India.Arie to Perform at Berklee’s 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Berklee's 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will feature inspiring Grammy-winning guest artist India.Arie; a keynote address from Harvard professor, author, Berklee trustee, and activist Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot; and a performance by Bill Pierce, chair of Berklee's Woodwinds Department.
Berklee Tops College Magazine’s List for Recording Technology and Audio Design
In ranking Berklee the top college for music and audio professionals working behind the boards, College Magazine cites the number of Berklee alumni involved in making this year's top Grammy-nominated albums.
Berklee Faculty, Alumni Join Pastor Who Served with Martin Luther King for Gospel Broadcast
Could there be a more crucial moment to bask in the glory of Gospel music? Berklee musicians provide the salve.
Akon, Joel Katz, and Others Bring a Bit of Berklee to Gabon
Hit hip-hop artist, songwriter, and producer Akon, Afrobeat sensation Davido, and prominent entertainment attorney Joel Katz speak at a Berklee on the Road program in Libreville, Gabon.
Firas Hassan Works to Save and Spread Syrian Music
By going to Berklee College of Music's campus in Valencia, Spain, Syrian musician Firas Hassan not only saved himself, but perhaps he may have helped save some of his culture's music.
From Bowie to a 'New Breed,' Berklee Artists Climb 'Best of 2016' Lists
2016 was a banner year for Berklee artists contributing to albums that made strong showings in “best of” lists from some of the country’s most respected music journalism authorities.
Student Band Sleeping Lion Finds Unexpected Fan Base in China
Sleeping Lion, a band comprising Berklee students Nathan Flaks and Noah Longworth McGuire, performed for a full auditorium at Dulwich College in Suzhou, China, and toured the country as part of an ongoing partnership with music institutions in China.
Slideshow: Berklee Women Shine at Dominican Republic Jazz Festival
Several Berklee alumni, students, and faculty performed at this year’s Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, which was dedicated to women in the jazz world.
After finding his groove as a drummer at Berklee, Daniel McDermott ’02 is CEO of Brighton House Associates, an alternative investment firm serving more than 26,000 investors.
Chinese-American singer-songwriter Wang Leehom ‘99, the King of Chinese Pop, recently performed his world-renowned music with Berklee students at Boston’s Symphony Hall.
Latin Grammy-winning Argentine pianist, composer, and arranger Pablo Zielger thrilled the Berklee Performance Center with his Argentine new tango as part of Berklee’s Signature Series.
Berklee alumnus Gustavo Celis ’94 won a gold-plated gramophone for Record of the Year at the 17th annual Latin Grammy Awards.
Big Freedia, a leading artist in the New Orleans-based bounce music genre, took time during her tour stop in Boston to field questions from Berklee students about topics ranging from working with Beyoncé to the challenges of being an openly gay and African American artist in the music industry.
In anticipation of the new J.K. Rowling film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Berklee's Harry Potter Soundtrack Orchestra performs, flash-mob style, for unsuspecting bystanders in the Berklee Dining Hall. Warner Brothers Studios collaborated with the orchestra on the project.
In his 12 years as president of Berklee, Roger H. Brown has presided over some of the college's biggest milestones, such as the opening of an international campus in Valencia, Spain, the expansion of Berklee Online, and the merger that created Boston Conservatory at Berklee this year, adding theater and dance to the college's traditional educational repertoire of music.
Berklee's Signature Series presents Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble Conspirare in a performance of Considering Matthew Shepard, a moving, three-part contemporary oratorio composed by Craig Hella Johnson in response to the tragic 1998 killing of Matthew Shepard.
Looking for a favorite to cheer on in NBC’s hit performance show, The Voice? Berklee alumna and singer-songwriter Courtney Harrell ‘01 is one of 12 competitors remaining on the show.
In advance of his upcoming concert at the Red Room at Cafe 939 as part of The Checkout—Live at Berklee, which will be broadcast on NPR station WBGO, jazz pianist Lawrence Fields '08 discusses his path to and after Berklee, upcoming projects, and how his education informs his music.
Broadway titans Alex Lacamoire ’95 (Hamilton, In the Heights) and Stephen Oremus ’92 (The Book of Mormon, Kinky Boots) recently spoke as part of a panel moderated by Will Wells '11 (Hamilton), "Directing Greatness: An Evening Behind Broadway." Lacamoire then visited Berklee, giving notes to students working on an upcoming production of In the Heights.
As America awoke to new leadership on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, it was abundantly clear that Berklee students had strong reactions spanning the gamut of emotions. Some students decided to publicly post their responses on campus.
In this episode of Inside Berklee, Panos Panay '94 talks about the synergy between music and entrepreneurialism, and founding the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE).
Boston Conservatory at Berklee, which is recognized for offering one of the best opera programs in the U.S., is now launching a summer program at Berklee's international campus in Valencia, Spain for students from all over the world looking to pursue a career in opera.
WBUR’s Radio Boston speaks with Richard Carrick, new chair of Berklee’s Composition Department, about his creative process, his advice for Berklee students, and the influence Rwanda has had on his music.
In partnership with German Public Radio, and with a Berklee faculty fellowship, Pierce Warnecke set about exploring a futuristic soundscape through a 50-minute piece he calls "Functional Mating Calls."
Pablo Ziegler, the longtime pianist for late tango great Astor Piazzolla, is one of the foremost figures today in tango nuevo, an innovative style of music that blends traditional Argentine tango with American jazz. On Thursday, November 10, 2016, Ziegler will bring his music to the Berklee Performance Center.
David Gergen—political adviser to four presidents, Harvard Kennedy School professor, and CNN political analyst—stopped by Berklee to talk about the 2016 presidential election and what’s shaping it.
To help commemorate the Berklee International Network (BIN) 2016 Faculty of the Year selection, honoree Daniel D'Alcantara, a Brazilian jazz trumpeter, was brought to campus to conduct a series of master classes over a three-day period, which concluded with a concert in the David Friend Recital Hall.
Alumna La'i Dowsett '14, who began her career with Apple and currently works in marketing at Tesla, melds her passion for music and business with technology.