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What Is Contemporary Music?

It's practically Berklee's middle name—but what are we talking about when we say "contemporary music"?

Boston Conservatory Center Stage Returns with Eight Innovative Performances

This year’s lineup features new spins on beloved classics, regional debuts, and unique artistic collaborations.

Jilian Medford of the band IAN SWEET

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

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

Tabla legend Zakir Hussain

Berklee Announces 2019–2020 Signature Series

Highlights include Grammy winners Dee Dee Bridgewater, Aida Cuevas, and Zakir Hussain, who will receive an honorary doctorate.

Berklee and Halo Neuroscience Announce Collaboration To Accelerate Music Learning

Can a pair of headphones help you learn music faster, practice more efficiently, and increase creativity?

CJ Cultural Foundation Awards Six Scholarships to Berklee Students

The foundation, based in Seoul, South Korea, currently provides financial aid to 11 Berklee students. 

Heartbreak Is a Team Effort in The BreakUp

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.

Ysaÿe Barnwell: We All Have a Voice

Ysaÿe Barnwell, former member of the internationally renowned African American female a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock, discusses the importance of the voice that we all have.

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Radio Boston: With the Emmys around the Corner, a Look at What Makes Good TV Theme Music

Film scoring professor Mason Daring sat down with WBUR's show Radio Boston to discuss iconic television themes ahead of the 2019 Emmy Awards. 

WBUR-FM

mySA: Cibolo Musician Lauren May in Running to Open for Taylor Swift

May, a songwriting major at Berklee Online, is a semifinalist in a competition to open for Swift at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles

My San Antonio

Vox: Why This Creepy Melody Is in So Many Movies

Professor and musicologist Alex Ludwig spoke to Vox about the reasons that versions of the Gregorian chant "Dies irae" appears in so many films.

Vox

Philadelphia Inquirer: Teen’s Path to a Top Music School Included the U.S. Open, Patti LaBelle, and a Bold Audition

Berklee City Music Scholarship recipient Aliyah Taylor tells the story that led her to music in the Inquirer's We the People column. 

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Who Is Berklee's Greatest Alum?

Boston Magazine weighs in.