Adapted from 2016 BTOT presentation given with Frederick Bouchard
Relaunching in 2005 after a brief hiatus, the Berklee Oral History Project was fortunate in recent years to primarily count on the interviewing talents of journalist Fred Bouchard, an associate professor in Berklee’s department of liberal arts from 2001-2015. In addition, a variety of staff and faculty alike have stepped up over the years to interview colleagues and area musicians of note, including arranged panels. BOHP interviewees to date include:
Matt ‘Sonny’ Carrington
Terri Lyne Carrington
Toru ‘Tiger’ Okoshi
Daniel Ian Smith
Al Vega, piano
Ed & Ruth Williams
Lest the list and links fool you, the Berklee Oral History Project is far from a finished product, ready to be shelved for posterity. This is a living, breathing collection, constantly in need of subject experts and fresh perspectives to make sure a diverse range of voices is heard and recorded on an ongoing basis. How can you help?
- Contact us: who should we interview next?
- Join us: become an interviewer!
- Help us: create and/or edit interview transcripts
We can’t do it alone and we welcome participation and feedback from faculty, staff, students, and alumni alike.
One final note: the Berklee Oral History Project collection forms part of a larger set of materials documenting the history of Berklee College of Music and its cultural context, all under the purview of the Berklee Archives. Established in 2012, the Berklee Archives documents Berklee’s history, activities, and contributions, with additional special collections in jazz and popular music. Digital collections, including the BOHP, may be accessed online at all times: https://archives.berklee.edu/digital-collections. Descriptions of all archival collections open for research are posted online (https://archives.berklee.edu/research/finding-aids) and are available by appointment in room 297 of the Stan Getz Library (off of the Quiet Reading Room). For more information on the Berklee Archives and/or the Berklee Oral History Project, please visit archives.berklee.edu, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call at 617-747-8001. We look forward to hearing from you!