Alumni News

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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Lalah Hathaway '94

Berklee Alumni Win Big at 58th Grammy Awards

February 16, 2016

Twelve alumni took home thirteen trophies at the 2016 Grammy Awards. 

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PODCAST: Life After Berklee—Donny McCaslin on Recording with David Bowie

February 10, 2016

Last year saxophonist Donny McCaslin '88 and his jazz quartet were enlisted by David Bowie H'99 to record what became Bowie's 25th and final album, Blackstar. Just weeks after the album's release and the shock of Bowie's death, McCaslin talks about recording with Bowie and longtime producer Tony Visconti.

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New York Times: How an Unlikely Duo Became the Hottest Songwriters in Pop Music

January 12, 2016

Justin Tranter '01 and his collaborator Julia Michaels are on a pop radio-dominating hot streak writing songs for Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, and Gwen Stefani and others.

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Living Colour and Drummer Will Calhoun '86 on Fire at Berklee

January 1, 2016

Living Colour drummer Will Calhoun '86, shares advice for Berklee students, thoughts on the drums from a global perspective, and blazing chops throughout a clinic at David Friend Recital Hall.

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Anat Cohen Kicks off NPR's 2015 Toast of the Nation

December 21, 2015

Clarinetist, tenor saxophonist, and Berklee alumna Anat Cohen will kick off National Public Radio’s annual Toast of the Nation coast-to-coast radio broadcast this New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2015, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time.

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Behind the Music of 'Hamilton' with Alumnus Alex Lacamoire

December 18, 2015

Alumnus Alex Lacamoire '95, music director and orchestrator of Hamilton, credits his Berklee education for the foundation of his career in musical theater. 

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DIY Creativity Shapes Alumna's Career in U.S., India

December 16, 2015

Singer-songwriter and alumna Zoya is finding success in her native India and the United States with her signature folk fusion that combines elements of pop and Northern Indian music with varied, unusual instrumentation.

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Lil John Roberts '92 with students in the Shames Family Scoring Stage, December 9, 2015

Drummer "Lil' John" Roberts '92 Meets and Performs with Students

December 14, 2015

On break in the midst of touring with Janet Jackson, drummer and producer Lil John Roberts '92 visited Berklee to perform and speak with students.


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Vanity Fair: Alumni Millennials Are Shaking Up the Jazz World

December 8, 2015

Vanity Fair is jazzed about the millennial musicians who are fueling the contemporary scene. Two articles and slideshows feature many Berkee alumni among more than 50 new artists who are part of the movement. 

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Charlie Puth '13, nominated for three awards, being interviewed by Livingston Taylor in August 2015 at the Berklee Performance Center.

Berklee Alumni Nominated for Grammy Awards in 2016

December 8, 2015

Alumni are nominated in the top three categories for the fifth consecutive year. 

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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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