Alumni Affairs/See All BT IssuesBerklee Today Summer 2010

A Magazine for Contemporary Music and Musicians
Volume 
22
Number 
1
Summer
2010

Berklee Beat

Sights and Sounds of Commencement 2010

Sights and Sounds of Commencement 2010

On May 7 and 8, five international music legends gathered with 850 Berklee graduates for a celebration of music careers in full bloom and of those about to blossom.

Doctor of Bluegrass

Doctor of Bluegrass

By Rob Hayes

Perpetuating Dreams in RI

Perpetuating Dreams in RI

By Ginny Fordham

A Gift to Women Instrumentalists

A Gift to Women Instrumentalists


Kristine Moyer-Higgins
Making a Difference with In-Kind Gifts

Making a Difference with In-Kind Gifts

By Mary Hurley

“Give us the tools, and we will finish the job,” Winston Churchill once said. And several companies and individuals have helped Berklee finish the job of educating young musicians through generous in-kind gift donations. Valued at $1 million, a recent software donation by Sonoma Wire Works is...

Re-engaged in Music and the Community

Re-engaged in Music and the Community


Jeryl and Steve Oristaglio

Expert Testimony

Expert Testimony: Taking artistic and financial control through the internet.

Expert Testimony: Taking Artistic and Financial Control through the Internet

By Richard Niles

British electric bassist and composer Janek Gwizdala has created a personal sound by applying his classical-guitar technique to the bass with his unique talent and rare capacity for hard work.

The Woodshed

Exploring New Harmonic Frontiers with the Thirds Chart

The Woodshed: Exploring New Harmonic Frontiers with the Thirds Chart

This lesson’s goal is to help composers who have explored the fundamentals of music and need fresh harmonic ideas.

Regional Spotlights

Nashville Notes

Nashville Notes


Downtown Nashville after the May flood caused an estimated $1 billion in damage.
Alumni Beat

Alumni Beat

By Karen Bell

L.A. Newsbriefs

L.A. Newsbriefs

By Peter Gordon

As a steady stream of Berklee alumni continues to relocate to Los Angeles to pursue professional dreams, the overriding question for graduates is “How to begin?”

Notes from NOLA

Notes from NOLA


From the left: Robin Kinchen and Suzanne Denu ’03.

Coda

What is Contemporary Music?

What is Contemporary Music?

Perhaps the best perk of being a 21st-century musician is the opportunity to travel the globe, hang and play with the local musicians, hear new music, experience a variety of cultures, and see and hear the world from different vantage points.

Lead Sheet

Channels, Apps, and the Green Line

By Tom Riley

Channels, Apps, and the Green Line
For years, I have ridden the MBTA’s Green Line train to Berklee every weekday. As recently as eight or nine years ago, passengers rubbed elbows while reading the newspaper.

Entrepreneurship and the New Music Industry

By Eric Jensen

Entrepreneurship and the New Music Industry
All musicians are small (or large) enterprises, whether they promote their own work; pursue professional careers as players, composers, or engineers; or create products and services for others.

Global Groove

Musicians as Connectors

By Jason Camelio

Musicians as Connectors
Berklee students share their gifts around the world through teaching and performing.