Melissa Ferrick

Assistant professor Melissa Ferrick won a fan favorite award for alternative country album of the year for her recording The Truth Is, as part of the Independent Music Awards. 

Darol Anger

Professor Darol Anger released the CD Mr. Sun: The People Need Light, featuring Tony Trischka, Grant Gordy, and numerous Berklee alumni. He also played in an all-star performance last summer at the Colorado Rockygrass festival. 

Greg Hopkins

Professor Greg Hopkins was a guest artist and the big-band director at the Drayton Harbor Music Festival in Blaine, WA, and toured with his nonet, the Cryogenic Renaissance Orchestra.

Tim Miller

Professor Tim Miller appeared with Dweezil Zappa and his group Zappa Plays Zappa at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center  in Great Barrington, MA. 

Nando Michelin

Assistant professor Nando Michelin released the album Juana de América featuring original music and the writings of poet Juana de Ibarbourou. 

Hey Rim Jeon

Assistant professor Hey Rim Jeon performed at the Jazz Informance in Washington, D.C. with Ronnie Laws and Wilton Felder, plus faculty members Tony “Thunder” Smith and Lenny Stallworth.

Laszlo Gardony

Professor Laszlo Gardony played at the New Directions in Solo Piano series in New York City. Visit

David Scott

David Scott
David Scott

Associate professor David Scott and his group Vocalogy will perform at the Jazz Education Network’s annual conference in January. Visit

Michael Wartofsky

Professor Michael Wartofsky wrote the song “Without Your Love” for John Michael Dias’s album Write This Way

John Baboian

In July, Professor John Baboian taught at the Destelheide jazz camp near Brussels, Belgium.