Gabe Hizer

Gabe Hizer of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, is working on musical projects with Ken Basman ’81 and Richard Shlosser ’69. Visit

Silvio Palmieri

Silvio Palmieri of Montreal, Quebec, and the Molinari Quartet are producing the sixth International Competition for Composition, which willl be judged in May. Visit

Pat Pattison

Professor Pat Pattison released a second edition of his book Songwriting: The Essential Guide to Rhyming via Berklee Press. Visit

Rick Peckham

Professor Rick Peckham held a December residency in Dublin, Ireland, featuring a performance with Michael Buckley, Ronan Guilfoyle, and Conor Guilfoyle.

Moira Lo Bianco

Piano instructor Moira Lo Bianco is conducting improvisation workshops for classical pianists. Visit

Fred Bouchard

Associate professor Fred Bouchard penned an article for Downbeat magazine about a master class given by Jason Moran and Vijay Iyer.

Peter Cokkinias

Professor Peter Cokkinias recently played clarinet for the shows On the Town, Phantom of the Opera, Cinderella, and The Nutcracker.

Stephen MacLean

Associate professor Stephen MacLean and Todd Dadaleares lead the band ReR, which released the 11-song album MeRCy. Visit

George Garzone

JodyJazz introduced two new mouthpieces named for professor George Garzone. Visit

Rich Grudzinski

Professor Rich Grudzinski reworked the orchestral music for The Polar Express by Michael Moss for the East Texas Symphony Orchestra.