Aaron Spears - Zildjian Artist in Residence

The 2014 Armand Zildjian Artist in Residence featuring

Aaron Spears

Winner of the 2014 Drummies Artist Award for best Gospel Drummer, Aaron Spears broke onto the national scene with the Washington, D.C. based group, the Gideon Band. He has worked with artists such as James Brown, Alicia Keys, Usher and the American Idol Tour. Aaron remains as one of the most in-demand r&b/hip-hop drummers of our time, currently recording and touring with eight time Grammy Award winner, Usher.

Sign Up for a Check in Lunch with Melissa Howe, Chief of Staff

Melissa Howe, chief of staff, would like to invite you for lunch and conversation about Berklee.  How is your semester going?  How's your workload? Are you using 160? 1108 Boylston? 1260 Boylston? The Internship Office? Career Development Center? How would you describe the Berklee culture to someone who had never set foot on campus?  Friendly?  Cold?  Busy? Serene? Idealistic?  Realistic?  Bring your thoughts and your appetite,  and help Melissa keep in touch with student life.

Sign Up For a Student Lunch with President Brown

You're invited to a student lunch with President Roger Brown.  This is the perfect opportunity to ask any questions in regards to the vision of the college, scholarships, financial aid, 160 Massachusetts Avenue, or speak about your Berklee experience.  You may also attend to simply meet and introduce yourself to President Brown.

Space is very limited and will be given to those who RSVP first.

Please select which date you would like to attend:

Igniting Your Future: The New Generation of Audio Production Careers

Tuesday, October 14

7 - 9 pm

The Loft, 939 Boylston Street (enter through 921 Boylston Street, 3rd floor)

Martin Dombey, an advisor to the Audio Engineering program at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), will speak about career paths in music production. From Music Recording Engineer to Audio Software Design, there are more options than ever. What are the best ways to break into the business and build your credits and contacts? What's next on the horizon?

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive, controlling and assaultive behaviors and tactics used by one person over another to gain power and control. There are many different kinds of abusive behavior: physical, emotional, verbal, sexual, economic/financial and spiritual as well as threats, stalking/surveillance, isolation and intimidation.

While women are among the most vulnerable to intimate partner violence, domestic violence may affect men, and occurs in heterosexual as well as same-sex partnerships, and crosses all ethnic, racial, gender and socio-economic lines.

Dave DeMarco

Bassist Dave DeMarco of Baltimore, MD, has recorded with Crack the Sky and Matt Halpern. He will be featured on a release with guitarist Oz Noy. Visit yoursessionbassist.com.

Shawn K. Clement


Shawn K. Clement ’88
Shawn K. Clement ’88

Shawn K. Clement of Canyon Country, CA, released “Warriors Hymn,” a piece benefitting Hiring Our Heroes, produced by Jack Douglas and featuring Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander. It is eligible for Grammy nomination consideration.Visit clemistry.com and hiringourheroes.org. Caption: Shawn K. Clement ’88

Nola Shepherd


Nola Shepherd ’87
Nola Shepherd ’87

Singer/songwriter Nola Shepherd of Seal Beach, CA, released the new album Nola. Visit nolashepherd.com. Caption: Nola Shepherd ’87

Dario Saraceno

Guitarist Dario Saraceno of Wappingers Falls, NY, and his band Dario and the Clear released the album Blue Realm.

Scott Ouellette

Scott Ouellette of Rowley, MA, performs as a solo guitarist and runs the website GTR-Transcribing.