Lionel Richie, Lucinda Williams, Todd Rundgren, Neil Portnow, and Shin Joong Hyun Receive Honorary Degrees
At Berklee's 2017 commencement ceremonies, graduating students began the next chapter of their lives inspired by words and music from honorary doctorate recipients Lionel Richie, Lucinda Williams, Todd Rundgren, Neil Portnow, and Shin Joong Hyun.
PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Esperanza Spalding, Part 1
In her fifth and latest album, 2016’s Emily’s D+Evolution, Grammy winner and Berklee alumna Esperanza Spalding B.M. ‘05 plays with expressing different sides of herself through the character of “Emily.” Listen to the first part of an interview with her.
Berklee Alumnus and Professor Nominated for 2017 Tony Awards
A Berklee alumnus and a professor have been nominated for 2017 Tony Awards in the Best Orchestrations category.
Berklee to Award Wang Leehom Scholarship to Student from China
Berklee will award the Wang Leehom Scholarship to a student from mainland China for the entering class of 2018.
New Connections: Student Performance Piece Reaches Across Artistic Disciplines
Students find common ground in the arenas of modern dance, African polyrhythms, electronic music, Arabic scales, video, software programming, and abstract painting.
Personifying Art's Power, Class of 2017 Takes Reins
Who is the undergraduate class of 2017? Explore a small sample of the remarkable work and creative capabilities of these soon-to-be alumni that came to Boston from more than 70 countries and more than 40 U.S. states.
Berklee City Music Boston and Boston Arts Academy Nurture Students Together
Through a longstanding, mutually beneficial relationship, Boston Arts Academy and Berklee City Music Boston offer underserved high school students in Boston the chance for an innovative arts education.
Live Nation Exec Brandon Pankey: Positivity in the Music Industry
Vice President of Business Development and Operations at Live Nation Brandon Pankey, whose client list has included the likes of Drake and Jill Scott, talks to Berklee students about hard work and career success.
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.
The 2016 Berklee City Music Summit featured Academy Award-winning rapper Frayser Boy, Grammy-winning guitarist Larry Carlton, Snarky Puppy's Michael League, and Jennifer McCrea, coauthor of The Generosity Network. The summit was an opportunity for community organizations across the U.S. and Canada who participate in the Berklee City Music® program to collaborate around enabling youth from underserved communities to develop musically, academically, socially, and emotionally, primarily through the study of contemporary music.
Shankar Mahadevan took the stage at the Berklee Performance Center on December 13, surrounded by the Berklee Indian Ensemble, performing to a sold-out and enthusiastic house that cheered on the star who’s known for his work on many Bollywood soundtracks and for his best-selling album Breathless.
Several Berklee alumni, students, and faculty performed at this year’s Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, which was dedicated to women in the jazz world.
The Spring 2017 Signature Series Features Diverse Musical Performances, from Beyoncé's Band to the Lord of the Rings, and Beyond
The Spring 2017 Signature Series will include: Conspirare’s Considering Matthew Shepard, the Great American Songbook Orchestra’s performance of music from Laurel Canyon, a celebration of Beyoncé's original all-female band, Tigran Hamasyan’s innovative jazz collaborations, the Lord of the Rings Symphony in Six Movements, and the world premiere of the new musical The Kiss.
Berklee Global Jazz Institute students perform and conduct a workshop at the Americas Latino Eco Festival, writing music inspired by species and natural wonders from their home nations.
Through outreach visits to underserved communities, graduate and undergraduate Berklee Global Jazz Institute students learn not only a high level of musicianship and creativity, but how to direct their talents toward making an immediate and positive impact in people’s lives.
The "Happy" singer and 11-time Grammy winner surprised a group of Amp Up NYC® students while they were covering Williams's Hidden Figures songs at a school concert.
Former Berklee Internet Radio Network (BIRN) engineers credit their time at the college station for helping them succeed in studio careers at outlets such as Converse Rubber Tracks, Disney, and Inspire Entertainment.
Grammy-winning drummer, pianist, and composer Jack DeJohnette, who has played alongside Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Bill Evans, among others, and mentored an array of Berklee faculty members, recently participated in a weeklong series of workshops at Berklee.
Berklee will offer entering undergraduate students the opportunity to begin their degree or diploma studies at its campus in Valencia, Spain, through the First-Year Abroad program starting in September of 2017.
The Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra features works by some of Berklee’s best student jazz composers and instrumentalists, and will be performing on Wednesday, December 14, at 8:00 p.m. at the Berklee Performance Center.
New England Patriots defensive lineman Geneo Grissom, a drummer, recently visited Berklee for a lesson with John Ramsay, chair of the Percussion Department, and a jam session with students.
Berklee student Belinda Huang shares her reflections on Berklee Blogs regarding Lampedusa, a benefit concert recently held at the Berklee Performance Center to help raise awareness of the global refugee crisis.
Berklee alumni could take home as many as 31 Grammy Awards at the 59th annual ceremony on Sunday, February 12, 2017. The Recording Academy nominated 29 alumni as well as two composers who have studied with Berklee Online.
As artistic director of the Berklee Interdisciplinary Arts Institute, Neil Leonard, Electronic Production and Design professor, guides students in collaborating with artists working in every medium imaginable.
Berklee music therapy students are teaching the English language using song lyrics at Rosie's Place, a historic pioneer of the women's shelter in the United States. The students' work was recently featured on the front page of Metro Boston.
Three Berklee alumni were recognized at the 17th annual Latin Grammy Awards this year: Gustavo Farías ’84, Gustavo Celis ’94, and Lewis Pickett ‘09.
Who first sought out the Berklee boost in their teenaged years at Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Program?
After completing a global jazz–focused master’s degree program, Lee Seung-Ha '15 '16G and Marta Roma '15 '16G teach and work behind the scenes at some of the world’s top jazz festivals.