Student News


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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WBUR: Berklee Students Burn the Midnight Oil Mixing Songs in Coveted Studio Spaces

January 10, 2017

WBUR reporter Myles Gordon visited Berklee's recording studios after midnight and found plenty of (night)life.

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Student Band Sleeping Lion Finds Unexpected Fan Base in China

December 22, 2016

Sleeping Lion, a band comprising Berklee students Nathan Flaks and Noah Longworth McGuire, performed for a full auditorium at Dulwich College in Suzhou, China, and toured the country as part of an ongoing partnership with music institutions in China.

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Tia Fuller

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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Slideshow: Shankar Mahadevan and Berklee Indian Ensemble Deliver High-Octane Show

December 20, 2016

Shankar Mahadevan took the stage at the Berklee Performance Center on December 13, surrounded by the Berklee Indian Ensemble, performing to a sold-out and enthusiastic house that cheered on the star who’s known for his work on many Bollywood soundtracks and for his best-selling album Breathless.

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Berklee Global Jazz Institute students travel to Americas Latino Eco Festival

Students Connect Music and Nature at Americas Latino Eco Festival

December 19, 2016

Berklee Global Jazz Institute students perform and conduct a workshop at the Americas Latino Eco Festival, writing music inspired by species and natural wonders from their home nations.

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Improving Lives through Music with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute

December 16, 2016

Through outreach visits to underserved communities, graduate and undergraduate Berklee Global Jazz Institute students learn not only a high level of musicianship and creativity, but how to direct their talents toward making an immediate and positive impact in people’s lives.

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Berklee Invites Students to First-Year Study Abroad Program in Valencia, Spain

December 13, 2016

Berklee will offer entering undergraduate students the opportunity to begin their degree or diploma studies at its campus in Valencia, Spain, through the First-Year Abroad program starting in September of 2017.

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The Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra

PODCAST: Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra

December 13, 2016

The Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra features works by some of Berklee’s best student jazz composers and instrumentalists, and will be performing on Wednesday, December 14, at 8:00 p.m. at the Berklee Performance Center.

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Performers onstage at the Lampedusa benefit concert

Berklee Blogs: Lampedusa Benefit Concert Inspires Response of Hope

December 8, 2016

Berklee student Belinda Huang shares her reflections on Berklee Blogs regarding Lampedusa, a benefit concert recently held at the Berklee Performance Center to help raise awareness of the global refugee crisis.

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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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Metro Boston: Through Music, Berklee Students Help Foreign-Language Speakers Learn English

December 5, 2016

Berklee music therapy students are teaching the English language using song lyrics at Rosie's Place, a historic pioneer of the women's shelter in the United States. The students' work was recently featured on the front page of Metro Boston.

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Students learn from Marta Roma, Berklee Global Jazz Institute post-graduate intern

From Classrooms to Top Festival Stages, Internships Call Global Jazz Graduates

December 2, 2016

After completing a global jazz–focused master’s degree program, Lee Seung-Ha '15 '16G and Marta Roma '15 '16G teach and work behind the scenes at some of the world’s top jazz festivals.

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Betty Who '13

Five All-Stars from Berklee’s Five-Week Summer Program

December 2, 2016

Who first sought out the Berklee boost in their teenaged years at Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Program?

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Members of the Lithe Piano Trio perform

Slideshow: Ensemble Students Ride Merger’s Wave in Mash-Up Concert

November 30, 2016

The first Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee Mash-Up Concert featured performances by ensembles playing music in styles ranging from chamber music and jazz to indie rock.

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Berklee Indian Ensemble Welcomes Shankar Mahadevan as Artist in Residence in December

November 22, 2016

The Berklee Indian Ensemble, a dynamic group of students representing more than 40 countries, will perform a sold-out concert with Indian master vocalist and composer Shankar Mahadevan on Tuesday, December 13, 2016.

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Mediant Collective album cover

MMI Recordings Launches 'Mediant Collective'

November 21, 2016

The Mediterranean Music Institute launches their fall 2016 MMI recording, featuring student band the Mediant Collective.

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Harry Potter still image

VIDEO: Flash Mob from Harry Potter Orchestra Manages Mischief

November 16, 2016

In anticipation of the new J.K. Rowling film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Berklee's Harry Potter Soundtrack Orchestra performs, flash-mob style, for unsuspecting bystanders in the Berklee Dining Hall. Warner Brothers Studios collaborated with the orchestra on the project.

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Slideshow: Students Post Thoughts in Wake of 2016 Elections

November 9, 2016

As America awoke to new leadership on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, it was abundantly clear that Berklee students had strong reactions spanning the gamut of emotions. Some students decided to publicly post their responses on campus.

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Panos Panay, founding managing director of BerkleeICE

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Panos Panay, BerkleeICE

November 8, 2016

In this episode of Inside Berklee, Panos Panay '94 talks about the synergy between music and entrepreneurialism, and founding the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE).

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