Connecticut native Samantha Preis ’10 began playing the piano at a young age, but didn’t care much for practicing the music she was given. Instead, she preferred to write her own songs, a habit which led her to Berklee’s summer Songwriting Workshop, and from there to a songwriting scholarship.
Listen to a tune from a Tennessee-bred bluegrass musician and alumna who's returning to Berklee for a New Year's Eve concert.
Berklee is now affiliated with Communication University of China, Beijing; Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Shanghai; and Xinghai Conservatory of Music, Guangzhou.
Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter, Mandolinist Sierra Hull to Perform First Night Boston Concert, Broadcast on WUMB-FM
Sierra Hull performs as part of Boston's First Night Boston festival.
Student Evan Chapman orchestrates an impromptu performance of "O Holy Night" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Panos Panay, founding managing director of Berklee's new Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship, helps create a bridge between students at Berklee and MIT.
Michael Sweet, an associate professor who teaches video game scoring, has seen the gaming grow from a niche market into a $60-billion-a-year industry—and one that needs music.
Twenty years ago, after nearly a half-century of making a name for itself in Boston as a leader in contemporary music education, Berklee formed the Berklee International Network (BIN) to formally take its mission and message global. This year, the BIN celebrated its anniversary by adding six new schools to the fold.
View a photo gallery of Berklee student ensembles in their final performances for the fall 2013 semester.
BostInno names Berklee Online's Debbie Cavalier one of the city's most innovative educators.
Performer and inventor Jason Lim synthesizes new experiences in the Interdisciplinary Arts Institute. “Berklee has the worldwide reputation and facilities that I wanted to experience,” he says, and adds that he began saving money to come to Berklee early on during his first degree program. He originally intended to stay for only a semester or two, but found the experience so rewarding that he completed a second degree, this time in electronic production and design (EPD).
After achieving early success in Mexico, student Pepe Portilla is discovering room to grow as a producer, performer, and songwriter—and as a person—at Berklee.
The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences nominated 30 Berklee alumni for a total of 36 Grammy Awards.
This alumnus's flying fingers make magic with the Chapman Stick. After attending a Berklee in LA session, Griesgraber set his heart on Berklee, but knew he had his work cut out for him to succeed there. He began taking courses at MiraCosta college, and soon distinguished himself, tutoring other students, recording, and helping with administrative duties. He then transferred to Berklee, and two years later graduated summa cum laude.
Get the inside story from The Simpsons composer and Berklee alumnus who wrote the music for the recent show-opening mini-film featuring the show's characters in a battle over musical freedom.
Listen to a tune from one of Brazil's most acclaimed composers and guitarists.
Jorel Corpus is proud of the new album he compiled for typhoon relief, but even prouder to lend a hand to his home country.
Grammy-winning producer Javier Limón's latest album brings together flamenco, Arab, and Israeli music.
NPR's 2013 Toast of the Nation will broadcast Donald Harrison live from the Berklee Performance Center around the world on New Year's Eve.