Karen Wacks

Professor of Music Therapy Karen Wacks gave music therapy clinics at the Panama Jazz Festival in January in conjunction with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.

 

Michael Wartofsky

Professor of Harmony Michael Wartofsky collaborated as the composer on two new musicals: Cupcake and Car Talk: The Musical, which will run at Boston’s Club Café and the Central Square Theater in Cambridge, respectively, in June and July.

 

Julius P. Williams

Professor of Composition Julius P. Williams was interviewed by Lynn René Bayley for the May-June issue of Fanfare magazine. Visit www.fanfaremag.com/content/ view/48061/10253/.

 

Guy Van Duser

Professor of Guitar Guy Van Duser released the new CD A Session with Guy Van Duser, featuring a seven-piece faculty band. Rob Jaczko, the chair of Berklee’s MP&E Department, engineered the album, a collection of songs in the style of guitarist Chet Atkins.

 

Oscar Stagnaro

Professor of Bass Oscar Stagnaro is the musical director of the Congreso Latinoamericano de Escuelas de Música and continues to play with saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera.

 

Ralph Peterson

Professor of Percussion Ralph Peterson will release The Duality Perspective on June 19, his sixteenth CD as a bandleader. It features a number of current and former Berklee students, plus Sean Jones (trumpet) and Tia Fuller (saxophone).

David Vose

Professor of Ear Training David Vose produced the CD Calling On Everyone: The Music of Michael Merrett. Appearing on the CD is Fred Lipsius on saxophone, among others.

 

Maggie Scott

Professor of Voice Maggie Scott appeared with the Boston Pops Orchestra on May 9 at Symphony Hall for its opening night concert, featuring the music of George Gershwin.

 

Bruno Raberg

Professor Bruno Raberg (bass) released a duo album with trumpeter Phil Grenadier titled Plunge. A CD release concert was held at the Lily Pad Gallery in Cambridge, MA, in April. Raberg also did a two-week tour of Japan with Tiger Okoshi that included clinics at the Hokkaido Groove Camp. Visit www. brunoraberg.com.

 

Marco Pignataro

Marco Pignataro, the managing director for the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, performed in February at the Philadelphia Museum of Art with Assistant Professor of Piano Nando Michelin (piano), Paolo Orlandi (drums), and John Patitucci (bass).

 

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