Since Berklee’s earliest days, courses in arranging have been staples of the curriculum. Through the years, students came to Berklee seeking the skills to arrange for big band, orchestra, small ensemble, and even solo instruments. Many have parlayed their arranging skills into successful careers...
Adapted from the book Arranging for Strings by Mimi Rabson. “Strings can play the melody, add a countermelody, insert fills between melodic phrases, hold the harmony together with pads, comp with the rhythm section, and more.”
Beginning in 2019, Berklee College of Music will offer incoming students the option to choose an electronic digital instrument (EDI), a computing device equipped with music software and performance controllers, as their principal instrument.
Seven young musicians from underserved communities in Boston and across the United States were awarded four-year, full-tuition scholarships to attend Berklee during an emotional presentation at the Berklee Performance Center on August 7.
Royal Caribbean teamed up with experts from Berklee and technologists from around the world to create SoundSeeker, a unique tool that transforms travelers’ most memorable photos into an original, shareable soundtrack with a video to match.
Since arriving in Nashville in 1995, Greg Becker ’95 has made his living by getting inside people’s heads. But instead of doing so as a doctor, he’s been doing it as one of the more successful songwriters in Nashville, Tennessee.
On her latest album, The Book of Longing, Los Angeles alumna Luciana Souza ’88 sings the poetry of Leonard Cohen, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Emily Dickinson, Christina Rossetti, and herself in settings she composed.
In the spring, Berklee announced a new scholarship created in honor of Phish cofounder Mike Gordon to support students studying bass who are also well-rounded artists with skills in such areas as songwriting, production, arranging, or creative entrepreneurship.
More than 100 participants from the academic, medical, healthcare, biotech, pharmaceutical, music, and civic sectors gathered for the Berklee Music and Health Institute’s inaugural event, “Crossroads of Music and Medicine.”
After teaching at various Spanish educational institutions, Olga Román B.M. ’87 joined the Berklee Valencia faculty in Valencia, Spain, in 2015 as a voice instructor in the Master of Music in Contemporary Performance program (production concentration). “Teaching is something I have always...
In July, associate professor of composition Panagiotis Liaropoulos left Boston to begin his work as a Fulbright Fellow in the Small Cyclades, a group of islands in the Aegean Sea southeast of the Greek mainland. Liaropoulos has made his home in America for more than two decades. But he continues...
On October 12, professor Darrell Katz will release Rats Live on No Evil Star with the 20-piece Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra. The album is the 10th recording released by JCA.
Professor Bill Banfield had a series of premieres of his symphonic works and his string quartet in Detroit, Minneapolis, Cape Cod, and Arlington, MA. He also published the novel Cedric’s Truth.
Ishaan Chhabra was 3 years old when he heard something so wondrous that it stamped the first indelible imprint on his memory. It was the industry-changing soundtrack to the 1992 Indian blockbuster Roja that had made composer A. R. Rahman a household name across India.
Baritone saxophonist Tony Jordan of Alexandria, VA, is a performer, manager, and personnel director of Bob Gibson Big Band as well as a performer and assistant manager of Big Band Tradition. Visit bobgibsonbigband.com, bigbandtradition.com.
Dave Hammond of Denver, CO, completed his 25th year as director of bands at Denver School of the Arts (DSA). This year DSA bands and ensembles won two DownBeat Awards and gained accolades at the Mingus High School Competition, the National Concert Band Festival, and the National Orchestra Cup competition.