Visiting Artist News
During Career Jam 2018 students listened to discussions by artists and industry leaders, signed up for mentoring sessions, auditioned for a variety of opportunities, and got professional head shots taken.
Hip-hop pioneer Kurtis Blow participated in a career-spanning conversation with faculty member Prince Charles Alexander in addition to speaking to students in several classes.
The Master of Mediterranean Music Award was presented to the noted cajón and flamenco percussion master at the Mediterranean Music Institute (MMI) spring concert, the Rhythm of Lorca.
Last spring, Black Violin played to a packed house in Berklee’s Red Room at Cafe 939. The show was so successful that the violinists are coming back on Saturday, April 7, to play the Berklee Performance Center. On the occasion of their return, let’s revisit one of the most popular podcasts we aired last year.
Israel "Piraña" Suárez has adapted the cajón for musical styles outside his native flamenco. In this episode, we'll hear him play it in the funk tune "Aguas de Funk." Suárez will receive the Mediterranean Music Institute's Master of Mediterranean Music Award on March 26.
Shreya Ghoshal describes her six-day residency at Berklee as a "magical experience," and the students she worked with agree.
Kaki King discusses working with Berklee students, faculty, and staff in the December issue of Guitar Player magazine.
Banjo icon Tony Trischka, who has mentored the likes of Béla Fleck, builds bluegrass knowledge and confidence among students involved in Berklee’s American Roots Music Program.
The spring 2018 Signature Series at Berklee features a diverse lineup of pop, jazz, R&B, Middle Eastern music, and more.
The day before her sold-out show at the Berklee Performance Center, one of Bollywood's most revered playback singers, Shreya Ghoshal, conducted a master class in the concert hall. Here are five takeaways from that class.
When award-winning film composer Thomas Newman (American Beauty, The Shawshank Redemption, and Finding Nemo) visited Berklee’s film scoring seniors in November, he responded to students' nervous jokes about their fear of entering the "real world" with generous and practical advice.
The Signature Series at Berklee recently presented a musical celebration of Toninho Horta, a founding pillar of música popular brasileira (MPB), featuring Berklee students, faculty, and Horta himself.
Senior executives from Baidu Music, China Music World, Modern Sky Entertainment, NetEase Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing China, Universal Music China, and many more will meet with Berklee students and faculty to explore differences and similarities between the Chinese and U.S. music industries and to identify new opportunities for collaboration.
Benny Golson retells his musical upbringing in Phillidelphia and reflects on his experiences with such artists as John Coltrane, Art Blakey, and countless others.
Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels of legendary hip-hop group RUN-D.M.C. discusses his personal journey to stability and encourages Berklee student artists not to be ashamed to ask for help when they need it.
Sylvia Massy has recorded with Prince, Johnny Cash, and System of a Down, and now, at Berklee, with student bands Interstate, Morningbird, and Radio Calle 32.
Film composer Germaine Franco came to Berklee November 3 to give students a first look at the upcoming Disney Pixar film Coco, whose soundtrack includes songs she composed and arranged, and to talk about how she built an authentically Mexican musical landscape for the movie.
In this episode, you'll hear Mariza's "Alma," a song that fuses traditional fado melodies with newer styles, and is sung in Spanish. She will be given the Mediterranean Music Institute's Master of Mediterranean Music Award on November 11.
Five lessons Bollywood musician Clinton Cerejo learned in the Indian music industry.