Faculty News

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—David Mash

February 15, 2017

After more than 40 years as an integral leader at Berklee, Senior Vice President for Innovation, Strategy, and Technology David Mash, who Rolling Stone has called the "leading evangelist for the marriage of music and technology," reflects on his work and the Berklee community leading up to his retirement this spring.

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Every Berklee Career a Startup: Students Explore Silicon Valley over Winter Break

February 1, 2017

This winter break, Berklee’s Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE) gave students perspective on the careers and creative headspace of Silicon Valley leaders at companies such as Google X, Facebook, Pandora, YouTube, and Sony Interactive Entertainment.

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India.Arie

India.Arie to Perform at Berklee’s 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

January 19, 2017

Berklee's 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will feature inspiring Grammy-winning guest artist India.Arie; a keynote address from Harvard professor, author, Berklee trustee, and activist Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot; and a performance by Bill Pierce, chair of Berklee's Woodwinds Department.

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Berklee Faculty, Alumni Join Pastor Who Served with Martin Luther King for Gospel Broadcast

January 11, 2017

Could there be a more crucial moment to bask in the glory of Gospel music? Berklee musicians provide the salve. 

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Pearl Jam, 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

NECN: Berklee's Ken Zambello on 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

January 5, 2017

Berklee professor Ken Zambello visits The Take with Sue O’Connell to talk about the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class.

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Slideshow: Berklee Women Shine at Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

December 20, 2016

Several Berklee alumni, students, and faculty performed at this year’s Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, which was dedicated to women in the jazz world.

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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, Neil Leonard, Electronic Production and Design professor, 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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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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