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Tonya Butler Talks Personal Responsibility in the Industry

The assistant chair of the Music Business/Management Department offers practical, tough-love wisdom on making it in today’s industry.

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Berklee Indian Ensemble Brings 'Untold Stories' to Life

The Berklee Indian Ensemble performs "Pinha," an original song composed by and featuring vocals from alumnus Dhruv Goel, ahead of their December 15 concert, "Untold Stories." 

Making It Real: The Art of the Senior Recital

Three students share how they went about creating their final shows at Berklee.

Rojas and D'Rivera Perform Song from Latin Grammy-Nominated Album

Berta Rojas and Paquito D'Rivera's Dia y Medio sprang from their four-year tour across the Americas. Here, we listen to "Las Abejas." Catch their Berklee performance on November 15.

Silkroad Artists Bring a Global Approach to Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Silkroad artists Cristina Pato, Galician bagpipes, and Edward Perez, double bass, discuss the collective's vision for education and its collaboration with Boston Conservatory at Berklee. And we listen to their song "Joropo-Festejo: Muiñeira de Chantada” from Pato’s album Latina, arranged by Perez.

DOMi and Louis Cole Explore the 'Dark Webb'

Keyboard wunderkind and performance major Domi Degalle (a.k.a. DOMi) teams up with multi-instrumentalist Louis Cole (of KNOWER) for this synth- and live loop-driven track.

Vimbayi Kaziboni Brings Contemporary African Works to Center Stage

The Boston Conservatory at Berklee contraBAND conductor interprets the landscape of African contemporary classical music, as well as his own identity, for a Center Stage performance on October 30.

Avanti Nagral Makes Respect Catchy in 'Treated'

The singer-songwriter tackles a common relationship quandary, set to a tune that blends Indian tabla and electronic pop. 

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Lucy Holstedt Creates a Space for Women Composers and Arrangers

Holstedt, a professor in the Harmony Department, started the Women Musicians Network and annual concert in 1998, back when Berklee's student population was just over 20 percent female. She talks about what's changed over the years.

Remembering the Timeless Sounds of John Abercrombie ’67

The late guitar virtuoso, whose nimble, lyrical playing opened up new musical landscapes on compositions such as “Banshee,” will be celebrated with a Signature Series tribute concert on October 10.

Josh Rogosin Makes Tiny Desk Feel Like Campfire Music

The technical director infuses NPR Music's popular series with a mix of technology, theatricality, and artistry.

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BGJI Student Tells Russian Tale with Jazz at Monterey

Kazakhstani pianist Anastassiya Petrova, who will perform with her quartet at the Monterey Jazz Festival on September 21 and 22, composed "The Traveler" on the Hammond organ. 

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Noé Zagroun Brings the French Riviera to Boston Common

We’ll listen to the alumnus' latest piano piece, which reflects his upbringing in the French Riviera and the network of jazz and classical instrumentalists he has worked with at Berklee. He'll play Boston Common's Brewer Plaza on September 24.