Eagles, Alison Krauss, Mulatu Astatke to Receive Honorary Degrees at May 12 Commencement
Classic rockers the Eagles; bluegrass virtuoso Alison Krauss; and Ethiopian musician, composer, and arranger Mulatu Astatke '59 will be this year's honorary doctorate recipients at Berklee's May 12 commencement ceremony, at which close to 900 students will graduate. The night before, students will pay tribute to the honorees at a concert for the college community and graduates' families.
Ingrid Jensen Quintet
The next installment of the Checkout – Live at Berklee concert series will feature the Ingrid Jensen Quintet. The 1989 alumna is often featured around the globe as a leader and featured soloist on trumpet. Listen to her tune, "At Sea," the title track from her highly regarded ArtistShare release.
Berklee on the Big Screen
Berklee alumni have an impressive set of credits for Hollywood's latest blockbusters. Check out what films they're making their mark on.
Student Trio Heads to Europe for Competition
Los Rumberos de Massachusetts will be part of a television broadcast on April 17 in 10 countries, competing for 50,000 Euros at New Wave, an American Idol-like contest in Riga, Latvia.
Professor and Sweet Honey in the Rock Collaborate on Orchestral Work
Liberal arts professor William Banfield's Symphony 10: Affirmations for a New World will premiere with the National Symphony Orchestra Pops at the Kennedy Center.
Seth Godin Selected as Keynote Speaker for Rethink Music 2012
The bestselling author and innovative marketer sets the tone for discourse on the future of live music, artist branding, and industry innovation, among other themes, at Rethink Music.
Berklee Blogs: Remembering Earl Scruggs
Ensembles professor David Hollender remembers the late bluegrass legend, banjo player Earl Scruggs. Also, international programs director Jason Camelio gives a firsthand account of Berklee's auditions and clinics as part of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.
Alumni Profile: Alejandro Cajiao '05
This film scoring major went on to start a music school in his native Colombia with other Berklee graduates.
John Patitucci, BCSO at Jordan Hall April 3
The free concert features the world premiere of the Grammy-winning jazz bassist's new concerto, student and faculty compositions, and a tribute to John Williams.
Berklee Rocks SXSW
Berklee alumni and students rocked out at the college's seventh annual SXSW bash in Austin. Check out the photo slideshow from the festival.
Alumnus Kirill Gerstein on WGBH
While back at Berklee for the concert Kirill Gerstein: Rhapsody in Blue, the pianist recorded a segment for Drive Time Live.
PODCAST: Lost in the Trees
This ambitious alumni band blends indie-rock songwriting and classical composition.
On Sale Now
There's a full lineup of shows ahead, including Singers Showcase at the Berklee Performance Center on April 19 and Casey Crescenzo of the Dear Hunter at Cafe 939 on May 3. For exclusive invitations and offers for select Berklee events, check out the Berklee Membership Program.