Class of 1952

Silvio Palmieri of Montreal, Quebec, and the Molinari Quartet are producing the sixth International Competition for Composition, which willl be judged in May. Visit

Class of 1971

Gabe Hizer of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, is working on musical projects with Ken Basman ’81 and Richard Shlosser ’69. Visit

Class of 1973

Ricky Hana of Honolulu, HI, had his album Pau Hana on the Top 10 Google Play Hawaii chart for more than 58 weeks. His music has appeared on television on Lifetime and Showtime programs. Visit

Class of 1974

Organist Jon Hammond of San Francisco, CA, played in Taiwan and Germany and at the 2015 NAMM show. Last year Hammond won the Believe in Music Award at NAMM. Visit

Alan Palanker of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, released the Jazz Holdouts album Intuition, featuring Douglas Cooper Getschal ’75, John “JR” Robinson ’75, Michael Thompson ’75, and Jamie Glaser ’77. Visit

Class of 1975

David Kowal ’75
David Kowal ’75
Leah Gunn

David Kowal of Los Angeles, CA, composed music for Refreshing Mixes by The Jazz Smoothies, featuring Jimmy Earl ’76, Scott Breadman ’75, Peter Gordon ’78, Oscar Stagnaro, Bruce Bartlett ’75, Bob Patton, Ray Frisby ’79, and Adrian Peritore ’73. Visit

Class of 1976

Richard Gavin of Chicopee, MA, retired from teaching music in the Springfield, MA, public schools in September 2014. He currently plays with the band Premier Swing.

Frank Kohl of Bothell, WA, released the CD Invisible Man. Visit

Jerry Velona of Arlington, MA, released his album Love Radio, featuring Dave Limina, Anthony Vitti, Kevin Belz, Bertram Lehman, Gordon Beadle ’87, and Debbie Pierre.

Class of 1977

Albert Estiamba Jr. of Redondo Beach, CA, released a CD with the Brian Buckley Band in November 2014.

Bill Frisell of Seattle, WA, released the album Guitar in the Space Age!, featuring Greg Leisz, Tony Scherr, and Kenny Wollesen. Visit

Tony Corman of Berkeley, CA, premiered the Morchestra at Birdland Jazzista in Oakland, CA, featuring Alan Hall and Laura Klein ’77. In April, the group will play at the California Jazz Conservatory with vocalist Ed Reed. Visit

Class of 1978

Ken Field of Cambridge, MA, performed at the 2014 Roswell Jazz Festival with Chuck Redd, Ray Vega, Ken Pelowski, and others. Visit

Michael Leasure of Melbourne, FL, has a website featuring free music benefiting animal rights and rescue. Visit

Ronnie Wood (left) and Jimmy McIntosh ’78
Ronnie Wood (left) and Jimmy McIntosh ’78

Guitarist Jimmy McIntosh of Las Vegas, NV, released the album Jimmy McIntosh and…, where he shares the spotlight with fellow guitarists Ronnie Wood, Mike Stern ’75, and John Scofield ’73. Visit

Class of 1979

Jonathan R. Lax of Summit, NJ, performed at the Festival of Trumpets Concert at the International Trumpet Guild conference.

Pascoal Meirelles of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, released the Latin jazz album 50.

Class of 1980

Wilson Bent of Austin, TX, played bass on the Woot Talley + the Box CD Right Where I Want to Be. The group performed live on Good Day, Austin. Visit

Bassist Baron Brown of Randolph, MA, has toured with Jean-Luc Ponty and as a member of Steve Smith’s Vital Information group.

David Young of Decatur, GA, published the school counseling book Skits Are a Hoot for Little Toots!, for grades 2 to 4. He is developing a therapeutic card game for students called “Acting Out.”

Class of 1981

Laura Dreyer ’81
Laura Dreyer ’81

Laura Dreyer of New York City released the album Vida. Arte. Amor, recorded in Rio De Janiero, and engineered by Carlos Fuchs. Visit

Saxophonist Scott Robinson of Teaneck, NJ, released Tone Ventures, an album of duets with Roscoe Mitchell. Visit

Kenny Selcer ’81
Kenny Selcer ’81

Kenny Selcer of Lexington, MA, is working on a new recording that will include Americana, folk, and folk/rock styles. Visit

Class of 1982

Richard Adams of Nashville, TN, earned a doctorate of musical arts from the University of Memphis, and he lectures at Middle Tennessee State University. Adams released Stories with Jerry and Marlène Tachoir ’76. Visit

Jeanne Ricks of Yonkers, NY, published the book The Biology of Beating Stress: How Changing Your Environment, Your Body, and Your Brain Can Help You Find Balance and Peace.

