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Mario Jose Returns to Alma Mater for the Berklee Vocal Summit 2018

June 12, 2018
In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, we take a listen to Jose's introspective tune “Tell Me Now” from his EP Heart of GoldRead more
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Jamshied Sharifi ’85 Wins Tony Award for The Band’s Visit

June 11, 2018
This is the third consecutive year a Berklee alumnus has won in the Best Orchestrations category. Read more

BAMS Fest to Feature Berklee Students, Alumni

June 8, 2018
The Boston Art & Music Soul (BAMS) Festival, a free event on Saturday, June 23, in Franklin Park, will feature a number of current students and alumni from Berklee College of Music.  Read more

Soldiers and Veterans Pursue Art and Degree Online

May 25, 2018
Ten percent of students in Berklee Online degree programs are active duty or reservist service members, or veterans.  Read more
Alumni Achievement Award honorees pose for a group photo

Eight Tips from Alumni on Building and Sustaining Your Career

April 26, 2018
Advice and insights from alumni in the music industry and beyond. Read more

PODCAST: Clay Cook Balances Zac Brown Band with Solo Career

April 24, 2018
Zac Brown Band guitarist Clay Cook '98 has produced three independent albums. In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, we listen to the title track from his latest one.  Read more

Berklee Alumni Work on Music for Black Panther and A Wrinkle in Time

March 14, 2018
Meet the alumni behind Black Panther and A Wrinkle in TimeRead more
Bassist Lucy Clifford '16

Berklee Blogs: Discovering Fado—Touring and Recording with Mariza

March 7, 2018
In fall 2017, bassist Lucy Clifford '16 got the chance to record and tour with Portuguese fado sensation, Mariza. Clifford reflects on the experience for Berklee Blogs. Read more

Berklee Artists to Perform at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s RISE Concert Series

February 28, 2018
A student, an assistant professor from the Harmony Department, and a prominent alumna will perform at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum as part of the RISE concert series this spring. Read more

Young Saxophone Avatars Hailey Niswanger and Daniel Rotem Headline The Checkout—Live at Berklee Concert Broadcasts

February 13, 2018
Two of the most greatly admired young saxophonists to study at Berklee in the last decade are set to headline the spring season of essential New York jazz station WBGO’s The Checkout—Live at Berklee concert broadcasts, on February 21 and March 14, at the Red Room at Cafe 939. Read more
Tali Rubinstein and the Flamenco Legends band take a bow after a performance

Berklee Blogs: Tali Rubinstein Tours with 'Flamenco Legends'

January 31, 2018
This past fall, Israeli recorder player and composer Tali Rubinstein B.M. '14 toured with Flamenco Legends, the late Paco de Lucia's band, now led by Javier Limón. What follows are a few selections from a travel journal she kept over the course of the tour. Read more

Berklee Alumni, Professor Recognized at 60th Grammy Awards

January 29, 2018
Berklee alumni, including a current associate professor, were recognized across genres at the 60th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, January 28. Read more
Berklee alumnus Michael Semanick; photo by Anthony Pidgeon

For Work on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Alumnus Michael Semanick Receives 11th Oscar Nomination

January 26, 2018
Michael Semanick, a 1985 graduate of Berklee’s music production and engineering major, recently received his 11th Academy Award nomination following his work on Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Read more
Chinese pop singer/songwriter Jiayun Yu B.M. '17

Pop Singer Jiayun Yu B.M. '17 Reflects on Bridging Chinese and Western Music Industries

December 21, 2017
During a recent symposium with members of the Chinese music industry, pop singer-songwriter Jiayun Yu B.M. '17 discussed the benefits of Chinese and western music industry cross-pollination, the art of collaboration, and what inspires his own songwriting. Read more
"Battleship Potemkin"

Berklee Silent Film Orchestra to Perform Original Score for Battleship Potemkin in Upcoming Concerts and Screenings

December 21, 2017
The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra, one of the world’s top silent film ensembles, will bring its award-winning film/concert experience to several venues with upcoming presentations of its original score, performed live-to-picture, to 1925 silent film classic Battleship Potemkin. Read more
Berklee students Chris Walton, Chris Ellis, and Micah Nicol

Students Build Band with Guidance from Bluegrass Master Tony Trischka

December 20, 2017
Banjo icon Tony Trischka, who has mentored the likes of Béla Fleck, builds bluegrass knowledge and confidence among students involved in Berklee’s American Roots Music Program. Read more
Batu Sener B.M. '12; photo by Raphaël Brochard

Behind the Music of Ferdinand with Batu Sener, Film Scoring Alumnus

December 15, 2017
Batu Sener, an alumnus of Berklee's film scoring program, discusses his work, alongside his Oscar-nominated mentor John Powell, on the new film Ferdinand, based on the popular children's book. Read more

PODCAST: Iris Lune Challenges Pop Music Status Quo

December 12, 2017
In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, we're listening to the title track of Iris Lune's newest album, "Lost in Chatter", to hear how the band is creating music that challenges the status quo of today's pop music. Read more

Berklee Alumnus Wins Latin Grammy for "Despacito"

November 17, 2017
Berklee College of Music graduate Luis Saldarriaga B.M. '14 walked away from the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards with a gold-plated gramophone trophy on Thursday, November 16. Read more
2016 Berklee graduate Kanako Hashiyama conducts during a Berklee Silent Film Orchestra rehearsal.

Film Critics Laud Berklee Silent Film Orchestra’s Score for Varieté

November 2, 2017
Leading film critic and historian Leonard Maltin, author of dozens of popular books on film, is among those who have recently praised the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra. Read more

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