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Berklee Online Instructor and Team Build a Song with Splice

Erik Hawkins recruited a team of Berklee alumni, former students, and others to write and build the song "Champagne" using the online collaboration platform Splice. Hawkins and his former student Konstantin Ladilov tell us how they did it, piece by piece. 

Berklee Now Series

Listen to the Berklee Artists Who Made 2019's Best Music

Whether it was pop, hip-hop, indie, bluegrass, or jazz, Berklee artists performed and produced some of this year’s most critically acclaimed tracks.

Kris Davis with Val Jeanty and Terri Lyne Carrington

Kris Davis’s 'Corn Crake' Makes Difficult Music Easy to Enjoy

The song is off her newest record, Diatom Ribbons, which the New York Times named as the best jazz album of the year.

Album art from the gospel playlist

Join the Chorus: A Selection of Gospel Music

Faculty member Jonathan Singleton curates this playlist inspired by the new Gospel Performance Program.

Andrew Sarlo's Big Year: On Producing for Bon Iver, Big Thief, and More

The alumnus goes behind the scenes of some of 2019’s top releases and curates a playlist of his productions for Berklee Now.

Melissa Aldana Explores Self-Identity on Visions

Award-winning Chilean saxophonist Melissa Aldana B.M. '09 talks about the inspiration for her latest album, struggles she has faced in her artistic journey, and how she stays at the top of her game.

Album art from the mariachi playlist

Mariachi, Ayer y Hoy: A Primer on the Regional Mexican Genre

Oscar Stagnaro, bass professor and producer for the Signature Series event Aida Cuevas Meets Berklee, curates selections from the mariachi canon.

Pedro Osuna conducting an orchestra

Film Composer Pedro Osuna Reinvents Himself with Every Score

In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, Osuna talks about embracing deadlines, working in L.A., and finding his compositional voice.

Album art from the contraBAND playlist

A Celebration of Women Avant-Garde Composers

Listen to experimental works from the composers featured at the upcoming Conservatory performance "A Woman Sees How the World Goes with No Eyes."

Celebrating the Sounds of the 25th Annual Encore Gala

Chaka Khan, Grandmaster Flash, Livingston Taylor, and more will provide the soundtrack to this year's gala festivities.

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s Orchestra of Electricity

Take a moment to clear your mind with the alumna synth composer's organic, meditative music, featured on this episode of Sounds of Berklee.

Chinese classical music being performed by an orchestra

More than Mozart: A Global Take on Classical Music

Inspired by a Chamber Series performance at the Conservatory, listen to examples of classical music that go far beyond the Western idiom.

Musicians and Mental Health: What You Need to Know

Leah Driscoll, director of health and wellness programs, shares resources for musicians to manage their mental health on Sounds of Berklee.