Visiting Artist News

PODCAST: Sounds of Berklee—Black Violin

April 18, 2017

Black Violin will perform its violin-driven hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music at Berklee as part of the group's Unity Tour. 

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Keynote presentation at the BPC with Talib Kweli, Dave Dorn, and Panos Panay.

Students Find Opportunities, Advice, and Pivotal Experiences at Career Jam 2017

April 13, 2017

With representatives from companies such as Apple Music, Warner Music Group, Sony Music, Vevo, Kickstarter, and more, Berklee’s Career Jam offered students workshops, mentoring sessions, and recruitment tables, all aimed at helping Berklee students launch successful careers.

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Indian Folk Star Raghu Dixit Visits Berklee for Residency and Sold-Out Concert

April 12, 2017

Raghu Dixit, who was recently at Berklee for a concert and four-day residency that included a public talk, the making of a music video with the Berklee Indian Ensemble, a sold-out concert, and a workshop, brought his infectious joy to the Red Room at Cafe 939. 

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Mixing engineer Marcella Araica

Marcella Araica Advises Students on the Art of the Mix

April 10, 2017

Marcella Araica, who has mixed and/or composed for Usher, M.I.A., Meek Mill, Jason Derulo, Britney Spears, and more, spent last week talking with Berklee music production and engineering students on a range of issues and providing feedback on their mixes.

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Tirgran plays piano passionately.

Slideshow: Celebrating the Music of Tigran Hamasyan

April 6, 2017

The ninth annual Berklee Middle Eastern Festival celebrated the music of Armenian jazz pianist and multigenre composer Tigran Hamasyan in a concert that featured him performing with students at the Berklee Performance Center.

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Bastille Talks with Berklee Students about Going from London Basement to Arenas Worldwide

March 30, 2017

In town Monday night for its show at the Agganis Arena, the members of the British indie pop band Bastille, perhaps best known for the chart-topping song "Pompeii," stopped by Berklee that afternoon to screen its new documentary and talk to students. 

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Curator of American Music to Begin Herb Alpert Residency

March 28, 2017

John Hasse, curator of American music for the Smithsonian Institution, author, and jazz pianist, will begin his post as the 2017 Herb Alpert Scholar-in-Residence on April 3.

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Slideshow: Defining Traditions at Black Music Matters Concert

March 24, 2017

Visiting artists Patrice Rushen '05H, Morris Hayes, and Stokley Williams headlined a recent celebration of black American music as part of Berklee's Signature Series.

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Songwriter India.Arie performs a song with Berklee student Lisa Oduor-Noah

India.Arie Keeps the 'Songversation' Going

March 22, 2017

As part of Berklee's annual MLK Celebration week, songwriter India.Arie gave a live Q and A to a packed audience in the David Friend Recital Hall as well as performed with students the following night at the Berklee Performance Center.

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Beyonce's original all-female band take the stage.

Slideshow: Beyoncé's Original All-Female Band Reunites After 10 Years

March 17, 2017

On March 2, the Berklee Performance Center welcomed Beyoncé's original all-female band to the stage, reuniting the members in a 10-year anniversary concert that featured student singers, musicians, and dancers.

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Carlos Vives and friends perform at Berklee concert in Bogota, Colombia

Slideshow: Berklee Musicians Perform with Carlos Vives and Other Top Colombian Artists

March 17, 2017

Berklee alumni, student, and faculty musicians recently performed alongside some of Colombia’s most renowned artists, including Carlos Vives, who received Berklee’s Master of Latin Music Award.

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Film Composer Ramin Djawadi Returns to Berklee During Game of Thrones Tour

March 15, 2017

Earlier this month, Djawadi returned to Boston for the first time in 17 years, in town for the nationwide tour of the music he wrote for Game of Thrones

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WBUR Radio Boston: Composer of Seinfeld Theme Breaks Down the Music

March 13, 2017

Iconic theme song composer Jonathan Wolff spoke with Meghna Chakrabarti of WBUR's Radio Boston about his visit to Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee students regarding his successful 29-year Hollywood career.

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Conductor/Composer Craig Hella Johnson

Slideshow: Considering Matthew Shepard Rouses Symphony Hall

March 10, 2017

Grammy-winning choral group Conspirare, led by composer/arranger Craig Hella Johnson, brought its stirring oratorio Considering Matthew Shepard to a packed Symphony Hall, with an audience that included Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.

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Kurdish Vocalist Aynur to Receive MMI Award as Institute Launches Women in Action Initiative

March 8, 2017

At its annual spring concert, on March 16, the Mediterranean Music Institute (MMI) will honor Kurdish musician Aynur with this year’s Master of Mediterranean Music Award and, at the same time, launch its Women in Action initiative, which seeks to raise awareness of female artists and to promote gender equality in the Mediterranean music scene.

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Voltage Connect Conference Brings Together Pioneers of Electronic Instruments

February 23, 2017

Berklee’s first Voltage Connect Conference, taking place March 10 and 11, will examine the development and direction of electronic instruments, from early commercial synthesizers in the 1970s to the present, and bring together major figures in the field.

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Photographer Henry Diltz Captured the Adventure of Laurel Canyon Music in the '60s

February 17, 2017

The music from the 1960s and early 1970s, as well as Henry Diltz’s photos, will be featured in the upcoming concert Great American Songbook: Tribute to Laurel Canyon at the Berklee Performance Center on February 26. Diltz will host and narrate the performance.

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The Middle Eastern Festival Brings Tigran Hamasyan to Berklee

February 17, 2017

This year’s Berklee Middle Eastern Festival features the music of Armenian pianist and composer Tigran Hamasyan.

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Craig Hella Johnson on Turning Hate into Art

January 26, 2017

Craig Hella Johnson, composer of Considering Matthew Shepard, talks with Boston media about the years-long process of creating an oratorio from a crime that evoked a myriad of emotional responses in him.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Craig Hella Johnson

January 20, 2017

Grammy-winning conductor/composer Craig Hella Johnson, founder and artistic director for the choral organization Conspirare, discusses his newest work, Considering Matthew Shepard, which the outfit will perform at Boston's Symphony Hall on Sunday, February 5, at 3:00 p.m.

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