Suzanne Cope

Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts Suzanne Cope has earned her Ph.D. from Lesley University in the field of adult learning with a concentration in creative writing pedagogy.


Jamie Baum

Associate Professor of Woodwinds, Jamie Baum was nominated as the flutist of the year by the Jazz Journalists Association for its Jazz Awards 2012.


Terri Lyne Carrington

Professor of Percussion Terri Lyne Carrington won a Grammy in the Best Jazz Vocal Album category for The Mosaic Project. Visit

Freddie Bryant

Former Thelonious Monk drummer Ben Riley featured Associate Professor of Guitar Freddie Bryant on his latest CD Grown Folks Music. Between per- forming and teaching dates in New York City and Europe, Bryant is com- pleting his own CD, Kaleidoscope.


JoAnne Brackeen

Professor of Piano JoAnne Brackeen was featured on the cover of the March issue of JAZZed magazine.


Leo Blanco

Assistant Professor of Piano Leo Blanco spoke at a March 10 TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) event in Caracas, Venezuela, address- ing the influence of Africa on Western music. On April 12, Blanco’s music was performed at Oberlin College in Oberlin, OH.


Mick Goodrick

Professor Mick Goodrick and Associate Professor Tim Miller of the Guitar Department collaborated on the book Creative Chordal Harmony for Guitar published by Berklee Press.


Bill Banfield

Professor of Liberal Arts Bill Banfield premiered his Symphony 10: Affirmations for a New World featur- ing the a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock at Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center on April 13 and 14. Thomas Wilkins conducted the National Symphony Orchestra Pops in both performances.


Darrell Katz

On February 18, Professor of Harmony Darrell Katz performed with the Jazz Composers Alliance at the Cambridge YMCA Theater, featuring new compositions for the 19-piece JCA Orchestra. Other faculty composers included Bob Pilkington and Norm Zocher.