Student News

PODCAST: Sharin Toribio

May 7, 2013

A student vocalist who survived cancer before enrolling at Berklee, Sharin Toribio is about to graduate and has a song featured in this week's podcast.

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Silent Film Orchestra to Perform in Brookline and Nantucket

April 26, 2013

#next_pages_container { width: 5px; hight: 5px; position: absolute; top: -100px; left: -100px; z-index: 2147483647 !important; }The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra Stages a Double Premiere of its new score to Buster Keaton's 1923 comic masterwork, Our Hospitality.

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PODCAST: Caili O'Doherty

April 26, 2013

Listen to a composition by a member of the Berklee Global Jazz Insitutute, a student jazz pianist who has already won several awards.

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Marvin Gaye Musical to Feature Valerie Simpson

April 25, 2013

Berklee College of Music presents Trouble Man, a play with music and dance that tells the story of American music icon Marvin Gaye. Scripted by Berklee students, the production features guest songwriting legend Valerie Simpson (Ashford & Simpson), who will sing her anthem "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" as part of the performances on Wednesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 2. 

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In Wake of Marathon Tragedy, Berklee Lets the Sunshine In

April 25, 2013

A week after two bombs shocked and shook the Back Bay, killing three and injuring more than 170, the Berklee community responded to the Boston Marathon tragedy in a way only a place like Berklee knows how: through an afternoon of music and reflection.

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Berklee Student Helps Marathon Bombing Victims

April 17, 2013

Songwriting major Callie Benjamin helped victims after a bomb exploded during the Boston Marathon outside the restaurant where she works. 

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Student Profile: Tanja Utunen

April 12, 2013

Tanja Utunen spent 15 years as an investment officer at the International Finance Corporation, the private arm of the World Bank, but left all of that behind to enroll as a songwriting major at Berklee.

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Berklee's Ralph Peterson Sextet at Blue Note NYC

April 9, 2013

Berklee's Ralph Peterson Sextet, featuring some of the college's top student instrumentalists and composers, will play New York City's Blue Note Jazz Club on Monday, April 15, 2013. Directed by Peterson, a world-renowned drummer, the group will perform mostly original compositions, and Peterson will perform with the students on a number of tunes. It will be the 15th straight year a group of Berklee students have performed at the annual concert. Past showcases have included notable Berklee alumni Esperanza Spalding, Julian Lage, Kendrick Scott, and others. 

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Mark Cuban Taps Berklee Students for TV Show Ideas

April 3, 2013

Entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, eager to engage college students through his cable network AXS TV, is launching a contest for Berklee College of Music: the Berklee student who comes up with the best idea for a new show wins a $5,000 prize. The contest and prize are exclusively for Berklee students. 

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Students to Perform Fully Staged Hair

March 21, 2013

Berklee’s Musical Theater Ensemble and Musical Theater Orchestra present a fully staged production of the Broadway musical Hair on April 25 and 26. Inspired by the peace movement and the social revolution of the 1960s, Hair's songs, including “Aquarius,” “Easy to be Heard,” and “Let the Sunshine In,” became anthems of the anti-Vietnam war movement and opened Broadway theater to rock music.

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Blind Piano Prodigy Teams with Visual Artist at Kennedy Center, April 12

March 18, 2013

Berklee College of Music presents Israeli pianist and composer Yakir Arbib, premiering his new piece, Waves of Visions, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in Washington, D.C., Friday, April 12. The concert is part of the Kennedy Center's Conservatory Project, a showcase for outstanding students from America's finest music colleges and conservatories.

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Berklee Global Jazz Institute Visits Benin and Togo

March 13, 2013

Led by Grammy-award winning pianist and Berklee professor Danilo Pérez, the Berklee Global Jazz Institute delighted audiences with its musical virtuosity infused with multicultural influences from around the world.

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Student Profile: Jordan Williams

September 5, 2012

Jordan Williams was so impressed with the Five-Week Summer Performance Program last year that he came back for another session—this time to focus primarily on jazz.

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Berklee's Andrea Belanger Scores Bonnaroo Gig

June 5, 2012

Belanger and her bandmates will perform at the 80,000-person festival on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10.

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Back to the Garden: The Artistry of Joni Mitchell

April 19, 2012

A student-penned play with music and dance features Paula Cole, with music directed by Terri Lyne Carrington.

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Berklee Hockey: Cool Cats

March 28, 2007

"People in class would say 'What, Berklee has a hockey team?'" said John Kingsley, who can be credited with spearheading the creation of the team. "Now, they're like, 'You're on the hockey team?'"

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