Cathy Segal-Garcia

Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia of Granada Hills, CA, released Never Forgotten, a CD/DVD of performances with the late guitarist Ted Greene. Visit

Nick Labuschagne

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Nick Labuschagne ’73 (left)
Nick Labuschagne ’73 (left)

Film composer Nick Labuschagne of Houghton, South Africa, won the Statistical Award for Live Music Broadcast, a Wawela Music Award from the South African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO). Caption: Nick Labuschagne ’73 (left)


Patrick Kurdy

Patrick Kurdy of Boise, ID, is the president of the Idaho Jazz Society, which received a gift to establish an endowment fund for college music scholarships. Visit

Keni Fink

Keni Fink of Willits, CA, released the album Anybody Listening? on Deep Space Records. Visit

Alf Clausen

Alf Clausen of Canyon Country, CA, is the composer for The Simpsons, recently acquired by FXX. The network launched “Simpsons World,” providing on-demand access to all episodes and a compendium of Clausen’s work. Visit

Gary Burton


Gary Burton of Fort Lauderdale, FL, won the Jazz Journalist Association’s award for Best Book of the Year for Learning to Listen. He also won in the Mallets Instrumentalist of the Year category.  

Ernie Dewing

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Ernie Dewing ’78
Ernie Dewing ’78

Keyboardist Ernie Dewing of Edgartown, MA, released his first solo album Thru the Glass. Visit

A Pledge to Stop Campus Sexual Assaults

The student government executive committee from Berklee College of Music, joined more than 200 other student body presidents in a pledge to end sexual assaults in their campus communities. The pledge comes from collaboration with the National Campus Leadership Council (NCLC), which announced recently the list of student body presidents who have committed to the It’s On Us campaign. President Obama launched the It’s On Us campaign Friday, September 19th, from the White House.


News and recordings of note by Berklee alumni

Expert Testimony: Given by Composer David Schwartz '74

Mike Keefe-Feldman

David Schwartz broke through as a TV composer of note with the Grammy-nominated theme song to Northern Exposure, and has since earned Emmy nominations for his work on Wolf Lake, Deadwood, and the comedic cult sensation Arrested Development.