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Missy Elliott, Alex Lacamoire, Justin Timberlake Honored at Commencement

The music icons received honorary doctorates for their lasting contributions to music and popular culture.

Big Thief's Buck Meek Comes Full Circle

Buck Meek B.M. ’10 discusses returning to Berklee on tour with Jeff Tweedy, writing and recording with Big Thief, how a surreal encounter with Joni Mitchell helped him finish his song “Halo Light," and more. Image by Shervin Lainez.

For Ebony Williams, the Story Is in the Movement

Ebony Williams (B.F.A. '05), noted for her work with Beyoncé, was recently honored with an Alumni Achievement Award. She talks here about her road to a dance career and how she uses stories to inform her choreography. Image by Nikita Alba

Kimbra: Streaming the Subconscious

On Berklee's Signal Flow podcast, New Zealand–born singer and producer Kimbra talks about everything from the sacred art of spontaneity to the “spaceship” of gear behind her ever-evolving sound and live show. 

Joan of Arc - Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

Berklee Silent Film Orchestra Creates and Performs New Score for The Passion of Joan of Arc

The piece will premiere at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Thursday, June 6.

Madame Gandhi: The Future Is Female

Drummer, electronic musician, and activist Madame Gandhi shares advice and experiences while she's a visiting artist at Berklee College of Music.

Meet Seven Students from Berklee’s Class of 2019

Berklee will celebrate its newest class of innovative artists and music professionals.

Game of Thrones Medley

Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee students present a medley of themes composed by Ramin Djawadi B.M. ’98 for Game of Thrones

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Playbill: Watch Sutton Foster’s Commencement Address for Boston Conservatory’s Class of 2019

Playbill published a story on Sutton Foster's remarks to the Boston Conservatory at Berklee class of 2019 during commencement. 

Playbill

Grammy.com: How Berklee College of Music Prepares Budding Artists for Major Music Festivals

Learn how the Berklee Popular Music Institute prepares its students for life in the music industry after graduation.

Grammy.com

Guitar Magazine: Funk Master and Berklee Tutor Tomo Fujita on the Gear and Players He Loves

Fujita, associate professor in the Guitar Department, discusses dodgy batteries, the beauty of basic amps, and why it’s always important to know when it’s lunchtime.

Guitar Magazine

Washington Post: I Thought Honorary Degrees Were a Gimmick until I Saw Missy Elliott Cry over Hers

After four decades of dutifully covering graduations, this reporter was genuinely moved.

Washington Post

Essence: Missy Elliott First Female Rapper to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Berklee

Elliott was recognized for her decade of groundbreaking artistry.

Essence

WCVB-TV CityLine: Roger Brown and Danny Rivera

Berklee President Roger H. Brown and Boston Arts Academy student Danny Rivera discuss the importance of arts in Boston.

WCVB-TV CityLine