Dave Madden

Dave Madden of Austin, TX, won in the best arranger category at the Austin Music Industry Awards. Visit davemadden.com

Shinya Ikuta

Shinya Ikuta of Hamamatsu, Japan, organized the 2014 Hamamatsu World Music Festival 2014. His group, the Hamamatsu Big Band Project, was featured. 

Melinda Colaizzi

Melinda Colaizzi of Pittsburgh, PA, released the album Witness, featuring Kristian Habenicht ’05. The song “Trouble” from the album was a semifinalist in the International Songwriting Contest. Visit listentomelinda.com

Nathan Cohen

Nathan Cohen of Oakhurst, NJ, received the Governor’s Teacher Award, Teacher of the Year and an Honors award from the VH1 Save the Music Foundation. He teaches at Grace A. Dunn Middle School in Trenton, NJ. 

Briana Cash

Briana Cash

Briana Cash of Ipswich, MA, had her song “All Around Me, It’s Christmas” nominated for a 2014 American Songwriting Award. Another song, “Take a Walk with Me,” was a winner in the Sony MVR Original Song Series contest. Cash has released two EPs. Visit brianacash.com.

Shantell Ogden

Singer/songwriter Shantell Ogden of Nashville, TN, was nominated by the International Music and Entertainment Association in the Best Americana Artist and Best Americana Album categories. 

James Murphy

James Murphy of Danvers, MA, launched the drum lesson website PeaceAndDrums.com.

October 29: Town Hall Meeting, the First Draft of the Vision for 2025

What should Berklee be like in 2025? Share 50 minutes with president Roger H. Brown and college leadership as they talk about the first draft of our vision for 2025 at the upcoming Town Hall meeting.

  • October 29, 2014
  • 1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
  • 1140 Boylston Street, room 1W

Please read the first draft of the vision for 2025 prior to the Town Hall meeting.

Yael Meyer

Yael Meyer

Yael Meyer of Santiago, Chile, released the album Warrior Heart, produced by Bill Lefler ’93. Visit yaelmeyermusic.com.

Caption: Yael Maeyer ’03

Michelle Lewis

Michelle Lewis of Boston, MA, released the album The Parts of Us That Still Remain, featuring the single “Run Run Run.” Visit michellelewismusic.com