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Berklee Students and Alumni to Perform at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s RISE Music Series

August 10, 2017
Starting in September, Berklee students and alumni will perform as part of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s third annual RISE music series. Read more
The band Lady Pills

PODCAST: Sounds of Berklee—Lady Pills

August 8, 2017
This week's Sounds of Berklee episode features a new song from rock band Lady Pills, which is fresh off its set at summer festival mainstay Lollapalooza. Read more

Animated Short Scored by Alumnus Arturo Cardelús Becomes YouTube Sensation

August 7, 2017
Released on YouTube just one week ago, the animated short In a Heartbeat, scored by Arturo Cardelús B.M. ‘11, has earned more than 21 million views and the attention of national media, including the New York Times, the Guardian, and NBC. Read more
Freelance composer Tim Hare

Berklee Blogs: Composer Tim Hare

August 4, 2017
Composer and blogger Tim Hare B.M. '11 has been sitting down with some of Hollywood's biggest composition professionals to hear their stories—and to then turn those conversations into succinct blog posts for Berklee Blogs that bring together industry wisdom and his own personal career journey. Read more

Berklee Online Instructor's Songs Appear in The Big Sick

August 4, 2017
Kyle James Hauser, who teaches songwriting at Berklee Online, has two songs in the hit comedy The Big SickRead more
Tori Letzler '12

Film Composer and Vocalist Tori Letzler '12 Contributes to Hollywood Blockbusters

August 3, 2017
Alumna Tori Letzler '12 is making her voice known in the film scoring industry, not only as a composer working alongside Hans Zimmer and Brian Tyler, but also by singing in movies and trailer scores for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Thor: The Dark World and Wonder Woman, as well as for video games including Beyond: Two Souls and Call of Duty.    Read more
Claude Kelly giving songwriting workshop

Hit Songwriter and Alumnus Claude Kelly Imparts Knowledge to Summer Songwriting Students

July 28, 2017
Students in Berklee’s summer Songwriting Workshop glean valuable insights from Claude Kelly B.M. ‘02, who has written songs for artists such as Bruno Mars, Whitney Houston, and many more. Read more
Terri Lyne Carrington

Berklee Musicians Stack Killer Newport Jazz Festival Lineup

July 27, 2017
The 2017 Newport Jazz Festival is primed to draw both traditional jazz aficionados and fusion-minded fans, with many well-known and soon-to-be-well-known Berklee alumni, faculty, and students scheduled to perform. Read more
Field recording in Matanzas, Cuba

At documenta, Interdisciplinary Dive into Cuba Thrills Global Art Crowd

July 26, 2017
At the fourteenth documenta, an international exhibition for contemporary art established after World War II, Berklee Professor Neil Leonard took attendees on a multisensory journey to Cuba with help from talented alumni. Read more

Variety: Sire Records Names Rani Hancock as President

July 25, 2017
Rani Hancock B.M. '91, a graduate of the music production and engineering program, is Sire Records' new president. Read more

Alumna Writes Theme Song for International Swimming Championships

July 21, 2017
Alumna Kata Kozma’s song for the FINA Swimming World Championships, “We Are the Water,” cowritten by fellow Hungarian songwriters Szandra Iván ‘15 and Áron Sebestyén, and engineered by Jett Galindo B.M. ‘12 at the Bakery in Los Angeles, debuted on YouTube July 13 and already has more than 119,000 views. Read more
Charlie Puth B.M. '13

Charlie Puth Video Dethrones 'Gangnam Style' as YouTube's Most-Watched

July 13, 2017
At nearly 3 billion views, Charlie Puth's video with Wiz Khalifa, "See You Again," is the most-watched video in YouTube's history, surpassing longtime record-holder and fellow Berklee alumnus Psy, whose "Gangnam Style" has dominated the list for years. Read more

PODCAST: Sounds of Berklee—Paul Sanchez

June 13, 2017
Trumpet player, composer, and music teacher Paul Sanchez will perform as part of Berklee's Summer in the City series. He composed the song “A Traves de Tus Ojos” (“Through Your Eyes”) about his wife. Read more
Three-time Tony-winner Alex Lacamoire B.M. '95 gives notes to Berklee students

For Orchestrating Dear Evan Hansen, Alumnus Alex Lacamoire Wins Third Tony Award

June 12, 2017
For his work on Broadway's hottest ticket, Dear Evan Hansen, Alex Lacamoire B.M. ’95 took home his second consecutive Tony Award for Best Orchestrations at the 71st annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Read more

Berklee Alumna Uses Music Therapy to Help Heal the Wounds of War

June 2, 2017
Music therapist Rebecca Vaudreuil B.M. ‘08 spent two years at Walter Reed Medical Center helping soldiers recover from post-traumatic stress disorder and regain functions lost after brain injuries. Read more
Puerto Rico Heineken Jazzfest 2017

Dedicated to Danilo Pérez, Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest Features Alumni, Students, and Faculty

May 25, 2017
This year’s Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest was dedicated to Danilo Pérez, the Grammy-winning artistic director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI), and featured several Berklee alumni while incorporating opportunities for students. Read more

Berklee Artists to Perform at Top Music Festivals This Summer Through BPMI

May 25, 2017
The Berklee Popular Music Institute (BPMI) is sending seven artists to perform at top music festivals in the U.S. and Canada this summer including the Governors Ball, Essence Festival, Chicago Open Air, Lollapalooza, and Outside Lands. Read more

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Esperanza Spalding, Part 2

May 23, 2017
In Part Two of Tony Brown's interview with Esperanza Spalding, the two talk about her early days in Portland, Oregon; her mother's influence on her musical development; why feedback is important; and what's next for her. Read more

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Esperanza Spalding, Part 1

May 16, 2017
In her fifth and latest album, 2016’s Emily’s D+Evolution, Grammy winner and Berklee alumna Esperanza Spalding B.M. ‘05 plays with expressing different sides of herself through the character of “Emily.” Listen to the first part of an interview with her.  Read more

Lionel Richie, Lucinda Williams, Todd Rundgren, Neil Portnow, and Shin Joong Hyun Receive Honorary Degrees

May 13, 2017
At Berklee's 2017 commencement ceremonies, graduating students began the next chapter of their lives inspired by words and music from honorary doctorate recipients Lionel Richie, Lucinda Williams, Todd Rundgren, Neil Portnow, and Shin Joong Hyun. Read more

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