Bruce Gertz, Steve Hunt

Professor of Bass Bruce Gertz and Piano Instructor Steve Hunt appeared on the Nick Goumas Quartet CD Moonlight Alley.

Eugene Friesen

Strings Professor Eugene Friesen had his cantata Glory premiered at the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival in Harrisonburg, VA. Friesen also coauthored the book Improvisation for Classical Musicians with his wife, Wendy. 

Ellen Francese

Associate Professor of Liberal Arts Ellen Francese began a Skype-based after-school program in Cape Town, South Africa, to provide music lessons taught by Berklee students to underserved eighth graders. 

Garrison Fewell

Guitar Professor Garrison Fewell performed and recorded with saxophonist John Tchicai’s project Ascension Unending. The group performed at New York’s Vision Festival and George Wein’s CareFusion Jazz Festival.

Marti Epstein

Composition Professor Marti Epstein had her string quartet Hidden Flowers premiered at Tanglewood’s 2012 Festival of Contemporary Music.

Kenwood Dennard

Associate Professor of Percussion Kenwood Dennard will spend his sabbatical researching group improvisation for his upcoming book Metajam Technique. He writes for and performs with his group the Metajam All-Stars.

Jon Damian

Professor of Guitar Jon Damian was a visiting scholar at Northern Melbourne Institute of Tafe in Melbourne, Australia, where he presented his piece “Rubbertellie Murals.” The murals created by Damian were displayed during a concert featuring big-band compositions penned by Berklee faculty members and featuring Damian on guitar.

Wes Corbett

Associate Professor of Strings Wes Corbett and his band Joy Kills Sorrow had their song “Jason” featured on Rolling Stone magazine’s website. They also recently played at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.


Susan Cattaneo

Assistant Professor of Songwriting Susan Cattaneo has released the new album Little Big Sky, which features numerous Nashville musicians. 

Ed Blomquist

Assistant professor Ed Blomquist and his band the Free Range Experiment released the album Levitation. It was engineered by Associate Professor of MP&E Mark Wessel.