Student News

PODCAST: Isis Lune

July 9, 2013

Listen to a tune from a student-led band whose sound relies on powerful vocals and creative use of electronics.

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Slaight Scholarship Brings Canadian Talent to Berklee

July 8, 2013

Vancouver musicians Elise Boeur and Natasha Pheko have been awarded the prestigious Slaight Family Scholarship, established by Gary Slaight, for study at Boston's Berklee College of Music. Both of this year's scholars—Boeur, a fiddler who has studied and performed in Ireland and Norway, and Pheko, a vocalist who studied at the Sarah McLachlan School of Music—will attend Berklee, the world's largest college of contemporary music, this September. 

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Berklee Global Jazz Institute Now Accepting Applications

June 18, 2013

Students are encouraged to apply to the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines. The program's artistic director is world-renowned pianist Danilo Perez.

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Student Esther Rojas Leads Berklee Rhythm Collective on Colombian Trip

June 11, 2013

Berklee College of Music student bassist Esther Rojas, a native of Barranquilla, Colombia, leads the Berklee Rhythm Collective on a two-week trip to her home country to teach and perform. The program is sponsored by the Colombo-Americano Bi-National Center (BNC) of the U.S. Embassy’s Cultural Affairs Office.

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VIDEO: Student Cellist Eric Law

June 4, 2013

Cellist and singer-songwriter Eric Law talks about his conversion from a classical to an old-time musician.

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VIDEO: Student Guitarist/Vocalist Daniel Woods

May 22, 2013

Daniel Woods, a professional music major, is getting a taste of a variety of disciplines at Berklee as he prepares to put out an EP and forge a career in the industry. 

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PODCAST: Wambura Mitaru Synergy

May 22, 2013

Listen to a tune from a Berklee student vocalist from Kenya who will lead her international group in three shows this summer.

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Cyrus Chestnut's Berklee Sextet Hits the Road for New York, D.C. Concerts

May 21, 2013

Acclaimed jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut is teaming up with students from his alma mater, Berklee College of Music, for upcoming concerts in New York City and at the D.C. Jazz Festival. 

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Hit Korean Talent Show at Berklee to Discover Next K-Pop Star

May 16, 2013

Superstar K, South Korea's most popular television talent show, is visiting Psy's alma mater, Berklee College of Music, hoping to discover the next K-pop star. 

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Stats on the Class of 2013

May 11, 2013

Learn all about Berklee's graduating class, from home countries to popular instruments.

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VIDEO: Student Composer and Pianist Yakir Arbib

May 10, 2013

Berklee student composer and pianist Yakir Arbib recently developed a piece for the Kennedy Center. In this video, he performs and discusses how Berklee has helped to give shape to his creative abilities.

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VIDEO: Student Vocalist Jason Sibi-Okumu

May 10, 2013

"My primary goal as a writer is to make people feel something, and to make people analyze their lives," he said. Music, for him, is a great tool "to give people relief, to give people joy—just to spread stories."

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Student Profile: Toni Garza

May 8, 2013

Toni Garza fell in love with teaching music while back in her home state of Texas and came to Berklee to pursue that dream.

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Berklee Student Earns Male Athlete of the Year Award

May 8, 2013

Kyle Oppenheimer, an electronic production and design major in Berklee’s current graduating class, recently received the 2013 Male Athlete of the Year award for Emerson College.

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From Construction to Classroom: The Making of an Audio Complex

May 8, 2013

Berklee’s new 16-story building under construction at 160 Massachusetts Avenue is doubling as a teaching tool, with students observing design and construction in real time.

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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

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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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