Bruce Gertz

Professor Bruce Gertz’s quintet featuring Jerry Bergonzi, Phil Grenadier, Gilson Schachnik, and Luther Gray, is featured on Gertz’s new album Eepin and Beepin. Gertz also on played Steve Hunt’s recording Sphere of Influence.

Nancy Zeltsman

Professor Nancy Zeltsman directed the 13th Zeltsman Marimba Festival at Rutgers University. Recognized as a premiere annual marimba event, it educates performers and highlights marimba repertoire.

David Gilmore

David Gilmore
David Gilmore

In October, associate professor David Gilmore will release Energies of Change, his fourth recording as a leader, featuring Marcus Strickland, Luis Perdomo, Ben Williams, and Antonio Sanchez.

Peter Cokkinias

Professor Peter Cokkinias directs Berklee’s Musical Theater Orchestra, which performed five classic Broadway shows last summer. Cokkinias recently played with the touring companies of Kinky Boots, Beautiful, Cinderella, and Motown: The Musical.

Kathryn Wright

Professor Kathryn Wright presented a master class at the annual Classical Singers magazine convention and attended the Wesley Balk Opera/Music Theater Summer Institute as an apprentice stage director.

Tim Ray

Associate professor Tim Ray was a featured artist at the recent Brandeis University Improvisation Festival. Ray also appeared on the new recordings Imaginario (John Finbury), Motif (The Phil Woods / Greg Abate Quintet), and Scott Hamilton Plays Jules Styne.

Annette Philip

Assistant professor Annette Philip completed two tours with award-winning Indian composer, A.R. Rahman, including an 18-city tour of North America, and a sold-out concert at the O2 Arena in London. Earlier this year, she completed a 16-city tour in Japan and China with the a cappella ensemble Women of the World. That group has released a new album titled Makana.

Barbara LaFitte

Professor Barbara LaFitte traveled La Roche Guyon, France, to attend “Oboman” Jean Luc Fillon’s Oboe Improvisation Academie.

Dave Howard

Professor Dave Howard spent the summer in Italy performing at festivals and teaching.

Thomas Schmidt

Percussion instructor Thomas Schmidt was a featured performer and lecturer at professor Alex Kalogeras’s festival École de Naxos on the Cycladic island of Naxos, Greece.