Berklee today

JUN 2013

Berklee today is the official alumni publication of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. It is a forum for contemporary music and musicians.

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Summer 2013 berklee today A Publication of the Offce of Institutional Advancement Managing Editor Mark Small '73 Contributors Karen Bell, Jason Camelio, Debbie Cavalier, Cindy Albert Link, Ryan Fleming, Amanda Gouldthorpe, Peter Gordon, Rob Hayes, Mary Hurley, Eric Jensen, Adam Renn Olenn, Marjorie O'Malley, David Petrelli, Arielle Schwalm, Neda Shahram, Justine Taormino Cover story photography Ron Batzdorff FeatUres 12 Producer on Fire Musical ability and imagination plus technical fnesse in the studio have turned Jeff Bhasker's career red hot. by Mark Small '73 18 M u s i c i a n s A r e N a t u ra l E n t r e p r e n e u r s By applying skills they acquired as musicians, Berklee alumni are founding successful companies that have empowered thousands of independent artists. by Eric Jensen '79 22 Anatomy of a Classic Song A recreation of the score to Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" reveals musical elements that undergird the iconic pop anthem. by Mark Small Art Direction Dave Miranda Copy Editor Lauren Horwitz Editorial Board: Rob Hayes, Assistant Vice President for External Affairs Kari Juusela '77, Dean, Professional Writing and Music Technology Division Matt Marvuglio '74, Dean, Professional Performance Division Darla Hanley, Dean, Professional Education Division Debbie Cavalier '87, Vice President for Online Learning and Continuing Education Offce of Institutional Advancement: Cynthia Albert Link, Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement Karen Bell '90, Chief Alumni Affairs Offcer Ryan Fleming '03, Assistant Director, Berklee Fund and Alumni Affairs Virginia Fordham '80, Director of Campaign and Development Initiatives Peter Gordon '78, Director of the Berklee Center in Los Angeles Departments 2 LeaD sheet 3 BerkLee Beat Adam Renn Olenn, Web Producer Marjorie O'Malley, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement Dana Pellitteri, Assistant Director of the Berklee Fund Jim Ricciuti, Director of Berklee Fund and Alumni Affairs Arielle Schwalm '10, Alumni Programs Coordinator Justine Taormino '06, Alumni Regional Representative, Los Angeles Beverly Tryon '82, Senior Director for Institutional Advancement Mirek Vana '01, Major Gifts Offcer As the alumni-oriented music magazine of Berklee College of Music, Berklee today is dedicated to informing, enriching, and serving the extended Berklee community. By sharing information of beneft to alumni about college matters, music industry issues and events, alumni activities and accomplishments, and musical topics of interest, Berklee today serves as both a valuable forum for our family throughout the world and an important source of commentary on contemporary music. Berklee today (ISSN 1052-3839) is published three times a year by Berklee College of Music's Offce of Institutional Advancement. All contents © 2013 by Berklee College of Music. Send all address changes, press releases, letters to the editor, and advertising inquiries to Berklee today, Berklee College of Music, 1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215-3693, (617) 747-2325, msmall@ Alumni are invited to send in details of activities suitable for coverage. Unsolicited submissions are accepted. Canada Post: Publications Mail Agreement #40612608, Canada Returns should be sent to IMEX Global Solutions, P.O. Box 25542, London, ON N6C 6B2, Canada. Visit us at Entering the World of MOOCs by Debbie Cavalier Willie, Carole, and Annie greet the class of 2013, Staying Strong, Orchestral Additions, a new role for Carl Beatty, Global Groove, Faculty Notes, Joe Galeota profle, and more 28 expert testimony 30 aLUm notes 31 aLUmni spotLight 39 40 FinaL caDence Steven Corn '84: CEO of BFM Digital News, quotes, and recordings of note Nicky Sanders '02: A Wild and Crazy Gig by Mark Small coDa Hammer and Chisel Work by Neda Shahram '13

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