Student News

Berklee and The Boston Conservatory Agree to Merger, Set the Stage for New International Standard in Performing Arts Education

January 19, 2016

Berklee and The Boston Conservatory announce a formal agreement to merge, creating the world’s most comprehensive and dynamic training ground for music, dance, theater, and related professions. 

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Berklee students at commencement; photo by Dave Green

With Berklee’s Class of 2016, Music Is in Good Hands

May 1, 2016

They came to Berklee from more than 60 nations and nearly every U.S. state, and they leave with a lifelong, shared Berklee bond forged in their mutual love of music.

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Students Create Score, Sound for Film at IFFBoston

April 29, 2016

Black Canaries, a film whose score and sound design came out of a joint film scoring/electronic production and design practicum, is featured in the Independent Film Festival Boston, April 27-May 4, 2016.

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Berklee's New Institute Offers Students Performances at Major Music Festivals and Artist Development Experience

April 14, 2016

The Berklee Popular Music Institute (BPMI) is an experience-based program enabling students to go from the classroom to the stage—as performers or behind the scenes—in every facet of artist development and touring. 

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Varieté star Emil Jennings.

Berklee Silent Film Orchestra to Premiere New Score for Varieté, May 2

April 14, 2016

The Coolidge Corner Theatre will present the world premiere of the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra’s (BSFO) new, original score to E.A. Dupont’s Weimar-era masterwork, Varieté, on May 2.

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PODCAST: Selah Poitier

April 12, 2016

Listen to an original, "I've Learned to Love Me," by bassist and composer Selah Poitier.

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Career Jam 2016 at Berklee

Slideshow: Career Jam 2016

April 8, 2016

Career-minded Berklee students gathered in the college’s David Friend Recital Hall on Saturday, April 2 to meet with potential employers and to garner valuable career advice from music professionals, many of them Berklee alumni.

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Boston Conservatory Student Finds Unexpected Path to Dream Career at the BIRN

April 7, 2016

A student majoring in musical theater at the Boston Conservatory finds an outlet for her love of pop music and broadcasting at the Berklee Internet Radio Network.

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WBUR's The ARTery: 5 Ways to Diversify the Music Industry Right Now

April 6, 2016

WBUR's The Artery attended Berklee's student-led Diversity in the Music Industry 2016 conference.

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Ellie Foster

Berklee Blogs: A Vision for Music Therapy in Ghana

April 4, 2016

In January 2016, the nonprofit MusicXchange, founded by Berklee student Federico Masetti, organized a two-week service trip to Ghana to build strategic partnerships and raise awareness about the organization. The following post was written by Ellie Foster, one of the trip's participants. 

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Slideshow: Berklee's SXSW Party and Audio via Vanyaland

March 31, 2016

Check out photos and audio from Berklee's annual SXSW party featuring performances by alumni and students.

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Berklee Blogs: BerkleeICE Students Are Start-Up Marketing Coaches at SXSW 2016

March 31, 2016

Four Berklee students made a strong debut at South by Southwest 2016, not on stage, but as marketing coaches to start-up teams in South by Southwest's first Music Incubator. 

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Luis Gamarra in the control booth of Studio One

'Yo Soy Inmigrante:' Berklee Student Sings of the Immigrant Experience

March 28, 2016

Bolivian student Luis Gamarra recently brought 50 musicians and dancers—from Berklee and The Boston Conservatory—together in Berklee’s Shames Family Scoring Stage to record the song "Yo Soy Inmigrante"—a heartfelt tribute to the immigrant experience in America.

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Slideshow: Megadeth Brings a Symphony of Instruction to Berklee

March 25, 2016

Megadeth pops in on a rehearsal by Berklee's Megadeth Ensemble. 

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Jason Isbell meets with Berklee students at Warner Music Nashville

Students Join Jason Isbell Recording Session with Dave Cobb

March 23, 2016

Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell and producer Dave Cobb, both multi-Grammy-winners, record a new song at RCA Nashville as Berklee students watch and learn.

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Berklee Online Spotlight: Ben Grubbs

March 23, 2016

When he's not on the field, professional football player Ben Grubbs studies music theory and piano online with Berklee.

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Jonathan Olivares ’05 chats with Berklee students and other alumni

Networking, Nashville-Style

March 16, 2016

Berklee alumni working in the Nashville music industry reach out to the next generation of Berklee students, who are visiting for their spring break to learn from Music City's pros.

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Berklee Blogs: Exploring Spain During Study Abroad

March 15, 2016

Berklee student blogger Grace Mann speaks about her experience studying abroad at Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain.

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Bassist and summer program student Max Schwartz

Berkeley to Berklee, Bluegrass to New Jazz: Summer Student Prepares for a Life of Music

March 9, 2016

Seventeen-year-old bassist and composer Max Schwartz came to the Five-Week Summer Performance Program to further his skills and discovered a world of new influences.

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Black Lives Matter Concert Raises Awareness and the Roof

March 1, 2016

The Office of the President teamed up with three groups—the Black Student Union, Black Lives Matter, and the Glory Project—to hold a series of events to highlight black life and increase black presence on campus. 

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