Tiger Okoshi

Professor of Brass Tiger Okoshi played for a crowd of 10,000 people in Boston’s Copley Square with a student ensemble for the Japan Spring Day Festival. In May, Okoshi was in Milan, Italy, to perform with Sadao Watanabe raising funds for victims of the Japanese tsunami and earthquake.

 

Amy Merrill

Associate Professor of Liberal Arts Amy Merrill wrote the libretto for the musical Silver Spoon, with music and lyrics by Si Kahn. Last year it was staged at the Theater in Cambridge, MA, and in April and May 2012 it ran at Heritage Music Theatre in Sebastopol, CA.

 

Neil Leonard

Professors Neil Leonard and JoAnne Brackeen performed at the American Music Festival in Shanghai. Also, along with Tan Dun and Quincy Jones, Leonard judged student music compositions for film and video for the Digital Audio China competition.

 

Andrea “Ani” Johnson

Associate Professor of Music Business Andrea “Ani” Johnson spoke at the MIDEM Conference in Cannes, France, and presented a paper on music super- vision at the MEIEA Summit 2012 in Los Angeles. At the April “Rethink Music” conference, she presented a workshop on music licensing.

 

Jeannie Gagné

Associate Professor of Voice Jeannie Gagné penned the book, Your Singing Voice, published by Berklee Press.

 

David Thorne Scott

Associate Professor David Thorne Scott released a new jazz–pop crossover album titled Hopeful Romantic. The album features faculty members Christine Fawson, Larry Finn, Scarlet Keys, and John Stein.

David Fiuczynski

On May 15, Professor of Guitar David Fiuczynski released the CD Planet MicroJam. The Planet MicroJam Institute Ensemble will perform in New York City and in Europe.

 

Bill Elliott

Associate Professor of Contemporary Writing and Production Bill Elliott received a 2012 Tony nomination for his orchestration of the Broadway musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, starring Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara. The show opened on April 24.

 

Beth Denisch

The woodwind quintet Suite of Five Seasons by Professor of Composition Beth Denisch was premiered in May in Rovaniemi, Finland.

 

Suzanne Davis

Berklee Press published the book Jazz Piano Comping by Associate Professor of Piano Suzanne Davis.

 

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