Jay Kennedy

Vice president for academic affairs/vice provost Jay Kennedy had his composition “Celebration Overture” premiered at Carnegie Hall in April by the Thomas S. Hart Middle School Symphonic Band of Pleasanton, CA, as part of the New York International Music Festival. Kennedy also served as a judge at the WGI Percussion World Championships in Dayton, OH.

Bruno Råberg

Professor Bruno Råberg made a video of the recording of his piece for strings and soloists titled “Triloka: Three Realms.” Performers included Rob Thomas (violin) and Mike Block (cello), and condutor Mimi Rabson. He also released the recording Hot Box featuring Phil Grenadier, Allan Chase, and Austin McMahon. Visit brunoraberg.com.

Joseph Coroniti

Professor Joseph Coroniti recently lectured at Conservatorio di Pescara in Italy. With the Bass Department, he published a multimedia tribute to Charlie Haden, and an interview with David Fiuczynski in Fusion magazine. Visit fusionmagazine.org.

Maggie Scott

Voice professor Maggie Scott’s 1978 album You and I was reissued by Creole Stream Music for distribution in Eastern Asia. Keith Copeland (drums) and late faculty member John Neves (bass) performed on the album.

Nalora Steele

Associate professor Nalora Steele and Dr. Paul Gross of the University of Virginia, presented a session at the NAfME Eastern Division Biennial In-Service Conference, in Providence, RI, in April.

Marti Epstein

Professor Marti Epstein’s Quartet for English Horn and Strings will be performed on Saturday, July 25, at the Tanglewood Music Center’s Festival of Contemporary Music. Her piece for prepared piano and her string quartet Hidden Flowers also received recent premieres.

Larry Watson

Larry Watson
Larry Watson
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Phil Farnsworth

Ensemble professor Larry Watson is a judge on the WGBH public television show Sing That Thing! The new series showcases New England’s top amateur singing groups.

Richie Hart

Associate professor Richie Hart’s new recording 33 1/3 was released in May. His band includes Bobby Deitch ’75 (drums) and James Hart ’05 (bass).

Jonathan Bailey Holland

Composition professor Jonathan Bailey Holland’s piece “The Clarity of Cold Air” was performed by members of the Grammy-winning group Eighth Blackbird together with students from the Interlochen Arts Academy in April.

Al Kooper

Al Kooper and the Funky Faculty featuring faculty Bob Doezema (guitars), Jeff Stout (trumpet), Daryl Lowery (woodwinds/flute), and Jesse Williams (bass) performed at the Hot Stove Cool Benefit Concert.