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A Magazine for Contemporary Music and Musicians

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Million-Dollar Night for the 15th Annual Encore Gala

Million-Dollar Night for the 15th Annual Encore Gala

By Beverly Tryon

During a musical extravaganza that entertained 800 guests, Berklee celebrated its 15th Annual Encore Gala on October 17, 2009, at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel.

SGAE - Berklee Partnership Bears Fruit

SGAE- Berklee Partnership Bears Fruit

By Lesley O'Connell

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...

Haviland Street Building Opens

Haviland Street Building Opens

By Lesley O'Connell

Haviland Street Building Opens
Wycleff Hits the Books

Wycleff Hits the Books

By Adam Renn Olenn

Canta Contest Winners

Canta Contest Winners

By Allen Bush
Global Groove

Global Groove

By Jason Camelio
The State of the College

The State of the College

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.

"I think the single most...


What's in a Name?

Coda: What's in a Name

On January 1, 2010, the Music Synthesis Department took on a new name: the Electronic Production and Design (EP/D) Department.

Regional Spotlights

San Francisco Chronicles

San Francisco Chronicles

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.

Nashville Notes

Nashville Notes

Dave Petrelli '05
L.A. Newsbriefs

L.A. Newsbriefs

By Peter Gordon

From the left: Angela Johnson-Swan and Jason Joseph perform at the Berklee L.A. Alumni Chapter holiday party. Peter Gordon

The Woodshed

Scatting Without Fear

The Woodshed: Scatting Without Fear

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.

Expert Testimony

Expert Testimony: Required: Grat Songs and Great Performances

Expert Testimony: Required: Great Songs and Great Performances

By Mark Small

Despite a tough economic climate and well-known music industry woes, Professor Jeff Dorenfeld of the Music Business/Management Department is upbeat about the future for musicians.

Lead Sheet

A Nod to the Past and a Look Forward

A Nod to the Past and a Look Foreward
In October of 2009, Senior Vice President and Provost Dr. Lawrence J. Simpson delivered a town hall meeting to the Berklee community outlining changes to the college's core curriculum.

Faculty Highlights

by Mary Hurley

Faculty Profile: Casey Sheuerell

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.


Alumni News


Flutist Constance Kirschbaum of White House, TN, coaches the Heritage High School Band and is a fast-pitch softball umpire and player. She and her husband have a college-age child.


Bassist David Dyson of Bowie, MD, released the new CD Unleashed. Visit