Berklee Announces Susan Whitehead as Board of Trustees Chair

February 28, 2017

Berklee has named Susan Whitehead as the newest Board of Trustees chair. She is the first woman to lead the Berklee board. 

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Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star in Damien Chazelle's 'La La Land'

Behind Oscar-Nominated Films, Alumni Expertise

February 27, 2017

Many Berklee alumni worked on music and sound in support of some of this year's Academy Award–nominated films, including most of the films nominated for a 2017 Best Picture Oscar.

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The Boston Globe Features Berklee's Laurel Canyon Tribute

February 24, 2017

Ahead of Sunday’s performance, the lastest installment of Berklee's Great American Songbook series, photographer Henry Diltz looks back on the "mythological” era of the Laurel Canyon scene of the the '60s and '70s.

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Voltage Connect Conference Brings Together Pioneers of Electronic Instruments

February 23, 2017

Berklee’s first Voltage Connect Conference, taking place March 10 and 11, will examine the development and direction of electronic instruments, from early commercial synthesizers in the 1970s to the present, and bring together major figures in the field.

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Berklee, Vanyaland Announce SXSW Party, Boston and Beyond, March 17

February 22, 2017

At South by Southwest (SXSW) 2017, fast-rising Berklee alumni and student acts will perform dream pop, folk, surf, psych-rock, fuzz-rock, and more. The lineup features Aüva, Bat House, Boketto the Wolf, Contact, Rebecca Loebe, TRISHES, and Weakened Friends.

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Saxophonist and Berklee Professor Tia Fuller

PODCAST: Tia Fuller

February 21, 2017

In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, we feature saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Tia Fuller, a professor in the Ensemble Department who has performed alongside legends such as Beyoncé, Aretha Franklin, Jay-Z, Janelle Monáe, and Erykah Badu.

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Jackson Browne; photo by Henry Diltz

Songs of the '60s and '70s to Be Rekindled February 26 in Great American Songbook Laurel Canyon Tribute

February 17, 2017

The music of James Taylor '95H, the Doors, the Mamas and the Papas, Carole King ‘13H, Joni Mitchell, Frank Zappa, and more comes to life in this concert hosted and narrated by revered music photographer Henry Diltz, whose work will be showcased at the event.

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Photographer Henry Diltz Captured the Adventure of Laurel Canyon Music in the '60s

February 17, 2017

The music from the 1960s and early 1970s, as well as Henry Diltz’s photos, will be featured in the upcoming concert Great American Songbook: Tribute to Laurel Canyon at the Berklee Performance Center on February 26. Diltz will host and narrate the performance.

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The Middle Eastern Festival Brings Tigran Hamasyan to Berklee

February 17, 2017

This year’s Berklee Middle Eastern Festival features the music of Armenian pianist and composer Tigran Hamasyan.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—David Mash

February 15, 2017

After more than 40 years as an integral leader at Berklee, Senior Vice President for Innovation, Strategy, and Technology David Mash, who Rolling Stone has called the "leading evangelist for the marriage of music and technology," reflects on his work and the Berklee community leading up to his retirement this spring.

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Beyoncé's Original All-Female Band Celebrates 10 Years Together with Concert at Berklee Performance Center

February 15, 2017

As part of the Signature Series at Berklee, Beyoncé's original all-female band will hold a 10-year anniversary concert on Thursday, March 2 at 8:00 p.m., at the Berklee Performance Center. 

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Berklee Alumni Recognized at 59th Grammy Awards

February 13, 2017

Berklee Alumni were recognized across genres at the 59th annual Grammy Awards. Lalah Hathaway ’94 joined the exclusive ranks of those—such as Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles—who have won R&B Grammys four years in a row, while Donny McCaslin '88 accepted on behalf of the late David Bowie '99H.

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NPR Music Features Charlie Worsham '06 in 'Songs We Love'

February 9, 2017

NPR Music recently placed rising country music star and 2006 Berklee alumnus Charlie Worsham’s new song, “The Beginning of Things,” on its running list of the year's best songs.

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Student Pianist Tony Ann Invited to Tour with the Chainsmokers

February 8, 2017

Canadian pianist, composer, and Berklee student Tony Ann recently earned himself a slot on tour with electronic pop music's biggest duo, the Chainsmokers, after his piano cover of their song "Paris" caught the pair's attention, Billboard reports.

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Miguel Bosé Scholarship to be Presented by the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation

February 6, 2017

The Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation is now accepting applications for the Miguel Bosé Scholarship from students with a particular interest in Latin music.

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Slideshow: The Fifth Annual Chinese New Year Concert Celebrates, Shares Culture

February 6, 2017

The fifth annual Chinese New Year concert at the BPC celebrates and shares Chinese culture at Berklee. 

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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.

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Dorm Sessions 12 Release Party Brings Berklee Artists to the Sinclair February 16

February 2, 2017

The Berklee Popular Music Institute presents Dorm Sessions 12, the new release by its student-run label, Heavy Rotation Records (HRR), with a release party featuring Berklee groups and artists who will be touring to major music festivals this summer.

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Students pose in front of an "Empower" sign at Indiegogo headquarters.

Every Berklee Career a Startup: Students Explore Silicon Valley over Winter Break

February 1, 2017

This winter break, Berklee’s Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE) gave students perspective on the careers and creative headspace of Silicon Valley leaders at companies such as Google X, Facebook, Pandora, YouTube, and Sony Interactive Entertainment.

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Banda Magda

PODCAST: Banda Magda

January 31, 2017

Rising world music outfit Banda Magda is soon to release a much-anticipated new album, Tigre, and will perform at Berklee’s Red Room at Cafe 939 on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, as part of The Checkout—Live at Berklee, a series in which alumni return to perform a concert for broadcast via New York jazz station WBGO-FM/

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