Kathryn Wright

Professor Kathryn Wright presented a master class at the annual Classical Singers magazine convention and attended the Wesley Balk Opera/Music Theater Summer Institute as an apprentice stage director.

Tim Ray

Associate professor Tim Ray was a featured artist at the recent Brandeis University Improvisation Festival. Ray also appeared on the new recordings Imaginario (John Finbury), Motif (The Phil Woods / Greg Abate Quintet), and Scott Hamilton Plays Jules Styne.

Annette Philip

Assistant professor Annette Philip completed two tours with award-winning Indian composer, A.R. Rahman, including an 18-city tour of North America, and a sold-out concert at the O2 Arena in London. Earlier this year, she completed a 16-city tour in Japan and China with the a cappella ensemble Women of the World. That group has released a new album titled Makana.

Barbara LaFitte

Professor Barbara LaFitte traveled La Roche Guyon, France, to attend “Oboman” Jean Luc Fillon’s Oboe Improvisation Academie.

Dave Howard

Professor Dave Howard spent the summer in Italy performing at festivals and teaching.

Thomas Schmidt

Percussion instructor Thomas Schmidt was a featured performer and lecturer at professor Alex Kalogeras’s festival École de Naxos on the Cycladic island of Naxos, Greece.

Rebecca Perricone

Rebecca Perricone
Rebecca Perricone

Associate professor Rebecca Perricone released the CD What a Woman Knows featuring Daniel Ian Smith, Yoron Israel, Barry Smith, Mark Walker, Oscar Stagnaro, Claudio Raguzzi, Marty Walsh, and Ralph Rosen. Former songwriting chair Jack Perricone arranged and coproduced the music.

Darol Anger

Associate professor Darol Anger and instructor Joe K. Walsh released a CD on Compass Records titled The People Need Light. Their band Mr Sun includes Grant Gordy (acoustic guitar) and Ethan Jodziewicz (bass).

Mark Rossi

Professor Mark Rossi penned the article “The Influence of Indian Music on Jazz” for the magazine of the Singapore Fine Arts Society for their Festival of Indian Classical Music and Dance, 2015.

Andy Eldelstein

Associate professor Andy Eldelstein’s Rapid Eye Studio in Belmont, MA, was included in Mix magazine’s article “Acoustic Design for 18 of this Year’s Coolest New Studios.”