Class of 1983

Paul Hoyle of Miami, FL, won the Best Music Producer award in South Florida by the Film, Recording and Entertainment Council.

Class of 1984

Don Breithaupt of Santa Monica, CA, released the album Just Passing Through (The Breithaupt Brothers Songbook Vol. II).

David Alan Bunn of Baltimore, MD, made his Carnegie Hall debut as a composer, orchestrator, and bandleader for “The Black Stars of the Great White Way,” hosted by Cecily Tyson, Norm Lewis, and Phylicia Rashad.

Joel Goodman of Topanga, CA, scored the films Playing for the Mob, Makers: Women Who Make America, and My Italian Secret. He was featured in the e-magazine Fade to Black. Visit

Brad Madix '84
Brad Madix '84
Curtis Killian

Brad Madix of Walnut Creek, CA, is doing live sound work for Jack White. He recently gave Berklee students a behind-the-scenes tour of the show’s setup at Fenway Park.

Michael Nickolas of Holden, MA, wrote the song “Africa Sway,” which appeared in the film Hector and the Search for Happiness. Visit

Class of 1985

Michael Nicolella ’85
Michael Nicolella ’85

Classical guitarist Michael Nicolella of Seattle, WA, released the album The Complete Bach Cello Suites. He teaches at Cornish College of the Arts. Visit

Alexia Vassillou ’85
Alexia Vassillou ’85

Alexia Vassillou of Deerfield Beach, FL, released the single “Jeux D’Amour.” It was featured in the film Poker Face.

Class of 1986

Sam Anstice Brown of Breakish, UK, released new self-help hypnosis material for musicians, including hypnotherapy for focal dystonia. Visit

Chris Florio of Ipswich, MA, and Hiro Honshuku ’90 released the duet album The Essence. Visit

Kevin Kastning of Groton, MA, and Mark Wingfield released the album In Stories. Kastning has invented a variety of guitar-related instruments. Visit

Class of 1987

Stephen B. Ward ’87
Stephen B. Ward ’87

Stephen B. Ward of North White Plains, NY, is an associate professor of music technology at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY.

Class of 1988

Alphonso Jiles of Upper Marlboro, MD, led the Dr. Henry A Wise High School marching band in a performance for president Barack Obama in October.

Ming Tsao of Berkeley, CA, released a recording of his opera Die Geisterinsel (The Ghost Island). He is a professor of composition at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.

Class of 1989

Ben Bailey of Atlanta, GA, released his debut album A Bird in the Hand. Visit

Flutist Anders Bostrom of Verona, NJ, has performed with Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, and Alicia Keys.

Class of 1990

John Baldwin of Virginia Beach, VA, released the CD Six String Slinger, featuring Will Lee, Ivan Bodley ’92, Jim Dower ’93, and others. His music has appeared on MTV and VH1, and he has acted in four films. Visit

Heather Edwards of New York City presents mystery show broadcasts on the WWOW 1940s Radio Hour. She was musical director for the City Island Theater Group’s Evita. Visit

Ferdinando Argenti of Methuen, MA, released the albums Live at the Sahara and Look for the Silver Lining.

Class of 1991

Ray Santovasi of Waterbury, CT, and Crystal Taliefero founded Journey with the Arts, which allows students to shadow entertainment professionals. He played on Debbie Davies’ release Retrospective. Visit

Class of 1993

Reg Bloor of New York City toured Europe with the Glenn Branca Ensemble performing Branca’s The Ascension Ill. She was concertmaster for a performance of Branca’s Symphony No. 16 (for 100 Guitars).

Adam Topol of Venice, CA, released the album Blue Painted Walls in Far Away Places. He has played with Jack Johnson and Makua Rothman.

Class of 1994

Christian Welde of Kopervik, Norway, is finishing an album featuring Pink Floyd backup vocalist Durga McBroom-Hudson. Visit

Class of 1995

Torbin Harding of Shrewsbury, MA, issued the 11th album on his Lo-ZRecords label, Cowboy Matt Hopewell’s Welcome to the Future. Visit

Brian Lydell of East Brunswick, NJ, won an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for his work on All My Children, and he was nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series.

Kevin Leonard Miller of Atlantic Beach, FL, owns Delicomb, a Jacksonville Beach restaurant. He also released the album Wild FL.

Paulo Tozzi of São Paulo, Brazil, released the recording Vintage Project.

