Alumni News

Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter, Mandolinist Sierra Hull to Perform First Night Boston Concert, Broadcast on WUMB-FM

December 20, 2013

Sierra Hull performs as part of Boston's First Night Boston festival.

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Jason Lim '13: All of the Above

December 16, 2013

Performer and inventor Jason Lim synthesizes new experiences in the Interdisciplinary Arts Institute. “Berklee has the worldwide reputation and facilities that I wanted to experience,” he says, and adds that he began saving money to come to Berklee early on during his first degree program. He originally intended to stay for only a semester or two, but found the experience so rewarding that he completed a second degree, this time in electronic production and design (EPD).

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Berklee Alumni Earn 36 Grammy Award Nominations

December 11, 2013

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences nominated 30 Berklee alumni for a total of 36 Grammy Awards.

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PODCAST: Tom Griesgraber '95

December 10, 2013

This alumnus's flying fingers make magic with the Chapman Stick. After attending a Berklee in LA session, Griesgraber set his heart on Berklee, but knew he had his work cut out for him to succeed there. He began taking courses at MiraCosta college, and soon distinguished himself, tutoring other students, recording, and helping with administrative duties. He then transferred to Berklee, and two years later graduated summa cum laude.

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Simpsons' Alf Clausen is in Music Ville

December 5, 2013

Get the inside story from The Simpsons composer and Berklee alumnus who wrote the music for the recent show-opening mini-film featuring the show's characters in a battle over musical freedom.

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PODCAST: Ahmir

November 26, 2013

Boston-based R&B vocal quartet is hitting it big.

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PledgeMusic Creates New Platform to Connect Musicians and Fans—and Money

November 20, 2013

A music crowdfunding and direct-to-fan marketing platform, PledgeMusic lets fans give money to support their favorite artists in several ways, from helping them pay for studio time to financing their tours and more.

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The Groove: Passion Pit's Ian Hultquist '08

November 19, 2013

Berklee student and Groove writer Lisa Occhino sat down with Passion Pit's Ian Hultquist '08 to discuss the band's founding and recent success.

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The Groove: Backstage at the TD Garden

November 19, 2013

Josh Groban's musical director Tariqh Akoni '91 took time out of his busy schedule to give Berklee students a look at the process of preparing for a stadium show.

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PODCAST: Marga Lane '09

November 13, 2013

Marga Lane is a true triple threat–equally accomplished as an actress, dancer, and musician. She recently released her independent EP Expressions and has an acoustic follow-up EP slated to drop in early 2014.

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Berklee Named No. 1 Hollywood Music School

November 1, 2013

Berklee was named the No. 1 Hollywood music school in the world, according to the Hollywood Reporter’s ranking of the top 10 music schools. 

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PODCAST: Cotton Wine

October 30, 2013

This trans-national pop-Americana duo is so haunting and infectious they might be zombies.

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Inside Berklee PODCAST: Christian Scott

October 18, 2013

A young trumpeter returns to Berklee to talk about a range of topics, including teaching, playing, current events, and the sound of music in post-Katrina New Orleans. He headlined at the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival, and took the time while he was in town to chat about his latest recording, the current state of the industry, and the ways the culture of his hometown New Orleans is evolving.

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PODCAST: CMJ Showcase 2013

October 10, 2013

Berklee College of Music, Heavy Rotation Records, and Berklee Alumni Affairs present the seventh annual CMJ Music Marathon showcase of alumni and student artists on October 17, at Sullivan Hall in New York City. 

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PODCAST: Melissa Aldana

October 8, 2013

Fresh off her victory in the Monk International Jazz Competition for saxophone alumna performs, the Chile-born Aldana is only 24 yet displays incredible artistry as a tenor player and maturity as a composer and bandleader.

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Berklee Presents CMJ Music Marathon Showcase

October 1, 2013

Berklee presents its seventh annual CMJ Music Marathon showcase of alumni and student artists on Thursday, October 17, at Sullivan Hall in New York. 

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PODCAST: Clem Snide

October 1, 2013

Two decades in, Clem Snide is still going strong with adventurous indie-rock.
 
 

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Berklee Alumnus Wins Emmy Award

September 25, 2013

Pablo Munguia '98 won an Emmy Award for his work on the Grammy Award broadcast.

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Alumni Give Primer on Making it in L.A. Music Industry

September 24, 2013

Berklee alumni Jim McGorman '95 and Steve Fekete '96 talk to students about playing the long game, and what they’ve learned about making in the music business.

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Saxophonist Melissa Aldana Makes History at Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition

September 20, 2013

Berklee alumna and saxophonist Melissa Aldana made history for female instrumentalists with her win at this year's Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. 

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