Faculty News

New York Times: Great Divide at the Concert Hall, Black Composers Discuss the Role of Race

August 13, 2014
Jonathan Bailey Holland, associate professor of composition at Berklee College of Music, talks to New York Times contributor William Robin about why black composers remain on the outskirts of...
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Sean Jones Named Chair of Brass Department

July 31, 2014
Berklee has named internationally acclaimed composer and trumpeter Sean Jones chair of the college’s Brass Department. 
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PODCAST: Bernardo Hernandez

July 22, 2014
A Venuezuelan faculty member headlines in Berklee's Tito Puente Latin Music Series.
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VIDEO: Andrea Johnson Ignites Music Business Students

July 17, 2014
With extensive music industry experience, Berklee associate professor Andrea Johnson has a talent for engaging students in experiential music business learning.
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John Patitucci: Music As an Instrument for Social Change

June 11, 2014
Renowned bassist John Patitucci, one of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute faculty, said of the institute: “It’s the most fun I’ve ever had teaching in my life.”
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New York Times: Berklee's Global Jazz Institute Featured as a Course with a Twist

April 10, 2014
Berklee's Global Jazz Forum, taught by Danilo Pérez, was one of 10 college classes featured by the New York Times as "courses that are not just a credit but an event." 
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At a Crossroads: Panos Panay on the Fusion of Music and Tech

April 9, 2014
BerkleeICE founding managing director Panos Panay sat down with MIT's Ken Zolot at last month's Boston Music Tech Fest to discuss entrepreneurship in the classroom.
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Inside Berklee PODCAST: Bill Banfield

March 10, 2014
Professor Bill Banfield, founder and director of Berkee's Africana Studies Program, talks about his group, the Jazz Urbane, its debut CD, and the spirit of mentorship the project fosters.
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The Jazz Urbane Premieres "Playing with Other People's Heads"

March 4, 2014
The Jazz Urbane, the Berklee-based group established by the college’s Africana Studies leader, Bill Banfield, premieres work from its latest album at Scullers Jazz Club with special guest Tia Fuller...
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PODCAST: Pletenitsa Balkan Choir

February 28, 2014
Listen to a medley of Bulgarian folk songs from the 2013 Berklee Middle Eastern Festival. This year's festival will feature the music of Armenia.
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