Alumni News

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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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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