Faculty News

Music and the Teenaged Entrepreneur

May 31, 2016

The Creative Entrepreneurship Summer Program is open to students aged 15 to 17 years old and will be held in Boston and Providence, Rhode Island from July 5 to 15, 2016.

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Fostering Creativity at Berklee's Summer String Program

May 25, 2016

The Global String Intensive promises a week of music immersion and collaboration, close-up mentorship, and multiple opportunities to perform.

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Béla Fleck and the Flecktones

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Béla Fleck and Victor Wooten

May 17, 2016

Béla Fleck and Victor Wooten discuss reuniting the Flecktones and the booming acoustic music scene in Boston while offering Berklee students advice on supportive musical conversations.

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The Boston Conservatory Appoints Duane Lee Holland Jr. as First Hip-Hop Dance Faculty

May 11, 2016

The Boston Conservatory has named its first-ever full time faculty position in hip-hop dance. 

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Boston Metro: Classroom on a Tour Bus: New Berklee Program Gives a Few Young Artists the Rock Star Treatment

May 4, 2016

Jeff Dorenfeld, managing director of the Berklee Popular Music Institute (BPMI), talked with the Boston Metro about the plans for the new institute's inaugural year, including a curriculum that will take students on tour buses to play major international festivals.

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Slideshow: Equinox Music Festival

April 28, 2016

Catch a few glimpses of the Equinox Music Festival, an event at Berklee and The Boston Conservatory showcasing the improvisational possibilities of classical music.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Annette Philip

April 26, 2016

In this episode of Inside Berklee, Annette Philip talks about the origin of the Berklee India Exchange, the creation of the Berklee Indian Ensemble, and the importance of Indian music for Berklee.

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Susan Rogers is interviewed by MSNBC.

Susan Rogers Reflects on Her Work with Prince

April 22, 2016

Faculty member Susan Rogers reflects on her work with Prince. 

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Comcast Newsmakers: Interview with Panos Panay

April 11, 2016

Panos Panay, managing director of BerkleeICE, discusses recent programming and the music-thinking approach with Comcast Newsmaker's correspondent, Jenny Johnson.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Chantel Hampton and Alonzo Harris

April 5, 2016

Ensemble and City Music faculty Chantel Hampton '08 and Alonzo Harris underscore the importance of being versatile as a musician and how technology can enhance performance. 

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Terri Lyne Carrington Honored by Society for American Music

March 28, 2016

Percussion Professor Terri Lyne Carrington is honored by the Society of American Music for her important contributions made over her career.  

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Melissa Ferrick

March 22, 2016

Alumna Melissa Ferrick, a longtime touring singer-songwriter, returned to Berklee as a faculty member in 2013 and last year released her 17th album, Melissa Ferrick.

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PODCAST: The Equinox Festival

March 15, 2016

Listen to composer, pianist, and faculty member Moira Lo Bianco '12 who will perform in the Equinox Music Festival on March 21, and is also the event's codirector, with Stephany Tiernan, chair of the Piano Department. 

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PODCAST: Danilo Pérez

March 8, 2016

Listen to an interview with Danilo Pérez, pianist, composer, bandleader, and founder of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.

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PODCAST: Hal Crook

February 16, 2016

Faculty member Hal Crook '71 celebrates his 30 years at Berklee with a BPC concert. Listen to one of his originals, "Behind These Eyes."

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Donna McElroy

February 2, 2016

Grammy-nominated Berklee Voice Department Professor Donna McElroy, an alumna of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the leading torch-bearers of the traditional spiritual throughout the world since 1871, both discusses and sings spirituals, joined by students from the Jubilee Spirit Ensemble that she leads at Berklee.

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PODCAST: Prince Charles Alexander

January 26, 2016

Prince Charles Alexander, professor of music production and engineering, talks about the arc of his career, from starting his solo career in Boston, to hip-hop sessions in New York, to joining the Berklee faculty.

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PODCAST: Jonathan Bailey Holland

January 20, 2016

Listen to a two-movement work for flute and piano by Jonathan Bailey Holland, a composition faculty member at both The Boston Conservatory and Berklee.

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Hal Crook Celebrates Retirement with Concert Featuring Esperanza Spalding, Antonio Sanchez, Lionel Loueke, Chris Cheek and Others

January 12, 2016

Hal Crook is retiring after 30 years of teaching at Berklee and is celebrating in concert with some of his former students, including Antonio Sanchez '97, Esperanza Spalding '05, Lionel Loueke '01, Leo Genovese '04, and Chris Cheek '91, among others. 

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Kenny Werner

January 12, 2016

In this edition of Inside Berklee, 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 the music.

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