Visiting Artist News

Bollywood Star Shreya Ghoshal Reflects on Residency at 'Hogwarts of Music'

January 16, 2018

Shreya Ghoshal describes her six-day residency at Berklee as a "magical experience," and the students she worked with agree. 

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Guitar Player: Kaki King on the Art of Multimedia Performance

December 22, 2017

Kaki King discusses working with Berklee students, faculty, and staff in the December issue of Guitar Player magazine.

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Berklee students Chris Walton, Chris Ellis, and Micah Nicol

Students Build Band with Guidance from Bluegrass Master Tony Trischka

December 20, 2017

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.

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Berklee Announces Spring 2018 Signature Series

December 20, 2017

The spring 2018 Signature Series at Berklee features a diverse lineup of pop, jazz, R&B, Middle Eastern music, and more.

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Bollywood Superstar Shreya Ghoshal Gives Berklee Indian Ensemble Tips at Master Class

December 19, 2017

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.

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Accomplished Film Scorer Thomas Newman Gives Seniors His Top Tips for Success

December 8, 2017

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.

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Berklee, Bengisu Gokce, student plays strings in Toninho Horta big band

Slideshow: Students Perform with Brazilian Guitar Legend Toninho Horta

December 7, 2017

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.

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Chinese Music Industry’s Biggest Names Visit Berklee December 2-5

November 21, 2017

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.

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Benny Golson plays his saxophone

Jazz Legend Benny Golson Visits with Global Jazz Institute Students

November 21, 2017

Benny Golson retells his musical upbringing in Phillidelphia and reflects on his experiences with such artists as John Coltrane, Art Blakey, and countless others.

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DMC Speaks at Berklee College of Music

D.M.C. Talks Struggle and Recovery with Berklee Students

November 16, 2017

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.

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Sylvia Massy, recording engineer and producer

Pickles, Lightbulbs, and Cheese: Sylvia Massy Shares Unconventional Recording Techniques

November 8, 2017

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.

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Composer Germaine Franco Helps Give Disney Pixar's Coco Mexican Sound

November 8, 2017

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.  

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PODCAST: Mariza to Receive Master of Mediterranean Music Award

November 7, 2017

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. 

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Three Takeaways from Berklee's Career Center Internship Expo

October 27, 2017

More than 20 employers across the arts and entertainment industries participated in the expo to recruit for internships, offering students a jumpstart on their career. The following is a sampling of tips to help land an ideal internship, a list culled from students who attended the expo.

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Clinton Cerejo: Five Lessons I Learned in the Indian Music Industry

October 16, 2017

Five lessons Bollywood musician Clinton Cerejo learned in the Indian music industry. 

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Slideshow: Groundbreaking Fusion Band Indian Ocean Visits Berklee

October 11, 2017

The band Indian Ocean, known for fusing Indian folk music and Western rock, stopped by Berklee recently to collaborate with the Berklee Indian Ensemble.

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Kaki King

PODCAST: Sounds of Berklee—Kaki King

October 3, 2017

For her new album, guitar virtuosa Kaki King teamed up with birnCORE, the Berklee Internet Radio Network's (BIRN) independent record label, to reimagine selections from her catalog with the help of a chamber orchestra comprising Berklee personnel.

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Berklee Alum, Khiyon Hursey (14')

From Berklee to Hamilton: Khiyon Hursey Shares Broadway Experiences with Students

September 29, 2017

Khiyon Hursey B.M. '14, a New York City-based songwriter and musical theater composer who has worked on the Broadway productions of Hamilton and Witness Uganda, recently visited the weeklong summer Musical Theater Intensive program at Berklee.

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Jazz stars come together to salue Fred Taylor in support of a scholarship in his honor at Berklee

Slideshow: Jazz Luminaries Share Stage in Honor of Fred Taylor

September 20, 2017

Several of the leading figures in jazz today came together to pay tribute to Fred Taylor, the beloved impresario who has been at the heart of the Boston music scene, and the jazz scene at large, for more than 50 years.

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Julieta Venegas Brings Her Parte Mía Tour to Berklee

August 21, 2017

Internationally acclaimed artist Julieta Venegas will bring her latest tour to the Berklee Performance Center on September 7, where Berklee will present her with a Master of Latin Music Award.  

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