, Aid for New Orleans and more...

BELLA UMBRIA!
by Mark Small

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

ALUMNI BEAT

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Summer 2005 Issue | Volume 17, Number 1:

JUAN LUIS GUERRA: TROPICAL MUSIC SUPERSTAR
By blending elements of contemporary pop and jazz with the folkloric music of his native Dominican Republic, Juan Luis Guerra '82 created a sound that became a musical sensation.
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
Comin' Home Baby; Planned Giving

THE FUTURE OF MUSIC
by David Kusek and Gerd Leonhard '87
 

ALUM PROFILE
Anthony J. Resta '80: One Man's Trash . . .
by Mark Small '73

CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL RUSHER
by Bill Gordon '75

CODA
Gigs in Saddam's Palace
by Joshua DiStefano '96

BERKLEE BEAT
Commencement, Vineyard Vibes, Nashville, Yellowjackets, the Real Deal and more...

MANAGEMENT OPTIONS
by Bobby Borg '88

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

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Spring 2005 Issue | Volume 16, Number 3:

GARY BURTON: INTERGENERATIONAL VIBE
After spending more than 30 years at Berklee as a music educator, five-time Grammy winner Gary Burton is back on the road with a brand-new album and an amazing band of young musicians.
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
A Vision for Berklee College of Music in 2015

OVERCOMING WITH THE POWER OF MUSIC
by Mark Small '73
 

ALUM PROFILE
David Nichtern '71: "After Midnight"
by Mark Small '73
WRITING A FANFARE FOR BRASS

by Professor Jimmy Kachulis

CODA
Gratitude
by Michael Ward-Bergeman '99

BERKLEE BEAT
New Trustees, Roger Brown Inaugurated, 10th Encore Gala, Guerramania, Berklee Grammys and more...

A QUEST TO BRING THE BEST TO BERKLEE
by Susan Gedutis Lindsay

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

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Fall 2004 Issue | Volume 16, Number 2:

Roger Brown: Mission Driven
A lifelong passion for music, coupled with a reputation for innovation and entrepreneurial vision, indicate that Berklee's third president, Roger Brown, has what it takes to guide the college in the years ahead.
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
In·au·gu·rate
by David M. McKay

SO YOU WANT A BIG PUBLISHING DEAL?
by Eric Beall '84

ALUM PROFILE
Alum Profile - Curt Sobel '78: A Film Tribute to an American Icon
by Mark Small '73

ALUM PROFILE
Alum Profile - Ava Schlink: Playing Rent
by Mark Small '73

WRITING FOR THE HARP
by Associate Professor Felice Pomeranz

CODA
The Spirit of World Music
by Jamey Haddad '73

BERKLEE BEAT
MIchael Brecker honored, John Mayer returns, Alumni grant winners, Professional Writing Dean and more...

MASTERING WITH PLUG-INS
by Michael Nickolas '84

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

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Summer 2004 Issue | Volume 16, Number 1:

Pat Metheny: No Boundaries
Pat Metheny's recordings have netted 16 Grammy Awards in nine different categories. Pat's stature as one of today's most influential guitarists and jazz composers owes something to his disregard of musical boundaries.
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
Know Thyself
by President Roger H. Brown

TWENTY-FIRST-CENTURY TECHNIQUES
by Mark Small

ALUM PROFILE
Alum Profile - Peter Bufano '96: Running Off to Join the Circus
by Mark Small '73

KEY AREAS
by Wayne Naus

SPOTLIGHT
Echoes in Africa
by By Greg Burk

CODA
The Quixotic Life
by Jeanne Ciampa-Centrella '92

BERKLEE BEAT
Commencement 2004, Roger H. Brown named President, Award from Japan, Vineyard Vibes, Phil Wilson and more...

