Student News

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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Berklee Presents its SXSW Party: Boston and Beyond, March 17

February 24, 2016

Berklee hosts its 11th annual party at the SXSW music and media conference in Austin, Texas, featuring up-and-coming alumni and student artists.

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Berklee, Boston Conservatory Students Merging in Art

February 24, 2016

In interdisciplinary arts experiments, students from Berklee and The Boston Conservatory—whose institutions have agreed to merge—demonstrate that they have already begun doing so.

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Student rapper Zaid Tabani

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Zaid Tabani

February 23, 2016

In this episode of Inside Berklee, student Zaid Tabani talks about his journey as a rapper, and the peaks and valleys that led him to the release of his new record, Bos Angeles.

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Vanyaland: Heavy Rotation Records Packs the Sinclair for Dorm Sessions Release Party

February 12, 2016

Heavy Rotation Records takes over the Sinclair with the release of Dorm Sessions 11.

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Student Nacho González Earns a Jazz Education Network Honor

February 2, 2016

Nacho González took a detour from a bright future in the nonprofit world to come to Berklee. This month, he won a spot in the JEN Young Composer Showcase.

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BNN: Course Rethinks Boston Arts Landscape

February 2, 2016

Allen Bargfrede and Joe Spaulding discuss how the Entrepreneurial Practicum aims to breathe vitality back into Boston's performing arts.

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David Murillo R. in Berklee's Shames Family Scoring Stage

Student Scores Sundance Award-Winning Film

February 1, 2016

David Murillo R., a Berklee student from Medellín, Colombia, scores Between Sea and Land, recipient of the Sundance Film Festival's Audience Award for Best Film and the Special Jury Award for Acting, both in the World Cinema Dramatic category.

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HRR Celebrates Dorm Sessions 11 at The Sinclair in Cambridge

January 29, 2016

Heavy Rotation Records celebrates the release of its new compilation, Dorm Sessions 11, with a concert at the Sinclair in Cambridge.

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Spring 2016 Entering Students Welcomed at Convocation and Concert

January 29, 2016

As snow fell lightly outside the Berklee Performance Center on January 12, incoming students and their families were treated to an evening of inspirational words and energetic music at the spring 2016 entering student convocation and concert. 

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Great American Songbook: The Music of Bob Dylan

January 27, 2016

Great American Songbook: The Music of Bob Dylan, celebrates the folk music icon with a large group of Berklee students, faculty, and guest Al Kooper paying tribute to Dylan’s prolific career.

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BerkleeICE on Tour in Silicon Valley

January 26, 2016

BerkleeICE took its first trip to Silicon Valley to introduce and expose students to the possibilities of careers in technology, including site visits to Google, Facebook, Twitter, Apple, startup incubators, and venture capital firms.

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Student Ryan Stigmon Brings His Brand of Funk to NAMM 2016

January 20, 2016

Ryan Stigmon and his funk band STIG will kick off the spring semester with a main-stage gig at the winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California—the largest music trade show in North America.

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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’s Inaugural Boston Graduate Students Take Skills, Knowledge to the Next Level

December 18, 2015

This fall, Berklee launched two new graduate programs: a master of music in contemporary performance (global jazz concentration) and a master of arts in music therapy. These are the first graduate programs to be offered on Berklee’s Boston campus and round out the graduate work being conducted at the college’s Valencia, Spain, campus.

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City Music student Muñeca Diaz

Resonant Tones: City Music Bassist Receives the Gift of Groove

December 16, 2015

City Music student Muñeca Diaz is the beneficiary of a handmade bass, thanks to a donor's generosity at this year's Encore Gala.

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Dominican Scholarship Recipient Fulfilling Dreams at Berklee

December 15, 2015

Pauly Germán earned a full scholarship to Berklee while enrolled in a Berklee on the Road program in his native Domincan Republic.

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Summer Performance Program Student Gets Standing Ovation at the White House

December 10, 2015

Rachel Levy, a 17-year-old high school student from New Jersey who attended Berklee’s Five-Week Summer Performance Program this year, shared a stage at the White House with acclaimed actress Kristin Chenoweth for the television special “Broadway at the White House.”

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Music Production and Engineering Student Federico Masetti Pushes toward Dreams

December 1, 2015

Federico Masetti, president of the Berklee chapter of the Audio Engineering Society, founds the nonprofit MusicXChange Ghana.

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Belgian harpist Pia Salvia

Pia Salvia Offers New Translations of 'What' a Harp Can Do

November 23, 2015

Belgian harpist Pia Salvia expands the borders of her classical training, creating her own unique brand of original music combining elements of jazz, Latin music, flamenco, and vocal pop music.

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