Berklee today

JUN 2015

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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Managing Editor Mark Small '73 Contributors Karen Bell, Brenda Beseda, Jon Damian, Leah Driscoll, Ryan Fleming, Michael Gaskins, Elena Goddard, Peter Gordon, Keith Hatschek, Mike Keefe-Feldman, Curtis Killian, Liz Lupton, David Petrelli, Prasanna, Richard Niles, Tom Riley, Arielle Schwalm, Emma Stapleton, Justine Taormino, Beverly Tryon, Maxwell Wright Cover photo Liza Voll 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: Cindy Albert Link, Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement Karen Bell '90, Chief Alumni Offcer Ryan Fleming '03, Assistant Director, Berklee Fund Virginia Fordham '80, Senior Director, Major Gifts and Campaign Planning Michael Gaskins '93, Director, Alumni Affairs Peter Gordon '78, Director of the Berklee Center in Los Angeles Michael Magee, Senior Director, Institutional Advancement Curtis Killian, Web Content Producer Dana Pellitteri, Associate Director, Berklee Fund Jim Ricciuti, Director, Berklee Fund Justine Taormino '06, Assistant Director, Alumni Affairs, Los Angeles Beverly Tryon '82, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement Mirek Vana '01, Senior Advancement Offcer, Major Gifts Davis Wimberly '05, Advancement 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 © 2015 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. A Publication of the Offce of Institutional Advancement Visit us at 12 18 22 Summer 2015 Departments FeatUres 2 3 26 28 31 30 39 40 LeaD sheet Taking a Stand by Leah Driscoll '03 BerkLee Beat Commencement 2015, Berklee's new logo, presidential visit to India, the George Wein Impressario Award, Faculty Notes, Danilo Pérez faculty profle, and more the WooDsheD Using Gamaka to add Indian favor to your guitar playing by Prasanna '99 expert testimony Nick Susi '12: Lighting Up New Torch aLUm notes News, quotes, and recordings of note aLUmni spotLight Eric Marchwinski '10: Behind the Bright Lights FinaL caDence coDa The Signifcance of the "Blurred Lines" Lawsuit by Richard Niles '75 Michael Gandolf: New Music for Heart and Mind Drawing on deep classical, rock, and jazz roots, Michael Gandolf '78 is writing concert music that is reaching an ever-widening audience. by Mark Small '73 G e t t i n g T h a t F i r s t J o b Tools and methods for fnding a way into the music industry and a sustainable career by Keith Hatschek with Breanne Beseda B e h i n d t h e B o a r d f o r G r a m m y W i n n e r s Conversations with alumni who engineered at least 51 percent of winning albums to earn a Grammy in February by Mark Small berklee today

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