WEBSITE MANAGEMENT
by Patrick Faucher '93

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

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Spring 2004 Issue | Volume 15, Number 3:

Lee Eliot Berk: All the Right Moves
As his tenure as president at the college that bears his name reaches its finale, Lee Eliot Berk is pleased with the educational legacy his family is leaving.
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
Looking Back, Looking Ahead
by Executive Vice President Gary Burton '62

THE THIRD DECADE BEGINS
by Nick Batzdorf '81

ALUM PROFILE
Alum Profile - Scott Robinson '81: Unusual Voices
by Mark Small '73

TECHNOLOGY AND MUSIC CONSUMPTION
by Peter Alhadeff '92 and Caz McChrystal '03

PLAYING IN THE MOMENT
by Jon Damian '74

ALUM PROFILE
Alum Profile - Mark Brodin '88: A Tale Worth Telling
by Mark Small '73

VOLUNTARY COMPLIANCE IS MANDATORY
Tax Tips for Musicians
by Martin Dennehy

CODA
Saving the Music Business
by Richard Niles '75

BERKLEE BEAT
Encore Gala, IAJE 2004, Steve Heck honored, Welwood Concerto and more...

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

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Fall 2003 Issue | Volume 15, Number 2:

JULIAN JOSEPH: London's Top Jazz Pianist
With his career as a composer, pianist, bandleader, and BBC host in full swing, Julian Joseph is like jazz royalty in England.
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
Looking Back, Looking Ahead
by Executive Vice President Gary Burton '62

SOUL REBEL, NATURAL MYSTIC
by Matt Jenson

ALUM PROFILE
Michael Gandolfi '76: Point of Departure
by Mark Small '73

CONTRAPUNTAL IMPROVISATION
by Neil Olmstead '75

CAREERS SPOTLIGHT
Diva Dreams
by Mark Small '73

ALUM PROFILE
Alum Profile - Jay Newland '84: No Newcomer
by Mark Small '73

CODA
We Go To the Hidden Place
by Steve Wilkes '80

BERKLEE BEAT
Convocation, Song™ Concert Series, Umbria Jazz Festival, Alumni Grant Recipients and more...

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

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Summer 2003 Issue | Volume 15, Number 1:

AIMEE MANN: IN A GOOD PLACE
After winning the battle for artistic control of her career, songwriter extraordinaire Aimee Mann now calls the shots
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
Using the Best Tools Available
by David S. Mash

MUSICIAN WEBSITES 101
by Siobhan Kelleher

ALUM PROFILE
Peter Huttlinger '84: Favored-Nations Status
by Mark Small '73

HARMONIC DISTILLATION
by Jim Odgren '75

CAREERS SPOTLIGHT
Two for Tech
by Mark Small '73

ALUM PROFILE
Kendrick Oliver '95: New Life for the Big-Band Idiom
by Mark Small '73

CODA
Control Issues
by David P. Purcell, Esq. '91

BERKLEE BEAT
Commencement 2003, Michel Camilo, Sco at the Vineyard, Faculty Grants, New Trustees and more...

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

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Winter 2002 Issue | Volume 14, Number 3:

ANTONION SANCHEZ SPEAKS OF NOW
Rising Latin-jazz drum sensation Antonio Sanchez '97 is making his musical voice heard worldwide with the Pat Metheny Group
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
Berklee Adopts a New Mission Statement
by Lee Eliot Berk

ARIF MARDIN IN HIS OWN WORDS
by Mark Small '73

ALUM PROFILE
Alum Profile - Kevin Kaska '94: Taking the High Road to Hollywood
by Mark Small '73

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY, COPYRIGHT LEGISLATION, AND FAIR USE
Legal determinations in the digital rights debate will affect all who create, sell, or study music with computers and the Internet. Days of overprescribed rest, ice, and medication are over
by Nyssim Lefford '95 and Mark Nutini '93

LOOP-BASED COMPOSITION
by Michael Nickolas '84

ALUM PROFILE
Allan Slutzky '73: Out of the Shadows
by Mark Small '73

CODA
Beneath the Pinnacle in the Musical Pyramid
by Mark Small

BERKLEE BEAT
Pat Metheny, Alumni Grants, Faculty Notes, Terry Becker: Blooming Where Planted, Encore Gala , Alumni Grammy Nominations, Helping Hands

