Student News

Jimmy Page, Valerie Simpson, Geri Allen, Thara Memory Honored at Commencement

May 9, 2014

Guitarist Jimmy Page delivered the commencement address to the Berklee graduating class of 2014. Page, Valerie Simpson, Geri Allen, and Thara Memory received honorary degrees.

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PODCAST: Arielle Vakni '14

May 8, 2014

Listen to "Backwards," from Arielle Vakni, a singer-songwriter from California graduating from Berklee in 2014.



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NECN Highlights Pitch Slapped's International Competition for Collegiate A Cappella Win

May 7, 2014

New England Cable News caught up with Pitch Slapped, Berklee's student-run, coed a cappella group, to learn about its first-place win in this year's International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella.

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For Berklee’s Class of 2014, on to the Next Chapter

May 5, 2014

The undergraduate class of 2014 came to Berklee from 66 countries across six continents and 43 U.S. states and demonstrated that differences of language, place, and culture are no match for the unifying force of music.

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Berklee Senior Wins Apollo Theater Theme Song Contest

May 1, 2014

Student Clifton Williams will receive $5,000, and his song will be played every week at Harlem's iconic Apollo Theater. 

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FUSION Vol. 4: Global Voices and Visions

May 1, 2014

FUSION Vol. 4—now available in eBook format—features work from Berklee students, staff, and faculty, as well as artists with global reputations. 

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NPR Tiny Desk Concert Features Berklee Pakistani Student

April 25, 2014

NPR's music tastemaker Bob Boilen declares student Usman Riaz's musicianship simply astonishing. In this Tiny Desk Concert, Riaz dazzles on guitar, piano, and harmonica.

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Berklee Student a Finalist in Apollo Theater Theme Song Contest

April 24, 2014

Berklee student Clifton Williams's song might replace the tune the theater has used for 80 years on amateur night. 

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Student Marco Perfetti to Perform at Canadian Music Week

April 22, 2014

Berklee student Marco Perfetti, a singer-songwriter from Italy, has been selected to perform with his band Perfect Mark at Toronto's Canadian Music Week.

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One Year Later: Marathon Song Gets New Arrangement

April 15, 2014

A year after the Boston Marathon bombings, a song penned by a Berklee student and an alumnus—and newly arranged by an alumnus—is among the artistic tributes as Boston reflects on the anniversary of that terrible day.

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Evan Chapman: Anatomy of an Arrangement

April 14, 2014

Alumnus Evan Chapman '13 talks about how he approached arranging student Ben Johnston and alumnus Jordan Lucero's song about the Boston Marathon bombings. 

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Studying Abroad in Valencia, Spain

April 10, 2014

At Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain, more than 50 students are studying performance, music business, music technology, ear training, and a host of other subjects through the Study Abroad program. 

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Student Performs with Dream Theater in Extraordinary Concert

March 28, 2014

Student Eren Başbuğ performs with rock giants Dream Theater in a concert he's envisioned for five years.

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Dream Theater to Perform Student's Arrangements at Opera House Show

March 11, 2014

Dream Theater will perform Berklee student Eren Başbuğ's arrangements at its March 25 concert at the Boston Opera House. 

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Heavy Rotation Records Presents Dorm Sessions 9

February 21, 2014

Heavy Rotation Records (HRR) presents Dorm Sessions 9, the new release by Berklee’s student-run label. 

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PODCAST: Fate & the Family Band

February 14, 2014

Blues, rock, and soul come together in Fate & the Family Band, who appear on the new disc from student-run Heavy Rotation Records.

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PODCAST: Alissia Benveniste

February 3, 2014

Listen to the tune from a student bassist whose video went viral on YouTube.

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BOSTON GLOBE: Orchestrating Success through BerkleeICE

January 29, 2014

In response to the college's announcement of its new Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE), the Boston Globe interiews ICE director and Berklee alumnus and Sonicbids founder Panos Panay.

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Onto My Next Adventure: Launching BerkleeICE

January 28, 2014

Berklee alumnus and Sonicbids founder Panos Panay discusses his decision to return to Berklee as the head of the college's new Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE).

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Berklee Student to Perform with Carole King at MusiCares Tribute

January 14, 2014

When multi-Grammy winner Carole King takes the stage at the MusiCares Person of the Year ceremony in her honor, she will be accompanied on one song by Berklee student Ahmad El Haggar from Egypt. 

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