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Melissa Aldana Lets Her Playing Speak for Itself

October 17, 2019
The award-winning saxophonist talked about her career, musical influences, and putting in the work in a visit with the Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice. Read more
China-U.S. Music Summit

Summit Brings Chinese Music Leaders to Berklee

October 16, 2019
The summit will include two days of panels and discussions, and conclude with a special performance.  Read more

From Tower Records to Captain Marvel

October 14, 2019
Pinar Toprak B.M. ’00, the first woman to score a major Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, shared her creative process and the inspiration she found in old-school listening booths.  Read more

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s Orchestra of Electricity

October 8, 2019
Take a moment to clear your mind with the alumna synth composer's organic, meditative music, featured on this episode of Sounds of Berklee. Read more

12 Berklee Alumni Nominated for Latin Grammy Awards

September 25, 2019
Berklee alumni are recognized across a variety of categories, from Record of the Year to Best New Artist. Read more

Three Berklee Alumni Win Emmy Awards

September 23, 2019
Three alumni from the college were recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, including 2019 commencement honorary doctorate recipient Alex Lacamoire. Read more
Naty Hernandez

Listen to a New Song from Women in Music Award Winner Naty Hernandez

September 23, 2019
The award provided the Colombian multi-instrumentalist with the resources to produce the song "Besar el sol." Read more
Alissa Faratro

Berklee and Spotify Announce 2019 EQL Residency Recipients

September 18, 2019
Rising audio professionals Sophie Ackroyd and Berklee alumnae Alissa Faratro and Jessica Taylor will embark on a six-month residency at Spotify's Secret Genius Studios in London, Los Angeles, and Nashville. Read more
Album art from the Shoegaze playlist

Do You Shoegaze?: A Primer on the Underground Genre

September 13, 2019
Listen to artists who've helped create, define, and redefine the ethereal rock genre, from Slowdive up to the alumna-fronted IAN SWEET. Read more
Jilian Medford of the band IAN SWEET

How Shoegaze Lived, Died, and Came Back to Influence a New Generation

September 12, 2019
If you like Coldplay, Beach House, or even the 1975, then you probably like shoegaze—even if you didn't know it. Read more

Heartbreak Is a Team Effort in The BreakUp

September 6, 2019
An emotional two-part dance film from songwriter Luis Gamarra and choreographer Holly Wilder shows what can happen when College and Conservatory alumni join forces. Read more

How a Music Degree Helped These Grads Land a Gig at Netflix

August 27, 2019
Meet the Berklee alumni behind your next binge watch. Read more

Nirvana Producer Steve Albini Recorded this Berklee Band’s Raw New Track

August 27, 2019
The legendary In Utero producer engineered the Cotones’s “The Final Cut” and dropped priceless wisdom in Berklee’s Studio 2. Listen to the track premiere on Sounds of Berklee. Read more
Terri Lyne Carrington at the drums

'Feel the One': Terri Lyne Carrington and Others Get Mystical with Jazz Advice

August 8, 2019
The drum legend and Berklee professor put together a special ensemble to perform and field questions from students. Read more

Berklee Acts Were Everywhere at Newport Jazz

August 6, 2019
Newport Folk Festival’s hip older sibling featured tons of Berklee alumni, students, and faculty. Read more

Grace Kelly Wins John Lennon Songwriting Contest

July 31, 2019
The alumna will take home $20,000 and other prizes after winning the contest's top award, Song of the Year, for her single “Feels Like Home.” Read more

Simone Torres Preaches Versatility at Berklee Clinic

July 29, 2019
The Grammy-nominated engineer and vocal producer has worked with Cardi B, Dua Lipa, and Camilla Cabello. Read more

Four Berklee Alumni Nominated for Emmy Awards

July 17, 2019
Four alumni from the college, including one current faculty member, were nominated for five Emmys. Read more
Kishi Bashi riding a horse

Kishi Bashi Carves Beauty Out of Tragic History

July 17, 2019
The indie virtuoso takes time at his Boston tour stop to discuss his new album and how to stay balanced when writing about dark subjects. Read more
Film composer Matthew Margeson

Rocketman to Godzilla: Alumni Create Music for Summer Films

July 11, 2019
If you hit the theaters this summer, chances are you'll hear the music of Berklee alumni. Read more

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