Visiting Artist News

Kelly Price speaks to students.

Recording Artist Kelly Price Shares Personal Journey of Triumph with Students

December 1, 2016

Seven-time Grammy nominee Kelly Price spoke with Berklee students about confronting body image stereotypes in the music industry, her personal journey of healing and overcoming obstacles, and fighting for her dreams until she found success.

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PODCAST: Taylor Davis

November 22, 2016

As the last stop on her 2016 tour, in which she traversed much of Europe, violinist Taylor Davis plays at Berklee’s Red Room at Cafe 939 on Monday, December 5, 2016. Listen to a track, "Nebulous," from her last album.

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Berklee Indian Ensemble Welcomes Shankar Mahadevan as Artist in Residence in December

November 22, 2016

The Berklee Indian Ensemble, a dynamic group of students representing more than 40 countries, will perform a sold-out concert with Indian master vocalist and composer Shankar Mahadevan on Tuesday, December 13, 2016.

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Pablo Ziegler plays the piano during the Signature Series concert.

Slideshow: Pablo Ziegler Meets Berklee

November 18, 2016

Latin Grammy-winning Argentine pianist, composer, and arranger Pablo Zielger thrilled the Berklee Performance Center with his Argentine new tango as part of Berklee’s Signature Series.

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New Orleans-based artist Big Freedia at the Berklee bookstore

Big Freedia Brings Label-Defying Bounce to Berklee

November 17, 2016

Big Freedia, a leading artist in the New Orleans-based bounce music genre, took time during her tour stop in Boston to field questions from Berklee students about topics ranging from working with Beyoncé to the challenges of being an openly gay and African American artist in the music industry.

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Alex, Stephen, and Will pose together backstage.

On Broadway, Alumni Lacamoire, Oremus, and Wells Give Back

November 10, 2016

Broadway titans Alex Lacamoire ’95 (Hamilton, In the Heights) and Stephen Oremus ’92 (The Book of Mormon, Kinky Boots) recently spoke as part of a panel moderated by Will Wells '11 (Hamilton), "Directing Greatness: An Evening Behind Broadway." Lacamoire then visited Berklee, giving notes to students working on an upcoming production of In the Heights.

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PODCAST: Pablo Ziegler

November 1, 2016

Pablo Ziegler, the longtime pianist for late tango great Astor Piazzolla, is one of the foremost figures today in tango nuevo, an innovative style of music that blends traditional Argentine tango with American jazz. On Thursday, November 10, 2016, Ziegler will bring his music to the Berklee Performance Center.

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Jazz trumpeter Daniel D'Alcantara

BIN Faculty of the Year Brings Wisdom, Grooves to Campus

October 31, 2016

To help commemorate the Berklee International Network (BIN) 2016 Faculty of the Year selection, honoree Daniel D'Alcantara, a Brazilian jazz trumpeter, was brought to campus to conduct a series of master classes over a three-day period, which concluded with a concert in the David Friend Recital Hall.

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Billboard: John Oates Enlists Berklee Students for New Song 'Smoke and Mirrors'

October 14, 2016

John Oates of Hall and Oates, the best-selling duo in music history, collaborates with Berklee students on new song and music video "Smoke and Mirrors."

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Pablo Ziegler

Signature Series Presents Pablo Ziegler Meets Berklee

October 12, 2016

Pablo Ziegler Meets Berklee features the Latin Grammy-winning Argentinian pianist, composer, and arranger—one of the most important figures in Argentine new tango—performing his inspired compositions and arrangements with a large student orchestra.

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Greg Wells

Hitmaker Greg Wells to Berklee Students: Stay Open to Possibilities

October 11, 2016

With credits including work with Katy Perry, Twenty One Pilots, Adele, Pharrell Williams, and Timbaland, among others, Greg Wells—record producer, songwriter, musician, and mix engineer—had much to share in working with Berklee students.

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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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