MIT student, Business and Engineering, 1940-1942
Composer, conductor; Professor of Music, Berklee College of Music
John Bavicchi (1922-2013), composer, conductor and Professor of Music at the Berklee College of Music 1964-2013. He attended MIT 1940-1942, enrolled in course XV (business and engineering), and sang in the MIT Glee Club. After a brief engineering career, he studied composition with Carl McKinley, Francis Judd Cooke and Walter Piston. His output includes orchestral, choral, piano and chamber music, and concert band music, written for John Corley (director of the MIT Concert Band, 1949–1999). He was an active conductor, notably directing the Arlington-Belmont Chorale for 44 years. Assisting with interviews, 6/30/2006 and 9/1/2006: Thomas J. McGah (b. 1938) is a composer and has been professor of music at the Berklee College of Music since 1973. His music includes works for orchestra, concert band, as well as vocal and chamber music.