We are thrilled to announce that David Mash has joined our Board of Directors. Recently retired from his position of Senior Vice President for Innovation, Strategy, and Technology at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, Mash previously served as the founding chair of the Music Synthesis Department, Berklee’s Assistant Dean of Curriculum for Academic Technology, Vice President for Information Technology, and Vice President for Technology and Education Outreach. He retired in 2017 after 41 years of service.
A leading authority on music technology and education, Mash has been featured on national and international media broadcasts such as 3-2-1-Contact, Newton’s Apple, World Monitor, CBS Evening News, All Things Considered, and Voice of America. He has collaborated on product development with leaders in the multimedia and music industries including Adobe, Avid, Kurzweil, Roland, and Korg, as well as many manufacturers of music technology products. Rolling Stone magazine has called him “the industry’s leading evangelist for the marriage of music and technology.” In 1997, he was named an AppleMaster by Apple Computer for his contributions to the fields of music, technology, and education.
David Mash was also Bob Moog’s long-time friend and colleague, having worked with him on several projects while Bob was the Vice President for New Product Research at Kurzweil Music Systems. Moog commissioned Mash to write the after-market “Kurzweil 250- A User’s Guide,” and served as his technical editor for the project. Bob Moog also wrote the foreword to Mash’s book “Macintosh Multimedia Machine.”
“As the Bob Moog Foundation makes major strides forward in our innovative projects, we are thrilled to have the wealth of expertise and experience that David brings to the Board,” remarked Michelle Moog-Koussa, the Foundation’s Executive Director. “His past work at the nexus of education, music, and technology is an ideal fit for the work of the Bob Moog Foundation, and it will undoubtedly be of great assistance in our efforts to inspire future generations of innovators through Bob Moog’s pioneering legacy.”
“I’m thrilled to be able to serve on the Board for the Bob Moog Foundation, and to help preserve and advance Bob’s legacy of innovation and service to the world of music,” says Mash. “His selfless approach to pushing the envelope of how musicians express themselves, his personal quest to advance the art of electronic music performance and production, and his commitment to education were inspirations to me, and I hope that I can return what I personally gained from my interactions and friendship with Bob to current and future generations of musicians through the work of the Bob Moog Foundation.”