Faculty News

Jason Palmer

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Jason Palmer

June 30, 2017

Jazz trumpeter, composer, and educator Jason Palmer discusses his music and more as he prepares to lead a Berklee septet at the Newport Jazz Festival.

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Piano Professor Joanne Brackeen Receives NEA Jazz Master Award

June 30, 2017

The National Endowment of the Arts grants a Jazz Masters Award, the nation's highest honor in jazz, to Berklee Professor Joanne Brackeen who has blazed trails for female jazz musicians. 

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Berklee Appoints First Woman Assistant Chair of Music Business/Management

June 21, 2017

Tonya Butler brings extensive industry experience to her new role as assistant chair of music business/management. 

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Three-time Tony-winner Alex Lacamoire B.M. '95 gives notes to Berklee students

For Orchestrating Dear Evan Hansen, Alumnus Alex Lacamoire Wins Third Tony Award

June 12, 2017

For his work on Broadway's hottest ticket, Dear Evan Hansen, Alex Lacamoire B.M. ’95 took home his second consecutive Tony Award for Best Orchestrations at the 71st annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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The Christian Science Monitor: Associate Professor Susan Rogers on Reviving the Cassette Tape

June 2, 2017

Susan Rogers, an associate professor of music production and engineering, spoke to The Christian Science Monitor about the revival of the cassette tape and its sound. 

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Nedelka Prescod and her ensemble perform at tribute to Leadbelly

Roots Roadshow Salutes Leadbelly, American Music Pioneer

May 31, 2017

Berklee's American Roots Music Program recently presented the music of one of the most influential figures in the history of American music: Hudson "Huddie" William Ledbetter, otherwise known as "Leadbelly."

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Puerto Rico Heineken Jazzfest 2017

Dedicated to Danilo Pérez, Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest Features Alumni, Students, and Faculty

May 25, 2017

This year’s Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest was dedicated to Danilo Pérez, the Grammy-winning artistic director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI), and featured several Berklee alumni while incorporating opportunities for students.

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Berklee presents the new original musical "The Kiss"

Slideshow: Berklee Presents World Premiere Musical The Kiss

May 5, 2017

On April 26-27, the Berklee Performance Center hosted the world premiere of The Kiss, a new musical theater work inspired by Gustav Klimt's painting of the same name, as part of the Signature Series at Berklee.

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Berklee India Exchange's Annette Philip Talks to India Today About Her Musical Path

May 5, 2017

Annette Philip, artistic director of the Berklee India Exchange and director of the Berklee Indian Ensemble, recently spoke with India Today about creating music across continents. 

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Berklee Alumnus and Professor Nominated for 2017 Tony Awards

May 3, 2017

A Berklee alumnus and a professor have been nominated for 2017 Tony Awards in the Best Orchestrations category. 

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Boston Conservatory at Berklee President Richard Ortner

May 2, 2017

As he prepares to step down as president of Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Richard Ortner reflects on his time at the Conservatory and the beginnings of the combined institution. 

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Andrew Altenbach conducts a recording session in a Berklee studio

Berklee Finds Harmonic Convergence in Opera Collaborations

April 25, 2017

Within the merger's first year, new ways to collaborate on opera have flourished, from preparing studio quality recordings for a new opera commission, to the creation of an opera summer program housed on Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain.

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Keynote presentation at the BPC with Talib Kweli, Dave Dorn, and Panos Panay.

Students Find Opportunities, Advice, and Pivotal Experiences at Career Jam 2017

April 13, 2017

With representatives from companies such as Apple Music, Warner Music Group, Sony Music, Vevo, Kickstarter, and more, Berklee’s Career Jam offered students workshops, mentoring sessions, and recruitment tables, all aimed at helping Berklee students launch successful careers.

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Berklee stage crew students Parker Jackson, Joe D'abate, Yoga Bagaspati, Angie Nguyen, Fares Btoush, and Jay Hamilton

Behind Thousands of Performances Each Year, Stage Crew Students Shine

April 13, 2017

Berklee produces approximately 2,700 events every year, and in addition to the many performers involved, stage crew work-study students make it all possible, learning valuable skills along the way.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Peter Eldridge, Rene Pfister, Cheryl Coons

March 28, 2017

The Kiss will premiere at the Berklee Performance Center on April 26 and April 27 and is the first original musical theater production to be part of Berklee’s Signature Series.

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Patrice Rushen '05H

Slideshow: Defining Traditions at Black Music Matters Concert

March 24, 2017

Visiting artists Patrice Rushen '05H, Morris Hayes, and Stokley Williams headlined a recent celebration of black American music as part of Berklee's Signature Series.

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Musical The Kiss to Have Its World Premiere at Berklee

March 23, 2017

The Signature Series at Berklee presents the world premiere of the musical The Kiss, with book and lyrics by Cheryl Coons and music by Berklee professor Peter Eldridge. Inspired by the sensual portraits of artist Gustav Klimt, the musical asks the question, “Who is the woman in ‘The Kiss’?”

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Carlos Vives and friends perform at Berklee concert in Bogota, Colombia

Slideshow: Berklee Musicians Perform with Carlos Vives and Other Top Colombian Artists

March 17, 2017

Berklee alumni, student, and faculty musicians recently performed alongside some of Colombia’s most renowned artists, including Carlos Vives, who received Berklee’s Master of Latin Music Award.

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Students pay tribute to Joni Mitchell.

Slideshow: Laurel Canyon Tribute Travels Hippie Highway

March 10, 2017

With a photo backdrop narrated by legendary rock 'n' roll photographer Henry Diltz, Berklee students and faculty performed songs by the LA singer-songwriters of the 1960s and ‘70s who were at the forefront of the Laurel Canyon scene.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Christiane Karam

February 28, 2017

In this episode of Inside Berklee, Christiane Karam B.M. '03, an associate professor in the Voice Department, talks about her musical journey in exploring ways that different cultures intersect and find common ground, and how this journey, in part, led her to found the Middle Eastern Festival, now in its ninth year.

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