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

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Fall 2002 Issue | Volume 14, Number 2:

ON THE FAST TRACK
The platinum-selling band Train has pulled into the station with Rob Hotchkiss '82 and Charlie Colin '88 aboard.
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
Berklee's New Signature
by Gary Burton

TAKING ON THE CHALLENGE OF "FREE" MUSIC
The music industry faces the fact that music piracy and file sharing are here to stay
by Peter Alhadeff '92 and Caz McChrystal '03

USING FOLK SONGS IN COMPOSITIONS
Bartok, Copland, and Grieg were on to something
by Thomas J. McGah

ALUM PROFILE
Modern Drummer Founder/Editor Ronald Spagnardi '63
by Mark Small '73

FACULTY PROFILE
Stephen Croes: A New Dean for the Music Technology Division
by Mark Small '73

BERKLEE BEAT
Convocation 2002, Vineyard Vibes, BerkleeMusic.com, Stephen Croes: new Music Technology dean, and more

NEW UNDERSTANDING OF OVERUSE INJURIES
Days of overprescribed rest, ice, and medication are over
by William F. Brady, D.C.

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

FINAL CADENCE

ALUMNI BEAT

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CODA
Across Oceans and Time
by Dan Moretti

 

 

 

Summer 2002 Issue | Volume 14, Number 1:

ON THE WATCHTOWER
Hit producer and high-tech visionary Albhy Galuten '68 charts the future course of the recording industry
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
Look who's coming to Berklee
by Marsha Ginn

FROM JAZZ BAND TO JAZZ BRAND
Fifteen tips for creating success in the age of celebrity
by Dmitri Matheny

LIFE BEYOND THE "MONEY NOTES"
Finding a balance between the commercial and the esoteric
by Bryan Beller '93

ALUM PROFILE
Michael Manring '79: Unlimited Bass
by Mark Small '73

FACULTY PROFILE
Dennis Montogomery III: Gospel According to Dennis
by Mark Small '73

BERKLEE BEAT
Commencement 2002, Music Career Expo, Steven Tyler at Berklee, Dennis Montogomery III profile and more

THE CHANGING FACE OF DESKTOP PRODUCTION
The emergence of softsynths and various plug-ins promises new sounds and new ways to produce music with computers
by Jeff Baust

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

FINAL CADENCE

ALUMNI BEAT

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CODA
First Time in Mississippi
by Barbara M. London

 

 

 

Spring 2002 Issue | Volume 13, Number 3:

LIVING IN THE PRESENT TENSE
With a legacy of gold and platinum albums, awards, and accolades from every quarter behind him, Canada's premier songwriter Bruce Cockburn is firmly in the moment
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
The importance of name recognition
by Gary Burton

OUTSIDE THE GLARE OF THE SPOTLIGHT
A look at the careers of three alumni making waves in the music products industry
by Mark Small

RORSCHACH AND MUSICAL EFFICIENCY
Tips for more efficient composition
by Jon Damian '73

ALUM PROFILE
David Neves '76: Rhode Island's Teacher of the Year
by Mark Small '73

FACULTY PROFILE
Eugene Frisen: Berklee's Cello Man
by Mark Small '73

BERKLEE BEAT
Distance learning, Shekinah, Musical Chills, faculty news, and more

THE DIGITAL PRODUCER
Kimo Williams shares tips and insights on recording with digital tools
by Kimo Williams '76

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

FINAL CADENCE

ALUMNI BEAT

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CODA
Lessons Learned at the Willow
by Ed Hazell

 

 

 

Spring 2001 Issue | Volume 13, Number 2:

SCOTLAND'S HARDEST-WORKING JAZZMAN
For some time now, tenor man Tommy Smith '85 has been top dog in Scotland's jazz scene
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
We Heard You
by David McKay

YOU'RE THE BOSS
A few thoughts about the business side of your career from rock guitar hero Steve Vai
by Steve Vai

