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Aretha Franklin at the 2006 Berklee commencement proceedings

Remembering Aretha Franklin

In light of the sad news of vocal titan Aretha Franklin '06H passing away at age 76, we remember her the best way we can: through her soul-shaking music.

Student Helps Pops and Symphony Hall Guests Take the Stage

The seventh-semester music business/management major is spending her summer learning from the pros at Symphony Hall. 

Famed Pianist Picks Armenian Musicians for Berklee Summer Program

Celebrated Armenian pianist/composer Tigran Hamasyan selected two young talents from his homeland to attend the Five-Week Summer Performance Program. 

Brundibár - Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Theater students perform Hans Krasa's score, which was originally performed by children in the Theresienstadt concentration camp in occupied Czechoslovakia.

Sean Slade's Explosive Session with Lou Reed

Famed producer and faculty member recalls recording with the late rock legend.

Take Note

Auditioning with EDI

Learn about Berklee's audition process for students focusing on electronic digital instruments (EDI). 

Berklee Team Helped Create Program Pairing Photos and Music

Cruise line Royal Caribbean worked with faculty from Berklee and other technology experts to create the SoundSeeker song generator.

Berklee's Rishabh Rajan Looks at the EDI Music Vanguard

Assistant Professor Rishabh Rajan talks about the artists who are moving the needle with electronic digital instruments. 

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El Planeta: Chrissy Tignor Viaja a Santo Domingo para Inaguar un Studio

Boston’s Spanish language newspaper reported on faculty member Tignor setting up a recording studio at Conservatorio Nacional de Música in the Dominican Republic.

El Planeta

Boston Globe: Big Thief on Days at Berklee

A happenstance on a Brooklyn sidewalk brought four Berklee musicians together to form Big Thief. 

Boston Globe

WBUR-FM: Melissa Ferrick Talks Good and Bad Covers on 'Radio Boston'

Associate professor of songwriting Melissa Ferrick appears on "Radio Boston" to discuss the best and worst cover songs.

WBUR-FM

What'sUpNewp: BGJI Brings Youth, Worldliness to Newport

Students of the Berklee Global Jazz Workshop, and other schools, impressed audiences at the Newport Jazz Festival.

What'sUpNewp

BostInno: Berklee Contributes to New A.I. Creating Unique Music from Vacation Photos

Berklee's Michael Bierylo talks to BostInno about a unique collaboration between Berklee's Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship and Royal Caribbean International.  

BostInno

WGN Radio: More than a Festival: Looking Back at Lollapalooza

The Chicago news station featured the Berklee Popular Music Institute in a story about the festival’s impact on the city.  

WGN Radio