Please join us on Friday, September 2 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel for the 11th annual celebration of Berklee's Opening Day and our first community event with our colleagues from Boston Conservatory. Opening Day is a time to celebrate the start of the new academic year and to come together as a community of faculty and staff to reflect on our achievements and our shared mission to serve our students and cultivate a supportive learning environment. This year, we welcome vibraphonist and composer Stefon Harris as our keynote speaker.
For Faculty and Staff
Friday, September 2
Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton Street
8:00 a.m.—Registration and breakfast
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.—Program, followed immediately by our annual welcome BBQ
Celebrate pay day with your colleagues and meet some new people at the Community-Building Committee’s monthly happy hour! All faculty and staff from Berklee and the Boston Conservatory are welcome. Appetizers will be provided. Cash bar.
An innovator and tireless creator of new sounds, chords, harmonies and musical feels. Composer of intimate and inspired words; that is Nicole, who today defines herself both in the local and international music business as an interpreter eager to create atmospheres and propose a different course in pop music; a personal path that today already sums 6 studio albums, 1 live compilation album and a promising musical future.
With just 12 years of age, full of innocence and an album that represented all that she felt, Nicole presented the world with her first solo and homonym album, “Tal Vez Me Estoy Enamorando” (1989). Years later she would reappear with the album “Esperando Nada” (1994) recorded in Madrid, Spain, showing an important growth as an artist both personally and musically.
Soon after, “Sueños En Tránsitos” (1997) came out, being considered as one of the best albums of her musical career for its unique proposal and advanced sound ahead of its time, which was recorded between Santiago, Chile and London, England and produced by Gustavo Cerati ( Soda Sterero). She released her first single ̈Despiértame ̈ and the video clip of that song won an MTV Latin Award that year.
Produced by the prestigious Andrés Levin ( Miguel Bosé, Marisa Monte Macy Gray, Erika Badú among others) Nicole released ̈Viaje Infinito ̈( 2002) with Maverick Musica. Recorded in New York City, this Album took Nicole down a new musical path where she experimented with folk and soul, besides sharing with great musicians such as drum player Sterling Campbell (David Bowie, Duran Duran, The B52 ́s). This album was nominated for a LATIN GRAMMY for best Female Pop album in 2005.
By the end of 2005, Nicole began to prepare a new album, the first under her own record label Chika. The publication of “APT” (Apartment, 2006) was produced together with James Frazier with some English songs in between, was recorded in her Miami apartment, mixed in Granada, Spain and mastered in London, England. That same year Nicole decides to come back to Santiago, Chile after being 6 years living abroad, most of the time in Miami, with the purpose of promoting APT. Nicole showed her musical growth onstage meeting up again with her devout chilean fans and adding a new generation of followers.
In 2009 she decides to record a live show at the Theatre of Arts, Nescafé to celebrate 20 years since her first recorded album. This album “20 años” included a new song “Hoy”, becoming one of the most popular songs of the national music industry.
Nowadays, Nicole is promoting her new album, “Panal”, her third album done with her record label Chika and the seventh in her musical history. Produced by Cristián Heyne. Panal has an Indie pop sound with electronic beats, synthesizers acoustic and electric guitars giving textures that in conjunction with the words of the songs that are related to fertility, family, romanticism, fear and faith, create an emocional, intimate, and inspired route through its 12 songs.
Panal is one of the best selling album in Chile today.
The volunteer committee and The Franklin Park Zoo have partnered for a morning of rewarding zoo clean up projects. Participants are welcome to enjoy the zoo after completing their shift. If you would like to join us, sign up today!
Join the silent march on June 26 at 11:00 a.m. to honor those fallen and wounded in the Orlando massacre that occurred on June 12. Bring your friends and march in solidarity to remember those who could not make it to today, and to congratulate those who are here currently, for every battle matters. The march will start at the Christian Science Center on Massachusetts Avenue and will go down Boylston Street to Government Center.