Visiting Artist News

Emerson and Berklee Partner to Host Concert and Lecture with Activist, Author, and Educator Angela Y. Davis

September 14, 2016

Emerson College and Berklee College of Music partner to host a concert and lecture with activist, author, and educator Angela Y. Davis on September 20 and 21.

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Bibi Bourelly speaks to students at the Learning Center.

Hit Songwriter Bibi Bourelly Empowers Students through Authenticity

September 8, 2016

Twenty-one-year-old hit songwriter and artist Bibi Bourelly, who has written for Rihanna and Selena Gomez, brings refreshing and inspiring perspective to Berklee students.

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Fall 2016 Signature Series: John Scofield, Pablo Ziegler, Wang Leehom, Shankar Mahadevan

August 26, 2016

The Signature Series at Berklee presents an exceptional season of performances by Berklee students, faculty, and alumni, and world-renowned musicians including John Scofield '73, Pablo Ziegler, Wang Leehom '99, and Shankar Mahadevan.

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Cory Henry, visiting artist at Berklee Five-Week Summer Performance Program

Cory Henry Inspires Summer Performance Students

August 16, 2016

Organist Cory Henry, best known for his Grammy-winning work with Snarky Puppy, advises Berklee summer students to grow while never losing track of the joy in music.

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Berklee Dedicates Jackson Browne Stage

August 11, 2016

Thanks to the generosity of donors, Berklee dedicated the performance stage in its 160 Massachusetts Avenue cafeteria in honor of singer-songwriter Jackson Browne.

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Paula Cole gives feedback to a student.

Paula Cole and Will Dailey Engage with Songwriting Workshop Students

July 28, 2016

Berklee’s summer Songwriting Workshop students recently participated in a master class with Grammy Award-winner Paula Cole and a clinic with Boston-based recording artist Will Dailey.

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Kara DioGuardi speaks to Songwriting Workshop students in the BPC.

Kara DioGuardi Offers Career Advice to Summer Students

July 25, 2016

Grammy-nominated hit songwriter, producer, and music publisher Kara DioGuardi spoke to Berklee's Songwriting Workshop summer students, sharing valuable insights on building a career in the music industry.

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Shea Rose performing live at Brighton Music Hall.

Shea Rose Imparts Advice to Vocal Summit Students

July 20, 2016

Singer-songwriter, performer, and social change activist Shea Rose ’11 passed along career advice and hard-earned wisdom to students attending Berklee's Vocal Summit Summer program.

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Career Advice from the Advisor to Lebron, Schwarzenegger, and Jimmy Iovine

May 12, 2016

Paul Wachter, financial management advisor to such major figures as LeBron James and Bono, dispenses career advice to Berklee's enterprising student entrepreneurs and managers.

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Huffington Post Latino Voices: Rita Moreno Raps Through Hamilton-Inspired Speech Like a Boss

May 10, 2016

An article on Huffington Post Latino Voices calls Rita Moreno's commencement address "one for the history books."

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Rita Moreno onstage during the 2016 Berklee commencement concert

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Rita Moreno '16H

May 9, 2016

Rita Moreno, the Puerto Rican star best known for her role in the 1961 production of West Side Story and has been active in the entertainment industry for more than 70 years, talks with Inside Berklee about receiving an honorary doctorate from Berklee.

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Slide Show: The 2016 State of Jazz Composition Symposium

May 4, 2016

At Berklee's second biennial State of Jazz Composition Symposium, from April 19–22, 2016, some of jazz's brightest stars came together to explore the genre's tradition of innovation and to ponder the current state of its creative evolution.

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Harry Potter Film Composer Makes Magic with Berklee Orchestra

April 22, 2016

The Harry Potter Soundtrack Orchestra recorded multiple takes of two of Patrick Doyle’s works for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth film in the beloved series.

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PODCAST: Eric Gould with Samuel Torres

April 21, 2016

As part of the 2016 State of Jazz Composition Symposium, Eric Gould, chair of the Jazz Composition Department, sits down with world-renowned Colombian percussionist Samuel Torres.

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Slideshow: A Roma Berklee Night

April 21, 2016

To mark International Roma Day on April 8, Berklee's Mediterranean Music Institute and the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights and Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University joined forces to address issues facing the Roma community in Europe and to celebrate its culture.

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Songwriter John Oates onstage

Working for the Song: John Oates Partners with Students for Innovative Cowrite

April 21, 2016

As part of his two-year stint as the 2015–2016 Herb Alpert Visiting Professor, songwriting legend John Oates cowrote and recorded a song with a team of students in a live setting.

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Rita Moreno, the Isley Brothers, Lucian Grainge, Milton Nascimento to Receive Honorary Degrees

April 12, 2016

Rita Moreno, the Isley Brothers, Lucian Grainge, and Milton Nascimento to receive honorary degrees at Berklee's 2016 commencement ceremony 

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Students gather in the Shames Family Scoring Stage to listen to a master class by vocal producer Kuk Harrell

Kuk Harrell and the Human Side of Vocal Production

March 22, 2016

In a recent master class held in the Shames Family Scoring Stage at Berklee, Kuk Harrell spoke to a standing-room-only group of students about his road to becoming a five-time Grammy-winning vocal producer.

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Sony U.S. Latin President Nir Seroussi '96

Sony Music U.S. Latin President Nir Seroussi '96 Riffs on the Future of Music Labels

March 10, 2016

Nir Seroussi ’96 discusses his Berklee experience and the future of music labels during his keynote interview at the 23rd Annual James G. Zafris Lecture for Music Business/Management.

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Drummer Mark Guiliana Goes Microtonal at Berklee

March 7, 2016

On the heels of the release of David Bowie's Blackstar, for which he provided drums as part of the quartet of bandleader Donny McCaslin '88, drummer Mark Guiliana demonstrated his ideas in a microtonal groove context with the Planet MicroJam Institute Ensemble.

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