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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. 

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.

Berklee’s Encore Gala Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The landmark event will feature Chaka Khan, Grandmaster Flash, Livingston Taylor, and Twisted Pine, along with more than 150 faculty, alumni, and student musicians.

Berklee Indian Ensemble - Metallica's 'For Whom the Bell Tolls'

The brainchild of Mirek Vana, the Metallica Project at Berklee is a Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Berklee College of Music collaboration featuring four different musical styles, one of which is Indian music. This arrangement is by Yoel Genin, an alumnus of Berklee and the Berklee Indian Ensemble. 

Musicians and Mental Health: What You Need to Know

Leah Driscoll, director of health and wellness programs, shares resources for musicians to manage their mental health on Sounds of Berklee.  

Five Dollars and the Truth: Mary Gauthier on Songwriting

The singer-songwriter talked with Berklee students about her process, the importance of empathy, and living a day-to-day life of recovery.

Soul of Her Own Machine: Merrill Garbus Reveals the Human Side of Looping

During a recent songwriting clinic, visiting artist Merrill Garbus, of the indie band Tune-Yards, pulled back the curtain on her distinctive approach to performing.

Luciana Souza and the Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors - 'At the Fair'

Alumna Luciana Souza performs her original "At the Fair" with the Berklee Global Jazz Ambasadors, an ensemble comprising some of the finest graduate student musicians in the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.

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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.

Billboard Grafton's Ricky Duran Sounds Good on The Voice

The singer and Berklee alumnus received a four-chair standing ovation from the judges.