Laszlo Gardony

In July, piano professor Laszlo Gardony will release the live CD Life in Real Time on Sunnyside Records, featuring Bill Pierce, Stan Strickland, John Lockwood, Yoron Israel, and Don Braden. Visit

Jason Palmer

Assistant professor Jason Palmer made a live recording in London as a part of the French-American Cultural Exchange in collaboration with pianist Cédric Hanriot. He also released his sixth recording on SteepleChase Records, an homage to Janelle Monáe.

Hey Rim Jeon

Assistant professor Hey Rim Jeon recently performed with Benny Golson at Wellesley College with Ron Mahdi (bass) and Ralph Peterson Jr. (drums).

Peter Gardner

Liberal arts professor Peter Gardner gave presentations on the cultural differences in verbal communication styles and the potential for misunderstanding at the University of El Salvador and the University of Fribourg in Switzerland.

Michael Farquharson

Professor Michael Farquharson is working as the coproducer and orchestrator for the song “Love Is the Answer” for the Carter Center in Atlanta. Additionally, he is currently coproducing, performing, and orchestrating for a recording of Brazilian music by Larry Monroe, featuring Matthew Nicholl and Donna McElroy.

Larry Finn and Dave Fiuczynski

Professors Larry Finn and Dave Fiuczynski played on the album Kaleidoscope by David Hines ’73.

Mason Daring

Film scoring professor Mason Daring released the new CD 40, celebrating 40 years of performing and recording with Jeanie Stahl.

Darla S. Hanley

Dean Darla S. Hanley hosted jazz education forums for arts leaders and teachers and gave the presentation More Music in Every Class: New Tools for Teachers at SXSWedu.

Ben Houge

Ben Houge, a member of the Berklee Valencia faculty, presented a Web audio version of his composition “The Tomb of the Grammarian Lysias,” a setting of a Greek poem by Constantine Cavafy for voice and audience members’ mobile devices, at the first Web Audio Conference in Paris in January.

Jan Donley

Associate professor Jan Donley gave a demonstration at Boston’s Boylston Street Apple Store on using iPads to draw, write, and teach.