Events

Composition Department Faculty Concert

Monday / February 26, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
This concert features original works by faculty from the Composition Department at Berklee.
Admission: Free

Harmony Too!

Tuesday / February 27, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Harmony Too! features faculty performances of the best student projects from the Tonal Harmony and Composition 2 course.
Admission: Free

loadbang

Thursday / March 8, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
New York City–based loadbang, a dynamic and inventive chamber music group, performs.
Admission: Free

Victory at Arnot

Thursday / March 15, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Tony nominee Maureen Brennan, a professor at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, is backed by live music as she tells the true story of Mother Jones and her pot-and-pan brigade of 1899.
Admission: Free

Composition Department Awards Concert

Wednesday / March 28, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Enjoy a concert of newly composed student chamber pieces selected by Composition Department faculty. 
Admission: Free

Commencement Processional Composition

Tuesday / April 3, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Student finalists of the Commencement Processional Composition Competition will have their pieces read by the faculty processional band. A winner will be chosen at the end of the reading.
Admission: Free

Composition Festival Concert

Wednesday / April 11, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Enjoy this concert of faculty and student chamber works from the Composition Department, focused on the festival theme.
Admission: Free

Contemporary Techniques Concert

Wednesday / April 18, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
The Composition Department presents a selection of the best projects from Contemporary Techniques classes.
Admission: Free

Maria Schneider on Composing

Thursday / April 19, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Composition Department visiting artist Maria Schneider discusses her creative process with chair Richard Carrick.
Admission: Free

Maria Schneider: Composition Department Visiting Artist

Friday / April 20, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Don't miss this master class with Maria Schneider, visiting artist in the Composition Department.
Admission: Free

Past Events

Composition Directed Study Concert

Wednesday / December 13, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Students from the Composition Department at Berklee present original chamber music.
Admission: Free

High Frequency Wind

Monday / November 6, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Directed by flutist Orlando Cela, assistiant professor in the Composition Department at Berklee, this event features the latest and bravest works from faculty and students.
Admission: Free

Mivos Quartet Residency Concert

Thursday / October 26, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
The Composition Department hosts the internationally acclaimed Mivos Quartet to perform Brian Ferneyhough’s breathtaking and virtuosic String Quartet No. 2 alongside student and faculty works.
Admission: Free

I Protest!—In Memoriam Vuk Kulenovic

Monday / October 23, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
This modern classical protest concert will be performed in memory of Composition Department professor Vuk Kulenovic, who passed away April 10, 2017.
Admission: Free

Society of Composers Concert

Thursday / October 19, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
This concert will feature original chamber music composed by students from the Society of Composers, the only collective of undergraduate student composers at Berklee.
Admission: Free

Composition Department Concert

Monday / September 25, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Join us for the biannual faculty concert of the Composition Department, performed by a mix of faculty and distinguished guests.
Admission: Free

New Music for Viola and Piano

Wednesday / September 20, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
New Music for Viola and Piano with David Wallace and Larry Bell will feature the world premiere of Bell's Newtown Variations.
Admission: Free

Promenade Sauvage in Concert

Wednesday / April 12, 2017 / 6:30 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
An uncommon duo with extraordinary sonic reach, Promenade Sauvage carries the creative energy of a fresh generation to any and all with a healthy curiosity. 
Admission: Free

Merging Music and Movement

Saturday / April 8, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Boston Conservatory at Berklee
31 Hemenway Street, Theater T401, Boston , MA , 02215
This show will feature performances by Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Berklee College of Music dance students and faculty. 
Admission: Free

Boston's National Poetry Month Festival Concert

Friday / April 7, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
The Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
Join Harmony Department faculty Lucy Holstedt as she presents a concert of live original poetry, music, and dance. Featured artists include Berklee faculty Ron Reid and Beth Bahia Cohen, with Berklee students and acclaimed local poets.
Admission: Free

2017 Words and Music Festival Symposium

Wednesday / April 5, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Steve Heck Room
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
As part of the Berklee Composition Department's third annual Words and Music (and Movement) Festival, a panel of distinguished guests will join moderators Lucy Holstedt and Dennis Leclaire for a lively discussion on words and music.
Admission: Free

Lost and Found Modern Song Concert

Tuesday / April 4, 2017 / 6:30 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
As part of Berklee's Composition Department's third annual Words and Music (and Movement) Festival, soprano Tony Arnold and pianist Jacob Greenberg perform new works by Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Berklee College of Music faculty Curtis Hughes, Rosey Lee, Andrew List, Gabriele Vanoni, Alex Kalogeras, and Derek Hurst, in addition to "Got Lost" by Helmut Lachenmann.
Admission: Free

Commencement Processional Playoff

Tuesday / April 4, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
In the Playoff for the 2017 Commencement Processional, the audience and band vote for their favorite.
Admission: Free

Interactive Music and Movement Workshop for Conductors

Monday / April 3, 2017 / 6:30 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
The Composition Department is excited to announce its third annual Words and Music (and Movement) Festival, kicking off with Boston Conservatory at Berklee choreographer, dancer, and improvisation specialist Olivier Besson leading a workshop to explore creativity and deeper artistic expression.  
Admission: Free

Composition Department Awards Concert

Wednesday / March 29, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
The Composition Department presents new and recent works by award-winning Composition students Eva Redamonti, Eygló Höskuldsdóttir, Kyle Franklin, Jessie Cox, Austin Smith, Nikhil Singh, and Matthew Wong.
Admission: Free
The Berklee Recital Hall

Best Inventions Plus

Tuesday / March 7, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Selected and performed on piano by faculty member Marti Epstein, Best Inventions Plus is a recital of the best student projects from the three core counterpoint courses.
Admission: Free
The Berklee Recital Hall

Harmony Too

Tuesday / February 21, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
This is a faculty performance of the best student final projects from the Tonal Harmony and Composition II course.
Admission: Free