Electronic Production and Design Faculty

Jeff Baust

Also affiliated with: Berklee Online (available courses)
jbaust@berklee.edu | 617-747-8585

"We don't teach just the button pushing for today's technology but how to achieve effective music and sound design with any set of tools."

Michael Bierylo

Also affiliated with: Berklee Online (available courses)
mbierylo@berklee.edu | 617-747-8275

"I encourage creativity but [also] a firm understanding of technical and musical basics, a firm grounding."

Richard Boulanger

rboulanger@berklee.edu | 617-747-2485

"For me, music is a medium through which the inner spiritual essence of all things is revealed and shared."

Michael Brigida

mbrigida@berklee.edu | 617-747-8127

"The technology changes; the concepts do not change. The foundational concepts do not change, but it’s easy to bypass those concepts and get on to the great sounds."

Brian Cass

bcass@berklee.edu | 617-747-6353

"I want my students to understand that a good sound designer, like a good painter, has the talent to see the world in a special way, break it down, then recreate it." 

Stephen Croes

scroes@berklee.edu | 617-747-2992

"Music technology is a very interdisciplinary part of Berklee. To produce music in our studios and labs, we engage all aspects of contemporary musicianship and skills taught throughout the college, all of Berklee's essential offerings in terms of musical analysis, performance, improvisation, and composition."

Matthew Davidson

mdavidson@berklee.edu | 617-747-6352

"I spent most of my professional life in the music software industry, so I know firsthand how quickly technology evolves. I teach the generalized concepts underneath the technology so my students can apply what they learn to any future technology they’re going to encounter."

David Doms

Also affiliated with: Berklee Online (available courses)
ddoms@berklee.edu | 617-747-8516

"It's a nice spot to be in, to be able to draw back on some of the things in the analog world, some of the physical tools we've had post–world war to now, but also to have this whole digital tool set. It's pretty incredible."

Ben Houge

bhouge@berklee.edu | 617-747-6233

"Innovation in music technology is not just about teaching tools; it’s about ideas. Tools come and go, but if you understand the underlying concepts, you’ll be able to apply them to tools that haven’t been invented yet or, even better, invent your own."

Neil Leonard

Professor; Artistic Director of the Berklee Interdisciplinary Arts Institute, Electronic Production and Design
nleonard@berklee.edu | 617-747-8402

"I believe in intuition and inspiration, and in luck. But what do you do when you don't have those? You've still got to get the job done. I zero in on strategies for doing this in my classes."

Steve MacLean

Also affiliated with: Berklee Online (available courses)
smaclean@berklee.edu | 617-747-8114

"Using the technology is the thread that holds the ensemble together, often with fascinating results!"

Chris Noyes

cnoyes@berklee.edu | 617-747-2298

"I'm constantly in learning mode. There is no, 'Now I know everything I need to know and I'm just going to work.'"

Rishabh Rajan

rrajan@berklee.edu | 617-747-6712

"There are always multiple ways to do something, but there is only one efficient way."

Thomas L. Rhea

trhea@berklee.edu | 617-747-2487

"To be really successful—to be a professional—requires a form of controlled fanaticism."

Jay Rinaldi

jrinaldi@berklee.edu | 617-747-2782

"Be inquisitive. Open your eyes, open your minds to things you don't necessarily know even exist."

Kai Turnbull

kturnbull@berklee.edu | 617-747-8401

"Technology is a tool and, ultimately, when mastered it can become transparent. It takes time and discipline to learn, of course, but this is no different from other musical skill sets."

Jeffrey Williams

jdwilliams@berklee.edu | 617-747-8480

"I can sit here till I'm blue in the face, show you how I do it, tell you why I do it, and give you example after example of why this is cool, but it's up to you to spend the time to get your head around this concept. That's when it's going to become yours."