Class of 1996

Christian Fabian of Belleville, NJ, won a Hollywood Music In Media Award for his song “Salagoudis Blues” from the Ricks/Fabian/Marsalis CD Father’s Day Jam. Visit

Stefan Held runs StevenHero Productions LLC, which produces the web series “Brooklyn Tracks.” Visit

Michael Petrucci of Plantsville, CT, has played drums for Blue Man Group for 10 years, performing in New York, Chicago, and Orlando. He also plays with King of Salem, Vestal Claret, and Lord Fowl.

Ryan Shore ’96
Ryan Shore ’96

Ryan Shore of Burbank, CA, scored Disney Television’s Penn Zero: Part Time Hero. He’s also written music for Scooby-Doo!, WrestleMania Mystery, Sesame Street, Plus Minus, The List, and The Millionaires’ Unit. Visit

Class of 1997

Paco Charlín of Pontevedra, Spain, released the album Statement Pride, which features Philip Dizack, Eden Ladin, and John Davis.

Jose Duque of Sunrise, FL, recorded with Colin Edwin on the album “Burnt Belief” Etymology. He also released a CD featuring Pablo Estacio ’96 and Luis Gonzalez ’98.

Class of 1998

Chris Gall ’98
Chris Gall ’98

Chris Gall of Vaterstetten, Germany, released a solo piano CD, featuring original pieces, a Debussy arrangement, and a song from a French film score. Visit

Joshua Geisler of New York City has toured with Cirque du Soleil’s Totem since 2010, and is the bandleader for the group’s 2015 Australian tour.

David Lockeretz of Long Beach, CA, and his trio Outside Pedestrian released the album Reclaimed, featuring Anthony Fesmire ’96. Visit

Class of 1999

Adeniyi Adelekan ’99
Adeniyi Adelekan ’99

Adeniyi Adelekan (aka “Synematik”) of Staten Island, NY, signed a Sony ATV/Stellar Songs publishing deal, and coproduced the song “Don’t Stop” on the Boyz II Men album Collide. He operates Synematik MusicWorld LLC.

Nate Brahm of Glastonbury, CT, opened Whole Tone Guitars in Glastonbury. Visit

Richard Furch of Sherman Oaks, CA, mixed Boyz II Men’s album Collide, and music for Ledisi, Charlie Wilson, Tyrese and others. Visit

Motohiko Ichino of Tokyo, Japan, and the group Rabbitoo released the CD National Anthem of Unknown Country, featuring Daisuke Fujiwara ’96 and Koichi Sato ’07.

Sean McGowan of Denver, CO, released the CD Thanksgiving and Christmas Tidings. He is an associate professor and guitar program director at the University of Colorado. Visit

Sean P. Rogan of Cranston, RI, runs the You Rock School of Music and performs with Power of Love, a Huey Lewis and the News tribute band. Visit

Oriol Saña of Granollers, Spain, organized the Barcelona Fiddle Congress, which attracted more than 400 students. He also released the album Experiment 1.0 with Albert Bello.

Alekos Vretos of Argolis, Greece, released the album K on Top, featuring Dimitris Sevdalis, Dimitris Christopoulos, Dimitris Klonis, and Leonidas Sarantopoulos. Visit

Forest Wilson of Hollister, CA, and Brian Gibbs ’98 run Tool Shed Studios in Morgan Hill, CA. The studio hosted sessions for the Los Tigres Del Norte album Realidades. Visit

Class of 2000

Dimitris Sevdalis of Athens, Greece, released the album Lagrimas Claras, with his Latin jazz quartet and Cuban singer Midreys Duquesne.

Gregg Stein of Framingham, MA, is the CEO of Libratone, Inc. and sits on the Consumer Electronics Association audio division board. Visit

Fawn Drake of Denver, CO, and DJ Chad Black released the album Angels We Have Heard on High, a portion of whose proceeds go to the Beagle Freedom Project.

Jason Graham ’00 of Salt Lake City UT, is a broadcast engineer for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He and his team were on the cover of the December 2014 issue of Mix magazine. Visit

Miguel Hadelich of Los Angeles, CA, is vice president of international sales, install, and tour for the TC Group. Visit

Bob Reynolds of Los Angeles, CA, recorded the album Déja Vu with fellow saxophonist Juan Rollan. Visit

Class of 2001

Paloma Dueñas of Miami, FL, a music therapist specializing in autism spectrum disorders, is a teaching artist at Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach. She heads the organization palomARTS and performs with the group Brasoul.

