On The Other End of the Line

Dana Pellitteri

Step onto Berklee’s campus and you’ll find one of the most diverse student bodies of any college in the world. The students are some of the most talented, creative, and passionate I’ve ever met. They are the heart of Berklee—bound together by a love for music and dreams of a career in the field.

For those of you who are Berklee alumni, you know what it’s like to practice until 3:00 A.M., jam with your favorite professor, or land an amazing gig. But did you know that the generosity of those who came before you made so much of your Berklee experience possible?

BGJI to Tour Africa

Mary Hurley

This year, Berklee will enhance its presence in Africa. Thanks to a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State, the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI), led by Artistic Director Danilo Pérez, will embark on two tours of West Africa.

Grant Aids Creation of Berklee Archive

Adam Renn Olenn

Recently, Berklee received a two-year, $125,000 grant from the National Archives and Records Administration to establish a historical archive. The grant was funded through the program Documenting Democracy: Access to Historical Records Projects.

The State of the College

“It all starts with attracting the best students in the world—motivated, creative, and talented,” President Roger H. Brown said in opening his December 2012 State of the College address.

Idol Judge in the Classroom

Liz Lupton

Lizz Lupton
Lizz Lupton

Encore Gala Breaks Previous Fundraising Records

Beverly Tryon

Family Stone
Acclaimed funk masters the Family Stone ended the evening with a high-energy dance set.

A.R. Rahman Concert: Half-Price Tickets Available with Berklee ID

An international cast of students will perform the timeless music of A. R. Rahman, the prolific Grammy-winning and Academy Award-winning composer (Slumdog Millionaire127 Hours) and performer. Rahman will receive an honorary doctor of music degree from Berklee and join the Berklee musicians to perform several of his memorable songs.

Donna McElroy

Mary Hurley

“My two favorites are Ray—and Donna McElroy,” says Berklee Vice President for Special Programs Rob Rose of the song’s interpreters. “Both are different. McElroy is one of the best singers I’ve ever heard in my life.”

A New Take on Symphonic Music

Mark Small


Berklee Beat