Former faculty member Dennis J. Grillo, of Las Vegas, NV, passed away on October 31. He was 81. Grillo graduated with high honors from Juilliard School of music and later worked as a jazz composer and arranger. He was a singer and trumpeter and worked with the Four Freshman vocal group and several orchestras. From 1986 to 2004, Grillo taught in Berklee's Contemporary Writing and Production Department. He is survived by his sons Dante, Sunny, and Mark Grillo; and his daughter, Dione C. Grillo.