Visiting Artist News
This year’s Berklee Middle Eastern Festival features the music of Armenian pianist and composer Tigran Hamasyan.
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.
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.
Berklee's 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will feature inspiring Grammy-winning guest artist India.Arie; a keynote address from Harvard professor, author, Berklee trustee, and activist Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot; and a performance by Bill Pierce, chair of Berklee's Woodwinds Department.
Hit hip-hop artist, songwriter, and producer Akon, Afrobeat sensation Davido, and prominent entertainment attorney Joel Katz speak at a Berklee on the Road program in Libreville, Gabon.
Shankar Mahadevan took the stage at the Berklee Performance Center on December 13, surrounded by the Berklee Indian Ensemble, performing to a sold-out and enthusiastic house that cheered on the star who’s known for his work on many Bollywood soundtracks and for his best-selling album Breathless.
Grammy-winning drummer, pianist, and composer Jack DeJohnette, who has played alongside Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Bill Evans, among others, and mentored an array of Berklee faculty members, recently participated in a weeklong series of workshops at Berklee.
New England Patriots defensive lineman Geneo Grissom, a drummer, recently visited Berklee for a lesson with John Ramsay, chair of the Percussion Department, and a jam session with students.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.