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.

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.