Presented by Berklee, NPR Music, WBGO FM, the Checkout – Live at Berklee, which brings critically acclaimed alumni back to their alma mater for intimate concerts at Cafe 939, continues with Argentinian composer and pianist Guillermo Klein on Wednesday, January 29.
Berklee's new 16-story tower, at 160 Massachusetts Avenue, opened to its first residents a week before the spring 2014 semester began, featuring dorm space, studios, practice rooms, a fitness center, a 400-seat cafeteria and performance space, and some of the best views in town.
The spring 2014 half of Berklee's Signature Music Series features Sun Ra Cosmic Centenary, the Great American Songbook: Great Women Songwriters, the Middle Eastern Music Festival: the Music of Armenia, and the State of Jazz Composition: Terence Blanchard with the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra.
When multi-Grammy winner Carole King takes the stage at the MusiCares Person of the Year ceremony in her honor, she will be accompanied on one song by Berklee student Ahmad El Haggar from Egypt.
Berklee College of Music will award four four-year scholarships—one full-tuition, three half-tuition—to finalists in Grammy-winning guitarist and producer Lee Ritenour's Six String Theory Competition.
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.
Panos Panay, founding managing director of Berklee's new Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship, helps create a bridge between students at Berklee and MIT.
Student Evan Chapman orchestrates an impromptu performance of "O Holy Night" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
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.