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Album art from the Best of 2018 playlist

Alumni and Faculty Who Made 2018's Best Music

December 13, 2018
From hip-hop to Latin jazz, Berklee artists and producers were all over the year's biggest hits. Read more

Mediterranean Music Unites Artists Across Cultures in Madrid Concert

December 11, 2018
In celebration of Spain's multicultural heritage, a small group of musicians from around the world, led by Javier Limón, took the stage at Madrid’s National Auditorium, blending sounds from across the Mediterranean and beyond. Read more
Jazz horn player Roy Hargrove

A Tribute to Roy Hargrove, 1969–2018

November 8, 2018
Berklee remembers the jazz horn innovator through his genre-busting music. Read more
Mayssa Karaa B.M. ’12

Mayssa Karaa and A. R. Rahman Craft a Bollywood Hit

November 1, 2018
The Lebanese-American singer's first track with mega-producer Rahman has amassed millions of plays in the month since its release. Read more
Electric violinist Brian King Joseph

Brian King Joseph Stuns on America's Got Talent

September 28, 2018
Electric violinist Brian King Joseph '12 impressed audiences with his unexpected covers of popular songs. Read more

1 + 1 = 3: Vocal Partnerships Inspired by Lucius

September 21, 2018
Ahead of Lucius' upcoming Boston tour date, listen to the band and other songs that put a premium on transcendent vocal work. Read more
Film artwork for Pixar's Bao

What Composer Toby Chu Listened to While Scoring Pixar's Bao

September 6, 2018
From traditional Chinese music to tracks from the film Kung Fu Hustle, Chu shares songs that influenced his scoring process for Bao. Read more
Bao composer Toby Chu with director Domee Shi and producer Becky Neiman

Toby Chu Harmonizes East and West for Pixar

September 5, 2018
The film composer shares his personal connection to scoring Bao, Pixar's animated short that runs before The Incredibles 2. Read more

The Checkout–Live at Berklee Returns with Sarah McKenzie

September 3, 2018
Famed New York–area radio station WBGO-FM and Berklee present the alumna vocalist and pianist, kicking off the eighth year of the series. Read more
Soulpax full band

Alumni Make Music Together: Miami to Berklee and Back Again

August 27, 2018
Julian Harris B.M. ’16 and Julia Camayd B.M. ’16 talk about their musical journey and the debut album of their band, Soulpax. Read more

How to Make the Most of Your Music Festival Experience

August 3, 2018
Artists who have performed at festivals like Lollapalooza and SXSW through the Berklee Popular Music Institute give the inside scoop on how to make the experience the most it can be.    Read more

String Students Play with Lucius and Others at Newport Folk Festival

July 31, 2018
Berklee Instant Strings performed at Newport Folk Festival 2018 with This Is the Kit, Lucius, and Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam.  Read more

Negro Spiritual Project Performs at the Fort

July 27, 2018
The Gregory Groover Negro Spiritual Project brings spirituals and hymns to Berklee's annual Jazz at the Fort concert.  Read more
Album art from the Summer Programs playlist

Summer Jams from Summer Programs

July 20, 2018
Take a listen to a sampling of past Summer Programs students, from Jon Batiste to Betty Who to Robert Glasper. Read more

Artists Performing in the Summer in the City 2018 Concert Season

July 20, 2018
Listen to some of the Berklee acts that round out the 2018 Summer in the City concert season. Read more

Berklee Global Jazz Institute Collaborates with Greek Children’s Choir in Athens

July 20, 2018
Kalesma, a humanitarian project to transform children’s lives through music, collaborated with six musicians from the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) in Athens, Greece. Read more

Five Berklee Women Pushing the Limits of Electronic Performance

July 19, 2018
From live loop alchemists to synth mavens, here are five women artists carving out new sonic territory. Read more

Charlie Puth Discovers Berklee Genesis of Hit 'See You Again'

July 18, 2018
Sometimes a song can be inside you for years, not yet ready to surface. Read more
Audio Director Richard Ludlow

A Whole New Headspace: Creating Audio in Virtual Reality

July 18, 2018
Richard Ludlow talks about designing audio for the video game Jurassic World: VR Expedition. Read more

Six Takeaways from Songwriting Clinic with Charlie Puth

July 17, 2018
In town for his Voicenotes tour, Puth stopped by Berklee to talk about songwriting, workshop student-written songs, and play an exclusive evening set. Read more

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