Alumni News

City Music Summit

City Music Summit Offers a Platform for Education Outreach

November 19, 2015

The fifth annual Berklee City Music Summit brings music educators, professional musicians, and students together for networking and collaboration.

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PODCAST: Victor Prieto '02

November 2, 2015

An alumnus from the Galician region of Spain is single-handedly putting the accordion on the map in the jazz world.

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Bruce Hornsby Shows Versatility, Shares Stories from the Road

October 22, 2015

Alumnus Bruce Hornsby '74 offers a taste of his music and insight into what influences him as a musician.  

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Alumni Composers Concert Shows a Different Side of Howard Shore

October 16, 2015

The Berklee Alumni Composer Consortium concert featured works from alumnus/film composer Howard Shore '69 as well as other alumni composers.

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Christian Scott and members of his band

Jazz Luminary Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Enlists Berklee for Innovative New Album

October 13, 2015

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah ‘05 returns to Berklee, his alma mater, to record, perform, and broadcast—via NPR—his interactive new album, Stretch Music.

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Berklee and Boston Conservatory Musicians to Play Fenway's Green Monster

October 2, 2015

On the night of October 10, nine percussionists will play the Green Monster as a musical instrument, using the monster’s natural drums to perform original compositions.

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Berklee Alumnus Ezra Matychak Wins Emmy Award

September 25, 2015

Berklee alumni were nominated for 10 Emmy Awards in 2015. 

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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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Johannes Flecker

Sound Leadership: ICE Mentee Helps Companies Grow to Their Own Beat

August 10, 2015

Sound Leadership, a startup currently in the BerkleeICE Incubator, helps businesses come together with the power of team songwriting.

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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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Jamie Scott, Julian Bunetta '01 and John Ryan '10 at the 2014 BMI London Awards, honored for their song "Story of My Life"

Alumni Julian Bunetta '01 and John Ryan '10 Propel One Direction to No. 1

August 9, 2015

Julian Bunetta '01 and John Ryan '10 had a hand in shaping the songs and sounds on the last  three record-breaking albums from the English-Irish pop group, One Direction, with another album in the works.

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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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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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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 and 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 its major worldwide Smoke and 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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