Faculty Notes

Associate Professor Tomo Fujita released the book and CD set Basic Guitar Concepts and Techniques.

Dean Darla Hanley presented “Jazz Standards of Love” and “Taking Care of Business” at LICEU Conservatory in Barcelona. She also authored articles for the 2014 Resource Handbook for Academic Deans.

Peter Alhadeffand Luiz Buff ’12 coauthored an article for the Journal of the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators’ Association. Alhadeff also spoke at the Boston Bar Association in October.

Percussion Professor Kim Plainfield toured Europe, and performed with Franz Hackl and the Outreach Orchestra in Austria. He also gave clinics in Japan, Taiwan, and Malaysia.

Professor Bill Scism was re-elected as business agent for American Federation of Musicians Local 300.

Professor Victor Wallis wrote “Song and Vision in the U.S. Labor Movement” for Sounds of Resistance: The Role of Music in Multicultural Activism.

Music Education Chair Cecil Adderley had his piece “The Patriot” performed by the Highland Park High School band and the Berklee Wind Ensemble.

Melissa Howe

Melissa Howe

Chief of Staff Melissa Howe performed in the Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s summer season. The final concert honored the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, with narration by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.

Professor Kris Adams released the album Longing, featuring numerous Berklee faculty members.

Professor Barbara LaFitte was noted in mydesert.com for her English horn solo in Dvorak’s “Largo” from the New World Symphony, during the Boston Pops Orchestra’s Southwest tour.

Dave Howard

Dave Howard

Associate Professor Dave Howard traveled to Calabria, Italy, for performances including a show at the Roccella Jazz Festival.

Assistant Professor Caroline Harvey was chosen for the 2014 Steelgrass Residency in Kauai, HI. She will also be a resident poet on “The Girl Project” in Lexington, KY.

Jamie Lynn Hart released the CD Live at Tupelo Music Hall, and a music video for the single “Down.” Visit www.jamielynnhart.com.

Professor Neil Leonard and his wife, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, were featured in installations at the Stephan Stoyanov Gallery in New York City.

Associate Professor John Stein released the album Emotion with the Mingotan Project, featuring John Lockwood.

Diane Heffner and the New England String Quartet premiered Beth Denisch’s “Five on Five” at Brandeis University.

Professor Ed Saindon released the book The Complete Guide to Improvisation—Volume 1.

Ken Cervenka

Ken Cervenka

Professor Ken Cervenka and guitarist Peter Eigenmann released the CD Launching.

Associate Professor August Watters will play mandolin works at EuroFest in Bruchsal, Germany, next summer.

Professor Lauren Passarelli released two albums, Tender Ramble and Always & Forever, as well as the e-book Adorable Dachshunds: A Picture Book.

Associate Professor Ivan Sever completed a Pro Tools training course and is a certified Avid user .

Professor Wayne Ward accompanied the Massachusetts Central District All State Chorus at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA.

Professor Carolyn Wilkins released the book They Raised Me Up: A Black Single Mother and the Women Who Inspired Her.

In January, Ned Rosenblatt directed a concert by the Berklee Vocal Jazz Ensemble at the International Association for Jazz Education Conference in Dallas, TX.

Music Business/Management Chair Don Gorder spoke on WBUR’s On Point about music streaming services, and lectured at Inholland University (Netherlands) and at the Midatlantic Music Conference.

Vox One, featuring Jodi Jenkins-Ainsworth, Yumiko Matsuoka, Paul Stiller, Paul Pampinella, and Tom Baskett, sang “I Know What Love Is” on Don White’s forthcoming DVD.

Professor Joanne Brackeen played a duet with Ravi Coltrane at the Blue Note in New York City. In March she will play and record at New York’s Brookfield Place.

Bass Professor Bruce Gertz released the CDs Anybody Home? and Someday Soon, featuring a variety of Berklee faculty.

Richard Boulanger, Michael Bierylo, and Kari Juusela hosted the CSound Conference at Berklee in October, featuring John Chowning, Jean-Claude Risset, and many alumni guest artists.

Paula Cole, Tom Baskett, Steven Santoro Kowalczyk, David Thorne Scott, and Yumiko Matsuoka performed at Blink!, the Faneuil Hall Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

Professor Danny Harrington was elected to the board of directors for the Newburyport Education Foundation.

Associate Professor Dave DiCenso toured 62 cities as the drummer for vocalist Josh Groban.

Professor Dennis Cecere played keyboards with the Platters in Thailand for three sold-out shows and on a television show.

A short story by Assistant Professor Mark Polanzak was runner-up for the Calvino Prize, judged by Tobias Wolff. Another of his stories appears in the Winter 2014 issue of The Southern Review.

Wendy Rolfe

Wendy Rolfe

Professor Wendy Rolfe released the CD Images of Eve, featuring Beth Denisch, and alumni Kazuyo Kuriya and I-Yun Chung. Visit www.wendyrolfe.com.

Victoria Large’s short story “Before the Earth Shook” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and was published in Carve Magazine.

Associate Professor Michael Johnson’s op-ed titled “The Price of Music” was featured in the online version of the September 10, 2013, Boston Globe.

Assistant Professor Beth Woodcome Platow won the 2013 Beyond Baroque Poetry Prize for her poem “My Own Tonnage,” which was published in Agni, Salamander, and Better magazines.

Emma Romeu published Renovation of the Moon, a Spanish-English book featuring 58 poems.

Assistant Professor Peter Bell’s song “I’m Funky but I’m Clean” appears on Dan Lawson’s CD Soldiers of Fortune.

Film Scoring Chair George S. Clinton was named an ambassador to the Society of Composers & Lyricists.

Tim Ray

Tim Ray

Associate Professor Tim Ray and Tre Corda, featuring Greg Hopkins and Eugene Friesen, released the CD Squeaky Toy. Ray has performed or recorded with Phil Woods, Scott Hamilton, Greg Hopkins, Kris Adams, Carmen Paris, and Roger Fluet.

Assistant Professor Paul Pampinella and Five O’Clock Shadow released the EP Six, which features numerous Berklee alumni. Visit www.focs.com.

Assistant Professor Christine Fawson released the CD My Side, featuring Dino Govoni, Ricardo Monzon, and Scott Tarulli.

Assistant Chair John Kellogg wrote about the urbanization of the Billboard charts for Music and Entertainment Industry Educator’s Association Journal). He has also developed Berklee MOOCs on music business topics.

Assistant Professor Alonzo Harris produced, composed, and arranged material on K. Michelle’s debut album, Rebellious Soul, and is her tour’s musical director. He is also the musical director for Tiara Thomas.

Music Therapy Professor Kathleen Howland gave the lecture “Music and the Brain” at the Panama Jazz Festival.

Ralph Jaccodine produces the radio show Boston Sessions, a performance and interview show with Emerson College’s WERS and Boston Globe writer Jim Sullivan.