Berklee’s Campus in Valencia Honors Grads and John McLaughlin at Commencement
Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain, recently celebrated its fifth anniversary at commencement, saluting its new master's degree recipients and awarding an honorary doctorate to legendary guitarist, composer, and pioneering bandleader John McLaughlin. In five years, the international campus has hosted more than 1,500 students from 71 nations and granted $4 million in scholarships to graduate students.
Charlie Puth Video Dethrones 'Gangnam Style' as YouTube's Most-Watched
At nearly 3 billion views, Charlie Puth's video with Wiz Khalifa, "See You Again," is the most-watched video in YouTube's history, surpassing longtime record-holder and fellow Berklee alumnus Psy, whose "Gangnam Style" has dominated the list for years.
Ask George Clinton, Legendary Funk Artist, Anything During August 7 Berklee Online Event
Legendary funk songwriter, musician, and producer George Clinton '12H, perhaps best known for his work with Parliament-Funkadelic, will be the first guest on the new Berklee Online Live: Songwriting series. "Dr. Funkenstein" himself will answer your questions.
Piano Professor Joanne Brackeen Receives NEA Jazz Master Award
The National Endowment of the Arts grants a Jazz Masters Award, the nation's highest honor in jazz, to Berklee Professor Joanne Brackeen who has blazed trails for female jazz musicians.
John Mayer Shares the Stage with Student Songwriters
On a tour stop in Boston with his band, Dead & Company, songwriter and guitar titan John Mayer '98 visited the Berklee Performance Center (BPC) to hear original songs from six Berklee students.
Berklee India Exchange Takes Prog Rock Clinics to Mumbai and Bengaluru
Progressive rock enthusiasts in Mumbai and Bengaluru enjoyed intensive two-day workshops this May at the Berklee Tandon Global Clinics conducted by the Berklee India Exchange.
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—Jason Palmer
Jazz trumpeter, composer, and educator Jason Palmer discusses his music and more as he prepares to lead a Berklee septet at the Newport Jazz Festival.
Slideshow: Berklee Musicians Perform Around Boston in Free Summer Concerts
Through the free Summer in the City concert series, Berklee students from all over the world share their music, spanning a broad range of genres, with the people of Boston and surrounding areas.
Alumna Writes Theme Song for International Swimming Championships
Alumna Kata Kozma’s song for the FINA Swimming World Championships, “We Are the Water,” cowritten by fellow Hungarian songwriters Szandra Iván ‘15 and Áron Sebestyén, and engineered by Jett Galindo B.M. ‘12 at the Bakery in Los Angeles, debuted on YouTube July 13 and already has more than 119,000 views.
Sound design and electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani capped off her residency at Berklee, sharing her knowledge with students, from the early days of electronic music to her creative advertising work.
The Berklee Indian Ensemble will present stories and songs about shared, universal human experiences in a concert at the Berklee Performance Center.
On April 19, more than 200 musicians from the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra and Chorus performed Howard Shore’s B.M. '69 '08H Lord of the Rings Symphony at Boston's Symphony Hall as part of Berklee's Signature Series.
In this episode of Inside Berklee, student cellist, composer, and arranger Cristobal Cruz-Garcia talks about how his childhood in Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego, California, inform his willingness to cross musical borders.
Within the merger's first year, new ways to collaborate on opera have flourished, from preparing studio quality recordings for a new opera commission, to the creation of an opera summer program housed on Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain.
This fall, Berklee will deliver a Beyoncé Knowles-Carter Formation Scholars Award to an incoming or continuing female undergraduate or graduate student.
At Sundance, PBS Virtual Reality Short Film Features Music by Graduating Student Davey Thomas Tucker
Music composed by soon-to-graduate film scoring student Davey Thomas Tucker was featured at this year's Sundance Film Festival in the debut of PBS Digital Studios’s virtual reality (VR) short film, My Brother’s Keeper.
Boston Conservatory at Berklee dance instructors Tai Jimenez and Duane Lee Holland Jr., and student Laila Franklin, spoke with WCVB-TV's Chronicle about the Dance Division.
Black Violin will perform its violin-driven hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music at Berklee as part of the group's Unity Tour.
The Oscar-winning composer of more than 80 film scores returns to his alma mater on April 19 to hear more than 200 musicians perform his grand opus, The Lord of the Rings Symphony, at Boston's Symphony Hall.
Berklee produces approximately 2,700 events every year, and in addition to the many performers involved, stage crew work-study students make it all possible, learning valuable skills along the way.
With representatives from companies such as Apple Music, Warner Music Group, Sony Music, Vevo, Kickstarter, and more, Berklee’s Career Jam offered students workshops, mentoring sessions, and recruitment tables, all aimed at helping Berklee students launch successful careers.
Raghu Dixit, who was recently at Berklee for a concert and four-day residency that included a public talk, the making of a music video with the Berklee Indian Ensemble, a sold-out concert, and a workshop, brought his infectious joy to the Red Room at Cafe 939.
Howard Shore B.M. '69 '08H will be back in Boston on April 19 to hear more than 200 musicians perform his epic The Lord of the Rings Symphony at Boston's Symphony Hall.
Marcella Araica, who has mixed and/or composed for Usher, M.I.A., Meek Mill, Jason Derulo, Britney Spears, and more, spent last week talking with Berklee music production and engineering students on a range of issues and providing feedback on their mixes.
Berklee's fellowships fund lucrative experiential learning opportunities in and outside of the music industry that would otherwise not be financially feasible for both undergraduate and graduate students.
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.