Alumni News

Karin Ryan '03

'Love Is the Answer' for Carter Center’s Karin Ryan '03

June 21, 2016

Karin Ryan ’03 enlists Berklee for a moving music video that will become the global rallying cry for The Carter Center’s Forum on Women, Religion, Violence, and Power.

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Berklee Alumni Earn Two Tony Awards

June 13, 2016

Alex Lacamoire '95 took home an award for orchestrating the megahit musical Hamilton, and composer/lyricist Stephen P. Bray '78 earned the award for Best Revival of a Musical for his work on The Color Purple

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Photo of Hal Crook playing from a front profile

Slideshow: Hal Crook Celebrates 30 Years of Teaching with Alumni Concert

June 1, 2016

World-renowned trombonist and Berklee professor Hal Crook ‘71 retires, celebrating 30 years of teaching with a concert, titled “Set Me Free,” featuring some of his most outstanding former students, including Esperanza Spalding ‘05, Antonio Sanchez ‘97, Leo Genovese ‘01, Lionel Loueke ‘04, Chris Cheek ‘91, and Deborah Pierre ‘13.

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Alejandro Sanz H'13 and his band, featuring Freddy "Fuego" Gonzalez '09 M '15 and Victor Mirallas '15, take a bow on stage

Alumni Tour World with Alejandro Sanz

May 25, 2016

Grammy-winning Latin pop hitmaker Alejandro Sanz '13H has enlisted Berklee alumni Freddy “Fuego” Gonzalez ’09, ‘15G and Victor Mirallas ’15 in his touring band.

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Betty Who '13

Five All-Stars from Berklee’s Five-Week Summer Program

May 19, 2016

Who first sought out the Berklee boost in their teenaged years at Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Program?

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Boston.com: Meet Eight Boston-Area Students with Super-Cool Plans After Graduation

May 19, 2016

Boston.com decided that two members of the class of 2016 from Berklee and one from the Boston Conservatory have some of the most awesome plans among this spring's Boston-area graduates.

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Berklee and Boston Conservatory Vocalist Competing on Britain's Got Talent

May 17, 2016

Julius Williams III is using lessons learned at Berklee and the Boston Conservatory to advance in Britain's Got Talent with his vocal group Vox Fortura.

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Berklee students at commencement; photo by Dave Green

With Berklee’s Class of 2016, Music Is in Good Hands

May 1, 2016

They came to Berklee from more than 60 nations and nearly every U.S. state, and they leave with a lifelong, shared Berklee bond forged in their mutual love of music.

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Anna Wise '10 on Collaborating with Kendrick Lamar, Sonnymoon, Her Solo Debut

April 29, 2016

Alumna Anna Wise '10 waxes poetic on how she came to work with Kendrick Lamar, her debut solo album, and creating a singular life and career in the music industry. 

 

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Improper Bostonian: Grace Notes

April 26, 2016

Alumna saxophonist Grace Kelly appears on the cover of the Improper Bostonian's Innovators Issue.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Chantel Hampton and Alonzo Harris

April 5, 2016

Ensemble and City Music faculty Chantel Hampton '08 and Alonzo Harris underscore the importance of being versatile as a musician and how technology can enhance performance. 

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Slideshow: Berklee's SXSW Party and Audio via Vanyaland

March 31, 2016

Check out photos and audio from Berklee's annual SXSW party featuring performances by alumni and students.

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Percussionist Taku Hirano '95 during his interview in the Alumni Affairs Office, March 24, 2016

PODCAST: Life After Berklee—Percussionist Taku Hirano

March 29, 2016

Alumnus Taku Hirano '95 is a percussionist, producer, and designer who has carved an eclectic career over the past two decades working with Whitney Houston, Fleetwood Mac, Dr. Dre, Bette Midler, John Mayer, and Cirque du Soleil.

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Alumni Find Work on Serial and This American Life Podcasts

March 21, 2016

Podcast work helps alumni make a living as musicians in New York.  

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Jonathan Olivares ’05 chats with Berklee students and other alumni

Networking, Nashville-Style

March 16, 2016

Berklee alumni working in the Nashville music industry reach out to the next generation of Berklee students, who are visiting for their spring break to learn from Music City's pros.

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Sony U.S. Latin President Nir Seroussi '96

Sony Music U.S. Latin President Nir Seroussi '96 Riffs on the Future of Music Labels

March 10, 2016

Nir Seroussi ’96 discusses his Berklee experience and the future of music labels during his keynote interview at the 23rd Annual James G. Zafris Lecture for Music Business/Management.

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Drummer Nate Morton '94 at Berklee February 28, 2016.

PODCAST: Life After Berklee—Drummer Nate Morton of The Voice

February 29, 2016

Berklee alumnus Nate Morton '94 is the drummer in the house band for NBC's The Voice and has appeared on the Rock Star: Supernova and INXS reality shows, toured nationally in the American Idol band, and performed with Natalie Cole, Paul Stanley, and Chaka Khan.

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Berklee Presents its SXSW Party: Boston and Beyond, March 17

February 24, 2016

Berklee hosts its 11th annual party at the SXSW music and media conference in Austin, Texas, featuring up-and-coming alumni and student artists.

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Alumnus Arturo Cardelús Scores His First Major Film, Call Me Francesco

February 23, 2016

Though he’d never scored a major film, Arturo Cardelús ‘11 knew he was the right composer for the movie Call Me Francesco as soon as he heard about it. 

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Berklee to Present American Master Awards to T Bone Burnett, Gillian Welch, and David Rawlings

February 17, 2016

Berklee will present American Master Awards at Music City Roots in Franklin, Tennessee. T Bone Burnett and Berklee alumni Gillian Welch '92 and David Rawlings '92 will receive the honors during a live webcast on March 15.
 

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