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Classical Guitarist Kim Perlak Explores the American Style

As a player and an educator, the new Guitar Department chair balances deep roots in tradition with stylistically diverse collaborations.

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Nella Rojas Explores Solitude with 'Voy'

Berklee alumna Nella Rojas B.M. '15 draws on her Venezuelan roots to explore moving on from a lost love in the title track from her upcoming album, Voy.

Nick Hakim's Psychedelic Twist on Retro Soul

Listen to Hakim’s slow-burning single, "Bet She Looks Like You,” ahead of his April 19 show at the Red Room at Cafe 939.

The Berklee Metallica Project Answers Heavy Metal Hypotheticals

Bands ranging from Americana and jazz to Berklee’s Balkan Choir and Indian Ensemble reimagined Metallica songs for Boston Conservatory at Berklee's Center Stage dance concert, Limitless, April 11–14.

What It's like to Be a Woman in the Music Industry

Erin Barra, a professor in Berklee's Songwriting Department, and researcher Becky Prior share key findings from the first-ever study on women working in the music industry, published by Berklee and Women in Music. 

Lula Wiles Finds Harmony in 'Love Gone Wrong'

Alumnae folk trio Lula Wiles—featuring Eleanor Buckland '15, Isa Burke B.M. '16, and Mali Obomsawin '14—bring ethereal triple harmonies to the lead song off their new album, What Will We Do.

Molsky's Mountain Drifters Search for a 'Bright Side Somewhere'

Visiting Scholar Bruce Molsky and his bluegrass trio, Molsky's Mountain Drifters, inject a note of optimism in their new single, "There's a Bright Side Somewhere."

Helping Underserved Youth Find Music and Community

Krystal Banfield, who leads Berklee City Music, talks with Stefanie Henning of the Career Center about how City Music helps disadvantaged young people develop musically while giving them an artistic community to thrive in.

Luciana Souza's Hushed, Soulful ‘These Things’ Explores the Power of Language

Grammy-winning Brazilian vocalist Luciana Souza B.M. ‘88, who performs at Cafe 939 on March 6, sets music to poetry on her latest album, The Book of Longing.

Nathan Troup Powers up the Hydrogen Jukebox

Ahead of Boston Conservatory at Berklee's production of chamber opera Hydrogen Jukebox, which runs February 7–10, director Nathan Troup talks about his vision for adapting the piece for today’s audience.

Saxophonist Walter Smith III’s Uncommon Range

The incoming Woodwind Department chair’s versatility and lyricism are on full display in his new band, co-led with guitarist Matthew Stevens B.M. ’04.

Billy Koh Talks Change and Growth in China's Music Industry

Veteran producer and manager Billy Koh, a featured guest at the Berklee China-U.S. Music Summit, shares the insights he's gleaned from four decades in the industry. 

Nancy Wilson 'Lives Again' through Laura Kinhan

In light of the recent loss of jazz vocal legend Nancy Wilson '94H (pictured with Sting at commencement in 1994), Berklee remembers her through alumna Lauren Kinhan's reimaginings of classic Wilson tracks. Here's Kinhan with Wilson's "Let's Live Again."