“FAT TIME, PLAY ME SOMETHING”
A look back at Mike Stern’s classic “Fat Time” solo on the 1981 Miles Davis The Man with the Horn CD
by Mark Small

ALUM PROFILE
Eve Nelson ’86: The Need to Say Something
by Mark Small '73

FACULTY PROFILE
Joanne Brackeen: The Performance is a Work of Art
by Mark Small '73

BERKLEE BEAT
Al Kooper and Elvin Jones, Summer Guitar Sessions, Will Davis gets the chair, Joanne Brackeen profile, faculty news, and more

CD DISTRIBUTION
Seeking a distribution deal for your indie CD? The McCluskey chronicles provide an analysis of the costs versus the potential career benefits.
by Associate Professor Kevin McCluskey

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

FINAL CADENCE

ALUMNI BEAT

L.A. NEWSBRIEFS

CODA
The Music Goes On
by Fred Bouchard

 

 

 

Spring 2001 Issue | Volume 13, Number 1:

PLATINUM TOUCH
Two decades after arriving in L.A., session guitarist Michael Thompson '75 takes his place at the head of the class
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
Who Are We?
by Robert Myers

NET RESULTS
A look at alumni pioneers developing careers in cyberspace
by Peter Spellman

TEACHING IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Life in the digital age poses unique challenges to the fine art of teaching
by Dr. George Eastman

ALUM PROFILE
Tom Hambridge '83: Renaissance Man in a City of Specialists
by Mark Small '73

FACULTY PROFILE
Pat Pattison: Nashville Connection
by Mark Small '73

BERKLEE BEAT
Becker and Fagen, Davis, and Linkin at Commencement 2001, Career Expo, Joe Lovano gets the chair, Pat Pattison profile, faculty news, and more

REHARMONIZING WITH CONSTANT STRUCTURES
Ideas culled from Bill Evans and Herbie Hancock add new life to old tunes.
by Piano Department Chair Paul Schmeling

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

FINAL CADENCE

CODA
Looking In, Looking Out
by Jen Chapin '95

 

 

 

Summer 2001 Issue | Volume 12, Number 3:

PIANO STORIES
After nine records as a leader, and dozens more as a sideman, Cyrus Chestnut '85 is following the path of the jazz pioneers and revealing himself in his music.
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
Beyond Berklee's Walls
by Associate Vice President President for Operations Tom Riley '78

Also see New Fordham Road Practice Facility Creates Opportunities for Students
by Dean of the Performance Division Matt Marvuglio

THE CARE AND FEEDING OF YOUR AUDIENCE
A review of Livingston Taylor's new book Stage Performance
by Mark Small '73

WINTER HEALTH TIPS FOR VOCALISTS
Practical advice to keep you singing through the coldest days of the season
by Associate Professor of Voice Anne Peckham

ALUM PROFILE
Ryan Paternite '93: Bagels, Berklee, and the Birdland Sessions
by Mark Small '73

BERKLEE BEAT
Encore Gala nets $380,000, music education technology conference, Jay Chattaway residence, Bill Pierce profile, faculty news, and more

IN THE MOMENT . . .
A collage capturing hard-working Berklee alumni in the act
by Ken Franckling

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

FINAL CADENCE

CODA
When Life Asks You to Play
by JoJo David '94

 

  

 

Fall 2000 Issue | Volume 12, Number 2:

BLUES STAR ON THE RISE
A gold record, seven Boston Music Awards, three W.C. Handy Awards, and a Grammy nomination signal that Susan Tedeschi's career is on the fast track.
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
A New Plan
by President Lee Eliot Berk
Also see Alpert and Benson Gifts Will Bring Industry Bright Lights to Berklee

THE SCHILLINGER/BERKLEE CONNECTION
A perusal of Lawrence Berk's notebooks sheds light on Berklee's early curriculum.
by Professor Ted Pease '66

