Alumni News

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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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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PODCAST: Gregorio Uribe Big Band

March 23, 2015

The Gregorio Uribe Big Band is a 16-piece orchestra that blends cumbia and other Colombian rhythms with the powerful sound and arrangements of a high-intensity large ensemble.

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Banda Magda

PODCAST: Banda Magda

March 9, 2015

Founded by Greek-born singer, film scorer, and composer Magda Giannikou '08Banda Magda deftly melds styles from samba to Greek folk to Columbian cumbia and has caught the attention of everyone from Kronos Quartet to Louis C.K.

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Violinist Rhett Price

Rhett Price: Rise of the Violin Pop Star

March 5, 2015

Violinist and songwriter Rhett Price's first record, Kesha's Mom, defies genre classification and debuts at number 10 on the iTunes Alternative EP chart.

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Santander Bank, N.A. to Provide Grants for Berklee Study Abroad Program

March 2, 2015

Santander Bank, N.A. will provide grants for Berklee students to study abroad at the college's campus in Valencia, Spain.

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Panos Panay

Entrepreneur: 7 Steps to Prepare Your Company for an Acquisition

February 27, 2015

BerkleeICE founding managing director Panos Panay speaks to Entrepreneur about preparing a company for acquisition.

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Berklee alumna Montse Carty '04

Courageous Pursuit of Passion: Pandora’s Montse Carty ‘04

February 25, 2015

Montse Carty ’04, artist programs manager at Pandora, shares her story and offers advice to Berklee students.

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Berklee's 10th Annual SXSW Party: Boston and Beyond

February 24, 2015

Berklee presents its 10th annual SXSW Party: Boston and Beyond on Thursday, March 19, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Brush Square Park West Tent in Austin, Texas.

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Berklee Alumni Win 14 Grammy Awards

February 9, 2015

Twelve Berklee alumni, including faculty member Terri Lyne Carrington '83, were honored with 14 Grammy Awards on music's biggest night for their outstanding contributions to some of last year's top releases, 

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Haerts Releases First Album; Song Featured in 'Cake' Trailer

February 6, 2015

Just months after the band Haerts released its first studio album, one its songs was chosen as the music for the new Jennifer Aniston movie, Cake.

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Berklee Mashup of Album of the Year Nominees Premiered by Boston Herald

February 5, 2015

The Boston Herald premiered a video featuring a mashup of four 2015 Album of the Year contenders arranged and performed by students.

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PODCAST: Katie Thiroux

January 29, 2015

Bassist/vocalist/composer Katie Thiroux celebrates the release of her debut CD Introducing Katie Thiroux in concert on Wednesday, February 4, at Cafe 939 and streaming live at as part of the fourth year of The Checkout – Live at Berklee.

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Alumna Kirby Lauryen Cowrites Kayne West, Paul McCartney's 'Only One'

January 23, 2015

Kirby Lauryen '09 has written songs for some of the biggest names in the industry, including Kayne West and Paul McCartney. 

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Teese Gohl '81

Orchestrating ‘Selma’ with Teese Gohl ‘81

January 16, 2015

Score producer Teese Gohl ’81 discusses his work on Selma, the Oscar-nominated film about the historic 1965 voting rights march led by Martin Luther King Jr.

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Oriol Saña ‘98 Brings Jazz Fiddle to Barcelona

January 12, 2015

When violinist and educator Oriol Saña returned to Berklee last month from his native Barcelona, his overarching goal was to build a bridge between the two cities and connect Berklee with like-minded institutions from Spain.

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Boston Globe: Faculty and Alumni Picked for Jazz Albums of the Year

December 22, 2014

Efforts from Berklee alumni dominated the Boston Globe's list of the best jazz albums of 2014, taking seven out of the ten spots.

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PODCAST: Girls Guns and Glory

December 22, 2014

Named one of Rolling Stone Country's Artists You Need to Know, Girls Guns and Glory brings its Boston-bred Americana worldwide.

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