Since childhood, Guillermo Marin, a composer and pianist from Zaragoza, Spain, had dreamed of coming to Berklee, but he knew his family couldn't afford the tuition. Thanks to a scholarship for composers and songwriters from the Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (SGAE), studying at Berklee...
During his annual state of the college address on November 19, 2009, President Roger H. Brown told the Berklee community that the college has held its own in the current economic climate, meeting the goals outlined in the 2005 strategic plan, and going forward.
In this first column from the San Francisco Berklee Alumni Chapter, we'd like to take a moment to introduce ourselves. We are Karen Kindig '90 and Hermann Lara '96, the San Francisco chapter's coleaders.
When faced with the prospect of using their voice to improvise, many students express unfounded feelings of fear and intimidation. With that in mind, here are some simple, non-intimidating vocal exercises that I use to teach novice improvisers.
Professor Casey Scheuerel is a highly regarded drummer who played with Gino Vannelli, Chaka Khan, Jean-Luc Ponty, Robben Ford, and many others and enjoyed a successful studio career in Los Angeles.
Professor Julius P. Williams and Alexander Koblyakov, dean of the Moscow Conservatory in Russia, served alongside notable composers from Shanghai Conservatory of Music as jurors for the Rivers Awards Composition Competition in Shanghai, China on December 7, 2009.
Assistant Professor of Piano Hey Rim Jeon appeared at the Jarasum International Jazz Festival in Kapyong, Korea, in October with her group that includes Dave Liebman(saxophones), Professor Terri Lyne Carrington (drums), and John Lockwood (bass). She was also one of 10 Korean jazz pianists invited to play at the MAC Jazz Festival for the Hundred Fingers concert.