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Four Berklee Guitarists Vie for Preeminent Jazz Prize

November 15, 2019
Cecil Alexander, François Chanvallon, Lucian Gray, and Matt Sewell will compete at the 2019 Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz International Competition in December. Read more

Berklee Alumni Win Four Latin Grammys

November 15, 2019
Nella picked up Best New Artist in a big night for Berklee at the 20th annual Latin Grammy Awards. Read more

Casa Limón New York Week Honors Flamenco Vocalist Carmen Linares

November 8, 2019
The Mediterranean Music Institute hosted several events culminating in an award presentation for flamenco legend Linares.  Read more

The Computer Listens to Georgia Anne Muldrow, and so Should You

November 7, 2019
The uncategorizable vocalist, songwriter, and producer discussed her musical journey during a campus visit this fall, and collaborated with Berklee students and engineer Jaime Sickora B.M. '98 (Coldplay, Herbie Hancock). Read more

Oh the Horror: Andy Grush ’00 on Composing for Doctor Sleep

November 6, 2019
The fim scoring alumnus explains why you'll never hear the six-minute opus he wrote for the new adaptation of Steven King's sequel to The Shining. Read more
Pedro Osuna conducting an orchestra

Film Composer Pedro Osuna Reinvents Himself with Every Score

November 5, 2019
In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, Osuna talks about embracing deadlines, working in L.A., and finding his compositional voice. Read more

Maleficent Composer: 'Every Note Points to the Story'

November 4, 2019
Geoff Zanelli B.M. '96 talks about his creative process, his deep love for fantasy films, and the importance of making mistakes. Read more

Industry Publishers to Students: Let the Song Shine

October 29, 2019
At a recent song screening, alumni Benjamin Groff and Amanda Samii listened to original songs by students and offered feedback and production tips.  Read more

Antonio Hart: A Good Practice Session Should Bring You to Tears

October 23, 2019
The accomplished saxophonist and professor shared career advice and recounted the first time he met the late trumpet legend, Roy Hargrove. Read more

Celebrating the Sounds of the 25th Annual Encore Gala

October 18, 2019
Chaka Khan, Grandmaster Flash, Livingston Taylor, and more will provide the soundtrack to this year's gala festivities. Read more

Melissa Aldana Lets Her Playing Speak for Itself

October 17, 2019
The award-winning saxophonist talked about her career, musical influences, and putting in the work in a visit with the Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice. Read more
China-U.S. Music Summit

Summit Brings Chinese Music Leaders to Berklee

October 16, 2019
The summit will include two days of panels and discussions, and conclude with a special performance.  Read more

From Tower Records to Captain Marvel

October 14, 2019
Pinar Toprak B.M. ’00, the first woman to score a major Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, shared her creative process and the inspiration she found in old-school listening booths.  Read more

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s Orchestra of Electricity

October 8, 2019
Take a moment to clear your mind with the alumna synth composer's organic, meditative music, featured on this episode of Sounds of Berklee. Read more

12 Berklee Alumni Nominated for Latin Grammy Awards

September 25, 2019
Berklee alumni are recognized across a variety of categories, from Record of the Year to Best New Artist. Read more

Three Berklee Alumni Win Emmy Awards

September 23, 2019
Three alumni from the college were recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, including 2019 commencement honorary doctorate recipient Alex Lacamoire. Read more
Naty Hernandez

Listen to a New Song from Women in Music Award Winner Naty Hernandez

September 23, 2019
The award provided the Colombian multi-instrumentalist with the resources to produce the song "Besar el sol." Read more
Alissa Faratro

Berklee and Spotify Announce 2019 EQL Residency Recipients

September 18, 2019
Rising audio professionals Sophie Ackroyd and Berklee alumnae Alissa Faratro and Jessica Taylor will embark on a six-month residency at Spotify's Secret Genius Studios in London, Los Angeles, and Nashville. Read more
Album art from the Shoegaze playlist

Do You Shoegaze?: A Primer on the Underground Genre

September 13, 2019
Listen to artists who've helped create, define, and redefine the ethereal rock genre, from Slowdive up to the alumna-fronted IAN SWEET. Read more
Jilian Medford of the band IAN SWEET

How Shoegaze Lived, Died, and Came Back to Influence a New Generation

September 12, 2019
If you like Coldplay, Beach House, or even the 1975, then you probably like shoegaze—even if you didn't know it. Read more

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