Alumni News

Berklee Alumni Build Careers, Connections in Brooklyn

August 21, 2015

For the better part of the last decade, Berklee alumni artists, engineers, producers, songwriters, and venue owners are among the graduates who have sown deep roots in Brooklyn’s neighborhoods. 

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Charlie Puth Returns to Berklee to Connect with Students

August 11, 2015

Charlie Puth '13 returns to his alma mater to talk to Five-Week Summer Performance Program students about how he parlayed a YouTube presence into a successful career. 

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Students jamming at So.i.Heard House of Music

New Lessons: Berklee Alumni Craft the Future of Music Education

August 10, 2015

Several Berklee alumni have taken their experience with the Berklee way of learning into the world of private music lessons in order to find new ways to innovate and build on that traditional model.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron

Advice for Berklee Students from Alumni in the Film Industry

August 6, 2015

Alumni working on music and sound for some of this summer’s biggest blockbuster films reflect on their time at Berklee and share tips for students interested in working in the industry.

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Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation

Alumni Behind Scenes and Sounds on Summer’s Blockbusters

August 6, 2015

Berklee alumni are once again playing key music and sound roles on many of this summer’s biggest blockbuster movies.

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Grey Season

From CVS to SXSW: Grey Season’s Sidewalk Path to the Main Stage

July 31, 2015

Folk-tinged rock band Grey Season is having a breakthrough summer, scoring sets at South by Southwest (SXSW), Bonnaroo, the Lowell Summer Music Series (opening for the Blues Brothers), and Boston Calling.

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Boardwalk Empire

Berklee Alumni Earn 10 Emmy Nominations

July 22, 2015

Nine Berklee alumni are nominated for 10 Primetime Emmy Awards. 

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Alissia '14

Alissia ‘14: Can’t Fake the Funk

July 21, 2015

Five years ago, Alissia ’14 was a student shooting for a scholarship to Berklee at the Umbria Jazz Festival. Now, the Berklee graduate and rising sensation is bringing her fresh brand of modern funk to tens of thousands from the festival’s stage.

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Sound designer/editor Eugene Gearty '82 (second from left) at the 84th Academy Awards in 2012.

For Sound Designer/Editor Eugene Gearty '82, Creativity Is Essential to Any Industry Career

July 21, 2015

Oscar- and Emmy-winning sound designer/editor Eugene Gearty '82 (Hugo, Boardwalk Empire) visited his alma mater earlier this year to speak with students about his 30-year career in sound on nearly 100 films including Life of Pi, The Departed, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

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Imagine Dragons (left to right, Daniel Wayne Sermon '09 Dan Reynolds, Daniel Platzman '11, Ben McKee ' ) speaking with students July 1, 2015 at TD Garden.

Imagine Dragons Bring Students Behind the Scenes on Smoke + Mirrors Tour

July 21, 2015

Before a packed show at the TD Garden on July 1, Imagine Dragons gave a group of Berklee students a behind-the-scenes look at the production of their major worldwide Smoke + Mirrors Tour.

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Bette Midler's core touring band in the Shames Family Scoring Stage

Touring Musicians Panel: Bette Midler Band Visits Berklee

June 19, 2015

A panel of expert musicians including guitarist Tariqh Akoni ’91 and percussionist Taku Hirano ’95 gave students insight into the music industry while in Boston for a Bette Midler concert at the TD Garden.

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Rie Tsuji

Rie Tsuji ‘02: Touring with Beyoncé

May 11, 2015

Berklee alumna Rie Tsuji didn’t initially set out to tour the world with Beyoncé and Jay-Z, but when the opportunity arose, she was well prepared to seize it.

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DaNiiVORY performing alongside Beyoncé.

DANiiVORY ‘08: From CeeLo to the Super Bowl with Beyoncé

May 11, 2015

Born Theresa Danielle Flaminio, multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter DANiiVORY '08, who has toured with Beyoncé, CeeLo Green, and Imagine Dragons, sets out on her own.

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Nikki Glaspie '05

Nikki Glaspie '05: Beyoncé and Beyond

May 11, 2015

After a five-year stint drumming with Beyoncé right out of Berklee, alumna Nikki Glaspie breaks out on her own with the Nth Power.

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PODCAST: Holiday Mountain

May 7, 2015

Holiday Mountain, an Austin-based psych dub pop trio formed at Berklee in 2011, was recently featured in Spin magazine and is currently on tour in support of its EP, You Be You, Part One. 

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'Mad Men' Composer David Carbonara Got Seduced by Film Scoring at Berklee

May 7, 2015

David Carbonara '85 has scored all seven seasons of Mad Men, which is in its final run on AMC for the second half of its seventh, and last, season

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Pop songwriter Charlie Puth

Charlie Puth '13: From Berklee to Billboard

May 4, 2015

Charlie Puth '13 is a 23-year-old songwriter and performer who has recently been signed to Atlantic Records and who has scored a No. 1 song on Billboard’s Hot 100, a slew of popular YouTube videos, and an EP in the works.

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Pianist and Composer Mina Yu' 12

PODCAST: Mina Yu '12

April 21, 2015

Jazz pianist and composer Mina Yu '12, a native of Korea now based in New York, releases her debut album Papa's Records.

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PODCAST: Curtin

April 6, 2015

The debut album from Brooklyn-bred duo Curtin, One for the Doghearted, features Berklee alumni Sweeney Tidball ’03 and Andrew Tracy ’04, who also handled mixing, as well as Wilco keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen.

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Vanyaland: Listen to Performances from Berklee's SXSW Party

March 30, 2015

Listen to live performances from Berklee's SXSW Party: Boston and Beyond.

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