PODCAST: Mark Zaleski at Beantown Jazz
Saxophonist Mark Zaleski, an associate professor in Berklee's Harmony Department, will perform at the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival on September 24.
Composer and Conductor Richard Carrick Named Chair of the Composition Department
Award-winning composer, conductor, and pianist Richard Carrick, a Guggenheim fellow, has been named chair of Berklee’s Composition Department.
Slideshow: Berklee Kicks off New School Year
Berklee celebrated the start of the 2016–2017 academic year by welcoming entering students and their families to campus, while faculty and staff reaffirmed their commitment to helping students succeed.
Berklee Global Jazz Institute Graduates to Attend Thelonious Monk Institute
Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) graduates Anthony Fung and Simon Moullier have been accepted into the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA in Los Angeles.
Alumni Give Soaring Score to Clint Eastwood's Box Office Smash Sully
Alumni Tierney Sutton '87 and Christian Jacob '86 worked closely with legendary actor and director Clint Eastwood to score box office leader Sully, a biopic about airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, starring Tom Hanks.
Berklee Performance Center Fall Season on Sale Now
The Berklee Performance Center is proud to announce a jam-packed fall season. Highlights include Black Lives Matter: Meaning of Freedom Concert Honoring Angela Davis; John Scofield’s Country for Old Men; Patti Smith in conversation with Michael Patrick MacDonald; Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees with Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, and the Milk Carton Kids; and much more.
Hit Songwriter Bibi Bourelly Empowers Students through Authenticity
Twenty-one-year-old hit songwriter and artist Bibi Bourelly, who has written for Rihanna and Selena Gomez, brings refreshing and inspiring perspective to Berklee students.
BerkleeICE and design-thinking firm IDEO recently selected 18 young entrepreneurs to take part in an intensive, three-week fellowship program to further research the topic of equity in the music industry.
On July 11, 2016, 119 students received their master’s degrees from Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain at a commencement ceremony featuring guest speaker Emilio Aragón.
Satya Hinduja '04 talks about her musical journey, the transformation of the music industry in India, and finding what she calls her life’s mission to educate people about “the importance of frequencies and the subconscious.”
A Berklee graduate talks about working for Spotify and producing live sessions with artists such as D'Angelo and Demi Lovato.
Guitar Sessions Concerts to Feature Robben Ford, the Sheryl Bailey 3, the Jon Finn Group, Shaun Michaud
Berklee Guitar Sessions, now in its 25th year, is the largest, most comprehensive summer guitar program available anywhere.
Kevin Doucette '05 sat down with Berklee in Mumbai to talk about working with A. R. Rahman and how Berklee musicians are uniquely suited to collaborate with Indian musicians.
Juilliard graduate Olivia Mok combines her violin training with the production skills she learned during two Berklee master's degree programs to create music all her own.
A new program for first-year students provides them with an opportunity to begin their education on the Valencia, Spain, campus.
In spring 2016, Bolivian student Luis Gamarra wrote and recorded the song "Yo Soy Inmigrante" to help change the tone of the national discourse surrounding immigration.
Harvard and Berklee have formalized a partnership to offer a new five-year dual degree that will enable students to earn a Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) at Harvard and a Master of Music (M.M.) or a Master of Arts (M.A.) at Berklee starting in fall 2017.
Meet Eirini Tornesaki, the sole vocalist in KURIOS by Cirque du Soleil and a Berklee Online student. Berklee Online grants Tornesaki the flexibility to earn a specialist certificate in songwriting while on the road with the circus.
The finale of HBO's Game of Thrones was stunning not just for its plot twists but also for its haunting 10-minute song, "Light of the Seven," by composer and Berklee alumnus Ramin Djawadi '98.
Berklee has named longstanding members of the Berklee community, Emilio and Gloria Estefan, to its board of trustees.
Taking place Thursdays in July and August at outdoor locations across Boston, the six-concert Tito Puente Latin Music Series, coproduced by Berklee and IBA Boston as part of the Summer in the City concert series, presents a soundscape of live Latin music with a strong salsa influence in parks around the city.
Berklee musicians provide a jazz soundtrack to Spectacle Island, one of the Boston Harbor Islands.
Stop by the oldest commissioned warship, the USS Constitution (1797) in Charlestown Navy Yard on Thursday nights at 6:00 p.m. in July for funk, folk, Latin music, and more.
La Guitarra Vuela (The Guitar Flies) was produced by Javier Limón of Berklee’s Mediterranean Music Institute in cooperation with Iberia airlines, which sponsored not only a trip but also documentary and two full scholarships for guitarists from Spain or Latin America to attend Berklee’s Five-Week Summer Performance Program.
In this episode of Inside Berklee, Young talks about the state of dance as an art form; the importance of taking risks as an artist; how her broad background in liberal arts and dance informs her role; and her excitement about the possibilities the merger has opened up.
Berklee faculty, students, and alumni collaborated with the Carter Center’s Human Rights Program to produce a song titled "Love is the Answer.” The video for the song premiered at the Carter Center’s 2016 Human Rights Defender’s Forum.
Karin Ryan ’03 enlists Berklee for a moving music video that will become the global rallying cry for The Carter Center’s Forum on Women, Religion, Violence, and Power.