Saturday, February 14, 2009

R.I.P.: Wayne Wadhams

Message from Daniel M. Thompson:

"Dear MP&E Alumni,

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of MP&E founder and long-time professor, Wayne Wadhams. Those of you who were fortunate enough to have Wayne in class while you were a student at Berklee no doubt experienced his his thoughtful guidance, and his deep commitment to teaching, to musicianship, and to great production. You may have read one of his Sound Advice books, or benefited from his Sound Advice CDs, both of which were unique for their time. And you all certainly benefited from the MP&E curriculum, which Wayne had a large hand in shaping. Without his contributions over the last two and a half decades, MP&E at Berklee would certainly not be the great success story that it is today.

In lieu of a memorial service, the college is in the process of planning a tribute party in the spirit of Wayne's legacy as a creative force. It is being scheduled for Saturday, April 4 and will take place at the Westin Hotel in Boston. You will be hearing more about this shortly. However, we thought that it would be nice to also have a gathering of MP&E alumni on this occasion, to commemorate Wayne and share remembrances of him in a more personal way and in a smaller setting.

If you plan to be in Boston to attend the April 4 party for Wayne, could you please let us know as soon as possible if you would be interested in attending an MP&E gathering on the Friday evening April 3 prior to the main event. We would like to get a sense of the level of interest and possible number of attendees in order to plan accordingly.

Thank you, and all the best, this 2009.

Daniel M. Thompson
Assistant Chair
Music Production and Engineering
Berklee College of Music"

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