Lionel Richie, Lucinda Williams, Todd Rundgren, Neil Portnow, and Shin Joong Hyun Receive Honorary Degrees
At Berklee's 2017 commencement ceremonies, graduating students began the next chapter of their lives inspired by words and music from honorary doctorate recipients Lionel Richie, Lucinda Williams, Todd Rundgren, Neil Portnow, and Shin Joong Hyun.
Dedicated to Danilo Pérez, Puerto Rico Heineken Jazzfest Features Alumni, Students, and Faculty
This year’s Puerto Rico Heineken Jazzfest was dedicated to Danilo Pérez, the Grammy-winning artistic director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI), and featured several Berklee alumni while incorporating opportunities for students.
Berklee Artists to Perform at Top Music Festivals This Summer Through BPMI
The Berklee Popular Music Institute (BPMI) is sending seven artists to perform at top music festivals in the U.S. and Canada this summer including the Governors Ball, Essence Festival, Chicago Open Air, Lollapalooza, and Outside Lands.
PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Esperanza Spalding, Part 1
In her fifth and latest album, 2016’s Emily’s D+Evolution, Grammy winner and Berklee alumna Esperanza Spalding B.M. ‘05 plays with expressing different sides of herself through the character of “Emily.” Listen to the first part of an interview with her.
Berklee Alumnus and Professor Nominated for 2017 Tony Awards
A Berklee alumnus and a professor have been nominated for 2017 Tony Awards in the Best Orchestrations category.
New Connections: Student Performance Piece Reaches Across Artistic Disciplines
Students find common ground in the arenas of modern dance, African polyrhythms, electronic music, Arabic scales, video, software programming, and abstract painting.
Berklee to Award Wang Leehom Scholarship to Student from China
Berklee will award the Wang Leehom Scholarship to a student from mainland China for the entering class of 2018.
Personifying Art's Power, Class of 2017 Takes Reins
Who is the undergraduate class of 2017? Explore a small sample of the remarkable work and creative capabilities of these soon-to-be alumni that came to Boston from more than 70 countries and more than 40 U.S. states.
Grammy-winning Latin pop hitmaker Alejandro Sanz '13H has enlisted Berklee alumni Freddy “Fuego” Gonzalez ’09, ‘15G and Victor Mirallas ’15 in his touring band.
Berklee President Roger H. Brown and others from the college were in Mumbai in May 2016 to award the Berklee A. R. Rahman Scholarship, which covers tuition for four years at Berklee, to three talented musicians: guitarist Aman Sagar, pianist Ronojit Chaliha, and percussionist Sarthak Mudgal.
A group of students who fled war-torn countries recorded four albums under the direction of Javier Limón as a tribute to the millions of refugees around the globe, and to benefit Doctors Without Borders.
Boston.com decided that two members of the class of 2016 from Berklee and one from the Boston Conservatory have some of the most awesome plans among this spring's Boston-area graduates.
Béla Fleck and Victor Wooten discuss reuniting the Flecktones and the booming acoustic music scene in Boston while offering Berklee students advice on supportive musical conversations.
Julius Williams III is using lessons learned at Berklee and the Boston Conservatory to advance in Britain's Got Talent with his vocal group Vox Fortura.
The annual commencement concert, held on May 6 at the Agganis Arena, featured some of the college’s most accomplished students paying tribute to the honorary doctor of music degree recipients with performances of music associated with their careers.
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.
The Boston Conservatory has named its first-ever full time faculty position in hip-hop dance.
Juan Luis Guerra chooses a student pianist from Colombia to receive a scholarship in his name with a maximum value of $200,000.
An article on Huffington Post Latino Voices calls Rita Moreno's commencement address "one for the history books."
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.
Alumni from Berklee and The Boston Conservatory have been nominated for 2016 Tony Awards in categories including Best Musical, Best Orchestrations, Best Revival of a Musical, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical.
Rita Moreno delivered the 2016 commencement speech to more than 900 graduates, and received an honorary doctorate alongside the Isley Brothers, Lucian Grainge, and Milton Nascimento.
Berklee students will gain invaluable experience out on the road this summer performing at Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) in New York, Lollapalooza in Chicago, Osheaga in Montreal, and Made In America in Philadelphia, through the Berklee Popular Music Institute (BPMI).
Berklee’s Masters on the Road series, where master alumni musicians return to campus to teach and lead a touring ensemble, continues with Donny McCaslin ‘88, the acclaimed jazz saxophonist who was featured prominently on David Bowie’s final album, Blackstar.
Listen to a track from a Berklee senior whose composing and cuatro virtuosity has made him a standout during his studies with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.
They came to Berklee from more than 60 nations and nearly every U.S. state, and they leave with a lifelong, shared Berklee bond forged in their mutual love of music.