Berklee Today

Berklee's alumni magazine for contemporary music and musicians. Learn more.


The Game Changers

Metal Gear Solid and Halo composers Nobuko Toda ’03 and Kazuma Jinnouchi ’02 talk about the paths to their careers and what it takes to level up in the video-game industry.

A Late Bloomer Finds Himself on Time Is Color

Cédric Hanriot B.M. '08, a self-taught pianist who entered Berklee at 31, released a jazz album that's impressed the critics—and mentor Herbie Hancock.

Rap and Roots

The Mayan people of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula breathe new life into their ancient heritage, with help from a Berklee alum.

Finding Its Rhythm

As evidence of music therapy’s benefits grows, the practice is increasingly showing up in hospitals, schools, and more. 

A Proven Path

Known for its rigor, the International College of Music in Kuala Lumpur has set up hundreds of students for success at Berklee over the past 25 years.

A Consequential Career

During his 28 years at Berklee, Jay Kennedy, who retires in December, revamped the Contemporary Writing and Production Department as chair, and as vice president for Academic Affairs/vice provost he helped launch the Valencia campus and update college facilities.

Recovery and Rediscovery

How Kelly Buchanan healed from a brain injury and regained a musical identity she thought she’d lost.