FINDING THE RIGHT RESONANCE
Thoughts behind the MIDI orchestration for Leni Stern's "Resonance": an interactive lesson
by Professional Writing Division Dean Joe Smith

ALUM PROFILE
Tony Thomas '80: The Lure of the Radio
by Mark Small '73

CODA
The Tao of Teaching Overseas
by Professor Joseph Coroniti

BERKLEE BEAT
Holliday and Vai honored at fall Convocation, BIN Summit in Athens, lifetime e-mail offer for alumni, Matt Glaser profile, faculty news, and more

THE STATE OF E-COMMERCE FOR MUSIC
An overview of the technological and legal issues that are determining the future viability of music distribution and sales over the Internet
by Associate Professor Peter Alhadef '92

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

FINAL CADENCE

 

 

 

 

Summer 2000 Issue | Volume 12, Number 1:

MASTER SONG CRAFTER
After three decades of writing hits for radio, songwriter Tom Snow '69 takes on Broadway.
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
The 2000 Grammy Awards
by President Lee Eliot Berk
Also, Pamela Roller '95 Named to Board of Trustees

IN-THE-EAR MONITORS AND HEARING CONSERVATION
A look at the benefits and risks of using in-ear monitors on stage
by Rachel Cruz '93

CHORD-TONE VERSUS CHORD-SCALE SOLOING
Getting back to basics can benefit even the best improvisers
by Professor Hal Crook

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

ALUM PROFILE
Jeff Thacher '90: The best part of wakin' up . . .
by Mark Small '73

FINAL CADENCE

CODA
Louis Armstrong and the theory of relativity
by String Department Chair Matt Glaser

 

 

 

Spring 2000 Issue | Volume 11, Number 3:

ENGLAND'S JAZZ CRUSADER
Richard Niles '75, one of London's top pop hit arrangers has another agenda
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
Women and Berklee
by Barbara London
Also, News of the Board of Trustees and Trustee Emeritus Gregory Larkin Honored

TAX TIPS FOR MUSICIANS
To avoid is legal, to evade is illegal
by Associate Professor Martin Dennehy

USING INSPIRATION AND WRITING TOOLS
Finding the balance of inspiration and technical skills when writing music
by Associate Professor Dan Moretti

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note
Also, Corey Allen '78

ALUM PROFILE
Mike Gibbs '62
Breaking the rules. . .and sounding great
by Mark Small '73

FINAL CADENCE

CODA
Personal Growth and Free Improvisation
by Assistant Professor Mitch Haupers

 

 

 

Fall 1999 Issue | Volume 11, Number 2:

ONLY TRUST YOUR HEART
Diana Krall '83 lets love of the music guide her course
by Mark Small '73

LEAD SHEET
A Firm Foundation
by President Lee Eliot Berk

BERKLEE BEAT
Golson, Fuller, and Morgan honored, new trustees, John LaPorta Award, Jamey Haddad profile, faculty news, department news, visiting artists

A LOOK ALONG THE DIGITAL DATA FRONTIER
How emerging DVD delivery formats promise to alter the way we hear music
by Assistant Professor Jeff Baust

APPROACHING NONFUNCTIONAL HARMONY
Some ideas on breaking away from predictable chord and melody patterns
by Associate Professor Wayne Naus '74

ALUM NOTES
News, quotes, and recordings of note

ALUM PROFILE
Kenny Werner '73
Discovering Music in the Space
by Mark Small '73

CODA
Unafraid of Failure
by Associate Professor Danny Harrington


 

Spring 1999 Issue | Volume 10, Number 3 - click here for PDF

Fall 1998 Issue | Volume 10, Number 2 - click here for PDF

Summer 1998 Issue | Volume 10, Number 1 - click here for PDF

Spring 1998 Issue | Volume 9, Number 3 - click here for PDF

Fall 1997 Issue | Volume 9, Number 2 - click here for PDF

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Spring 1997 Issue | Volume 8, Number 3 - click here for PDF

Fall 1996 Issue | Volume 8, Number 2 - click here for PDF

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