Online Faculty:

Leanne Ungar

Music Production

Leanne Ungar, Associate Professor in the Music Production and Engineering department at Berklee, is a producer/engineer with thirty years of experience in records, films, and television scores. With technical skills that encompass both analog equipment and digital applications, Ungar has produced or engineered seven albums for Leonard Cohen, and she worked with the avant-garde artist Laurie Anderson on Big Science, Mister Heartbreak, United States Parts I–IV, and a concert film, Home of the Brave. Ungar's list of artists also includes the Temptations, Fishbone, Holly Cole, Guster, Joe Henderson, Willie Nelson, Luther Vandross, Natalie Cole, Vonda Shepard, Carlene Carter, Paul Winter Consort, Tom Jones, and many others. Since the outset of her career in the early 1970s, she has worked in both New York and Los Angeles, and has had a hand in the creation of many historic recordings, including those by James Brown, the Brecker Brothers, Manhattan Transfer, Cat Stevens, Loudon Wainwright III, and Janis Ian. Her film score credits include Kafka, Pump Up the Volume, and The Limey; television scores include for thirtysomething, The Wonder Years, Full House, and Family Matters. She recorded music on location for Matewan, Passion Fish, and The Underneath, and was involved in live recordings for Cohen Live and Field Commander Cohen.