The Perfect Mix

By 
Mark Small

Benny Faccone
Benny Faccone

Coda: Journey to the Center of the Self

By 
Adam Renn Olenn

As a writer and a musician, I often find myself interested in the spaces between things, those inshore waters that are neither marsh nor open sea but that share aspects of both.

Picking Up the Tempo in Valencia

By 
Mark Small

On September 17, Berklee College of Music president Roger H. Brown gave the welcome speech at the college’s new campus in Valencia, Spain.

Six New Chairs Appointed

By 
Mark Small

Lawrence Simpson, the senior vice president for academic affairs/provost, has announced the appointment of six new department chairs.

Larry Monroe Retires

By 
Mark Small

After 42 years of service at Berklee, Larry Monroe retired in August. During his tenure at the college he served in numerous capacities. He started out teaching classes in arranging, ear training, ensemble, and more during his final semesters as a Berklee student.

Improvising Global Connections

By 
Jason Camelio

Toward the end of day one of the“Art of Improvisation: Blues and Jazz” program offered at the Berklee Valencia program this summer, two young women started a discussion with Berklee’s Assistant Chair of Guitar Rick Peckham.

Faculty Profile: Ron Savage

By 
Mark Small

Ron Savage remembers the impact of hearing drums at a July 4 paradewhen he was little. “The percussion section of the marching band came by,” Savage recalls, “and according to my parents, I took off running and followed the drums all the way to the end of the parade route.”

The New Academic Year Begins

By 
Mark Small

Just as August gave way to September, the 1,100 members of the class of 2016 arrived in Boston for the start of a new academic year. This year’s convocation offered respite for the entering students and their parents from moving suitcases, instruments, and more into dorms during the heat of the Labor Day weekend.

Breaking Music Stereotypes

By 
Mark Small

During the 2004 commencement exercises, comedian Bill Cosby was among the honorees. His address to the audience spoofed on the idea that Berklee is not noted for turning out star athletes.

Berklee Beat

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