Berklee Alumni Recognized at 59th Grammy Awards
Berklee Alumni were recognized across genres at the 59th annual Grammy Awards. Lalah Hathaway ’94 joined the exclusive ranks of those—such as Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles—who have won R&B Grammys four years in a row, while Donny McCaslin '88 accepted on behalf of the late David Bowie '99H.
Behind Oscar-Nominated Films, Alumni Expertise
Many Berklee alumni worked on music and sound in support of some of this year's Academy Award–nominated films, including most of the films nominated for a 2017 Best Picture Oscar.
Student Pianist Tony Ann Invited to Tour with the Chainsmokers
Canadian pianist, composer, and Berklee student Tony Ann recently earned himself a slot on tour with electronic pop music's biggest duo, the Chainsmokers, after his piano cover of their song "Paris" caught the pair's attention, Billboard reports.
Songs of the '60s and '70s to Be Rekindled February 26 in Great American Songbook Laurel Canyon Tribute
The music of James Taylor '95H, the Doors, the Mamas and the Papas, Carole King ‘13H, Joni Mitchell, Frank Zappa, and more comes to life in this concert hosted and narrated by revered music photographer Henry Diltz, whose work will be showcased at the event.
Beyoncé's Original All-Female Band Celebrates 10 Years Together with Concert at Berklee Performance Center
As part of the Signature Series at Berklee, Beyoncé's original all-female band will hold a 10-year anniversary concert on Thursday, March 2 at 8:00 p.m., at the Berklee Performance Center.
NPR Music Features Charlie Worsham '06 in 'Songs We Love'
NPR Music recently placed rising country music star and 2006 Berklee alumnus Charlie Worsham’s new song, “The Beginning of Things,” on its running list of the year's best songs.
PODCAST: Inside Berklee—David Mash
After more than 40 years as an integral leader at Berklee, Senior Vice President for Innovation, Strategy, and Technology David Mash, who Rolling Stone has called the "leading evangelist for the marriage of music and technology," reflects on his work and the Berklee community leading up to his retirement this spring.
Every Berklee Career a Startup: Students Explore Silicon Valley over Winter Break
This winter break, Berklee’s Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE) gave students perspective on the careers and creative headspace of Silicon Valley leaders at companies such as Google X, Facebook, Pandora, YouTube, and Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Andrea Pejrolo of Berklee's Contemporary Writing and Production Department discusses how the program prepares students for careers in a variety of fields including commercial or podcast writing, arranging, teaching, and producing.
Cobi (aka 2008 Berklee graduate Jacob Michael) made his late-night television debut on Monday night, performing his breakout hit “Don’t You Cry For Me” live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
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.
This season, the Berklee Performance Center will play host to the music of Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Beyoncé, Dianne Reeves, and more, as well as new musicals, the premiere collegiate a cappella competition, and renowned musicians hailing from Armenia, Tunisia, and Scotland, among other outposts.
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.
Blockchain innovators, including alumni and those in the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship’s (BerkleeICE) Open Music Initiative (OMI), are creating solutions for the inefficiencies currently stalling the digital music industry.
In ranking Berklee the top college for music and audio professionals working behind the boards, College Magazine cites the number of Berklee alumni involved in making this year's top Grammy-nominated albums.
Could there be a more crucial moment to bask in the glory of Gospel music? Berklee musicians provide the salve.
WBUR reporter Myles Gordon visited Berklee's recording studios after midnight and found plenty of (night)life.
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.
By going to Berklee College of Music's campus in Valencia, Spain, Syrian musician Firas Hassan not only saved himself, but perhaps he may have helped save some of his culture's music.
Berklee professor Ken Zambello visits The Take with Sue O’Connell to talk about the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class.
2016 was a banner year for Berklee artists contributing to albums that made strong showings in “best of” lists from some of the country’s most respected music journalism authorities.
Sleeping Lion, a band comprising Berklee students Nathan Flaks and Noah Longworth McGuire, performed for a full auditorium at Dulwich College in Suzhou, China, and toured the country as part of an ongoing partnership with music institutions in China.
The 2016 Berklee City Music Summit featured Academy Award-winning rapper Frayser Boy, Grammy-winning guitarist Larry Carlton, Snarky Puppy's Michael League, and Jennifer McCrea, coauthor of The Generosity Network. The summit was an opportunity for community organizations across the U.S. and Canada who participate in the Berklee City Music® program to collaborate around enabling youth from underserved communities to develop musically, academically, socially, and emotionally, primarily through the study of contemporary music.
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.
Several Berklee alumni, students, and faculty performed at this year’s Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, which was dedicated to women in the jazz world.
The Spring 2017 Signature Series Features Diverse Musical Performances, from Beyoncé's Band to the Lord of the Rings, and Beyond
The Spring 2017 Signature Series will include: Conspirare’s Considering Matthew Shepard, the Great American Songbook Orchestra’s performance of music from Laurel Canyon, a celebration of Beyoncé's original all-female band, Tigran Hamasyan’s innovative jazz collaborations, the Lord of the Rings Symphony in Six Movements, and the world premiere of the new musical The Kiss.
Berklee Global Jazz Institute students perform and conduct a workshop at the Americas Latino Eco Festival, writing music inspired by species and natural wonders from their home nations.
Through outreach visits to underserved communities, graduate and undergraduate Berklee Global Jazz Institute students learn not only a high level of musicianship and creativity, but how to direct their talents toward making an immediate and positive impact in people’s lives.