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.
The ninth annual Berklee Middle Eastern Festival celebrated the music of Armenian jazz pianist and multigenre composer Tigran Hamasyan in a concert that featured him performing with students at the Berklee Performance Center.
Two Boston Conservatory at Berklee ensembles—cello quartet BoCoCelli and brass quintet No Strings Attached—are headed to Washington, D.C., for a performance on the John F. Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. The free event will take place on Friday, April 14, at 6:00 p.m.
In town Monday night for its show at the Agganis Arena, the members of the British indie pop band Bastille, perhaps best known for the chart-topping song "Pompeii," stopped by Berklee that afternoon to screen its new documentary and talk to students.
Since signing with Manhattan-based artist management outfit Moodswing Management, Zak Leever B.M. '16 and guitar major Alex Waldin have made inroads as DJs, performers, remixers, and producers in New York City's EDM scene.
John Hasse, curator of American music for the Smithsonian Institution, author, and jazz pianist, will begin his post as the 2017 Herb Alpert Scholar-in-Residence on April 3.
Visiting artists Patrice Rushen '05H, Morris Hayes, and Stokley Williams headlined a recent celebration of black American music as part of Berklee's Signature Series.
More Than 200 Musicians to Perform The Lord of the Rings Symphony at Boston’s Symphony Hall April 19
The Signature Series at Berklee presents the world premiere of the musical The Kiss, with book and lyrics by Cheryl Coons and music by Berklee professor Peter Eldridge. Inspired by the sensual portraits of artist Gustav Klimt, the musical asks the question, “Who is the woman in ‘The Kiss’?”
As part of Berklee's annual MLK Celebration week, songwriter India.Arie gave a live Q and A to a packed audience in the David Friend Recital Hall as well as performed with students the following night at the Berklee Performance Center.
Student Tonina Saputo has been part of the Mediterranean Music Institute's Refugio del Sonido project, was selected as one of Univision's U-LAB artists, and will perform in Spain's Ellas Crean Festival. Here's a track off her upcoming first album.
On March 31, the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) will present its eighth annual Berklee Global Jazz Summit with a special concert. This year’s summit celebrates the impact of Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Ella Fitzgerald in today’s global jazz era.
In this episode of Inside Berklee, Ken Zambello talks about what it takes to get into the annual Singers Showcase, how Elvis Presley made rock famous, and what students today know of Elvis' music.
On March 2, the Berklee Performance Center welcomed Beyoncé's original all-female band to the stage, reuniting the members in a 10-year anniversary concert that featured student singers, musicians, and dancers.
Berklee alumni, student, and faculty musicians recently performed alongside some of Colombia’s most renowned artists, including Carlos Vives, who received Berklee’s Master of Latin Music Award.
The Berklee band Luhx (styled “luhx.”) chose its name as a derivation of the word lux, the unit of illumination, because of the brightness the four band members hope their music will bring to listeners’ lives.
Earlier this month, Djawadi returned to Boston for the first time in 17 years, in town for the nationwide tour of the music he wrote for Game of Thrones.
Lionel Richie, Lucinda Williams, Todd Rundgren, Neil Portnow, and Shin Joong Hyun to Receive Honorary Degrees at Berklee Commencement
Songwriter, producer, recording artist, and pioneer of multimedia and computer technology, Todd Rundgren, will be this year’s commencement speaker, and will address more than 1,000 Berklee graduates on Saturday, May 13, at the Agganis Arena.