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Five Electronic Digital Instruments That Are Changing Music

Ableton Push, Novation Launchpad, Akai MPC Live, Teenage Engineering OP-1, and Roli Seaboard are transforming the way music is made. 

Berklee Now Series

Kim Perlak Named Chair of Berklee’s Guitar Department

Perlak, who served as assistant chair of guitar for five years, becomes the first woman to chair the department.

Aja Burrell Wood Joins Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice as Managing Director

Wood is an ethnomusicologist, educator, and curator with a background in international business marketing and violin performance.

New Role for Karen A. Bell in Professional Performance Division

Karen A. Bell has been promoted to academic assistant to the dean of the Professional Performance Division.  

Erin’s Prime Slices: Mountain Man, The Jack Moves

Read about and hear new releases recommended by BIRN staff member Erin Ober during the week of October 11.


Curtis’s Prime Slices: Johnny Payne, Sune Rose

Read about and hear new releases recommended by BIRN staff member Curtis Heimburger during the week of October 9.


Paquito D'Rivera and Berta Rojas Meet Berklee

The renowned artists will perform music from their album, along with the music of Agustín Barrios Mangoré, at this Signature Series concert.

Show Review: Terri Lyne Carrington and Jas & Chums

Carrington performed at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum as part of the RISE music series.


Gabriella Reyes' Swift Rise to a Metropolitan Opera Debut

The Boston Conservatory at Berklee alumna performed as the High Priestess in Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida.

The round stage at Eaux Claires Festival

Students Work 'Field to Festival' at Bon Iver's Eaux Claires 2018

“We returned covered in bug bites, but with a renewed sense of why we decided to pursue a career in music.” —Will Yeo, student

Show Review: Liz Phair at the Royale

Phair's Amps on the Lawn tour celebrates the 25th anniversary of her seminal album Exile in Guyville.


Berklee to Host Showcase of Electronic Digital Instruments on October 30

Berklee will celebrate the electronic digital instrument (EDI) with a host of special guests and Berklee musicians.

Maureen McMullan Named Concert and Event Producer for External Affairs

McMullan, previously assistant chair of Berklee's Voice Department, will provide leadership and artistic direction for high-profile college events.