Sebastian Müller of Köln, Germany, released the album Peel featuring Daniele Camarda, Jonas Burgwinkel, Pablo Held, and Sebastian Gille. Visit

Joo Won Park ’01
Joo Won Park ’01

Joo Won Park of Oberlin, OH, is a visiting assistant professor of computer music at the Oberlin Conservatory. Visit

Class of 2002

Oscar Balza of Maracaibo, Venezuela, plays with Latin Grammy Award winner San Luis. Balza is completing his band’s first album Cionico. Visit

Jeff Svatek of Schaghticoke, NY, is an audio engineer at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Class of 2003

Annie Clements ’03 and members of the Amos Lee band
Annie Clements ’03 and members of the Amos Lee band

Bassist Annie Clements of Franklin, TN, toured with Amos Lee, including a show at Red Rocks Amphitheater with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Band members each received a commemorative piece of the rock. Visit

David Dixon ’03
David Dixon ’03

David Dixon of Wilmington, NC, released his debut album which features David Wolfe ’03 and Ryan Tucker ’00. Visit

Violinist Jozef Nadj of Boston, MA, formed the group Berklee All Star Serbia, featuring Vasil Hadzimanov ‘95, Vladimir Samardzic ’00, and Branko Popovic ’13. They performed in Serbia and Europe. Visit

Shantell Ogden of Nashville, TN, won the Americana Album of the Year award at the 2014 IMEA Awards for her recording Better at Goodbye. Her songs appeared on Marcum Stewart’s album Put It In Drive. Visit

Class of 2004

Garth Stevenson of New York City and Annie Lynch ’08 composed music for the films Tracks and Red Knot.

Nobuki Takamen of Jersey City, NJ, toured in Europe, performing at the Nisville and Petrovac jazz festivals and released the album Solo Guitar. Visit

F. Javier Vargas of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, led the jazz big band of the National Conservatory of Santo Domingo at the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival.

Drummer Rodrigo Bonelli of Brooklyn, NY, is a teacher and performer. He appeared with the Bobby Katz Quartet at Kitano and is planning a new septet recording. Visit

Briana Cash of Ipswich, MA, had two original Christmas songs recorded by Broadway actress Christine Dwyer for release on iTunes. Visit

Kyle Ewalt and Steven Shewbrooks of Brooklyn, NY, comprise the group Kyven, which released the EP For Commercial Use Only.

Austin Nelson of Charleston, SC, and Jason Rueger perform as the duo Curtin, and released the album One for the Doghearted, featuring Andrew Tracy ’04, Sweney Tidball ’03, and Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen. Visit

Marco Pacassoni of Fano, Italy, released the album Happiness, featuring Michel Camilo. The band will tour Europe, Asia, and South America. Visit

Class of 2005

Stefano Switala of Rome, Italy, scored the film Winx Club: The Mystery of the Abyss and wrote music for a television campaign about violence against women. Visit

Krysta Youngs of Studio City, CA, released the song “The Magic of Christmastime” featuring pianist Ruslan Sirota ’03. Visit

Class of 2006

Scott Brown of Columbus, OH, is senior counsel in the Marketing and Intellectual Property Practice Group at Nationwide Insurance. He is on the board of the arts education nonprofit the Dick & Jane Project.

Marcelo Feldman of North Hollywood, CA, started the YouTube channel “The Bass Wizard.” Visit

Yuko Yamamura of Woodside, NY, played the concert “Crossing Borders: Music Dialog of Two French Horns” at the Opera America Center in New York City. Visit

Class of 2007

Sam Dechenne of Cambridge, MA, released the Cocek! Brass Band album Here Comes Shlomo. Visit

Jamie Lynn Fletcher ’07
Jamie Lynn Fletcher ’07

Jamie Lynn Fletcher of Greenleaf, WI, released the CD My Desire of You. Visit

Bassist Alfredo Guerrieri of Willoughby, OH, is an adjunct faculty member at Cleveland State University and the Music Settlement. Visit

Joey Sulkowski of White Plains, MD, performs with the band Magic Man, and toured with Walk the Moon and Panic! At the Disco. Visit

Class of 2008

Dan Boselovic (left) and Nicholas Ditri ’08
Dan Boselovic (left) and Nicholas Ditri ’08

Nicholas Ditri of Red Bank, NJ, and Daniel Boselovic, aka the Disco Fries, wrote the gold-certified track “Wasted” on Tiesto’s A Town Called Paradise LP. Visit

Magda Giannikou ’08
Magda Giannikou ’08

Magda Giannikou and her band Banda Magda released the album Yerakina, featuring Jordan Perlson ’04, Ignacio Hernandez ’07, Marcelo Woloski ’07, Mika Mimura ’07, Keita Ogawa ’07, and Scott Flynn ’07, coproduced by Fab Dupont ’94. Visit

Sean Hayden of Toronto, ON, writes advertising music for clients including Target, Mitsubishi, Ford, and Red Bull Media. Visit

Class of 2009

Juan Carlos Rodríguez of Valencia, CA, composed for the television shows Matador and East Los High. Visit

