Faculty News

Neil Leonard, artistic director of the Berklee Interdisciplinary Arts Institute

PODCAST: Inside Berklee – Neil Leonard

December 6, 2016

As artistic director of the Berklee Interdisciplinary Arts Institute (BIAI), Neil Leonard guides students in collaborating with artists working in every medium imaginable.

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WBUR: Richard Carrick on Arranging the Rwandan National Anthem

November 4, 2016

WBUR’s Radio Boston speaks with Richard Carrick, new chair of Berklee’s Composition Department, about his creative process, his advice for Berklee students, and the influence Rwanda has had on his music.

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Warnecke Wonders on the Sounds of Human-Computer Interaction

November 2, 2016

In partnership with German Public Radio, and with a Berklee faculty fellowship, Pierce Warnecke set about exploring a futuristic soundscape through a 50-minute piece he calls "Functional Mating Calls."

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Kenny Werner's Effortless Mastery

October 25, 2016

Kenny Werner, artistic director of Berklee's Effortless Mastery Institute, discusses how musicians can learn to play from the deepest parts of themselves and rediscover their connection to music.

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NECN: Berklee Professor Weighs in on Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize

October 17, 2016

Berklee professor Mark Simos joins Sue O'Connell on NECN to discuss Bob Dylan’s 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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VICE: The Moment I Knew I Wanted to Work in the Music Business

October 5, 2016

Susan Rogers, assosciate professor of music production and engineering, explains the first moment she knew she wanted to work in the music business with Vice.

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Matthew Nicholl Named Associate Vice President of Global Initiatives

October 3, 2016

Matthew Nicholl, an acclaimed educator, author, musician, composer, and arranger, has been named associate vice president of global initiatives at Berklee as of September 1. 

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Mili sings passionately over the crowd.

Slideshow: Beantown Jazz Festival 2016

September 30, 2016

Tens of thousands of music lovers came together for "Boston's biggest block party" at the 2016 Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival on Saturday, September 24, featuring three performance stages, local vendors, and kids activities.

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Joy Allen Joins Berklee As Chair of Music Therapy

September 30, 2016

Joy Allen, Ph.D., is the new chair of Music Therapy at Berklee College of Music as of August 2016.  Allen comes to the college from Loyola University, where she served as coordinator of Music Therapy and associate professor.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Joy Allen

September 27, 2016

In this edition of Inside Berklee, Joy Allen, the new chair of Berklee's Music Therapy Department, talks about the principles behind music therapy and how it can be used to help people, as well as how Berklee prepares students to be effective therapists. 

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PODCAST: Mark Zaleski at Beantown Jazz

September 20, 2016

Saxophonist Mark Zaleski, an associate professor in Berklee's Harmony Department, will perform at the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival on September 24. 

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Composer and Conductor Richard Carrick Named Chair of the Composition Department

September 19, 2016

Award-winning composer, conductor, and pianist Richard Carrick, a Guggenheim fellow, has been named chair of Berklee’s Composition Department.

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Wide shot of the BPC during the opening of convocation.

Slideshow: Berklee Kicks off New School Year

September 16, 2016

Berklee celebrated the start of the 2016–2017 academic year by welcoming entering students and their families to campus, while faculty and staff reaffirmed their commitment to helping students succeed.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Wanda Strukus

September 13, 2016

In this episode of Inside Berklee, Wanda Strukus, Boston Conservatory at Berklee's program director of contemporary theater, talks about talks about fostering collaboration and supporting hybrid artists who can succeed in today's industry.

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Alison Plante, chair of Berklee's Film Scoring Department

Alison Plante Named Chair of Film Scoring at Berklee

September 1, 2016

Berklee announces that Alison Plante has been named the chair of the college’s Film Scoring Department. Plante, an award-winning composer with an array of credits across film, TV, and theater, now becomes the first female chair of a collegiate film scoring department.

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NECN: Do Video Music Awards Matter?

August 30, 2016

Berklee’s George Howard weighs in on the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. 

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The Improper Bostonian: Teaching Hip-Hop 101 with Boston Conservatory at Berklee's Premier Hip-Hop Dance Teacher

August 26, 2016

Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s first ever hip-hop dance teacher, Duane Lee Holland Jr., reveals his background, teaching practice, and goals in the Improper Bostonian

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Alison Plante, chair of Berklee's Film Scoring Department

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Alison Plante

August 23, 2016

Veteran Berklee educator and award-winning composer Alison Plante, who has recently been named chair of Berklee's Film Scoring Department, discusses her plans for preparing those interested in careers in scoring for film, TV, video games, and other visual media.

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Berklee Global Jazz Institute Students Perform at the Kennedy Center with Gary Burton

August 10, 2016

Berklee Global Jazz Institute students presented an evening of jazz and contemporary music at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Terrace Theater alongside Grammy Award-winning vibraphonist Gary Burton ’62.

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Paula Cole gives feedback to a student.

Paula Cole and Will Dailey Engage with Songwriting Workshop Students

July 28, 2016

Berklee’s summer Songwriting Workshop students recently participated in a master class with Grammy Award-winner Paula Cole and a clinic with Boston-based recording artist Will Dailey.

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