New York News

by Lisa Hearns '96

  Lisa Hearns

The New York Alumni Chapter had a busy fall and hosted several great events. On Sunday, October 7, 2007, Berklee alumni from across the country joined New York alumni at the alumni brunch held in conjunction with the AES Convention at the Radisson Hotel Martinique in New York. On Saturday, October 20, the Ace of Clubs in New York held the first Berklee Alumni/Heavy Rotation Records CMJ Music Marathon showcase. Admission was free and open to the public. Participating alumni performers included Elizabeth Ziman '04 (Elizabeth & the Catapult), Igmar Thomas '06 (Igmar Thomas & the Cypher), edibleRed, Via Audio, and Kid:Nap:Kin. Complimentary copies of Heavy Rotation Records CDs featuring Berklee student musicians were distributed as well. On December 17, New York alumni celebrated the holidays at the annual New York Alumni Holiday Social at the East Village Yacht Club.

On behalf of the Berklee New York Alumni Chapter, I would like to thank Ren Collins-who stepped down in January as the assistant coordinator for the New York Berklee Alumni Chapter-for all her hard work. Several years ago, Collins began volunteering for the alumni chapter, and in 2005, she became an official assistant coordinator. Collins has added so much to the chapter by giving so freely of her creativity, time, professionalism, and commitment. I'd also like to express my thanks to the alumni who have so generously donated their time and support during 2007 and Berklee's Alumni Affairs office for its continued support of our events.

If you are interested in planning events or sharing your expertise in a particular area, we encourage your participation. Get in touch with me at, or call Berklee's New York Alumni Chapter hotline at (877) 423-7553. And for more information on upcoming alumni events, visit Berklee's alumni website at Best wishes for the year ahead.

-Lisa Hearns, New York Alumni Chapter Leader

For more New York happenings, visit the New York chapter website.