Kara DioGuardi Clinic on December 17, 2013, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at BPC

The Professional Writing and Music Technology Division proudly presents an open clinic featuring Grammy-nominated songwriter, producer, music executive, and author, Kara DioGuardi. The clinic will take place at the Berklee Performance Center on Tuesday, December 17 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and is open to all Berklee students, staff and faculty.


Jim Brickman brings the spirit of the season to life once again with The Magic of Christmas—and you’re invited! Brickman, along with special guests, delivers the perfect blend of music and entertainment in a show that combines intimacy, warmth, and humor. He will perform holiday favorites along with the hits that have made him the best-selling solo pianist of our time. A 17-year tradition, The Magic of Christmas is the must-see concert of the holiday season.

Buy tickets and find more event information.

Berklee Processional Composition Contest

19th Annual Berklee Commencement Processional Composition Competition

Eligibility:  Graduating Seniors (any Berklee student who will be walking in the May 2014 graduation)

Sponsored by the Professional Writing & Music Technology Division

Competition for graduating students to compose the commencement processional for the 2014 Commencement.  This year's commencement will be held on May 10, 2014.

Millican Scholarship Composition Contest

Millican Scholarship Composition Contest

The Millican Scholarship Composition Contest is open to all students. The winner will receive $980 in scholarship funds, and have their piece performed in the Professional Writing Music Technology Division Awards Concert.

Join SGA for Your Election Night Party: Open Mic & food from Mike's Pastry (pizza too). Everyone's invited!

Student Government Association Election Night Pizza Party and Open Mic

Everyone is invited!


Attend this reception and open mic to CELEBRATE the close of another amazing fall semester.

You will also have the opportunity to connect with your new Student Government Association President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer.

8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Steve Heck Room, 1140 Boylston Street, 1st floor

Berklee Songwriters & Beat Producers: You're Invited to a Student-Created Collaboration Community

After three years in the making, Berklee music business student Lisa Occhino has launched the private beta release of SongwriterLink (a collaboration community that matches you up with the songwriters you're looking for), and she invites Berklee songwriters and beat producers to gain exclusive access to the website as beta testers.

Simply submit your email address at bit.ly/slbetareferral to automatically receive your private beta tester invitation link.

Tonal Harmony, and Counterpoint Test Out January 15

The CBX Test-out session for Tonal Harmony 1 and 2 (CM-211 and -212) and Art of Counterpoint 1 and 2 (CP-210 and -215) will take place on Wednesday, 15 January from 1-3 PM. You must sign up on line. Follow the link here.

The tests must be taken in sequence. If you have never taken Tonal Harmony 1, you will need to take and pass that test before attempting to test out of Tonal Harmony 2, and likewise with the Counterpoint sequence.

Gracenotes MLK Day Drive to benefit Friends of Boston's Homeless and Military Missions

Gracenotes has teamed up with Student Activities in support of Berklee's 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr Celebration to collect donations for Friends of Boston's Homeless and Military Missions. Once faculty and staff generously donate items, Berklee students will assemble care packages for these charities in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr Day on January 25. Please see the attached flyer for more information on items that are needed.  

Important Reminders for All Berklee-Issued Cell Phone Users

Find out more about your Berklee-Issued cell phone, such as important information on international travel, the data plan limit, calling Valencia from off-site, and tips to help save on data usage. Also visit the new Cell Program website for more information.

Careers in Game Audio with Tomoya Kishi and Ken Usami of Capcom via Skype

Capcom will be presenting their approach to creating audio for video games to Berklee students via Skype from Japan.  Capcom has been producing games since 1979.  They have consistently employed some of the world's best composers in-house at Capcom including Yoko Shimomura (Street Fighter II, Kingdom Hearts), Akari Kaida (Okami, Resident Evil), and Manami Matsumae (Megaman).