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.

Mimi Rabson

Mimi Rabson
Mimi Rabson
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John Soares

Associate professor Mimi Rabson and her Strings Theory Trio released a self-titled recording featuring a synthesis of classical chamber music and directed improvisation, featuring violinist Helen-Sherrah Davies and cellist Junko Fujiwara. Visit

Kevin Harris

Kevin Harris, assistant professor of piano, toured China and Israel with his group. He released his fifth trio album featuring bassist Ben Street and drummer Francisco Mela. Visit

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.