Student News

PODCAST: Student Dom Jones Tells Her Story Through Spoken-Word Album

April 10, 2018

In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, we’ll be listening to “I Do This,” a song in which student Dom Jones pays tribute to a long list of people who keep her motivated. Jones will be playing at the Haymarket Lounge in City Winery, Boston, on April 14.

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Career Jam 2018: 'Your Generation Has the Potential to Do Great Things'

April 9, 2018

During Career Jam 2018 students listened to discussions by artists and industry leaders, signed up for mentoring sessions, auditioned for a variety of opportunities, and got professional head shots taken.

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The 2018 Silicon Valley Experience

March 28, 2018

Over the winter holiday break, Berklee’s Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE) brought 22 students to Silicon Valley to get an inside look at how music and technology work together.

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Student Jackie Foster Advances on The Voice

March 26, 2018

Jackie Foster, an eighth-semester student who got her start at Berklee by attending the Five-Week Summer Performance Program, impresses judges on The Voice

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Press Release

BIRN Launches New Website Featuring Live Playlisting and Schedules

March 12, 2018

The BIRN (Berklee Internet Radio Network) launches its first major website update since the station began broadcasting in 2005. Thebirn.com features real-time playlist information and live event schedules, new music picks, album and concert reviews, and artist interviews.

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A Cappella Group Upper Structure Heads to International Finals

March 8, 2018

Upper Structure, an a cappella group comprising mostly Berklee students, will head to New York City next month to compete in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella finals. 

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Press Release

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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Press Release

BPMI Showcases Its 2018 Festival Artists at the Sinclair on March 6

February 21, 2018

Berklee Popular Music Institute presents its annual showcase of artists chosen by students in the program to represent Berklee at major music festivals this summer, including Essence Festival, Lollapalooza, Osheaga, and Outside Lands.

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Latin pop crossover star Sofía Reyes

Student Cowrites New Single for Rising Pop Star Sofía Reyes

February 16, 2018

Latin pop crossover star Sofía Reyes returns to the airwaves with the single "1, 2, 3," featuring Jason Derulo and De La Ghetto. The song was cowritten by Nicole Zignago, a Peruvian student currently studying professional music 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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PODCAST: Student Yuning Song to Perform at Chinese New Year Festival

January 30, 2018

By the time Yuning Song entered Berklee last fall, he was already an award-winning composer who graduated from Beijing’s Central Conservatory of Music, a vocalist who had appeared on nationally televised talent shows such as Sing My Song and Duets, and a recording artist with his own album.

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Press Release

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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Background singers open the annual Singers Showcase at Berklee

Slideshow: Student Vocalists Draw Ovation at 2017 Singers Showcase

December 21, 2017

On November 30, students came together for Berklee's premier vocal event, the 34th annual Singers Showcase, which featured some of the college's exceptional singers in a variety of styles and musical settings.

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"Battleship Potemkin"

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Berklee Silent Film Orchestra to Perform Original Score for Battleship Potemkin in Upcoming Concerts and Screenings

December 21, 2017

The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra, one of the world’s top silent film ensembles, will bring its award-winning film/concert experience to several venues with upcoming presentations of its original score, performed live-to-picture, to 1925 silent film classic Battleship Potemkin.

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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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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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PODCAST: Student Kiersten Kelly's "Get Out"

November 29, 2017

In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, you’ll be hearing Kiersten Kelly’s debut single, "Get Out," a song that establishes her as a powerful pop artist ready to take on the world and give every modern woman an anthem.

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Sylvia Massy, recording engineer and producer

Pickles, Lightbulbs, and Cheese: Sylvia Massy Shares Unconventional Recording Techniques

November 8, 2017

Sylvia Massy has recorded with Prince, Johnny Cash, and System of a Down, and now, at Berklee, with student bands Interstate, Morningbird, and Radio Calle 32.

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2016 Berklee graduate Kanako Hashiyama conducts during a Berklee Silent Film Orchestra rehearsal.

Film Critics Laud Berklee Silent Film Orchestra’s Score for Varieté

November 2, 2017

Leading film critic and historian Leonard Maltin, author of dozens of popular books on film, is among those who have recently praised the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra.

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