Farewell to Brian Cole

Dear Colleagues,

Please join us in thanking Brian Cole, dean of academic affairs at the Valencia Campus, for his excellent service to Berklee. Brian will leave the college at the end of July to become Dean of the School of Music at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This chapter represents a wonderful professional opportunity for Brian and a chance to live closer to his parents and sister who are based just over an hour from Winston-Salem.

Data Analytics Workshops for Music Business Students

Anahita Bahri, a Berklee alum and Streaming Services Account Management at Shazam, will be teaching two Data Analytics workshops in June. The workshops will primarily focus on SQL, a tool that would complement coursework in computer applications with Excel and is a bonus skill for job applicants in the music industry.

The workshops are listed below -- click the workshop title for more information about the content and registration details.

Pop Hit Makers

Mark Small

Past issues of Berklee today have profiled numerous successful alumni tunesmiths who are part of the pop songwriting machine that produces the music top artists share with the world. What follows are the stories of a handful of young alumni songwriters in Los Angeles who are enjoying their day in the sun. Cowriting with producers, fellow songwriters, and major artists, they labor to create music that will hit listeners as truthful and authentic, and catchy enough to scale the charts.

BeFAST is back!

Berklee Faculty and Staff (BEFAST) Runners & Walkers are back in action this summer and under new leadership! The run/walk groups are now being shepherded by three people to facilitate participation from all kinds of movers and shakers.

The BPC Marks 40 Years

Mark Small

Since the opening as the Berklee Performance Center (BPC) in 1976, two generations of future-great singers and instrumentalists have tested their mettle on its stage as students. Paula Cole, David Rawlings, and Susan Tedeschi, are among the many who have graced the BPC stage before launching their careers. Equally important, many Berklee students have gained valuable experience working as stagehands, sound and lighting techs, ushers, box office personnel, and more before embarking on careers in concert production.

160 Building Production Suites Orientation for CW-261 Students

If you are a CWP student enrolled in CW-261 this semester you MUST attend an orientation session for the Production Suites in the 160 Building.

All students are required to attend an orientation before booking time in the 160 suites. The orientation times are as follows (expect the orientation to last 2 hours):


Tuesday 5/24: 4-6pm ; 6-8pm ; 8-10pm

Wednesday 5/25: 4-6pm ; 6-8pm ; 8-10pm

David Rosenthal ’81: Music director and keyboardist for the Piano Man for 23 Years and counting

Curtis Killian

Billy Joel’s music director and keyboardist since 1993, David Rosenthal ’81 shares insight into a prodigious career as keyboardist, producer, orchestrator and synth programmer, including work with Rainbow, Bruce Springsteen, Happy the Man, and fellow student Steve Vai. Listen via the Sounds of Berklee podcast.

Alumni Profile: Jacques Schwartz-Bart ’94

Jacques Schwartz-Bart