Professor Ken Zambello, who has taught history of rock classes since 1990, was interviewed by Perry Eaton, culture writer for Boston.com, about Janis Joplin’s final performance at Harvard Stadium in 1970.
Associate professor Janice Pendarvis facilitated a master class at the Apollo Theater in New York City with assistant professor Alonzo Harris. In addition to many TV appearances, Pendarvis appears in the Grammy-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom.
Last summer, professor Wendy Rolfe performed at the National Flute Convention in Washington, DC, and at the International Flute Festival in Quito, Ecuador. She also played with the Handel and Haydn Society and the Cape Symphony. Visit wendyrolfe.com.
Associate professor Janie Barnett has coproduced a new recording for singer-songwriter Teri Scheinzeit titled Choosing Happy. Barnett also composed and recorded music commissioned by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peggy Stern and is working on two new releases of Americana and public domain songs.
Professor Kathleen Howland filmed a TEDx talk in Valencia about music therapy. She also began a research project at Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital with people affected by aphasia (speech/language disorder) using music-based interventions. Visit kathleenhowland.com.
Professor Laszlo Gardony and his sextet played at the Bar Harbor and Cambridge jazz festivals in the summer and at Birdland in New York City in September. His latest CD, Life In Real Time, was named an editor’s pick in Downbeat magazine. Visit lgjazz.com.
Assistant professor Ana Gulgui was part of the faculty team chosen for the Guilford Recording residency via Berklee’s faculty development program. They will record a musical version of Alice In Wonderland, composed and adapted by Rene Pfister.