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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global groove By Jason Camelio, director of international programs and Amanda Gouldthorpe, assistant director of international programs Berklee International Auditions, Interviews, Clinics, and Concerts Schedule Women Who Rock Around the World Nilesh Thomas July 19–21 Electronic Performance and Production Special Progarm Berklee Valencia Campus Valencia, Spain July 16–August 2 Valencia Summer Performance Program Berklee Valencia Campus Valencia, Spain August 5–8 Berklee in Los Angeles Program It's All in the Song I: Songwriter and Performer Santa Monica High School Santa Monica, CA Berklee musicians joined with ICOM students at the closing of the Classic Rock Showcase in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Rashid Lombard August 12–15 Berklee in Los Angeles Program It's All in the Song II: Songwriter and Producer Santa Monica High School Santa Monica, CA To apply for admissions online, visit For further international travel and events schedule information visit https://apply.berklee. edu/. Berklee's Assistant Director Educational Operations Sam Skau led a team to the 2013 Cape Town International Jazz Festival for clinics, concerts, and applicant auditions and interviews. Left to right: Sam Skau; Paul Mashatile, minister of arts and culture of the Republic of South Africa; Rick Peckham, Berklee's assistant chair of guitar; Michael Borgida, marketing manager off campus projects; and Andrea Pejrolo, assistant chair of contemporary writing and production. Laura Guilfoyle As well, bassist Esther Rojas will lead a student group in two weeks of performances in June in Medellín and Pereira, Colombia, with sponsorship by Colombo Americano. Similarly, saxophonist Erena Terakubo will travel to France in October with a quintet. They will play at the 2013 Nancy Jazz Pulsations, with sponsorship from BIN partner Music Academy International. We plan to continue showcasing Berklee's fne women musicians around the world. Rock on, ladies! Hanna Lagom We cannot celebrate them enough. There are so many stellar female musicians in the Berklee community—and they rock! This past spring, we showcased some of these student talents in far-fung places such as Helsinki, Finland, Saint Petersburg, Russia, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Special thanks go to our Berklee International Network (BIN) partners at the Pop & Jazz Conservatory in Helsinki as well as Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and the International College of Music (ICOM) in Malaysia. Berklee's assistant director of international programs, Amanda Gouldthorpe, traveled across the Russian-Finnish border by train with Wambura Mitaru (one of Berklee's Africa Scholars from Kenya) and her group Synergy. After their frst fight out of Boston was canceled because of the blizzard, they found that they had merely traded snowscapes in Boston for those in Helsinki and St. Petersburg. They were relieved to fnally arrive in Europe where Wambura's group was featured at the Close Encounters festival. This event is designed to bring international students together to share their music and create new material together. In a similar venture, drummer Elena Bonomo from New York and guitarist Annie Grunwald '13 from Connecticut were invited to participate in the ICOM Classic Rock Showcase at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre in Malaysia. They joined a cast of talented young ICOM students who were featured in the Women in Rock portion of the show. After the performance, Grunwald refected on the opportunity ICOM and Berklee had given her to make the trip and perform with their peers. "Never in my life have I met harder-working musicians!" Grunwald says. "They had intensive rehearsals—often running from early morning until midnight. They kept working until the music was right. It pushed me beyond what I knew I was capable of." July 2–14 Berklee on the Road, auditions and interviews Perugia, Italy Ronan Guilfoyle (right), artistic director for Newpark Music Centre (a BIN partner) interviews Larry Monroe about the history of contemporary music education during the 2013 12-Points Festival. Wambura Mitaru (center) performs at the 2013 Close Encounters in Helsinki, Finland. Summer2013 7

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