Mike McAllister

Mike McAllister of Cumming, GA, was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in January.

Berklee's Valencia Campus To Host its First TEDx Event in June

The Valencia campus will host its first TEDx event, TEDxBerkleeValencia, on June 21. The conference, themed Creative Catalyst, and will feature talks by leading international thinkers, innovators, and artists who represent diverse creative fields. Speakers include Spanish artist and designer Javier Mariscal; Sonicbids founder Panos Panay, who is leading Berklee’s new institute for creative entrepreneurship; and Spanish film composer Lucas Vidal, among others.

Angelo Marcialis

Angelo Marcialis of Chester, NY, won the New York State Band Director Association’s Richard H. Snook Outstanding Band Director Award. He is retiring in July.

David Lockwood

David Lockwood of Plymouth, NH, released the album Modern Love, featuring Erica Leigh ’10 and Berklee faculty members Kevin Barry, Kristin Cifelli, and Randy Roos. Visit davidlockwoodmusic.com. 

Cynthia Hilts

Cynthia Hilts of Brooklyn, NY, performs solo and with Lyric Fury throughout the New York metropolitan area, and she is also mixing her new album.

Jeff Dawson

Jeff Dawson ’80 (right) and Neil Simon ’97Jeff Dawson of New York City played keyboards and wrote original music for a February Sunset Jazz Festival concert in Frederiksted, St. Croix, featuring Neil Simon ’97

Dyann Arthur

Dyann Arthur ’80Dyann Arthur of Mill Creek, WA, produced and directed the film Americana Women: Roots Musicians: Women’s Tales & Tunes. It was screened at Berklee’s Stan Getz Library. Visit musicboxproject.org.

Tim Sublette

Tim Sublette of Smithfield, MO, produced, arranged and performed on Ben Rodgers’s song “If 12 Steps Are All I’ve Got” available online.

Noah Agruss

Noah Agruss of Sherman Oaks, CA, scored choreographer Christopher Stowell’s ballet Cipher, which was premiered by the Los Angeles Ballet. Visit noahagruss.com. 

Lee West

Lee West ’77Lee West of Melrose, MA, penned two titles for Santorella Publications: Hip to the Blues and Real Gone Guitar. West’s band Rockhouse Rebels released the CD Pharaoh’s Blues.