Berklee today

OCT 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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Alumnotes Phillip-Michael Scales '09 Guthrie Govan, Craig Goldy, Jeff Loomis, and Rusty Cooley. Reffett also worked with guitarist George Lynch on the flm Shadow Train: Under a Crooked Sky. Brothers Juan Felipe Uribe and Santiago Uribe '10 of Bogatá, Colombia, own Audiobit Studios, specializing in electronic music production. They are also cofounders of the electronic band Purple Zippers. Visit www.audiobitstudios.com. 2007 Lian Amber of Austin, TX, was named the chairwoman of the board of the nonproft Anthropos Arts, where she heads the vocal instruction program. She was also appointed as the CEO of loudspeaker manufacturer BASSMAXX. Jamie Lynn Fletcher of Greenleaf, WI, is touring Wisconsin in support of her new album Jamie. Lisa Testa of Warwick, NY, was named the director of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, where she has worked since 2007. John Wylie of Redondo Beach, CA, wrote music for Six Little McGhees for the Oprah Winfrey Network. He also wrote the theme and all music for season two of The Super. Wylie works at Bally Technologies in Las Vegas, NV, composing music and sound design for electronic gaming machines. 46 Berklee today Liz Turner '10 2008 Andrew Simon McAllister of Belfast, Ireland, scored the BBC historical drama 37 Days starring Ian McDiarmid and Geraldine James. He also wrote music for 13 Coins by Simon Bisley, which premiered at San Diego Comic-Con. 2009 Melissa Aldana won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition in September. Godwin Louis '08 and Dean Tsur '12 were among the 13 semifnalists. Phillip-Michael Scales (aka Briar Rabbit) of West Bloomfeld, MI, completed the album From Your Bones for a January 2014 release. Visit www.briarrabbit.net. Paul Wandtke of Romeoville, IL, had his article "Rock Drum Soloing 101" published in the May issue of Modern Drummer magazine. He is also the drummer for the musical Rock of Ages. Visit www.paulwandtke.com. Michael Wyatt of Salem, MA, and Mike Blong '10 unveiled BandFrame, a Web design service for musicians. Visit www.bandframe.com. 2010 David Bawiec of North Hollywood, CA, wrote music for Peepshow, National Geographic's Kingdom of the Oceans, and Arrested Development David Bawiec '1o Youngae Jung '12 (season four). He also produced the debut album by The Off Chance. Visit www.davidbawiec.com. album Perfect Waste of Time, featuring alumni Cody Garrett '10, Ricardo White '10, and Rick Carr '11. They recently performed on the side stage at a John Mayer concert. In June, singer/songwriter Tucker Jameson of Austin, TX, released his EP Son of Superbia, followed with a summer tour. Visit www. tuckerjameson.com. Vocalist Kalie Martin of Richfeld, PA, has traveled extensively as a singer for Playlist Productions for Carnival Cruise Lines. Liz Turner of Portsmouth, NH, released her debut EP, Ciao Bambino, featuring Eitan Kenner '12, Joe Clar '09, David Tammaro '10, and Ali Aiman '10. Visit www.lizturnersings.com. 2011 Brandon H. Allen of Boston, MA, performs with the John Hanifn Band and provided keyboards and backing vocals on the band's latest album. Visit www.johnhanifnband.com. Jeff Hale of Boston, MA, plays with Hillary Reynolds '11, Trevor Jarvis '09 and Chris Mewhinney '10 in the Hillary Reynolds Band. They opened for Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons at the Appleton, WI, Mile of Music Festival. Visit www.hillaryreynoldsband.com. Attorney Shai Littlejohn of Nashville, TN, was recently featured in Woman's Day and Making Music magazines. Will Makar of the Woodlands, TX, and his band the Red Line released the Adolfo Torres of Boston, MA, recently put out a progressive hard-rock EP with his band Dirty Tongue. 2012 In April, Troy Cartwright Dixon of Dallas, TX, won the B.W. Stevenson Songwriting Competition. Visit www. troycartwright.com. Youngae Jung of Medford, MA, released her debut album The Man I Love, featuring faculty member Doug Johnson, Greg Feingold '11, John Wood '11, and Takesh Obayashi '10. Visit www.young-aejung.com. Felix Martin of Los Angeles, CA, released The Scenic Album on Prosthetic Records, featuring a 14-string guitar that he developed. The album features Nathan Navarro '11 on bass. Visit www.prostheticrecords.com. Sean Peters of Watertown, MA, practices massage and health care with Momentum Healthcare LLC in Boston, MA. 2013 Composer Riley Hughes of Montague, MI, has done internships with J.A.C. Redford and JoAnn Kane Music Services.

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