New Dean and Chairs Aboard

   Darla Hanley, Dean of the Professional Education Division

After a yearlong national search, President Roger H. Brown has announced the appointment of Darla Hanley as the dean of Berklee's Professional Education Division. Hanley assumes leadership of the division from former dean Lawrence McClellan, who retired after serving the college for 21 years.

Hanley comes to Berklee from Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia, where she was the associate dean for graduate studies. Hanley received her Ph.D. and master's degrees in music education research from Temple University and her bachelor's degree in music education and vocal performance from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. During her years at Shenandoah Conservatory, Hanley oversaw programs at the doctoral, artist diploma, master's, and certificate levels and worked directly with division chairs to oversee the entire graduate faculty. She also founded and directed the award-winning Shenandoah Singers, a 16-member vocal jazz and show choir that has performed internationally since 1993 and released two recordings. Previously, Hanley worked with the Virginia Department of Education developing music education standards and has made numerous presentations at conferences of the National Association for Music Education (MENC) throughout the country.

"I'm very happy to join the administrative team at Berklee," says Hanley. "The diverse Professional Education Division provides exceptional learning experiences for students, combining the educational backbone of liberal arts with the heart of a Berklee education: music. I'm looking forward to learning more about the Berklee culture while supporting the teaching and learning that occurs within the division."


Dan Carlin, Film Scoring Department Chair  

Segue Music cofounder Dan Carlin has been appointed the new chair of Berklee's Film Scoring Department. He assumes the position from Don Wilkins, who founded the department in 1979 and has served as its chair since that time. Carlin is an Emmy Award-winning music editor (Under Siege), was the music supervisor and principal conductor for two Golden Globe-nominated film scores (<>The Black Stallion and The Last of the Mohicans), and was the production music supervisor for Quest for Camelot, which received a Golden Globe Award for best song. Carlin cofounded Segue Music, the largest and most successful music postproduction facility in Hollywood history and served as the company's CEO for 25 years. During that time, Carlin worked with a range of top musical artists and film composers as well as Hollywood's most renowned film directors and producers.

Prior to his appointment at Berklee, Carlin served as the executive director of the Henry Mancini Institute for four years. He also completed two terms as the chair of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (the Grammy organization) and was a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' music executive committee for 20 years. At Robert Redford's Sundance Institute, Carlin helped design, fund, and develop the composer program; he also created and cosponsored Berklee's first internship program for film scoring students at Segue Music.


  Camille Colatosti, Liberal Arts Department Chair

Camille Colatosti has been appointed as the chair of the Liberal Arts Department at Berklee, succeeding Professor Peter Gardner, who served as the interim department chair. Colatosti has a strong background in arts and sciences education and has experience in all segments of educational leadership, from academics, instruction, and curriculum development to assessment of student learning, accreditation, and continuous quality improvement. Colatosti comes to Berklee from Michigan Community College, where she was a professor of literature and English composition and chief academic officer, providing overall leadership and guidance for academic, research, continuing education, and more.

Colatosti earned her Ph.D. in English language and literature from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has been a faculty member and/or administrator at Northwestern Michigan College, Schoolcraft College, Davenport University, and Henry Ford Community College. In addition, Colatosti has published numerous articles on education, women's issues, and other social topics. She is the author of the book Stopping Sexual Harassment and the recipient of several awards, including the prestigious ATHENA Award for women's leadership and the Women of Distinction Award from the Girl Scouts of the United States of America.