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China-U.S. Music Summit

Summit Brings Chinese Music Leaders to Berklee

The summit will include two days of panels and discussions, and conclude with a special performance. 

Melissa Aldana Fights Gender Discrimination with Discipline and Skill

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.

From Tower Records to Captain Marvel

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. 

Berklee President Roger H. Brown Announces He Will Step Down in 2021

Under Brown's leadership, Berklee expanded its global presence, embraced technology, and increased diversity of the leadership and student body.

murphy. - 'Arroyos'

The band murphy. performs its original "Arroyos," recorded by the Music Production and Engineering Department's visiting artist Steve Albini on Berklee's Shames Family Scoring Stage. The track was written by student Sam Stallings and mixed by student Logan Haynes.

Three Berklee Alumni Win Spots on The Voice

Ricky Duran B.M. '11, Brooke Stephenson B.M. '14, and Mendeleyev Allan-Blitz B.M. '16 were each chosen to advance from the blind audition rounds. 

4 Critical Listening Tips for Songwriters

As a songwriter, you need to know how to listen critically. Start by breaking components of a song into four moving parts: melody, chords, lyric, and groove.

Micki Miller Tribute Concert - 'You'

"You" is performed by the Micki Miller Ensemble with Miller as the surprise guest and lead vocalist Anthony Brown. This concert was produced by Tia Fuller with Marcus Prince and Eric Fells as the musical directors.

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WBUR's The ARTery: Berklee's Third President to Step Down

Looking toward the future, President Roger H. Brown sees a cutting-edge institution.

The ARTery

The Boston Globe: Berklee President to Retire in 2021

Berklee President Roger Brown plans to retire after accomplishing a few more milestones.

The Boston Globe

Billboard: Berklee President to Step Down in 2021

Berklee President Roger H. Brown will leave behind a legacy of expansion, inclusion, and globalization. 


New York Times: A Songwriting Dispute Brews over 'Truth Hurts,' Lizzo’s Biggest Hit

Don Gorder, chair of Berklee's Music Business/Management Department, spoke to the New York Times about a copyright dispute over Lizzo's massive hit song "Truth Hurts."

New York Times

The Boston Globe: Richard Ortner, Boston Conservatory’s final president, dies at 71

The Boston Globe spoke to Berklee President Roger H. Brown, Boston Conservatory at Berklee Executive Director Cathy Young, and others in the Boston arts scene regarding the passing of Richard Ortner, former president of Boston Conservatory at Berklee, in an obituary. 

The Boston Globe

Billboard: Berklee Online CEO Debbie Cavalier is Teaching Gender Parity with Roles for Female Students, Instructors

The number of female Berklee Online instructors has grown from 28 percent in 2012 to 33 percent in 2018.