A Touch of Nashville

Lesley Mahoney

It had all the makings of a Nashville round-robin acoustic session-intimate, supportive, and creative-but on a smaller scale and about 1,000 miles north. On a recent evening, Professor of Guitar Lauren Passarelli and three student singer/songwriters sat in a circle at Berklee's Café 939 and took turns sharing their music, a blend of styles featuring original tales of heartbreak, love, and wanderlust.

Berklee Beat

Alumni and Faculty Garner 30 Grammy Nominations

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences nominated 25 Berklee alumni and faculty for a total of 30 Grammy Awards. The nominees were recognized for their outstanding contributions across the spectrum of music, including pop, rock, hip-hop, alternative, jazz, and Latin. Producers, engineers, and arrangers were also nominated. To date, Berklee alumni have won 205 Grammy Awards. The 54th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 12, 2012, and broadcast on CBS at 8:00 P.M. EST.

Alumni Beat

Karen Bell

In celebration of the recent holiday season, annual alumni parties held in December brought great networking opportunities and fun for alumni in Berklee's five alumni Centers (Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, and Atlanta).

Alumni Profile: Victor Prieto '02

Victor Prieto '02 is in Berklee's record book as a first: the only student in the college's history to pursue a performance major in accordion. "I wanted to study jazz and accordion," Prieto recalls. The Berklee alum is a native of Galicia, Spain, who studied classical accordion at a conservatory before enrolling in Berklee in 1998.

July 19 Yoga Class is at 12 pm and not at 6:30pm

July 19 Yoga Class is at 12 pm and not at 6:30pm

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Fall 2014 Course Sites Available August 1

Fall 2014 Inside Berklee Courses course sites are available to faculty August 1. New semester courses are found at the very bottom of "My Courses" page. Students will have access to these courses on Thursday, September 4.

More Than 100 Students Graduate at Berklee’s Campus in Valencia

More than 100 students from 30 countries were part of Berklee College of Music's second graduating class at its Valencia, Spain, campus this month.