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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

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 on Sounds of Berklee 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.  

Naty Hernandez

Listen to a New Song from Women in Music Award Winner Naty Hernandez

The award provided the Colombian multi-instrumentalist with the resources to produce the song "Besar el sol."

Album art from the Shoegaze playlist

Do You Shoegaze?: A Primer on the Underground Genre

Listen to artists who've helped create, define, and redefine the ethereal rock genre, from Slowdive up to the alumna-fronted IAN SWEET.

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.