Student Study Lounge and Dining Hall Survey Update

On behalf of the college Space Planning Committee, thank you for your survey responses on temporary use of the former dining hall in 150 Massachusetts Avenue. A rehearsal facility was the primary request, though there were several other ideas that the committee will consider in future projects. We are working with the city of Boston to obtain the appropriate permits to allow the former dining room to support rehearsals, seminars, and other special functions.

The Boston Marathon Memorial Events

As we approach the 1-year anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon tragedy, multiple departments within Berklee College of Music will come together to help promote community.

These departments hope to help students feel supported during this time, as well as prepared for security protocols which will be taking place throughout the campus. 

A Look at Ivory: A Virtual Piano Instrument from Synthogy

Tuesday, April 8, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Media Lab, 150 Mass. Ave.

Christian N. Martirano of Synthogy will stop by to discuss: 

Introduction to Sound Installations

Thursday, April 10, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Media Lab, 150 Mass. Ave.

Make Games - Be Happy

Friday, April 11, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Media Lab, 150 Mass. Ave.

Berklee alumnus  Akash Thakkar will provide insight into the game industry for aspiring composers and sound designers.  Presentation topics will include:

  • Dealing with doubt, anxiety, and fear
  • Cultivating a good work/life balance
  • Staying sane in the game industry
  • Getting paid appropriately

Check out Akash's work at:


Play on Awake: Hip Ways to Make Your Score Interactive with the VGMC

Tuesday, April 8, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Media Lab, 150 Mass. Ave.

Alex Cote, Chris Burgess, and Rachel Dziezynski from the Berklee Video Game Music Club will be on hand to delve into music interactivity in games. Topics will include: 

Professional Writing & Music Technology Division Awards Concert

The Professional Writing and Music Technology Division Awards Concert will be held on Tuesday, April 8th at 8:15 pm in the Berklee Performance Center!


Liberal Arts Symposium

Week-long program for the 20th Annual Liberal Arts Symposium:

This year’s guest is rock and roll photographer Henry Diltz. He will be sharing stories and photographs from his career and will be accompanied by a student ensemble.
This event will be held on Friday, April 11 at 10 a.m. in David Friend Recital Hall (921 Boylston St.).