PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Joy Allen
In this edition of Inside Berklee, Joy Allen, the new chair of Berklee's Music Therapy Department, talks about the principles behind music therapy and how it can be used to help people, as well as how Berklee prepares students to be effective therapists.
A Happy Coincidence at Berklee Study Abroad Program
For Berklee student band Mr. Adam Marks, Valencia provided the inspiration to form and the momentum to pursue a professional path. All five members of the band met thanks to the Berklee Study Abroad program as they enjoyed a six-month stay at Berklee’s Valencia, Spain, campus, between January and June 2016.
Berklee to Honor Wang Leehom, King of Chinese Pop, at Symphony Hall
Berklee students will celebrate Chinese-American singer-songwriter, movie star, producer, and director Wang Leehom with a program of his globally popular music, and Wang himself will join them on stage to perform selections and to receive an honorary doctorate from Berklee.
Berklee Students, Alumni Perform on Flamenco Album Nominated for a Latin Grammy
José Mercé's 2016 album, Doy La Cara, is nominated for a Latin Grammy for Best Flamenco Album. It was produced by Mediterranean Music Institute Artistic Director Javier Limón and features nine current or former Berklee students.
Composer and Conductor Richard Carrick Named Chair of the Composition Department
Award-winning composer, conductor, and pianist Richard Carrick, a Guggenheim fellow, has been named chair of Berklee’s Composition Department.
Alumni Give Soaring Score to Clint Eastwood's Box Office Smash Sully
Alumni Tierney Sutton '87 and Christian Jacob '86 worked closely with legendary actor and director Clint Eastwood to score box office leader Sully, a biopic about airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, starring Tom Hanks.
Berklee Performance Center Fall Season on Sale Now
The Berklee Performance Center is proud to announce a jam-packed fall season. Highlights include Black Lives Matter: Meaning of Freedom Concert Honoring Angela Davis; John Scofield’s Country for Old Men; Patti Smith in conversation with Michael Patrick MacDonald; Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees with Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, and the Milk Carton Kids; and much more.
Berklee and The Boston Conservatory Agree to Merger, Set the Stage for New International Standard in Performing Arts Education
Berklee and The Boston Conservatory announce a formal agreement to merge, creating the world’s most comprehensive and dynamic training ground for music, dance, theater, and related professions.
Pop superstar Taylor Swift calls a cover of her songs "Wildest Dreams" and "Bad Blood" by Berklee student Tim Reynolds and alumnus Nigel Tay '14 "Stunning."
Music Production, Technology, and Innovation Graduate Program Students Seize the Future of the Industry
Berklee's graduate program in Music Production, Technology, and Innovation trains students to anticipate the future of the music business, and gives them the tools to seize it.
In this edition of Inside Berklee, Kenny Werner, artistic director of Berklee's Effortless Mastery Institute, discusses how musicians can learn to play from the deepest parts of themselves and rediscover their connection to the music.
Justin Tranter '01 and his collaborator Julia Michaels are on a pop radio-dominating hot streak writing songs for Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, and Gwen Stefani and others.
Hal Crook Celebrates Retirement with Concert Featuring Esperanza Spalding, Antonio Sanchez, Lionel Loueke, Chris Cheek and Others
Hal Crook is retiring after 30 years of teaching at Berklee and is celebrating in concert with some of his former students, including Antonio Sanchez '97, Esperanza Spalding '05, Lionel Loueke '01, Leo Genovese '04, and Chris Cheek '91, among others.
The renowned pianist, composer, and artistic director of Berklee's Effortless Mastery Institute celebrates the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking book Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within on February 2 at the Berklee Performance Center. Saxophone icons Joe Lovano and George Garzone perform in the first half of the show.
Living Colour drummer Will Calhoun '86, shares advice for Berklee students, thoughts on the drums from a global perspective, and blazing chops throughout a clinic at David Friend Recital Hall.
Clarinetist, tenor saxophonist, and Berklee alumna Anat Cohen will kick off National Public Radio’s annual Toast of the Nation coast-to-coast radio broadcast this New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2015, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time.
Berklee's Board of Trustees has approved new tuition and fees for the 2016–17 academic year.
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.
Alumnus Alex Lacamoire '95, music director and orchestrator of Hamilton, credits his Berklee education for the foundation of his career in musical theater.
This fall, Berklee launched two new graduate programs: a master of music in contemporary performance (global jazz concentration) and a master of arts in music therapy. These are the first graduate programs to be offered on Berklee’s Boston campus and round out the graduate work being conducted at the college’s Valencia, Spain, campus.
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.
City Music student Muñeca Diaz is the beneficiary of a handmade bass, thanks to a donor's generosity at this year's Encore Gala.
Singer-songwriter and alumna Zoya is finding success in her native India and the United States with her signature folk fusion that combines elements of pop and Northern Indian music with varied, unusual instrumentation.
Pauly Germán earned a full scholarship to Berklee while enrolled in a Berklee on the Road program in his native Domincan Republic.
Juan Luis Guerra Scholarship to be Presented in Conjunction with the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation
A Latin music student will receive a four-year scholarship to Berklee in the name of multi-Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, composer, and producer Juan Luis Guerra.