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.
Check out photos and audio from Berklee's annual SXSW party featuring performances by alumni and students.
Berklee's next entering class celebrates its acceptance on social media.
Alumnus Taku Hirano '95 is a percussionist, producer, and designer who has carved an eclectic career over the past two decades working with Whitney Houston, Fleetwood Mac, Dr. Dre, Bette Midler, John Mayer, and Cirque du Soleil.
Percussion Professor Terri Lyne Carrington is honored by the Society of American Music for her important contributions made over her career.
Bolivian student Luis Gamarra recently brought 50 musicians and dancers—from Berklee and The Boston Conservatory—together in Berklee’s Shames Family Scoring Stage to record the song "Yo Soy Inmigrante"—a heartfelt tribute to the immigrant experience in America.
Berklee’s State of Jazz Composition Symposium and Concert Series returns with four days of panels, workshops, and performances, April 19-22.
Megadeth pops in on a rehearsal by Berklee's Megadeth Ensemble.
When he's not on the field, professional football player Ben Grubbs studies music theory and piano online with Berklee.
Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell and producer Dave Cobb, both multi-Grammy-winners, record a new song at RCA Nashville as Berklee students watch and learn.
In a recent master class held in the Shames Family Scoring Stage at Berklee, Kuk Harrell spoke to a standing-room-only group of students about his road to becoming a five-time Grammy-winning vocal producer.
Alumna Melissa Ferrick, a longtime touring singer-songwriter, returned to Berklee as a faculty member in 2013 and last year released her 17th album, Melissa Ferrick.
Podcast work helps alumni make a living as musicians in New York.
The first online bachelor’s program for guitar performance—and the only online degree program offering private music instruction to all of its students—will begin in September 2016.
National Public Radio’s Jazz Night in America team came to Panama this past January for the spectacle of the annual Panama Jazz Festival, founded by Berklee alumni Danilo Pérez and Patricia Zarate.
Banjo legend and esteemed composer Béla Fleck, who has been nominated in more Grammy categories than any other musician, met with Berklee students on Saturday, March 12 at Warner Music Nashville as part of the college’s annual spring break trip.
Legendary producer, film music maven, songwriter, and artist T Bone Burnett shared his experience and wisdom with Berklee students at a master class at Warner Music Nashville on Monday, March 14, 2016.
Berklee alumni working in the Nashville music industry reach out to the next generation of Berklee students, who are visiting for their spring break to learn from Music City's pros.