Student News

Berklee Summer Concerts at Georges Island

June 25, 2014

Berklee College of Music, Boston Harbor Island Alliance, and the Boston Harbor National Park have joined forces again to bring up-and-coming Berklee students and alumni to historic Fort Warren on Georges Island for free live performances in July and August.

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PODCAST: Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

June 23, 2014

Student composers and orchestra musicians provide a new take on a silent classic, Harold Lloyd's Safety Last!

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Berklee Silent Film Orchestra Performs on Martha's Vineyard

June 11, 2014

The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra will perform an original score to the Harold Lloyd classic Safety Last! on Martha's Vineyard. 

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Berklee Online's Degree Program Gives Working Musicians Flexibility

June 4, 2014

For the first time in the college’s history, prospective students have the opportunity to earn a Berklee bachelor’s degree from anywhere in the world. In September 2014, Berklee Online will launch its inaugural online Bachelor of Professional Studies degree.

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PODCAST: Esther Rojas

June 2, 2014

Esther Rojas, a fifth-semester CWP major, talks about working with stars at the Latin Grammys and jamming at the Monterey Jazz Festival. 

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PODCAST: Amethyst

May 23, 2014

Listen to a tune from an eclectic student-led group performing in Berklee's Summer in the City series.

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Students Celebrate International A Cappella Championship Win

May 15, 2014

Berklee’s student-run a cappella group won first prize in the 2014 International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, the result of much hard work and an openness to learning from one another.

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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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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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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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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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