Stephen Webber


MP&E Professor Stephen Webber and his turntable ensemble completed the Scratch Ambassadors Tour of Finland sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.


Michael Hamilton Professor Michael Hamilton recently completed a tour of Brazil with Baraka Mundi and a second in Sweden presenting music from his gospel album God's Will.


John Kellogg

In November, Assistant Chair of the Music Business/Management Department John Kellogg traveled to Aruba to moderate a panel on music marketing and licensing at a Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association conference. The panel included the former COO of LaFace Records, Mark Shimmel; Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company CEO Peter Primont; and San Francisco entertainment lawyer and educator Michael Ashburne.

Dale Pfeiffer


Assistant Professor of Voice Dale Pfeiffer is recovering after successful open-heart surgery on November 2, 2009. She is at home recuperating and can be contacted via e-mail at


Richard Lowell


Associate Professor of Jazz Composition Richard Lowell was the musical director and conductor for the newly released CD Common Thread featuring vocalist Amanda Carr and the Ken Hadley Big Band. Lowell also penned four arrangements for the disc.


Nando Michelin

Assistant Professor of Piano Nando Michelin released two CDs this fall: Reencontro and Entre Amigos.

David Thorne Scott & Christine Fawson

Associate Professor of Voice David Thorne Scott and Assistant Professor of Brass Christine Fawson played a series of concerts at Scullers Jazz Club, the Center for Arts in Natick, Ryles Jazz Club, Monument Music, and Mechanics Hall in Worcester.

Wayne Naus


For the third year in a row, Associate Professor of Harmony Wayne Naus performed the national anthem on trumpet for the November 12 Veterans' Day pre-game show at TD Banknorth Garden for the Boston Bruins game against the Florida Panthers.

Faculty Notes

Visiting Artist: Rhiannon

Visiting Artist Series: Interactive Improvisation with Rhiannon

A fabled underground figure in vocal jazz, Rhiannon turns improvisation into performance art...With a soft, supple voice and a range that climbs to the sky, she shows what heights jazz singing can reach when it combines disciplined musicianship, with utter fearlessness.
~ James Gavin, Time Out New York