The October 24, 2014, tribute concert and honorary doctorate presentation to A.R. Rahman, India’s foremost film composer and songwriter, sent a surge of excitement through the Berklee campus to Boston’s Indian community and beyond, with the show sold out weeks in advance.
The 900 enthusiastic guests who celebrated the 20th anniversary of the annual Berklee Encore Gala filled the Boston Marriott Copley Place and raised nearly $2 million for the Berklee City Music program. Special guests included Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Guest, George Clinton and Parliament-...
An endowed scholarship has been established in the memory of late faculty member Walter W. Harp, awarded annually to a student who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in civic engagement through music.
Larry Oppenheimer ’77 (aka “Larry the O”) will be the first person to complete his degree through Berklee Online, the digital campus for Berklee College of Music, and will be among the graduates at Berklee’s 2015 commencement exercises.
Keyboardist, producer and songwriter David Frank delves into musical devices, connections and influences in the songwriting process. A founding member of pioneering synth duo The System, Frank has produced and played on recordings by Christina Aguilera, Chaka Khan and Phil Collins.
Reuben Rogers ’94 is among the most sought-after upright bassists of the past decade, having recorded and toured with legendary artists such as jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman, pianist Aaron Goldberg, and drummer Gregory Hutchinson.
India’s premier film composer and songwriter, A.R. Rahman has written songs and underscore for more than 100 movies, including Slumdog MIllionaire and 127 Hours. Rahman spoke to Berklee today during his visit to Berklee in October.
Berklee has joined forces with Little Kids Rock, a like-minded nonprofit, and the New York City Department of Education, to train certified music teachers to bring more popular music education to tens of thousands of NYC students in the next three years.
Bill Elliott, professor of contemporary writing and production (CWP) who deftly weathered many shifts in taste and technology while honing his musical expertise, is determined to pass on his on-the-gig wisdom.
Assistant professor Pratt Bennet had his novel Raising Sleeping Stones published as an interactive iOS app that includes a two-hour score by alumni Leo Langinger and João Luis.
Darla Hanley, Dean of Berklee’s Professional Education Division and Department Chairs Simone Pilon, Sean Hagon, and Don Gorder, gave clinics at the Berklee Valencia campus and LICEU Conservatory in Barcelona.
Dr. William Junior ’07 has many helping hands along his path to becoming an M.D. specializing in anesthesiology.
David Kowal ’75
David Kowal of Los Angeles, CA, composed music for Refreshing Mixes by The Jazz Smoothies, featuring Jimmy Earl ’76, Scott Breadman ’75, Peter Gordon ’78, Oscar Stagnaro, Bruce Bartlett ’75, Bob Patton, Ray Frisby ’79, and Adrian Peritore ’73. Visit davidkowal.com.
Saxophonist Scott Robinson of Teaneck, NJ, released Tone Ventures, an album of duets with Roscoe Mitchell. Visit sciensonic.net.