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Beyonce's original all-female band take the stage.

Slideshow: Beyoncé's Original All-Female Band Reunites After 10 Years

March 17, 2017
On March 2, the Berklee Performance Center welcomed Beyoncé's original all-female band to the stage, reuniting the members in a 10-year anniversary concert that featured student singers, musicians, and dancers. Read more
Carlos Vives and friends perform at Berklee concert in Bogota, Colombia

Slideshow: Berklee Musicians Perform with Carlos Vives and Other Top Colombian Artists

March 17, 2017
Berklee alumni, student, and faculty musicians recently performed alongside some of Colombia’s most renowned artists, including Carlos Vives, who received Berklee’s Master of Latin Music Award. Read more
Weakened Friends, featuring bassist and alumna Annie Hoffman B.M. '09

PODCAST: Weakened Friends

March 7, 2017
Indie rock trio Weakened Friends will kick off a tour of the eastern half of the U.S. starting at this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas, where they will meet up and perform with several other Berklee alumni and student bands for the festival's Boston and Beyond party on St. Patrick's Day (March 17). Read more
Kevin Hammer B.M. '99; photo by Belinda Huang

Kevin Hammer ’99: Creative Thinking, from Music to Tech

March 3, 2017
Kevin Hammer '99 gets creative with Boston-based software company Skyhook Wireless while continuing to pursue his progressive metal music. Read more

Univision and Javier Limón Unveil First U-Lab Emerging Artists

March 3, 2017
U-LAB, a partnership between Univision and Berklee's Javier Limón to support new musical talent, recently announced its "first class of emerging artists" are Marianella "Nella" Rojas B.M. 15, Desmond "D.J." Scaife Jr. B.M. '16, and current Berklee student Tonina Saputo. Read more

Gary Burton Performs at Berklee as Part of His Farewell Tour on March 5

March 1, 2017
Gary Burton and Makoto Ozone bring their Duets concert to the Berklee Performance Center on March 5 as part of Burton's farewell tour. Read more
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star in Damien Chazelle's 'La La Land'

Behind Oscar-Nominated Films, Alumni Expertise

February 27, 2017
Many Berklee alumni worked on music and sound in support of some of this year's Academy Award–nominated films, including most of the films nominated for a 2017 Best Picture Oscar. Read more

Berklee, Vanyaland Announce SXSW Party, Boston and Beyond, March 17

February 22, 2017
At South by Southwest (SXSW) 2017, fast-rising Berklee alumni and student acts will perform dream pop, folk, surf, psych-rock, fuzz-rock, and more. The lineup features Aüva, Bat House, Boketto the Wolf, Contact, Rebecca Loebe, TRISHES, and Weakened Friends. Read more

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—David Mash

February 15, 2017
After more than 40 years as an integral leader at Berklee, Senior Vice President for Innovation, Strategy, and Technology David Mash, who Rolling Stone has called the "leading evangelist for the marriage of music and technology," reflects on his work and the Berklee community leading up to his retirement this spring. Read more

Berklee Alumni Recognized at 59th Grammy Awards

February 13, 2017
Berklee Alumni were recognized across genres at the 59th annual Grammy Awards. Lalah Hathaway ’94 joined the exclusive ranks of those—such as Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles—who have won R&B Grammys four years in a row, while Donny McCaslin '88 accepted on behalf of the late David Bowie '99H. Read more

NPR Music Features Charlie Worsham '06 in 'Songs We Love'

February 9, 2017
NPR Music recently placed rising country music star and 2006 Berklee alumnus Charlie Worsham’s new song, “The Beginning of Things,” on its running list of the year's best songs. Read more
Pablo Munguía

Pablo Munguía: Making Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl Halftime Show Sound Great

February 5, 2017
What goes into producing the world's most watched musical event, the Super Bowl Halftime Show? Pablo Munguía, multi-Emmy-winning program director at Berklee’s Valencia, Spain campus and 1997 alumnus, discusses the nature of his intense live audio work on his 11th Super Bowl. Read more
Students pose in front of an "Empower" sign at Indiegogo headquarters.

Every Berklee Career a Startup: Students Explore Silicon Valley over Winter Break

February 1, 2017
This winter break, Berklee’s Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE) gave students perspective on the careers and creative headspace of Silicon Valley leaders at companies such as Google X, Facebook, Pandora, YouTube, and Sony Interactive Entertainment. Read more
Banda Magda

PODCAST: Banda Magda

January 31, 2017
Rising world music outfit Banda Magda is soon to release a much-anticipated new album, Tigre, and will perform at Berklee’s Red Room at Cafe 939 on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, as part of The Checkout—Live at Berklee, a series in which alumni return to perform a concert for broadcast via New York jazz station WBGO-FM/wbgo.org. Read more

Cobi Makes Debut on Fallon's Tonight Show

January 24, 2017
Cobi (aka 2008 Berklee graduate Jacob Michael) made his late-night television debut on Monday night, performing his breakout hit “Don’t You Cry For Me” live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Read more
Artist's rendering of Dennis Montgomery III

Berklee Faculty, Alumni Join Pastor Who Served with Martin Luther King for Gospel Broadcast

January 11, 2017
Could there be a more crucial moment to bask in the glory of Gospel music? Berklee musicians provide the salve.  Read more

Firas Hassan Works to Save and Spread Syrian Music

January 9, 2017
By going to Berklee College of Music's campus in Valencia, Spain, Syrian musician Firas Hassan not only saved himself, but perhaps he may have helped save some of his culture's music. Read more
Esperanza Spalding

From Bowie to a 'New Breed,' Berklee Artists Climb 'Best of 2016' Lists

December 22, 2016
2016 was a banner year for Berklee artists contributing to albums that made strong showings in “best of” lists from some of the country’s most respected music journalism authorities. Read more
Tia Fuller

Slideshow: Berklee Women Shine at Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

December 20, 2016
Several Berklee alumni, students, and faculty performed at this year’s Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, which was dedicated to women in the jazz world. Read more

Radio Days: Former BIRN Engineers Blaze Paths to Success after Berklee

December 15, 2016
Former Berklee Internet Radio Network (BIRN) engineers credit their time at the college station for helping them succeed in studio careers at outlets such as Converse Rubber Tracks, Disney, and Inspire Entertainment.  Read more

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