Alumni News

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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Alumni Earn Emmy Nominations

July 30, 2014

Twelve Berklee alumni are nominated for 14 Primetime Emmy Awards, including nominations for composers Alan Silvestri '70 (COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey) and Ramin Djawadi '98 (Game of Thrones).

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Berklee Alumna Launches Platform Connecting Songwriters

July 30, 2014

Berklee alumna Lisa Occhino launches SongwriterLink, a songwriting collaboration platform that uses matching engine technology to help users find exactly the type of songwriters they’re seeking for collaborations. 

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Alumna Kiesza Appears on Letterman After Video Gets 60 Million Views

July 21, 2014

With nearly 60 million YouTube views, Kiesza's "Hideaway" has gone superviral. 

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VIDEO: Berklee's First Alumni Reunion Concert

July 15, 2014

On June 13, 2014, hundreds of Berklee alumni came together to perform—and to watch their classmates perform—at the college’s first alumni reunion concert.

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Berklee in Brooklyn: Alumni Find Fertile Ground for Music Ventures

June 27, 2014

Berklee is deeply entrenched in Brooklyn's fertile music scene as alumni artists, engineers, and venue owners have been steadily establishing a strong foothold in this hub for the better part of a decade, especially in the Greenpoint and Williamsburg neighborhoods.

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Melissa Etheridge '80 Talks to Berklee about Performing with the Pops, Activism, and Being "in Your Truth"

June 24, 2014

Melissa Etheridge '80, H'06 talks about performing with the Boston Pops, lessons she learned at Berklee, the importance of being "in your truth," and her activism.

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