India.Arie Keeps the 'Songversation' Going
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.
PODCAST: Tonina Saputo
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.
Berklee Global Jazz Institute Celebrates the Impact of Jazz Era Icons
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.
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.
Slideshow: Beyoncé's Original All-Female Band Reunites After 10 Years
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.
Film Composer Ramin Djawadi Returns to Berklee During Game of Thrones Tour
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.
Slideshow: Berklee Musicians Perform with Carlos Vives and Other Top Colombian Artists
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.
Kurdish Vocalist Aynur to Receive MMI Award as Institute Launches Women in Action Initiative
At its annual spring concert, on March 16, the Mediterranean Music Institute (MMI) will honor Kurdish musician Aynur with this year’s Master of Mediterranean Music Award and, at the same time, launch its Women in Action initiative, which seeks to raise awareness of female artists and to promote gender equality in the Mediterranean music scene.
The Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation is now accepting applications for the Miguel Bosé Scholarship from students with a particular interest in Latin music.
What goes into producing the world's most watched musical event, the Super Bowl Halftime Show? Pablo Munguía, multi-Emmy-winning program director at Berklee’s Valencia, Spain campus and 1997 alumnus, discusses the nature of his intense live audio work on his 11th Super Bowl.
The Berklee Popular Music Institute presents Dorm Sessions 12, the new release by its student-run label, Heavy Rotation Records (HRR), with a release party featuring Berklee groups and artists who will be touring to major music festivals this summer.
This winter break, Berklee’s Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE) gave students perspective on the careers and creative headspace of Silicon Valley leaders at companies such as Google X, Facebook, Pandora, YouTube, and Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Rising world music outfit Banda Magda is soon to release a much-anticipated new album, Tigre, and will perform at Berklee’s Red Room at Cafe 939 on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, as part of The Checkout—Live at Berklee, a series in which alumni return to perform a concert for broadcast via New York jazz station WBGO-FM/wbgo.org.
Craig Hella Johnson, composer of Considering Matthew Shepard, talks with Boston media about the years-long process of creating an oratorio from a crime that evoked a myriad of emotional responses in him.
Andrea Pejrolo of Berklee's Contemporary Writing and Production Department discusses how the program prepares students for careers in a variety of fields including commercial or podcast writing, arranging, teaching, and producing.
Cobi (aka 2008 Berklee graduate Jacob Michael) made his late-night television debut on Monday night, performing his breakout hit “Don’t You Cry For Me” live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Grammy-winning conductor/composer Craig Hella Johnson, founder and artistic director for the choral organization Conspirare, discusses his newest work, Considering Matthew Shepard, which the outfit will perform at Boston's Symphony Hall on Sunday, February 5, at 3:00 p.m.
This season, the Berklee Performance Center will play host to the music of Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Beyoncé, Dianne Reeves, and more, as well as new musicals, the premiere collegiate a cappella competition, and renowned musicians hailing from Armenia, Tunisia, and Scotland, among other outposts.
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.
Blockchain innovators, including alumni and those in the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship’s (BerkleeICE) Open Music Initiative (OMI), are creating solutions for the inefficiencies currently stalling the digital music industry.
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.
Could there be a more crucial moment to bask in the glory of Gospel music? Berklee musicians provide the salve.
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.
WBUR reporter Myles Gordon visited Berklee's recording studios after midnight and found plenty of (night)life.
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.
Berklee professor Ken Zambello visits The Take with Sue O’Connell to talk about the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class.
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.
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.