Alumni Beat

  From the left: Jose Godur '94, Professor Steve Wilkes, and Thania Sanz '85 at the Miami alumni chapter holiday party.
  Atlanta revelers (from the left) Ben Farmer '03, Scott King '93, Bobbi Wilson '08, and Alexa Lima '08
  Austin chapter party goers (from the left) Michelle Alany '08, Chris Tondre '94, Sarah Sharp '97, and Brian Hull '95 and Jill Dickey-Hull


While we are only a month into the new year, in this column, I want to look back for a moment and then forward.

For members of the alumni community, 2010 ended on a high note with holiday parties in Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Nashville, Atlanta, Austin, San Francisco, Miami, and Denver. Thanks to all who took time to attend these events. I've included a few photos below, but additional shots from all the end-of-year festivities are posted on the Berklee alumni Facebook page.

Looking forward, we have selected the winners of the latest round of alumni grants. We received 135 grant proposals and, with difficulty, narrowed the field down to 15 winners. Check out the list of alumni and projects that were awarded grants (below). Good luck to all recipients as you undertake community service through music this year.

Finally, we received nearly 150 nominations for the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Recipients will be announced on the alumni website the end of January. For information on the awards and alumni events, visit

All the best for 2011,
Karen Bell, '90
Chief Alumni Affairs Officer