Suzanne Ciani's career in electronic music has spanned over four decades, beginning with work in the early days of electronics (70s) with John Chowning and Donald Buchla. In the 80s and 90s she composed commercially for advertising and also scored the film The Incredible Shrinking Woman. Since then she has transformed her career into that of a solo artist and orchestral composer having garnered five Grammy nominations with her work. She continues today to be successful in the music industry as a musician/self-publisher. Over the last two years, her career has come full circle with a return to her electronic roots, performing solo modular synthesizer concerts. She was a featured artist at Moogfest 2016, and a documentary film of her career is currently in production.
Ciani was appointed an Ambassador of Artistry in Education at Berklee for the 2016–2017 academic year. The Ambassador of Artistry in Education program brings the highest caliber musicians and artists from around the world to work with students and faculty directly. Creating interdisciplinary projects that result in new works, the ambassador models the musician/artist as a multitalented, multigenre professional. The ambassador also serves as a liaison between the college and the larger art and music worlds, connecting students and faculty with artists beyond Berklee’s current borders.
Faculty, chairs, and deans are invited to join Suzanne and the Office of Faculty Development for an intimate lunch and conversation. Space is limited.
Members of the Berklee Voice Department will hold an info-session on 'Declaring Performance Major as a Voice Principal'. Don't miss this opportunity to learn firsthand about the application process, audition requirements, and the interview component. There will also be a Voice Faculty Q&A session.
Reception celebrating David Mash, Senior Vice President for Innovation, Strategy, and Technology. After more than 40 years David Mash is retiring from Berklee. All are welcome to attend. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. Live Music.
Representatives working on behalf of our accrediting agency, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), will be visiting us from March 13-14 to evaluate Berklee on the results of the merger. Please join us at this info session to learn more about this visit in particular and about accreditation and why it matters.
All members of the Berklee community are invited to join professor Steve Wilkes and students from the Music Therapy and Percussion Departments for this opportunity to be massaged in an exquisite aural bath of low frequencies and quiet repetitive rhythms. It might just be one of the most relaxing experiences you have ever encountered.
Please arrive by the 1:00 p.m. start time and have all cellphones and electronics completely turned off. Bring your own yoga mat, if you wish. Loose, comfortable clothing is recommended.