Alumni News

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

Ten Berklee alumni are nominated for 12 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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We Are Family: Alumni Return for Berklee's First Reunion

June 18, 2014

Berklee alumni returned to their old musical stomping grounds in Boston for the first-ever alumni reunion in the college’s 69-year history, on the weekend of June 13, 2014.

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PODCAST: Lindsey Grey '04

June 17, 2014

Singer, songwriter, family woman, and entrepreneur, 2004 alumna Lindsey Grey has done it all.

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PODCAST: Mike Flanagan '08

June 17, 2014

Brockton native Mike Flanagan ’08 finds success as a saxophonist, arranger, and songwriting producer.

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Berklee Alumni Back in Town with Cirque du Soleil

June 16, 2014

Guitarist Angie Swan '05 and drummer Didi Negron ‘09 are cast members of one of Cirque Du Soleil’s newest touring shows, Amaluna.

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PODCAST: Great Caesar

June 13, 2014

Great Caesar creates lushly-arranged indie rock with metric tons of heart.  

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PODCAST: Sarah McKenzie

June 9, 2014

An award-winning vocalist, pianist, composer, and recent Berklee graduate from Australia demonstrates why Downbeat believes she is an artist "already in full possession of an individualistic voice."

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PODCAST: The Western Den

May 21, 2014

These songwriters collaborated with each other via the internet before coming to Berklee to join forces with a host of musicians.

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Nigerian Alumna Writes Song to Spread Awareness About Abductions

May 15, 2014

Kaliné Akinkugbe '13 wrote "Bring Them Home" to spread awareness about the abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls in her native Nigeria.

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Berklee Alumnus Arturo Cardelus Grabs Attention and Jobs with YouTube Video

May 9, 2014

After posting a video on YouTube, Arturo Cardelús got an email from a first violinist at possibly the best philharmonic in the world, suggesting that they work together.

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Ron Poster '87

Alumni Profile: Ron Poster '87

May 1, 2014

Ron Poster is the man in the box for the Boston Bruins.

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