Spanish superstar Alejandro Sanz is one of the biggest names in Latin music, and thanks to a Berklee connection dozens of students got the opportunity to perform in and produce a video featuring his latest hit, “La Música No Se Toca.”
Berklee College of Music president Roger H. Brown will present Carole King, Willie Nelson, and Annie Lennox with honorary doctor of music degrees at Berklee's commencement ceremony, Saturday, May 11, at the 7,000-seat Agganis Arena at Boston University. Commencement speaker Annie Lennox will address more than 900 Berklee graduates, their parents, and invited guests.
Berklee College of Music presents Israeli pianist and composer Yakir Arbib, premiering his new piece, Waves of Visions, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in Washington, D.C., Friday, April 12.
The Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra, featuring Grammy-winning guest musicians from the Berklee Global Jazz Institute—Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, and John Patitucci and acclaimed jazz drummer Adam Cruz— presents a free spring concert at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall.
Premier funk, pop, and R&B drummer John Blackwell, best known for his work with Prince, Justin Timberlake, and Patti LaBelle, has been named associate professor of percussion at his alma matter, Berklee College of Music. He began teaching this semester.
Berklee, Lollapalooza Chile, and Lollapalooza Brazil, one of the premier music festivals in the world, announce the launch of a scholarship to one outstanding musician from Chile and another from Brazil.
Berklee College of Music announces that composer/producer Robert Kraft has joined the team at Berklee College of Music. The former president and executive director of Fox Music Inc. (1994-2012) is the new artistic advisor for the film scoring department at the college’s new international campus in Valencia.