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.
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.
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.
Voltage Connect Conference Brings Together Pioneers of Electronic Instruments
Berklee’s first Voltage Connect Conference, taking place March 10 and 11, will examine the development and direction of electronic instruments, from early commercial synthesizers in the 1970s to the present, and bring together major figures in the field.
PODCAST: Tia Fuller
In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, we feature saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Tia Fuller, a professor in the Ensemble Department who has performed alongside legends such as Beyoncé, Aretha Franklin, Jay-Z, Janelle Monáe, and Erykah Badu.
Berklee, Vanyaland Announce SXSW Party, Boston and Beyond, March 17
At South by Southwest (SXSW) 2017, fast-rising Berklee alumni and student acts will perform dream pop, folk, surf, psych-rock, fuzz-rock, and more. The lineup features Aüva, Bat House, Boketto the Wolf, Contact, Rebecca Loebe, TRISHES, and Weakened Friends.
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.
The Middle Eastern Festival Brings Tigran Hamasyan to Berklee
This year’s Berklee Middle Eastern Festival features the music of Armenian pianist and composer Tigran Hamasyan.
Berklee roots musicians the Doc Wallace Trio and the Loose Roots Band will bring Texas fiddling, swing, and Celtic music to the Jalopy Theatre in Brooklyn on March 13.
Last year saxophonist Donny McCaslin '88 and his jazz quartet were enlisted by David Bowie H'99 to record what became Bowie's 25th and final album, Blackstar. Just weeks after the album's release and the shock of Bowie's death, McCaslin talks about recording with Bowie and longtime producer Tony Visconti.
Nacho González took a detour from a bright future in the nonprofit world to come to Berklee. This month, he won a spot in the JEN Young Composer Showcase.
Grammy-nominated Berklee Voice Department Professor Donna McElroy, an alumna of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the leading torch-bearers of the traditional spiritual throughout the world since 1871, both discusses and sings spirituals, joined by students from the Jubilee Spirit Ensemble that she leads at Berklee.
David Murillo R., a Berklee student from Medellín, Colombia, scores Between Sea and Land, recipient of the Sundance Film Festival's Audience Award for Best Film and the Special Jury Award for Acting, both in the World Cinema Dramatic category.
Heavy Rotation Records celebrates the release of its new compilation, Dorm Sessions 11, with a concert at the Sinclair in Cambridge.
As snow fell lightly outside the Berklee Performance Center on January 12, incoming students and their families were treated to an evening of inspirational words and energetic music at the spring 2016 entering student convocation and concert.
The Berklee PULSE® Music Method expands to Metro Nashville Public Schools and the School District of Philadelphia, providing over 400 music teachers with access to the comprehensive online platform.
Great American Songbook: The Music of Bob Dylan, celebrates the folk music icon with a large group of Berklee students, faculty, and guest Al Kooper paying tribute to Dylan’s prolific career.
Prince Charles Alexander, professor of music production and engineering, talks about the arc of his career, from starting his solo career in Boston, to hip-hop sessions in New York, to joining the Berklee faculty.
BerkleeICE took its first trip to Silicon Valley to introduce and expose students to the possibilities of careers in technology, including site visits to Google, Facebook, Twitter, Apple, startup incubators, and venture capital firms.
The historic ensemble that introduced negro spirituals to the world will perform in honor of the 150th anniversary of Fisk University. The concert will also feature Berklee voice professor and former Jubilee Singer Donna McElroy, the renowned Boston Children’s Chorus, readings by former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and author Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, and more.
Listen to a two-movement work for flute and piano by Jonathan Bailey Holland, a composition faculty member at both The Boston Conservatory and Berklee.
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."
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.
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.