Visiting Artist News

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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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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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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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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Stephani-Aloysia Moretti

Stephanie-Aloysia Moretti Reflects on the History and Future of the Montreux Jazz Festival

February 25, 2016

BerkleeICE's Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations series saw Stephanie-Aloysia Moretti, artistic director for Montreaux Jazz Festival, talking about the festival's success and strong brand growth. 

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Slideshow: Joyce Moreno Meets Berklee

December 21, 2015

Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist Joyce Moreno delivered an enchanting Signature Series performance at the Berklee Performance Center on Thursday, December 10, along with a large ensemble of Berklee students. Moreno has recorded more than 20 solo albums over her illustrious career and has been nominated for four Latin Grammys.

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The Berklee Performance Center Spring/Winter Season On Sale Now

December 17, 2015

The Berklee Performance Center announces another exciting spring season with highlights including accomplished jazz pianist Kenny Werner; Tony Award-winning musical Sweeney Todd presented by Berklee’s Musical Theater Club; and a concert featuring two student ensembles under the artistic direction of renowned trumpeter Terence Blanchard.

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Jill Scott Visits with Berklee Students

December 9, 2015

On tour in support of her new album, Woman, Jill Scott stopped by Berklee for a very special and intimate interview prior to her recent performance at the Orpheum in Boston.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Kara DioGuardi and Bonnie Hayes

December 3, 2015

Kara DioGuardi, in an interview with Bonnie Hayes, talks about about rediscovering her creativity, interacting with young musicians, and what it takes to succeed in the industry today. 

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T Bone Burnett

T Bone Burnett Inspires and Challenges Berklee Students at Campus Visit

December 3, 2015

Iconic producer, musician, songwriter, and film music guru T Bone Burnett shares knowledge with Berklee students and calls for artists to take collective action.

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Grammy Winner Vijay Prakash Works with Berklee India Ensemble to Deliver Spellbinding Show

November 24, 2015

A couple of days prior to his sold-out show at the Berklee Performance Center, acclaimed Indian singer Vijay “Utsav” Prakash spent time with student vocalists in the Berklee Indian Ensemble.

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Guitarist Steve Lukather on Keeping the Faith and the Groove

November 2, 2015

Steve Lukather has played stadiums as Toto’s guitarist, toured with Ringo Starr, and laid down tracks with everyone from Aretha Franklin to Barbra Streisand. On October 22, he took the stage at the Berk Recital Hall to talk to a packed room about his career.

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