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Alumna Kirby's Viral Video Helped Bring Down Aunt Jemima Brand

The video has been viewed 4.7 million times and has been credited with pushing Quaker Oats to scrap the brand of breakfast products.

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Terri Lyne Carrington Earns History-Making DownBeat Critics Poll Win

Carrington took home three awards in this year’s poll as Berklee alumni, faculty, and students were recognized across multiple categories.

What to Expect of the Online Experience This Fall

Regardless of the modality students choose this fall—remote or hybrid—a good amount of class time is going to be online. Here's what you should know about that experience. 

Berklee Faculty Elected to Grammy Board of Trustees

Faculty violinist Chelsey Green joined Terri Lyne Carrington on the Recording Academy’s national board, which also added Berklee Online student Andrew Joslyn.

Scarlet Keys, associate professor of songwriting

Scarlet Keys Redefines 'Homework' in Her Remote Songwriting Courses

Even during a pandemic, faculty, such as Keys, are finding ways to work closely with students despite not being nearby.

Songs for Social Change Contest Winners Announced

The annual contest, presented by Berklee's Songwriting Department and Songs for Social Change initiative, encourages students to write songs that promote positive change. 

Unsure About Fall Plans? Consider Studying in Spain.

For the first time, the Valencia campus is open to all undergraduates, offering students an opportunity to spend their semester or academic year abroad.

Meet Five City Music Scholars Attending Five-Week This Summer

Berklee awarded full-tuition scholarships to 60 young musicians taking part in the college’s flagship summer program.

Singer and music therapy major Keira Smith

They Keep Saying: Keira Smith's Powerful Take on Jill Scott's 'Watching Me'

The fifth-semester music therapy major updates Scott's song to be a rousing call for justice amidst the Black Lives Matter movement.

Berklee Offers First Online Five-Week Program

This year's Five-Week program features visiting artists Jacob Collier, Esperanza Spalding, Victor Wooten, and Terri Lyne Carrington, Christian McBride, Gerald Clayton, Kris Davis, and Linda May Han Oh.

Alec Schulman Receives BMI Future Jazz Masters Scholarship

Schulman, a fifth-semester Berklee student, was awarded the $5,000 award by a panel of NEA Jazz Master judges.

the 160 Massachusetts Avenue building at night

Going 'Back to Berklee': Plans Announced for Fall 2020

After careful planning, Berklee will open for the fall semester in a hybrid on-campus/remote capacity.

Julio Iglesias Scholarship Awarded to Mar Giménez Marín

Presented by the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation, the four-year scholarship allows the vocalist and pianist from Zaragoza, Spain, to pursue a bachelor's degree at Berklee.