Prince Charles Alexander
Professor, Music Production and Engineering, Berklee College of Music
There’s an old saying that goes “those who can’t do, teach.”
Prince Charles Alexander has proven this to be the most inaccurate statement in music history.
Professor Alexander’s career is among the most remarkable of any living producer of contemporary popular music.
He has produced for the likes of Mary J. Blige, Destiny’s Child, Aretha Franklin, Usher, Brian McKnight, and countless other top names in the industry.
His credits include 40 Platinum and Gold records, as well as multiple Grammy awards and nominations.
Few musicians in and out of academia can claim to have a resume this influential in the world of music.
His legendary status cements Berklee’s position an attractive destination for the aspiring producer.
At Berklee, he teaches courses high-level courses in mixing, vocal processing technology, hip-hop producing, and recording.
Berklee itself is perhaps the most impressive facility for recording in the United States, housing over 25 state-of-the-art recording studios.
Professor of Violin, University of Miami Frost School of Music
Charles Castleman has had a distinguished career as a violin pedagogue.
After a long, heralded career at the Eastman School of Music, Professor Castleman moved to the Miami Frost School of Music.
Castleman is perhaps best known for founding the Castleman Quartet Program, one of the great summer music workshops for high school and college-aged chamber musicians.
High school alumni of the program are consistently placed into top conservatories and universities worldwide. Even Yo-Yo Ma once said Professor Castleman’s summer workshop is the “best program of its kind.”
Many of Charles Castleman’s students became prominent teachers and performers; his pedagogical lineage can now be extended to nearly every prominent institution in the country.
Notably, many of his students became core members of top classical chamber ensembles, including the heralded Brentano, Lydian, Jack, and Corigliano String Quartets.