Berklee today

OCT 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 Kimberly Ashton, Nick Balkin, Jason Camelio, Ryan Fleming, Peter Gordon, Cindy Albert Link, Michael Magee, David Marvuglio, David Mash, Bryan Parys, Emma Stapleton, Ed Symkus, Justine Taormino, Mirek Vana, Stephen Webber, Maxwell Wright Cover photo Joey Cobbs 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 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 25 Fall 2015 Departments FeatUres 2 3 27 28 31 30 39 40 LeaD sheet Building Berklee's Future by David Mash '76 BerkLee Beat Optimism for the Year Ahead, Berklee and The Boston Conservatory merger, George Russell Jr. and Casey Driessen faculty appointments, Faculty Notes, Vessela Stoyanova faculty profle, and more the WooDsheD The Basics of Heavy Metal Bass Lines by David Marvuglio '05 expert testimony Doug Morris: Wisdom from Sony Music Entertainment's CEO aLUm notes News, quotes, and recordings of note aLUmni spotLight Andrew Simon McAllister '08: Creating the Right Atmosphere FinaL caDence coDa Innovation, Creativity and Emotion: Let it Flow by Stephen Webber Understanding the Musical Brain Daniel Levitin '79 is helping people everywhere understand how fundamental music is to human existence. by Mark Small '73 O n t h e P o d i u m a t A b b ey R o a d Making it real for Valencia flm scoring majors. by Mark Small D e p l o y i n g t h e P o we r o f M u s i c A collaborative effort between a government agency and Berklee music therapy faculty members and students provides a glimmer of hope for healing in Colombia. by Mark Small A S h o t o n t h e B i g S t a ge Performances at the Lollapalooza and Osheaga festi- vals give fedgling Berklee groups a chance to soar. by Mike Magee and Bryan Parys berklee today Special: Three Views of Experiential Learning

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