Alumni News

Berklee Presents its SXSW Party: Boston and Beyond with Media Sponsor Vanyaland

January 15, 2014

Berklee College of Music, the only college to host an official party at the SXSW Music and Media Conference, announces Boston-based music news website Vanyaland as media sponsor for its ninth annual SXSW...

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PODCAST: Samantha Preis '10

January 8, 2014

Connecticut native Samantha Preis ’10 began playing the piano at a young age, but didn’t care much for practicing the music she was given.  Instead, she preferred to write her own songs, a habit which led her to Berklee’s summer Songwriting...

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PODCAST: Sierra Hull '11

December 20, 2013

Mandolin player Sierra Hull is one of the fastest-rising young musicians in the bluegrass and country spheres. She went to Berklee from 2009 to 2011...

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Hipsters and Hackers: Berklee Meets MIT

December 19, 2013

How do you ensure an entrepreneurial future for the music industry? One answer you'll hear, if you ask Panos Panay...

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Jason Lim '13: All of the Above

December 16, 2013

The casual observer could be forgiven for not quite knowing what to make of Jason Lim. Is he a violinist, a guitar principle, a drummer, or a bassist? Well, yes, all of that—plus a synthesist, a computer programmer, an electronics...

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PODCAST: Tom Griesgraber '95

December 10, 2013

Until you’ve seen a Chapman Stick performed live, the music it produces sounds too big to be real. A twelve-string electric instrument, it’s sort of like a guitar and a bass fused together, but played with a pianistic tapping of the fingers to...

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Simpsons' Alf Clausen is in Music Ville

December 5, 2013

For any fan of The Simpsons—whose original music is composed weekly by alumnus Alf Clausen '66—the TV show's opening "couch gag" sequence is a much-anticipated and constantly changing demonstration...

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Donald Harrison Live on NPR from Berklee on New Year's Eve

December 4, 2013

First Night Boston, Berklee College of Music, and 89.7 WGBH present the Donald Harrison Quintet, performing at the...

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PODCAST: Ahmir

November 26, 2013

The members of R&B vocal quartet Ahmir were drawn to Boston by their respective colleges, including 2004 alumnus Mark Robertson, also known as Sing Sing, and they still call it home.

Home, that is, when they’re not making one of the...

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PledgeMusic Creates New Platform to Connect Musicians and Fans—and Money

November 20, 2013

At a time when the music industry is trying to figure out how to keep listeners paying for the songs pumping into their earbuds, ...

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