Robert Etoll '73

Mark Small

If you ever watch TV or go to the movies, you’ve heard music and sound design elements created by Robert Etoll as he ratchets up the impact of a movie trailer or a TV promo spot.

Envisioning Berklee in 2025

By 2025, what should Berklee become? The world around us is changing faster than ever; and over the past 10 years, music and the music industry have experienced truly disruptive change. What will it be like 10 years from now?

John Funkhouser

Ryan Fleming

When you first meet someone as personable and mild-mannered as assistant professor John Funkhouser, the phrase “trial by fire” may not immediately jump to the fore.

On the Road Again

Jason Camelio

One of the best ways to introduce music students to the Berklee teaching methodology is to bring the classroom to them. This was the concept envisioned by Gary Burton and Larry Monroe in the Berklee on the Road education series, which is offered in various locations.

Lifting Spirits at the Newport Folk Festival

Mary Hurley

Just like a raise-it-to-the-rafters gospel song, the audience’s refrain of “Wow! These kids can sing” was repeated often during the August 1 appearance of the Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir at the Newport Folk Festival.

Gearing Up for the Dream

Mark Small

For decades, dedicated music retailers located in the Berklee neighborhood have offered musical gear and career opportunities to students and alumni.

Berklee Songwriters Wanted for New Collaboration Website

Berklee student Lisa Occhino has created a songwriting collaboration website called SongwriterLink, and she is seeking songwriters (composers, lyricists, topline writers, beat producers, or any combination) to be a part of the first group that tries out the beta version this fall.

SongwriterLink works similarly to dating websites, but it's strictly for songwriting collaboration. The goal is to match up songwriters anywhere in the world who would be great co-writers together, and allow them to instantly collaborate via video chat right on the website.

birnCORE Live, Featuring Jesca Hoop and Cocoa Jackson Lane

Berklee's new independent record label: BIRN Cooperative Recordings (birnCORE Records) is very happy to present Jesca Hoop and Cocoa Jackson Lane live at Cafe 939 on Thursday, October 17 at 8:00 p.m.

Jesca Hoop's eclectic songwriting and music has drawn praise from Tom Waits, who describes Hoop’s sound as being "like a four-sided coin."

Education, Music, and Technology (EMT)

Education, Music, and Technology (EMT) is going to be a two-day event of short presentations, hardware/software demonstrations and interactive experiences exploring ideas regarding the use of technology in education and music. Students, faculty and staff are invited to submit proposals by November 1.

Similar to TED talks, presentations will be dynamic and engaging, ranging from 5 to 15 minutes long.