Faculty News

PODCAST: Christy Turnbow and Michael Hanley Talk Cross-Training in Vocal Pedagogy

April 5, 2018

Versatility is key for vocalists, and training across styles helps students prepare for their careers. Christy Turnbow and Michael Hanley, voice faculty at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, embrace this integrated approach in vocal pedagogy. 

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PODCAST: Beth Platow Will Help You Get Over Your Fear of Poetry

March 20, 2018

In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, liberal arts faculty member Beth Woodcome Platow speaks about teaching writing to musicians, her own process as a poet, and reads two poems from her debut collection of poetry, Little Myths (National Poetry Review Press).

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BerkleeNYC Hosts Its First Educational Program, Studios to Remain Open through Summer

March 5, 2018

Berklee hosts its first educational program at BerkleeNYC, the college’s new New York home located in the famed Power Station studios. The program will be a daylong intensive songwriting and production master class conducted by Stephen Webber, executive director of BerkleeNYC, and Pat Pattison, professor of songwriting.

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Berklee Artists to Perform at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s RISE Concert Series

February 28, 2018

A student, an assistant professor from the Harmony Department, and a prominent alumna will perform at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum as part of the RISE concert series this spring.

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PODCAST: Dan Moretti, Saxophonist Who Emphasizes Groove Writing, Showcases 'Hymining'

February 27, 2018

In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, we’ll dip into Dan Moretti's latest album, Invoke,with a listen to “Hymining.” Moretti will be performing more selections from the album on March 7 at the Red Room at Cafe 939, accompanied by Berklee faculty and students.

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PODCAST: Jazz Pianist Vadim Neselovskyi Walks the Line Between Following Form and Breaking It

February 14, 2018

In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, we’ll hear one of Vadim Neselovskyi’s compositions from his latest album, Get Up and Go. The song, called “On a Bicycle,” is a sample of his dynamic work over the years. Catch him at the upcoming Middle Eastern Festival in the Berklee Performance Center on March 1. 

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Slideshow: The Berklee Keys Honor Longtime College Producer Rob Rose

February 9, 2018

Berklee kicked off its spring 2018 Signature Series show on January 29 with a performance by the Berklee Keys, who dedicated the concert to Rob Rose, the departing vice president for Special Programs.

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Retiring Berklee Educator Honored for Decades of Opening Doors for College and High School Musicians

February 9, 2018

Rob Rose, whose influence was felt by students aspiring to be performers, retires after 50 years at Berklee.

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BerkleeICE Visits LearnLaunch 2018

February 9, 2018

Learn Launch hosted their annual Across Boundaries conference at the Hynes Convention Center. Every year, education professionals, entrepreneurs, K-12 schools and college professors and students come together to engage in speaking panels, explore new technologies and network with other like-minded individuals.

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Danilo Pérez; photo by John Abbott

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Danilo Pérez Wins United States Artists Fellowship and Victoriano Lorenzo Award

January 29, 2018

Grammy-winning pianist, composer, and Berklee educator Danilo Pérez recently received multiple honors: Panama's first Victoriano Lorenzo Award and a United States Artists (USA) Fellowship. Grammy-winning trumpeter, composer, and educator Terence Blanchard, a visiting scholar at Berklee, was also named a USA Fellow.

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Berklee Alumni, Professor Recognized at 60th Grammy Awards

January 29, 2018

Berklee alumni, including a current associate professor, were recognized across genres at the 60th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, January 28.

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5 Berklee Faculty and Staff Share Their Grammy Moments

January 26, 2018

With Grammy 2018 season in full swing, five people from Berklee share their Grammy moments, from working on winning records to nominations to taking home the top honor.

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Berklee’s Bruno Mars Ensemble to Perform Tribute Concert on February 8

January 18, 2018

The dynamic Bruno Mars ensemble is curated and directed by saxophonist Tia Fuller, a professor and former member of Beyoncé’s band.

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Berklee Community Weighs in on Favorite Albums of 2017

December 22, 2017

Berklee students, faculty, and staff share some of their favorite albums of 2017.

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Berklee students Chris Walton, Chris Ellis, and Micah Nicol

Students Build Band with Guidance from Bluegrass Master Tony Trischka

December 20, 2017

Banjo icon Tony Trischka, who has mentored the likes of Béla Fleck, builds bluegrass knowledge and confidence among students involved in Berklee’s American Roots Music Program.

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Radio Open Source: The Afterlife of Otis Redding

December 19, 2017

Berklee professors testify to the legacy and enduring soul of Otis Redding on Radio Open Source 50 years after his untimely death.  

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PODCAST: Pablo Munguía on Shaping the Future of Music—and Reuniting with Justin Timberlake for the Super Bowl

December 19, 2017

In this episode of Sound of Berklee, Pablo Munguía, the director of Berklee’s Music Production, Technology, and Innovation master’s degree program in Valencia, Spain, talks about how he helps students push the frontiers of music and technology, and about reuniting with Justin Timberlake for this February’s Super Bowl halftime show.  

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Berklee, Bengisu Gokce, student plays strings in Toninho Horta big band

Slideshow: Students Perform with Brazilian Guitar Legend Toninho Horta

December 7, 2017

The Signature Series at Berklee recently presented a musical celebration of Toninho Horta, a founding pillar of música popular brasileira (MPB), featuring Berklee students, faculty, and Horta himself.

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Krystal Prime Banfield Named Associate Vice President of Educational Outreach and Social Entrepreneurship

December 5, 2017

As associate vice president of Educational Outreach and Social Entrepreneurship, Banfield will oversee all of Berklee City Music’s programming and establish strategies to achieve its vision to become the world’s leading creative youth development program in contemporary music, dance, musical theater, creative entrepreneurship, and music production.

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PODCAST: Drummer Omar Hakim on the Melting Pot of American Music

December 5, 2017

A veteran session musician and longtime touring road warrior, world-renowned drummer, composer, and producer Omar Hakim has performed on records and tours with the biggest names in music without ever allowing himself to be typecast by genre.

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