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In Memoriam: Gordon Homann

Dear members of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Berklee College of Music community,

Recently, the community was notified of the unexpected passing of staff member Gordon Homann. Gordon collectively served the two institutions for 11 years. He joined Berklee College of Music in January 2006, where he held temporary administrative assistant positions within counseling and advising and admissions. Later that year, Gordon became a full-time staff member in the College’s Office of Admissions, where he discovered his passion for providing support to international students. In August 2007, Gordon was hired by The Boston Conservatory, where he served as director of international student affairs. Following the merger, Gordon continued his work in International Student Services for the combined institution.

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My Afternoon in a Tree House with John Mayer

John Mayer and Callie Sullivan

Image by Kelly Davidson

Musician/songwriter John Mayer stopped by Berklee on June 16, 2017, to workshop songs from six students in front of a 500-strong crowd. One of those songwriting students, Callie Sullivan, shares her experience below.

By Callie Sullivan B.M. ’17

One month ago I was crossing the stage at Agganis Arena. I collected my diploma, shook hands with Berklee President Roger H. Brown, snapped a selfie with Todd Rundgren and Lionel Richie, and was on my way to start the rest of my life. The very next morning I said my goodbyes and left Boston for what I thought would be forever. Little did I know that while I was unpacking my things in my new Nashville, Tennessee, home, I’d get an email from Pat Pattison asking if I’d be willing to come back to play a show with John Mayer. Without even fully processing it all, I had a flight back to Boston.

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My Day with Fame: Workshopping with John Mayer

Charlotte Lessin on stage

Performing the song “Space” for John Mayer.

Musician/songwriter John Mayer stopped by Berklee on June 16, 2017, to workshop songs from six students in front of a 500-strong crowd. One of those songwriting students, Charlotte Lessin, shares her experience below.

By Charlotte Lessin

Getting the chance to meet and perform for John Mayer is a rare and incredible opportunity. I have been a fan of his music for a long time and to be in his company, let alone have the chance to play my own song for him, was actually a little nerve racking. Until three weeks ago I had never imagined that this could happen.

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The Game Is about the People: Three Things I Learned from Richard Ludlow

By Tim Hare B.M. ’11 

Richard Ludlow B.M. ’14 is a peer and someone I really admire. A fellow Berklee grad who started his own company, Hexany Audio, Richard is an incredibly talented game audio designer. I have spent some time with him and the Hexany Audio group and they are poised to take over the gaming audio world. We spoke about the Berklee experience (particularly through his film scoring major), how to make it, and networking.

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Using the Force: Three Things I Learned from Music Editor Joseph Bonn

By Tim Hare B.M. ’11

Music Editor Joseph BonnJoseph Bonn is one of the best music editors on the planet. He’s worked on such Hollywood blockbusters as Godzilla, X-Men Apocalypse, and Prometheus. He is currently the music editor on a little flick called Star Wars: The Last Jedi.*

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