Linn Brown

Singer/songwriter Linn Brown of Oakland, CA, was recently inter- viewed for the San Francisco Chronicle about providing music instruction for people with disabilities. Visit www.


James L. Dean

Woodwind player James L. Dean of Haledon, NJ, has released the CD These Things We Dig with the Whiskey Café Jazz Quintet featuring tunes by Hank Mobley, John Coltrane, Chick Corea, and others. Visit


Stephen Gould

Stephen Gould of Somerville, MA, an assistant professor at Lesley University, was recently interviewed by the Ikeda Center in Cambridge, MA. For more information, visit


Floyd Darden

Floyd Darden of Baguio, the Philippines, continued his music studies earning a bachelor’s from Boston University, a master’s from Governors State University, and a doctorate from Columbia Pacific University. He has played percussion for José Feliciano, Mel Tormé, and others.



Tony Scodwell ’63

Former faculty member Dick Wright of Indianapolis, IN, recently relocated from Las Vegas, NV. Previously he led a jazz ensemble at the College of Southern Nevada and wrote orches- tral arrangements for trumpeter Tony Scodwell ’63.


Content Managers: Image Styles and Formatting

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Steelpan Magic

By Ron Reid

Hackers’ Heaven

Now in its second year—and expanding—the “Rethink Music” conference added Hackers’ Weekend to the roster of offerings. The event invited “hackers” from around the world to collaborate in building new music applications. The event drew some 80 technology developers to Microsoft’s New England Research and Development Center (NERD) in Cambridge.

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