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Berklee Professor Brings Soul Music to Life

Tia Fuller talks about playing saxophone in Pixar’s new film, Soul, for the character of Dorothea Williams, voiced by Angela Bassett.

Holiday Medley ('Sleigh Ride' / 'Santa Baby' / 'Let It Snow')

The Trio (Cardell Smart II, Kirsten Henry, Adina Baptiste) showcases their velvety smooth vocals.

Pian Huang

How Piao Huang Found a Career as an Artist Without Looking for It

When T-Pain tells you you're an artist, it's hard to disagree.

With Sight and Hearing Gone, Alumna Pianist Remains Committed to Music

A yearslong collaboration among three alumni keeps Cydnie Breazeale, who is deaf and blind, connected to music—and to each other.

Ela Minus with her synthesizer setup

Ela Minus Perfected the Quarantine Album—Two Years Ago

With her debut album, acts of rebellion, the electronic artist gives us songs that speak directly to the many challenges 2020 has brought.

Applications Open for the Juanes Scholarship

The Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation is now accepting applications for a four-year scholarship to Berklee College of Music. 

Julia Michaels

Julia Michaels on Mining Her Inner Monologue

At a December Visiting Artist Series clinic, singer-songwriter Julia Michaels, known for her emotionally honest lyrics, talked about her songwriting process and her success.

Alumnae Bring Sound and Light to Boston Underpass

Pamela Hersch’s new digital art installation Float, featuring music by Ella Joy Meir, livens up the Government Center parking garage in downtown Boston.

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Marketplace: There’s Only One Spanish-Language Christmas Classic Topping the Charts

Professor Joe Bennett spoke to Marketplace about the themes and styles of the most successful Christmas music. 

Marketplace

WGBH: Lives Remembered

Three current Berklee students and three recent graduates contributed music they created during the pandemic to WGBH's Lives Remembered multimedia COVID-19 memorial site. 

WGBH

VICE: Why Taylor Swift's Plan to Re-Record Her Old Music Is Actually Going to Work

VICE interviewed Tonya Butler, chair of Berklee's Music Business/Management Department, in a feature about Taylor Swift's plan to re-record her old music.

VICE

NBC News: Why Buying Bob Dylan's Songwriting Catalog Is a Boon for Universal Music Group

NBC News spoke to Berklee professor George Howard about the sale of Bob Dylan's song catalog to Universal Music Group.

NBC News

Boston Globe: Fred Taylor Gets the Last Word in His Posthumous Memoir, and a Jazzy All-Star Tribute

The Boston Globe spoke to Berklee President Roger H. Brown and alumna Grace Kelly B.M. '12 about an upcoming all-star tribute to Fred Taylor and the Fred Taylor Endowed Scholarship Fund at the college.

The Boston Globe

Wall Street Journal: How Mariah Carey Built ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ into a Holiday Juggernaut

The Wall Street Journal interviewed Berklee professor George Howard about how Mariah Carey's song "All I Want For Christmas Is You" became (and will remain) a powerhouse on streaming services.

The Wall Street Journal