Monday brings a new team of Berklee faculty and staff to New Orleans. The goal: to build homes with Habitat for Humanity and rebuild the birthplace of jazz.
While other institutions may have suffered “Katrina fatigue” and moved on, Berklee’s 2011 team noted how much New Orleans still needs help. Since the Big Easy has such historical significance to Berklee in light of the rich musical output, we want to offer continued support to bring culture back to the city, as many musicians and residents can only return if they have a place to call home. There’s still a waitlist. And next week, the college’s 6th team will be representing Berklee to build homes and bring the city–and the music–back.
The 2012 Berklee Gracenotes Sponsorship Recipients for Rebuilding the Birthplace of Jazz include:
* Carrie Cheron Assistant Professor, Voice
* Becky Clawson Program Assistant for Peer Advising, Peer Advising
* Mike Gamble Senior Front Line Coordinator, Office of the Registrar
* Craig Hanlan Senior Accounting Analyst, Berklee Media
* Doug Kohn Professor, Liberal Arts
* Jane Miller Associate Professor, Guitar
* Sara Tomassetti Project Administrator I, Technology Resources
* Kathryn Hencir Team Leader and Co-chair, Gracenotes Volunteer Committee