Daniel Frimm of Denver, CO, is touring through March to promote his new album The DBC. Visit

Class of 2010

Seth Botos of Allston, MA, and Corey Wade released the single “Designing an Airplane” with their band Undersea. Visit

Ricardo Galvan of Mexico City, Mexico, is part of the musical project Mariaxibit with Jordi Arán Mendez. Visit

Engineer Martin Nessi of Glendale, CA, has recorded for Josh Groban, Gloria Trevi, Alejandro Lerner, and Anais Vivas and mixed for Cooper Phillip, Pacband, NYXX, and TWWO. Visit

Neara Russell of Studio City, CA, toured with Bridgit Mendler. She also played with Zeta Wave, Hayle, Matt DuPuy, and Scavenger Hunt. Visit

Percussionist Paulo Stagnaro of Brooklyn, NY, is touring with Ricky Martin, and leads the Paolo Stagnaro Group. Visit

Vocalist R.J. Woessner of Brooklyn, NY, performed with Bastille on the Late Show with David Letterman, with Jim Carrey on Saturday Night Live, and appeared in the film Milking It. Woessner has also done voiceovers and vocal coaching. Visit

Yui Yamamoto (aka Yui SensationaL) of North Hills, CA, released the album No Music, No SensationaL Life. Visit

Class of 2011

David Westerhout (aka Dear Zim) of Larnaca, Cyprus, wrote the song “Indianna,” nominated for Best African Rock Song at the All African Music Awards.

Brandon Allen of Boston, MA, performs with the John Hanifin Band, which released the single “The Nile.” Visit

Anita Antoinette of New Britain, CT, appeared on The Voice and was coached by Gwen Stefani.

Lorena Perez Batista ’11
Lorena Perez Batista ’11

Lorena Perez Batista of Encino, CA, won the drummer competition Hit Like a Girl. She engineered the Russ Miller/Pete Lockett album Rhythm-Sphere. Visit

Shawna Corso of Los Angeles, CA, is touring with Iggy Azalea and was a backup vocalist on Stevie Wonder’s latest tour.

Michael Harmon of Westborough, MA, founded the retreat-style recording studio Wachusett Recording Co. Visit

Kate Kozma of Brooklyn, NY, was the musical director, composer, and arranger for the Miss Universe 2014 pageant.

Giuseppe Paradiso of Medford, MA, and Gabriela Martina lead the “In Momentum Series,” a program of improvisational concerts at Outpost 186 in Cambridge, MA. Visit

Hyunpill Shin of Seoul, South Korea, released the album Ordinary Days. He toured in Europe and Asia with MosaiKorea, and in the United States, invited by the Korean embassy. Visit

Class of 2012

Becky DiPaola and Sean Woestehof ’12
Becky DiPaola and Sean Woestehof ’12

Becky DiPaola of Franklin, TN, and Sean Woestehoff (aka the Recording People) produced, engineered, and mixed albums for Zack Joseph and Ira Wolf. Visit

Joanna Katzen of Athol, MA, performed with Linq and Garold Amadon in New Salem, MA, at a fundraiser for the Playing for Change Foundation, part of a worldwide effort to raise funding for music lessons for underprivileged children.

Bo Ram Park of Busan, South Korea, released the album Hear the Beauty, Vol. 1, featuring numerous Berklee alumni.

Batu Sener of Los Angeles, CA, works at composer John Powell’s studio and has written music for several TV shows and commercials. Visit

Class of 2013

Saunder Choi of Cambridge, MA, won the 2014 American Prize in Composition in the student choral division. Visit

Tia and Tanya Dmuchowski of Livonia, MI, are members of Flight of Fire, which released the EP Catalyst. Visit

Vicente Gimeno ’13
Vicente Gimeno ’13

Vicente Gimeno of Los Angeles, CA, scored the film Tom’s Dilemma and recorded it with the Hollywood Studio Orchestra, with contributions from Amparo Edo Biol ’12 and Javier Escudero ’13. His piece “Space Mission” won at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards. Visit

Inés Velasco Montiel ’13
Inés Velasco Montiel ’13

Inés Velasco Montiel of Guadalajara, Mexico, was chosen to participate in the arranger’s workshop with the Dutch Metropole Orkest, featuring Vince Mendoza and Gregory Porter. Visit

Jerilyn Sawyer of Nashville, TN, was hired by CTK Management as part of Dolly Parton’s management team. Visit

Class of 2014

Rachel Dziezynski composed music for DinoTrucks, a children’s iPad game about dinosaur bones. She is currently in Japan, teaching English and studying Japanese music through the JET programme.