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.
Though he’d never scored a major film, Arturo Cardelús ‘11 knew he was the right composer for the movie Call Me Francesco as soon as he heard about it.
Berklee's 160 Massachusetts Avenue property is home to 369 students in addition to a state-of-the-art music technology complex, and a cafeteria/performance space.
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.
Berklee will present American Master Awards at Music City Roots in Franklin, Tennessee. T Bone Burnett and Berklee alumni Gillian Welch '92 and David Rawlings '92 will receive the honors during a live webcast on March 15.
For many musicians in Latin America, attending Berklee seems like an impossible dream due to barriers like distance and language. But for the past three years, Berklee has worked to change that through the innovative Berklee Latino program. Four students profiled here testify to the life-changing potential of Berklee Latino.
Faculty member Hal Crook '71 celebrates his 30 years at Berklee with a BPC concert. Listen to one of his originals, "Behind These Eyes."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.