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.

Fernando Brandão

Associate professor Fernando Brandão is releasing the album Sem Tradução (No Translation) featuring original compositions with lyrics by Pedro Lago, Rosangela Santiago, Robson Santiago, and Brandão. The players include Fernando Huergo, Paul Del Nero, Bertram Lehmann, Daniel Ian Smith, Bobby Gallegos, and others. Visit

Victoria Large

Assistant professor Victoria Large published the short story “Pink Ribbon Skies” in Soundings Review. Her story “Scene from an Unfinished Documentary Film” appeared in the anthology Microchondria II: 42 More Short Stories Collected by Harvard Book Store.

Amy Merrill

Associate professor Amy Merrill will have a reading of her new play The Square at the New Hampshire Theatre Project in mid-June.

Daniela Schächter

Daniela Schächter
Daniela Schächter

Assistant professor Daniela Schächter received a Berklee recording grant and recorded Tribute to Jimmy Van Heusen with Mike Tucker (sax), Mark Walker (drums), and Michael O’Brien (bass). The album will be released in the fall.

Jamie Lynn Hart

Voice instructor Jamie Lynn Hart received her master of music degree from Boston University. She released the albums Anticipate and The Let Go, and won CBS Local’s top pick in the Boston’s Best Local Female Musician category and the Limelight Music Award for Best Female Performer and Best Songwriter. Visit

Frank Carlberg

Frank Carlberg
Frank Carlberg

Assistant professor of piano Frank Carlberg released Shadows and Reflections, a duo album with Leo Genovese ’04 on Red Piano Records. Visit

Larry Bell

Associate professor Larry Bell’s work Hansel and Gretel, a fable for narrator and orchestra, was performed by Ballet Arts Worcester at the Hanover Theatre in February.

Neil Olmstead

In March, professor Neil Olmstead was invited to the Conservatorio di Pescara in Italy to give lectures and demonstrations on the impact of French impressionist music on American jazz.

Wayne Wild

Associate professor Wayne Wild is publishing Liberating Aesthetics: for the Aspiring Artist and the Inspired Audience with Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.