After 42 years of service at Berklee, Larry Monroe retired in August. During his tenure at the college he served in numerous capacities. He started out teaching classes in arranging, ear training, ensemble, and more during his final semesters as a Berklee student.
Just as August gave way to September, the 1,100 members of the class of 2016 arrived in Boston for the start of a new academic year. This year’s convocation offered respite for the entering students and their parents from moving suitcases, instruments, and more into dorms during the heat of the...
Jeannie Gagné is an Associate Professor in Berklee’s Voice Department. She leads her own group and has performed or recorded with artists ranging from Penn & Teller to Philip Glass. Her holistic book Your Singing Voice is available through Berklee Press. Visit www. jeanniegagne.com...
July 2012 was Nashville’s hottest month ever recorded. Now, I’m no meteorologist, but I’d bet that some of our local alumni are partly to blame for the summer heat wave, because they have been on fire!
Toward the end of day one of the“Art of Improvisation: Blues and Jazz” program offered at the Berklee Valencia program this summer, two young women started a discussion with Berklee’s Assistant Chair of Guitar Rick Peckham.
Ron Savage remembers the impact of hearing drums at a July 4 paradewhen he was little. “The percussion section of the marching band came by,” Savage recalls, “and according to my parents, I took off running and followed the drums all the way to the end of the parade route.”
Assistant Professor Sergio Bellotti released an iPhone and iPad app featuring a metronome, a “groove box,” and free video performances and lessons. It’s available at the iTunes store.
In July, Professor of Jazz Composition Greg Hopkins conducted the musical Marina as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival.
When you first meet David “DQ” Quiñones, you’ll immediately notice his high energy level and positive personality. Since earning his MP&E degree from Berklee in 2002, applying all of his skills and personal attributes has enabled Quiñones to become a fast-rising top-liner (melody and lyric...
Jazz trumpeter and composer Dusko Goykovic of Munich, Germany, has released 20 albums as a leader and worked with Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan, Sonny Rollins, and others. He performs with his own ensembles and as a soloist with various big bands.
In December 2011, Douglas Wray of Fairfield, CT, accompanied John Scofield, Loudon Wainwright III, and Sloan Wainwright at Sloan’s holiday show in Bedford, NY. Wray has played with Sloan Wainwright since 1995.