Faculty

e.g. "Tuba"

David Thibodeau

dthibodeau@berklee.edu | 617 747-6301
  • B.S., Computer Science, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Drummer

Daniel M. Thompson

Also affiliated with: Berklee Online (available courses)
dthompson@berklee.edu | 617 747-8145

"From the production side, it's easy to lose sight of that ultimate goal by getting 'lost in the toys.' Obviously when you're in school it's important to try out a lot of different techniques, and to get facile with the tools. But ultimately we want to make the technology disappear—to be in service of the process and the creative moment. We're trying to get out of the way, to be masters of the tools and not slaves to them.

Leanne Ungar

Also affiliated with: Berklee Online (available courses)
lungar@berklee.edu | 617 747-2483

"In technology, the only thing we can count on is change. So we prepare our students to go on learning, long after they have their Berklee degree. We believe the best way to do this is to foster critical thinking and adaptability, and give them a broad foundation of recording practices. Our goal is to mold versatile, well-rounded musicians with critical-listening skills, interpersonal skills, and a wide range of technical knowledge, balancing historical context with state-of-the-art methods."

Mark Wessel

Also affiliated with: Berklee Online (available courses)
mwessel@berklee.edu | 617 747-8193

"The foundation of the MP&E program at Berklee is musical as opposed to technical. The focus first and foremost is the song and the production. The knob twisting and button pushing is always contextualized. Most of our engineering classes serve production classes. Students in the production classes 'hire' engineers from the engineering classes. It mimics the real world in that way."

John Whynot

jwhynot@berklee.edu | 617 747-6810

"Along with expertise and facility in their work, I want students to leave with a sense that they are the next wave of innovators. I want them to fully grasp that great recordings—great music—are a public service, that their work matters to everyone. And I want them to experience that passion that drives me to make music every day, and to pass that on to everyone around them."

Jonathan Wyner

Also affiliated with: Berklee Online (available courses)
jwyner@berklee.edu | 617 747-3130

"Our students are encouraged to explore something as abstract, slippery, and hard to define as art and approach it from the standpoint of the aesthetic and the technical. They go fairly deep in both directions and that is unusual. Berklee's not just an art school and it's not just a trade school."