Berklee Beat

Catch up with late summer and early fall Berklee happenings. You'll read about Convocation, Opening Day, new chairs in Songwriting and Liberal Arts, and students performing at the Newport Folk Festival, among other news.

Comings and Goings

Mark Small

Bonnie Hayes has been named the chair of the college’s Songwriting Department.

New Book by Carolyn Wilkins

Professor of Ensembles Carolyn Wilkins has a new book available from the University of Missouri Press.   Four years in the making, They Raised Me Up: A Black Single Mother and the Women Who Inspired Her is the sequel to Damn Near White, Carolyn's 2010 memoir about her grandfather.  They Raised Me Up is the story of how Carolyn, then a single mother and struggling jazz musician, survived her first year in Boston back in 1986.

Discounted Subscriptions to Billboard Magazine

Billboard Magazine and Berklee City Music have partnered together to offer discounted Billboard subscriptions to the Berklee community. Save up to 60% on print, iPad, and line subscriptions using the promo code BBSTUDENT2013.

For more information, visit this Billboard page.

Envisioning Berklee in 2025

Henrique deAlmeida and World News

Thursday / October 17, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall

Drummer Henry De Almeida presents his fusion band, World News, an all-Berklee-faculty ensemble. He join forces with fusion greats Steve Hunt on keyboards, Sal Difusco on guitar, Dino Govani on sax and Joe Santerre on bass.

$10 Shenyun Symphony Orchestra Tickets - Tonight at Symphony Hall

Check out the Shenyun Symphony Orchestra tonight at 8:00 p.m. at Boston Symphony Hall.
Special walk-up rate for students with valid ID: $10.

Visiting Artist Series: Eric Krasno

Soulive guitarist will give a clinic for all instrumentalists . Topics will include ensemble playing, getting a band playing together and soloing. He will perform with a guitar faculty Jeffrey Lockhart and a student band.

Wednesday, October 16th, 1:00 pm Clinic Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts avenue

Sponsored by the Guitar Department 


Interested in becoming a Guitar Performance Major?

Come to: Uchida Suite 400 beginning Wednesday, October 9th if you are studying 2nd semester level material or higher.

To start the process, you will pick up and sign an INTENT TO DECLARE PERFORMANCE MAJOR application form and reserve an Audition/Interview time with the Guitar Department.

Prince Charles Alexander Presents Technology of Modern Music Production

Prince Charles Alexander is an associate professor in the Music Production and Engineering department at Berklee College of Music, where he teaches advanced production and mixing. He is a sought after recording and mixing engineer, whose clients include Mary J. Blige, Destiny's Child, Faith Evans, P. Diddy, the Notorious B.I.G., Usher, Boyz II Men, Brandy, Babyface, Sting, Aretha Franklin, Usher, Brian McKnight, and others. Alexander has garnered more than 40 Platinum and Gold certifications from the RIAA and has three Grammies and seven Grammy nominations from NARAS.