Student News

Berklee Launches First Year Abroad Program

July 6, 2016

A new program for first-year students provides them with an opportunity to begin their education on the Valencia, Spain, campus.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Eirini Tornesaki

July 5, 2016

Meet Eirini Tornesaki, the sole vocalist in KURIOS by Cirque du Soleil and a Berklee Online student. Berklee Online grants Tornesaki the flexibility to earn a specialist certificate in songwriting while on the road with the circus.

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On the set of the music video for "Yo Soy Inmigrante"

Berklee Blogs: Chronicling the Trials and Triumphs of the Immigrant Experience

July 5, 2016

In spring 2016, Bolivian student Luis Gamarra wrote and recorded the song "Yo Soy Inmigrante" to help change the tone of the national discourse surrounding immigration.

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Varieté at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival with the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

Berklee Orchestra Wows San Francisco Silent Film Festival with Varieté

June 9, 2016

The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra recently received a raucous standing ovation from thousands of attendees at the renowned San Francisco Silent Film Festival for its performance, live-to-picture, of a new score for E.A. Dupont's 1925 classic film Varieté.

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Roger H. Brown and Richard Ortner on Creating Pathways for the Contemporary Performing Artist

June 6, 2016

Creative Minds Out Loud, a podcast from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, hosts presidents Roger H. Brown and Richard Ortner for a conversation on the benefits of the merger to students. 

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Slideshow: Glow Team Performs at Electric Daisy Carnival

June 1, 2016

The Berklee Popular Music Institute (BPMI) kicked off its summer festival season with the DJ duo, Glow Team, performing at Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) in New York City.

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Betty Who '13

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

May 19, 2016

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

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The Mediant Collective on Tour This Summer

May 17, 2016

With the support of the Berklee Mediterranean Music Institute, The Mediant Collective band will tour in June 2016, performing more than 10 concerts and offering three clinics in Spain, Greece, Israel, and Turkey. 

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Rita Moreno, the Isley Brothers, Lucian Grainge, Milton Nascimento Honored at Commencement

May 7, 2016

Rita Moreno delivered the 2016 commencement speech to more than 900 graduates, and received an honorary doctorate alongside the Isley Brothers, Lucian Grainge, and Milton Nascimento.

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BPMI Artists to Perform at Electric Daisy Carnival, Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Made In America

May 6, 2016

Berklee students will gain invaluable experience out on the road this summer performing at Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) in New York, Lollapalooza in Chicago, Osheaga in Montreal, and Made In America in Philadelphia, through the Berklee Popular Music Institute (BPMI).

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PODCAST: Carlos Capacho

May 2, 2016

Listen to a track from a Berklee senior whose composing and cuatro virtuosity has made him a standout during his  studies with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.

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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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