PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Bobby McFerrin

By 
Berklee Office of Communications
December 20, 2010
Bobby McFerrin
McFerrin plays percussion on his chest while singing.
Voice professor Joey Blake sings with McFerrin.
Voice professor Bob Stoloff joins Blake and McFerrin.
Staff member Yas Fukami takes a turn onstage.
Voice professor Gabrielle Goodman joins Fukami and McFerrin.
Staff member Curtis Warren accompanies McFerrin on soprano saxophone.
Bobby McFerrin takes a bow.
Photo by Phil Farnsworth
Photo by Phil Farnsworth
Photo by Phil Farnsworth
Photo by Phil Farnsworth
Photo by Phil Farnsworth
Photo by Phil Farnsworth
Photo by Phil Farnsworth
Photo by Phil Farnsworth

Ten-time Grammy winner Bobby McFerrin helped kick off Berklee's 2010–2011 school year with a presentation at the college's Opening Day festivities. The vocal improvisation master turned his keynote speech into an interactive experience, encouraging questions from the audience and pulling faculty, staff, and alumni onto the stage to make music with him.

Listen to Inside Berklee: Bobby McFerrin

McFerrin returns to the college in the spring semester for a weeklong residency and concert with students as part of Berklee's Africana Studies program.

Watch a video of McFerrin's visit, produced by Berklee's Office of Video Services: