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.

The Following Student Composers have been chosen to have their String Quartets read by the Esterhazy Quartet on:

Monday, October 20 and Tuesday, October 21

6:15 p.m-8:30 p.m. in room 1A,1140 Boylston Street 

Sam Moffett

Nathaniel Chivers

Will Ponturo

Misakii Goto

Peter Chatterjee

Victor Kong

Zachary J. Cambria

John Dandan

The Woodshed: Composing Independent Melodies

Mark Simos

Mark Simos, an associate professor in Berklee’s Songwriting Department, presents a lesson from his new book Songwriting Strategies: A 360° Approach, published by Berklee Press.

Financials and the Contemporary Artist

Nils Gums

A look at revenues and expenses for an artist in the new-music economy.

The Piper of Parliament

Mark Small

Panpipe virtuoso Damian Draghici '98 swaps a celebrated music career for a seat in the European Parliament to campaign for Roma rights.