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.
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.
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.
When he's not on the field, professional football player Ben Grubbs studies music theory and piano online with Berklee.
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.
Berklee students spending their spring break learning about Nashville’s music industry met with hit country singer-songwriter Brad Paisley and Chris DuBois, his frequent songwriting collaborator and partner in the duo’s independent publishing company, Sea Gale Music.
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.
Ray Santos, "El Maestro" of the mambo sound and educator, will receive an honorary doctorate of music at the Puertro Rico Heineken Jazz Festival.
Free, on-campus panels from March 29 to April 1 will lead up to the summit concert on April 1 at the Berklee Performance Center.