Student News

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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Press Release

Berklee Artists to Perform at Top Music Festivals This Summer Through BPMI

May 25, 2017

The Berklee Popular Music Institute (BPMI) is sending seven artists to perform at top music festivals in the U.S. and Canada this summer including the Governors Ball, Essence Festival, Chicago Open Air, Lollapalooza, and Outside Lands.

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Press Release

Lionel Richie, Lucinda Williams, Todd Rundgren, Neil Portnow, and Shin Joong Hyun Receive Honorary Degrees

May 13, 2017

At Berklee's 2017 commencement ceremonies, graduating students began the next chapter of their lives inspired by words and music from honorary doctorate recipients Lionel Richie, Lucinda Williams, Todd Rundgren, Neil Portnow, and Shin Joong Hyun.

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Using Technique, Students Say Goodbye to Performance Anxiety

May 12, 2017

Kenny Werner, who heads Berklee's Effortless Mastery Institute, teaches musicians how to break down the anxiety attached to playing music and to reconnect to their instrument from a place of comfort and expressivity.

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Student musicians and dancers collaborate on interdisciplinary arts performance

New Connections: Student Performance Piece Reaches Across Artistic Disciplines

May 12, 2017

Students find common ground in the arenas of modern dance, African polyrhythms, electronic music, Arabic scales, video, software programming, and abstract painting.

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Berklee City Music Boston and Boston Arts Academy Nurture Students Together

May 11, 2017

Through a longstanding, mutually beneficial relationship, Boston Arts Academy and Berklee City Music Boston offer underserved high school students in Boston the chance for an innovative arts education.

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Phé, also known as Natasha Pheko

PODCAST: Sounds of Berklee—Phé

May 9, 2017

Contemporary R&B singer-songwriter Phé, a member of Berklee's graduating class, is a finalist in this year's International Songwriting Competition and is soon to release her debut EP.

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Berklee students at last year's commencement ceremonies

Personifying Art's Power, Class of 2017 Takes Reins

May 8, 2017

Who is the undergraduate class of 2017? Explore a small sample of the remarkable work and creative capabilities of these soon-to-be alumni that came to Boston from more than 70 countries and more than 40 U.S. states.

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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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The Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra and Choir on stage.

Slideshow: The Lord of the Rings Symphony Brings Howard Shore's Music to Life at Symphony Hall

April 27, 2017

On April 19, more than 200 musicians from the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra and Chorus performed Howard Shore’s B.M. '69 '08H Lord of the Rings Symphony at Boston's Symphony Hall as part of Berklee's Signature Series.

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Press Release

Berklee Indian Ensemble Presents Bridges at the Berklee Performance Center on Tuesday, May 9

April 27, 2017

The Berklee Indian Ensemble will present stories and songs about shared, universal human experiences in a concert at the Berklee Performance Center.

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Cellist Cristobal Cruz Garcia

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Cristobal Cruz-Garcia

April 25, 2017

In this episode of Inside Berklee, student cellist, composer, and arranger Cristobal Cruz-Garcia talks about how his childhood in Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego, California, inform his willingness to cross musical borders.

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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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Press Release

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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Press Release

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: 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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