Mason Daring

Film scoring professor Mason Daring released the new CD 40, celebrating 40 years of performing and recording with Jeanie Stahl.

Darla S. Hanley

Dean Darla S. Hanley hosted jazz education forums for arts leaders and teachers and gave the presentation More Music in Every Class: New Tools for Teachers at SXSWedu.

Ben Houge

Ben Houge, a member of the Berklee Valencia faculty, presented a Web audio version of his composition “The Tomb of the Grammarian Lysias,” a setting of a Greek poem by Constantine Cavafy for voice and audience members’ mobile devices, at the first Web Audio Conference in Paris in January.

Jan Donley

Associate professor Jan Donley gave a demonstration at Boston’s Boylston Street Apple Store on using iPads to draw, write, and teach.

Terri Lyne Carrington

Professor Terri Lyne Carrington presented a master class at the South Florida Percussion Festival.

Jon Damian

Professor Jon Damian penned Fresh Music: Explorations with the Creative Workshop Ensemble for Musicians, Artists, and Teachers, which offers ways to inspire the creative process. It is available through Amazon.

Faculty Notes

Ryan Fleming

Steven Stern

Steven Stern ’90 of Encino, CA, died in April after a battle with cancer. He was 47. Stern started his career as a music scoring assistant for film composer Hans Zimmer at Media Ventures, where he worked on The Lion King, I’ll Do Anything, Renaissance Man, and Speed. He later formed his own production company before joining APM Music as a vice president of custom music.

Thomas Michael Spicer

Thomas Michael Spicer of Dallas, TX, died at his home on March 2. He was 58. After graduating from Berklee, Spicer returned to his native New Orleans, LA, where he played jazz and Zydeco music. He also owned and operated a produce company. He is survived by son Erik and stepson Max.

Luis E. Opazo

Word has reached us that percussionist Luis E. Opazo ’77 of West Palm Beach, FL, passed away on May 12, 2013 at the age of 59. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; and three children.