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Percussionist Taku Hirano '95 during his interview in the Alumni Affairs Office, March 24, 2016

PODCAST: Life After Berklee—Percussionist Taku Hirano

March 29, 2016
Alumnus Taku Hirano '95 is a percussionist, producer, and designer who has carved an eclectic career over the past two decades working with Whitney Houston, Fleetwood Mac, Dr. Dre, Bette Midler, John Mayer, and Cirque du Soleil. Read more

Alumni Find Work on Serial and This American Life Podcasts

March 21, 2016
Podcast work helps alumni make a living as musicians in New York.   Read more
Jonathan Olivares ’05 chats with Berklee students and other alumni

Networking, Nashville-Style

March 16, 2016
Berklee alumni working in the Nashville music industry reach out to the next generation of Berklee students, who are visiting for their spring break to learn from Music City's pros. Read more
Sony U.S. Latin President Nir Seroussi '96

Sony Music U.S. Latin President Nir Seroussi '96 Riffs on the Future of Music Labels

March 10, 2016
Nir Seroussi ’96 discusses his Berklee experience and the future of music labels during his keynote interview at the 23rd Annual James G. Zafris Lecture for Music Business/Management. Read more
Drummer Nate Morton '94 at Berklee February 28, 2016.

PODCAST: Life After Berklee—Drummer Nate Morton of The Voice

February 29, 2016
Berklee alumnus Nate Morton '94 is the drummer in the house band for NBC's The Voice and has appeared on the Rock Star: Supernova and INXS reality shows, toured nationally in the American Idol band, and performed with Natalie Cole, Paul Stanley, and Chaka Khan. Read more

Berklee Presents its SXSW Party: Boston and Beyond, March 17

February 24, 2016
Berklee hosts its 11th annual party at the SXSW music and media conference in Austin, Texas, featuring up-and-coming alumni and student artists. Read more

Alumnus Arturo Cardelús Scores His First Major Film, Call Me Francesco

February 23, 2016
Though he’d never scored a major film, Arturo Cardelús ‘11 knew he was the right composer for the movie Call Me Francesco as soon as he heard about it.  Read more

Berklee to Present American Master Awards to T Bone Burnett, Gillian Welch, and David Rawlings

February 17, 2016
Berklee will present American Master Awards at Music City Roots in Franklin, Tennessee. T Bone Burnett and Berklee alumni Gillian Welch '92 and David Rawlings '92 will receive the honors during a live webcast on March 15.   Read more
Lalah Hathaway '94

Berklee Alumni Win Big at 58th Grammy Awards

February 16, 2016
Twelve alumni took home thirteen trophies at the 2016 Grammy Awards.  Read more

PODCAST: Life After Berklee—Donny McCaslin on Recording with David Bowie

February 10, 2016
Last year saxophonist Donny McCaslin '88 and his jazz quartet were enlisted by David Bowie H'99 to record what became Bowie's 25th and final album, Blackstar. Just weeks after the album's release and the shock of Bowie's death, McCaslin talks about recording with Bowie and longtime producer Tony Visconti. Read more

New York Times: How an Unlikely Duo Became the Hottest Songwriters in Pop Music

January 12, 2016
Justin Tranter '01 and his collaborator Julia Michaels are on a pop radio-dominating hot streak writing songs for Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, and Gwen Stefani and others. Read more

Living Colour and Drummer Will Calhoun '86 on Fire at Berklee

January 1, 2016
Living Colour drummer Will Calhoun '86, shares advice for Berklee students, thoughts on the drums from a global perspective, and blazing chops throughout a clinic at David Friend Recital Hall. Read more

Anat Cohen Kicks off NPR's 2015 Toast of the Nation

December 21, 2015
Clarinetist, tenor saxophonist, and Berklee alumna Anat Cohen will kick off National Public Radio’s annual Toast of the Nation coast-to-coast radio broadcast this New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2015, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time. Read more

Behind the Music of 'Hamilton' with Alumnus Alex Lacamoire

December 18, 2015
Alumnus Alex Lacamoire '95, music director and orchestrator of Hamilton, credits his Berklee education for the foundation of his career in musical theater.  Read more

DIY Creativity Shapes Alumna's Career in U.S., India

December 16, 2015
Singer-songwriter and alumna Zoya is finding success in her native India and the United States with her signature folk fusion that combines elements of pop and Northern Indian music with varied, unusual instrumentation. Read more
Lil John Roberts '92 with students in the Shames Family Scoring Stage, December 9, 2015

Drummer "Lil' John" Roberts '92 Meets and Performs with Students

December 14, 2015
On break in the midst of touring with Janet Jackson, drummer and producer Lil John Roberts '92 visited Berklee to perform and speak with students.   Read more

Vanity Fair: Alumni Millennials Are Shaking Up the Jazz World

December 8, 2015
Vanity Fair is jazzed about the millennial musicians who are fueling the contemporary scene. Two articles and slideshows feature many Berkee alumni among more than 50 new artists who are part of the movement.  Read more
Charlie Puth '13, nominated for three awards, being interviewed by Livingston Taylor in August 2015 at the Berklee Performance Center.

Berklee Alumni Nominated for Grammy Awards in 2016

December 8, 2015
Alumni are nominated in the top three categories for the fifth consecutive year.  Read more
City Music Summit

City Music Summit Offers a Platform for Education Outreach

November 19, 2015
The fifth annual Berklee City Music Summit brings music educators, professional musicians, and students together for networking and collaboration. Read more

PODCAST: Victor Prieto '02

November 2, 2015
An alumnus from the Galician region of Spain is single-handedly putting the accordion on the map in the jazz world. Read more

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