Student News

Headshot of Davey Thomas Tucker.

At Sundance, PBS Virtual Reality Short Film Features Music by Graduating Student Davey Thomas Tucker

April 24, 2017

Music composed by soon-to-graduate film scoring student Davey Thomas Tucker was featured at this year's Sundance Film Festival in the debut of PBS Digital Studios’s virtual reality (VR) short film, My Brother’s Keeper.

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Kaki King to Perform New Arrangements of Her Songs with Student Orchestra

April 14, 2017

Virtuosa guitarist and composer Kaki King performs two shows on April 21 with the Porta Girevole Chamber Orchestra, composed of Berklee students and faculty, presenting new arrangements of her songs written specifically for this event.

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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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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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Tirgran plays piano passionately.

Slideshow: Celebrating the Music of Tigran Hamasyan

April 6, 2017

The ninth annual Berklee Middle Eastern Festival celebrated the music of Armenian jazz pianist and multigenre composer Tigran Hamasyan in a concert that featured him performing with students at the Berklee Performance Center.

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PODCAST: Sounds of Berklee—Pitch Slapped

April 4, 2017

Pitch Slapped, Berklee’s premier coed a cappella group, will release its second full-length album, Complexion, on April 20, following a debut performance of it at the Berklee Performance Center on April 19.

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PODCAST: Tonina Saputo

March 21, 2017

Student Tonina Saputo has been part of the Mediterranean Music Institute's Refugio del Sonido project, was selected as one of Univision's U-LAB artists, and will perform in Spain's Ellas Crean Festival. Here's a track off her upcoming first album. 

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BPMI Releases Its Dorm Sessions 12 Compilation through Stem Platform

March 21, 2017

Berklee Popular Music Institute, and its student-run label Heavy Rotation Records, releases Dorm Sessions 12 through Stem, a financial platform that simplifies payments for musicians and content creators. 

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Ken Zambello and the Singers Showcase

March 17, 2017

In this episode of Inside Berklee, Ken Zambello talks about what it takes to get into the annual Singers Showcase, how Elvis Presley made rock famous, and what students today know of Elvis' music. 

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Beyonce's original all-female band take the stage.

Slideshow: Beyoncé's Original All-Female Band Reunites After 10 Years

March 17, 2017

On March 2, the Berklee Performance Center welcomed Beyoncé's original all-female band to the stage, reuniting the members in a 10-year anniversary concert that featured student singers, musicians, and dancers.

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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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Student Band luhx. Maps Out Light and Shadows, and a Sophisticated Groove

March 16, 2017

The Berklee band Luhx (styled “luhx.”) chose its name as a derivation of the word lux, the unit of illumination, because of the brightness the four band members hope their music will bring to listeners’ lives.

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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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Berklee, Vanyaland Announce SXSW Party, Boston and Beyond, March 17

February 22, 2017

At South by Southwest (SXSW) 2017, fast-rising Berklee alumni and student acts will perform dream pop, folk, surf, psych-rock, fuzz-rock, and more. The lineup features Aüva, Bat House, Boketto the Wolf, Contact, Rebecca Loebe, TRISHES, and Weakened Friends.

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Headshot of pianist Tony Ann.

Billboard: Student Pianist Tony Ann Invited to Tour with the Chainsmokers

February 8, 2017

Canadian pianist, composer, and Berklee student Tony Ann recently earned himself a slot on tour with electronic pop music's biggest duo, the Chainsmokers, after his piano cover of their song "Paris" caught the pair's attention, Billboard reports.

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Slideshow: The Fifth Annual Chinese New Year Concert Celebrates, Shares Culture

February 6, 2017

The fifth annual Chinese New Year concert at the BPC celebrates and shares Chinese culture at Berklee. 

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Dorm Sessions 12 Release Party Brings Berklee Artists to the Sinclair February 16

February 2, 2017

The Berklee Popular Music Institute presents Dorm Sessions 12, the new release by its student-run label, Heavy Rotation Records (HRR), with a release party featuring Berklee groups and artists who will be touring to major music festivals this summer.

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Students pose in front of an "Empower" sign at Indiegogo headquarters.

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 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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