Alumni News

Antonio Sanchez '97: The Making of the 'Birdman' Score

November 5, 2014

Jazz drummer Antonio Sanchez '97 is the man behind the score for the new film Birdman.

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Vanyaland: Listen to Live Performances from Berklee's CMJ Showcase

November 5, 2014

Vanyaland, media sponsor of Boston and Beyond: Berklee's CMJ Music Marathon Showcase, put together a compilation of live performances from the event.

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J.R. Mina Launches His Music Education with Coursera and Berklee Online

October 31, 2014

Meet online degree student J.R. Mina, an aspiring music producer and DJ who began his Berklee studies in a free Coursera MOOC.

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Al Schmitt receives Berklee honorary doctor of music degree

Engineer Al Schmitt and Berklee today Magazine Celebrated in Los Angeles

October 20, 2014

Music industry royalty gathered at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles in September for the awarding of a Berklee honorary doctorate to recording engineer Al Schmitt, and to mark the 25th anniversary of Berklee today magazine.

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Beantown Jazz Festival 2014

October 17, 2014

The 14th annual Beantown Jazz Festival brings more than 60,000 fans out into Boston's South End for a packed day of eclectic music, food, and fun.

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The Checkout - Live at Berklee: Uri Gurvich

October 15, 2014

The Checkout - Live at Berklee, series continues on November 5, with saxophonist and composer Uri Gurvich.

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A. R. Rahman with Prasanna '99

Berklee Alumni Instrumental to A. R. Rahman’s Extraordinary Career

October 9, 2014

Renowned Grammy- and Academy Award–winning composer and musician A. R. Rahman has surrounded himself with talented people, including Berklee alumni.

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Alumni, Berklee Educator Among Latin Grammy Award Nominees

October 1, 2014

The 15th annual Latin Grammy Award nominees include an educator and alumni. 

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The Checkout - Live at Berklee Launches Fourth Year, October 8

October 1, 2014

October 8 begins the fourth year of the popular concert broadcast series featuring prominent New York-based Berklee alumni.

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Boston and Beyond: Berklee's CMJ Music Marathon Showcase

September 30, 2014

Berklee presents its eighth annual CMJ Music Marathon Showcase of alumni and student artists on Friday, October 24, at Carroll Place in New York. The show features rock, Americana, folk, Latin, and electro-pop.

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Eren Basbug conducting for Dream Theater concert

Dream Theater Donates Proceeds to Berklee Scholarship

September 30, 2014

Dream Theater's live DVD Breaking the Fourth Wall, debuts at No. 1 and features Berklee student performers. Part of the proceeds will go to the Dream Theater Scholarship Fund at Berklee.

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Alumna Patty Anne Miller Drumming for CeeLo Green

September 26, 2014

Patty Anne Miller '10 has found success in Los Angeles after dedicating herself to her drumming.

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Berklee Gigs Ready Alumna for Miss Universe Hungary Spectacular

September 24, 2014

Only a few years out of Berklee, Kata Kozma ’11 got a big break after an evening involving a Budapest jazz club, a big-time Hollywood producer, and an irrefusable offer.

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Kirill Gerstein to Teach at Berklee and Boston Conservatory

September 15, 2014

Classical pianist Kirill Gerstein will teach at two of Boston’s prestigious music schools—Berklee, his alma mater, and the Boston Conservatory. This is the first joint appointment between both institutions.

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Producer Fraser T. Smith Finds Success with Berklee Online

September 3, 2014

Fraser T. Smith, who's worked with musicians such as Adele and Sam Smith, credits his Berklee Online courses with helping him to fine-tune his production skills. 

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Natixis Releases New Signature Sound Composed by Berklee Student Andres Villareal

August 27, 2014

An innovative collaboration between Natixis Global Asset Management and Berklee provided opportunities for students to compose music for a global corporate signature sound and helped one student land a first job.

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Multiple Grammy-Winner Al Schmitt to Receive Honorary Doctorate

August 25, 2014

Berklee will present an honorary doctor of music degree to Grammy Award-winning producer and engineer Al Schmitt on September 10, in conjunction with an event commemorating the 25th anniversary of Berklee Today.

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Berklee Alumni Win Four Emmy Awards

August 19, 2014

Three Berklee alumni were awarded four 2014 Emmy Awards.

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Alumnus Engineers Song on Weird Al's Hit Album 'Mandatory Fun'

August 19, 2014

Alumnus Benny Grotto '05 has some mandatory fun in engineering gig with Weird Al Yankovic. 

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Betty Who

Betty Who Shares Advice with Berklee Five-Week Summer Students

August 5, 2014

Berklee alumna and indie pop singer-songwriter Betty Who, once a student in Berklee’s Five-Week Summer Performance Program herself, returns to share advice with current summer students.

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