Berklee’s Campus in Valencia Honors Grads and John McLaughlin at Commencement
Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain, recently celebrated its fifth anniversary at commencement, saluting its new master's degree recipients and awarding an honorary doctorate to legendary guitarist, composer, and pioneering bandleader John McLaughlin. In five years, the international campus has hosted more than 1,500 students from 71 nations and granted $4 million in scholarships to graduate students.
Charlie Puth Video Dethrones 'Gangnam Style' as YouTube's Most-Watched
At nearly 3 billion views, Charlie Puth's video with Wiz Khalifa, "See You Again," is the most-watched video in YouTube's history, surpassing longtime record-holder and fellow Berklee alumnus Psy, whose "Gangnam Style" has dominated the list for years.
Ask George Clinton, Legendary Funk Artist, Anything During August 7 Berklee Online Event
Legendary funk songwriter, musician, and producer George Clinton '12H, perhaps best known for his work with Parliament-Funkadelic, will be the first guest on the new Berklee Online Live: Songwriting series. "Dr. Funkenstein" himself will answer your questions.
Piano Professor Joanne Brackeen Receives NEA Jazz Master Award
The National Endowment of the Arts grants a Jazz Masters Award, the nation's highest honor in jazz, to Berklee Professor Joanne Brackeen who has blazed trails for female jazz musicians.
John Mayer Shares the Stage with Student Songwriters
On a tour stop in Boston with his band, Dead & Company, songwriter and guitar titan John Mayer '98 visited the Berklee Performance Center (BPC) to hear original songs from six Berklee students.
Berklee India Exchange Takes Prog Rock Clinics to Mumbai and Bengaluru
Progressive rock enthusiasts in Mumbai and Bengaluru enjoyed intensive two-day workshops this May at the Berklee Tandon Global Clinics conducted by the Berklee India Exchange.
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—Jason Palmer
Jazz trumpeter, composer, and educator Jason Palmer discusses his music and more as he prepares to lead a Berklee septet at the Newport Jazz Festival.
Slideshow: Berklee Musicians Perform Around Boston in Free Summer Concerts
Through the free Summer in the City concert series, Berklee students from all over the world share their music, spanning a broad range of genres, with the people of Boston and surrounding areas.
Alumna Writes Theme Song for International Swimming Championships
Alumna Kata Kozma’s song for the FINA Swimming World Championships, “We Are the Water,” cowritten by fellow Hungarian songwriters Szandra Iván ‘15 and Áron Sebestyén, and engineered by Jett Galindo B.M. ‘12 at the Bakery in Los Angeles, debuted on YouTube July 13 and already has more than 119,000 views.
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.
Juan Luis Guerra chooses a student pianist from Colombia to receive a scholarship in his name with a maximum value of $200,000.
The Boston Conservatory has named its first-ever full time faculty position in hip-hop dance.
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.
Catch a few glimpses of the Equinox Music Festival, an event at Berklee and The Boston Conservatory showcasing the improvisational possibilities of classical music.
Berklee, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico, presents the second edition of Reimagine Mexico: A Musical Celebration featuring Alexander Acha, on May 5 at the Berklee Performance Center.