News

China-U.S. Music Summit

Summit Brings Chinese Music Leaders to Berklee

October 16, 2019
The summit will include two days of panels and discussions, and conclude with a special performance.  Read more
Tabla legend Zakir Hussain

Berklee India Exchange Presents Zakir Hussain

October 14, 2019
The Indian tabla maestro will host a one-week residency at Berklee this November. Read more

Inspired and Berklee Launch Exclusive Partnership

October 7, 2019
The new initiative, called Inspired by Berklee, features a pioneering curriculum and artists-in-residence program that will develop contemporary music, dance, theater, and creative capacity skills at Inspired schools worldwide.  Read more
Chinese classical music being performed by an orchestra

More than Mozart: A Global Take on Classical Music

September 27, 2019
Inspired by a Chamber Series performance at the Conservatory, listen to examples of classical music that go far beyond the Western idiom. Read more

India's Rising Stars Shine at Berklee Summer Program

August 15, 2019
Bollywood star Shalmali Kholgade and singer Pooja Tiwari added technical skills to their natural talents. Read more

Berklee Global Summit Hosts Concerts by Students, Faculty, and Alumni

June 6, 2019
Berklee hosts free concerts on June 18 and 20 by students from Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Berklee Global Jazz Institute, and partner institutions as part of its Global Summit. Read more
Album art from the BGJI tenth anniversary playlist

A 'Global Passport': 10 Years of the BGJI

April 1, 2019
Alumni of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) reflect on what the institute means to them. Read more
Berklee Indian Ensemble

Berklee India Exchange Community Reacts to Gully Boy

March 29, 2019
Members of the Berklee India Exchange community share thoughts on the Hindi-language blockbuster and Berklee’s shout-out in the film. Read more

Yvette Noel-Schure Receives Berklee's Master of Global Entertainment Award

March 18, 2019
Noel-Schure, publicist for Beyoncé and vice president of Schure Media Group, was presented with the award at Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain. Read more

Five Lasting Benefits of Study Abroad

February 27, 2019
Through study abroad, students develop valuable skills for personal growth, academic success, and career advancement. Read more

Mediterranean Music Unites Artists Across Cultures in Madrid Concert

December 11, 2018
In celebration of Spain's multicultural heritage, a small group of musicians from around the world, led by Javier Limón, took the stage at Madrid’s National Auditorium, blending sounds from across the Mediterranean and beyond. Read more
Album art from the China-U.S. Music Industry Playlist

Artists Heating up the Chinese Music Industry

November 29, 2018
Take a listen to Chinese pop and R&B megastars such as Tia Ray and Joker Xue. Read more
Mayssa Karaa B.M. ’12

Mayssa Karaa and A. R. Rahman Craft a Bollywood Hit

November 1, 2018
The Lebanese-American singer's first track with mega-producer Rahman has amassed millions of plays in the month since its release. Read more

BGJI Cofounds International Association to Advance Jazz

October 2, 2018
The Global Association for Interconnective Arts (GAIA) will explore, define, and implement new ways of educating music students. Read more

Famed Pianist Picks Armenian Musicians for Berklee Summer Program

August 16, 2018
Celebrated Armenian pianist/composer Tigran Hamasyan selected two young talents from his homeland to attend the Five-Week Summer Performance Program.  Read more

First Year Abroad Students Gain Global Perspective at Spain Campus

December 22, 2017
Berklee's First Year Abroad program enables students to begin their studies on the college’s international campus in Valencia, Spain, prior to transitioning to the campus in Boston, Massachusetts. Read more
Chinese pop singer/songwriter Jiayun Yu B.M. '17

Pop Singer Jiayun Yu B.M. '17 Reflects on Bridging Chinese and Western Music Industries

December 21, 2017
During a recent symposium with members of the Chinese music industry, pop singer-songwriter Jiayun Yu B.M. '17 discussed the benefits of Chinese and western music industry cross-pollination, the art of collaboration, and what inspires his own songwriting. Read more

Berklee Alumnus Wins Latin Grammy for "Despacito"

November 17, 2017
Berklee College of Music graduate Luis Saldarriaga B.M. '14 walked away from the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards with a gold-plated gramophone trophy on Thursday, November 16. Read more

Four Sisters from China Build Music and Performance Skills at Berklee Summer Program

October 12, 2017
The four Zhu sisters came to Berklee’s Five-Week Summer Performance Program this year, each hoping to attend Berklee and return to China to be a force for change in the music industry. Read more

Boston Conservatory at Berklee Launches Exchange Program with Central Academy of Drama in China

September 20, 2017
This month, Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s Dance Division began an international exchange program with the Central Academy of Drama (CAD) in Beijing, China.  Read more

Pages