Berklee Alumni Earn 36 Grammy Award Nominations

December 11, 2013
The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences nominated 30 Berklee alumni for a total of 36 Grammy Awards. Read more

PODCAST: Tom Griesgraber '95

December 10, 2013
This alumnus's flying fingers make magic with the Chapman Stick. After attending a Berklee in LA session, Griesgraber set his heart on Berklee, but knew he had his work cut out for him to succeed there. He began taking courses at MiraCosta college, and soon distinguished himself, tutoring other students, recording, and helping with administrative duties. He then transferred to Berklee, and two years later graduated summa cum laude. Read more

Simpsons' Alf Clausen is in Music Ville

December 5, 2013
Get the inside story from The Simpsons composer and Berklee alumnus who wrote the music for the recent show-opening mini-film featuring the show's characters in a battle over musical freedom. Read more


November 26, 2013
Boston-based R&B vocal quartet is hitting it big. Read more

PledgeMusic Creates New Platform to Connect Musicians and Fans—and Money

November 20, 2013
A music crowdfunding and direct-to-fan marketing platform, PledgeMusic lets fans give money to support their favorite artists in several ways, from helping them pay for studio time to financing their tours and more. Read more

The Groove: Passion Pit's Ian Hultquist '08

November 19, 2013
Berklee student and Groove writer Lisa Occhino sat down with Passion Pit's Ian Hultquist '08 to discuss the band's founding and recent success. Read more

The Groove: Backstage at the TD Garden

November 19, 2013
Josh Groban's musical director Tariqh Akoni '91 took time out of his busy schedule to give Berklee students a look at the process of preparing for a stadium show. Read more

PODCAST: Marga Lane '09

November 13, 2013
Marga Lane is a true triple threat–equally accomplished as an actress, dancer, and musician. She recently released her independent EP Expressions and has an acoustic follow-up EP slated to drop in early 2014. Read more

Berklee Named No. 1 Hollywood Music School

November 1, 2013
Berklee was named the No. 1 Hollywood music school in the world, according to the Hollywood Reporter’s ranking of the top 10 music schools.  Read more

PODCAST: Cotton Wine

October 30, 2013
This trans-national pop-Americana duo is so haunting and infectious they might be zombies. Read more

Inside Berklee PODCAST: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

October 18, 2013
A young trumpeter returns to Berklee to talk about a range of topics, including teaching, playing, current events, and the sound of music in post-Katrina New Orleans. He headlined at the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival, and took the time while he was in town to chat about his latest recording, the current state of the industry, and the ways the culture of his hometown New Orleans is evolving. Read more

PODCAST: CMJ Showcase 2013

October 10, 2013
Berklee College of Music, Heavy Rotation Records, and Berklee Alumni Affairs present the seventh annual CMJ Music Marathon showcase of alumni and student artists on October 17, at Sullivan Hall in New York City.  Read more

PODCAST: Melissa Aldana

October 8, 2013
Fresh off her victory in the Monk International Jazz Competition for saxophone alumna performs, the Chile-born Aldana is only 24 yet displays incredible artistry as a tenor player and maturity as a composer and bandleader. Read more

Berklee Presents CMJ Music Marathon Showcase

October 1, 2013
Berklee presents its seventh annual CMJ Music Marathon showcase of alumni and student artists on Thursday, October 17, at Sullivan Hall in New York.  Read more

PODCAST: Clem Snide

October 1, 2013
Two decades in, Clem Snide is still going strong with adventurous indie-rock.     Read more

Berklee Alumnus Wins Emmy Award

September 25, 2013
Pablo Munguia '98 won an Emmy Award for his work on the Grammy Award broadcast. Read more

Alumni Give Primer on Making it in L.A. Music Industry

September 24, 2013
Berklee alumni Jim McGorman '95 and Steve Fekete '96 talk to students about playing the long game, and what they’ve learned about making in the music business. Read more

Behind the Scenes with Game of Thrones Composer Ramin Djawadi

September 20, 2013
Berklee alumnus Ramin Djawadi is the man behind the music for Game of Thrones. When Djawadi ’98 was tapped to compose the score, an epic quality was the guiding principle. The German composer shared his thoughts on what it takes to compose for Game of Thrones, his time at Berklee, and what an effective score should do. Read more

Saxophonist Melissa Aldana Makes History at Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition

September 20, 2013
Berklee alumna and saxophonist Melissa Aldana made history for female instrumentalists with her win at this year's Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition.  Read more

The Checkout – Live at Berklee Kicks Off with First Female Instrumentalist to Win Monk Award

September 20, 2013
Melissa Aldana '09 returns to campus to begin the 2013-14 series in partnership with WBGO and NPR Music on October 9.   Read more