India.Arie Keeps the 'Songversation' Going
As part of Berklee's annual MLK Celebration week, songwriter India.Arie gave a live Q and A to a packed audience in the David Friend Recital Hall as well as performed with students the following night at the Berklee Performance Center.
PODCAST: Tonina Saputo
Student Tonina Saputo has been part of the Mediterranean Music Institute's Refugio del Sonido project, was selected as one of Univision's U-LAB artists, and will perform in Spain's Ellas Crean Festival. Here's a track off her upcoming first album.
Berklee Global Jazz Institute Celebrates the Impact of Jazz Era Icons
On March 31, the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) will present its eighth annual Berklee Global Jazz Summit with a special concert. This year’s summit celebrates the impact of Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Ella Fitzgerald in today’s global jazz era.
Lionel Richie, Lucinda Williams, Todd Rundgren, Neil Portnow, and Shin Joong Hyun to Receive Honorary Degrees at Berklee Commencement
Songwriter, producer, recording artist, and pioneer of multimedia and computer technology, Todd Rundgren, will be this year’s commencement speaker, and will address more than 1,000 Berklee graduates on Saturday, May 13, at the Agganis Arena.
Slideshow: Beyoncé's Original All-Female Band Reunites After 10 Years
On March 2, the Berklee Performance Center welcomed Beyoncé's original all-female band to the stage, reuniting the members in a 10-year anniversary concert that featured student singers, musicians, and dancers.
Film Composer Ramin Djawadi Returns to Berklee During Game of Thrones Tour
Earlier this month, Djawadi returned to Boston for the first time in 17 years, in town for the nationwide tour of the music he wrote for Game of Thrones.
Slideshow: Berklee Musicians Perform with Carlos Vives and Other Top Colombian Artists
Berklee alumni, student, and faculty musicians recently performed alongside some of Colombia’s most renowned artists, including Carlos Vives, who received Berklee’s Master of Latin Music Award.
Kurdish Vocalist Aynur to Receive MMI Award as Institute Launches Women in Action Initiative
At its annual spring concert, on March 16, the Mediterranean Music Institute (MMI) will honor Kurdish musician Aynur with this year’s Master of Mediterranean Music Award and, at the same time, launch its Women in Action initiative, which seeks to raise awareness of female artists and to promote gender equality in the Mediterranean music scene.
Now in its third year, Berklee Latino, Berklee College of Music’s Spanish-language program, is expanding to host programs in Ecuador and Peru. Berklee Latino also returns to Mexico and Colombia in 2016.
Twelve alumni took home thirteen trophies at the 2016 Grammy Awards.
The Berklee professor, Fisk alumna, and former Jubilee Singer previewed the group’s upcoming performance at Symphony Hall on Sunday, February 21.
Faculty member Hal Crook '71 celebrates his 30 years at Berklee with a BPC concert. Listen to one of his originals, "Behind These Eyes."
Heavy Rotation Records takes over the Sinclair with the release of Dorm Sessions 11.
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.