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.
In this episode of Inside Berklee, Emilien Moyon talks about how Berklee's global entertainment and music business master's degree program at the college's international campus in Valencia, Spain, orients students toward entrepreneurship and why people who study abroad have an edge.
After success in India and hits with the band Aasma, Vasuda Sharma '12 wanted something more: she wanted to be better, not just bigger, so she came to Berklee to learn and grow as a musician.
As the last stop on her 2016 tour, in which she traversed much of Europe, violinist Taylor Davis plays at Berklee’s Red Room at Cafe 939 on Monday, December 5, 2016. Listen to a track, "Nebulous," from her last album.
The Berklee Indian Ensemble, a dynamic group of students representing more than 40 countries, will perform a sold-out concert with Indian master vocalist and composer Shankar Mahadevan on Tuesday, December 13, 2016.
Acclaimed composer Ramin Djawadi '98 plays with two worlds—the sci-fi future and the Old West—in scoring HBO's Westworld. The Berklee alumnus is also known for his scoring work on HBO's Game of Thrones.
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.
Deval Patrick, the former governor of Massachusetts, donates jazz legend Harry Carney’s baritone saxophone and clarinet to Berklee’s Africana Studies Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.