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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

Julieta Venegas Brings Her Parte Mía Tour to Berklee

August 21, 2017
Internationally acclaimed artist Julieta Venegas will bring her latest tour to the Berklee Performance Center on September 7, where Berklee will present her with a Master of Latin Music Award.   Read more

Milenio: Without Identity, a Musician Does Not Move Forward: Oscar Stagnaro

August 2, 2017
Journalist Xavier Quirarte sits down with Oscar Stagnaro, executive director for Berklee Latino, for a Q&A covering topics such as advice for up-and-coming musicians, the Berklee Latino program, and the role of jazz in today's Latin music. Read more
Field recording in Matanzas, Cuba

At documenta, Interdisciplinary Dive into Cuba Thrills Global Art Crowd

July 26, 2017
At the fourteenth documenta, an international exhibition for contemporary art established after World War II, Berklee Professor Neil Leonard took attendees on a multisensory journey to Cuba with help from talented alumni. Read more
Class of 2017 at Berklee's Valencia, Spain campus; photo by Tato Baeza

Berklee’s Campus in Valencia Honors Grads and John McLaughlin at Commencement

July 21, 2017
Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain, recently celebrated its fifth anniversary at commencement, saluting its new master's degree recipients and awarding an honorary doctorate to legendary guitarist, composer, and pioneering bandleader John McLaughlin. In five years, the international campus has hosted more than 1,500 students from 71 nations and granted $4 million in scholarships to graduate students. Read more

Berklee India Exchange Takes Prog Rock Clinics to Mumbai and Bengaluru

July 20, 2017
Progressive rock enthusiasts in Mumbai and Bengaluru enjoyed intensive two-day workshops this May at the Berklee Tandon Global Clinics conducted by the Berklee India Exchange. Read more

Berklee Signs Agreements with Six New Partners to Join Berklee International Network

July 20, 2017
The Berklee International Network (BIN), Berklee’s global network consisting of academic partnerships around the world, has added new colleges and universities in Chile, England, France, India, Mexico, and the Netherlands. Read more

Four Berklee on the Road Alumni Share Their Journeys from Puerto Rico to Boston

June 16, 2017
For 22 years, the Berklee on the Road (BOR) program has attracted some of Puerto Rico's best musicians and provided a roadmap, as well as scholarships, to those who wished to attend Berklee College of Music someday. Take a look at four people who did just that.  Read more
Puerto Rico Heineken Jazzfest 2017

Dedicated to Danilo Pérez, Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest Features Alumni, Students, and Faculty

May 25, 2017
This year’s Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest was dedicated to Danilo Pérez, the Grammy-winning artistic director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI), and featured several Berklee alumni while incorporating opportunities for students. Read more
Headshot of Oscar

Berklee Latino Names Stagnaro Executive Director, Announces Colombia and Ecuador Events

May 4, 2017
Berklee College of Music has appointed four-time Grammy-winning bassist and professor Oscar Stagnaro as executive director of Berklee Latino, the college’s Spanish-language program, and announces upcoming events in Bogotá, Colombia and Quito, Ecuador. Read more

Creative Entrepreneurship Crosses Borders with the Rimon School of Music

March 10, 2017
As leading institutions of contemporary music in the 21st century, Berklee and the Rimon School of Music in Israel are advancing new collaborative platforms for creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Read more
Pablo Munguía

Pablo Munguía: Making Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl Halftime Show Sound Great

February 5, 2017
What goes into producing the world's most watched musical event, the Super Bowl Halftime Show? Pablo Munguía, multi-Emmy-winning program director at Berklee’s Valencia, Spain campus and 1997 alumnus, discusses the nature of his intense live audio work on his 11th Super Bowl. Read more

Akon, Joel Katz, and Others Bring a Bit of Berklee to Gabon

January 10, 2017
Hit hip-hop artist, songwriter, and producer Akon, Afrobeat sensation Davido, and prominent entertainment attorney Joel Katz speak at a Berklee on the Road program in Libreville, Gabon. Read more

Student Band Sleeping Lion Finds Unexpected Fan Base in China

December 22, 2016
Sleeping Lion, a band comprising Berklee students Nathan Flaks and Noah Longworth McGuire, performed for a full auditorium at Dulwich College in Suzhou, China, and toured the country as part of an ongoing partnership with music institutions in China. Read more

Berklee Invites Students to First-Year Study Abroad Program in Valencia, Spain

December 13, 2016
Berklee will offer entering undergraduate students the opportunity to begin their degree or diploma studies at its campus in Valencia, Spain, through the First-Year Abroad program starting in September of 2017. Read more

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