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.
Dedicated to Danilo Pérez, Puerto Rico Heineken Jazzfest Features Alumni, Students, and Faculty
This year’s Puerto Rico Heineken Jazzfest was dedicated to Danilo Pérez, the Grammy-winning artistic director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI), and featured several Berklee alumni while incorporating opportunities for students.
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—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.
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.
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.
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'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.
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.
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.
WBUR’s Radio Boston speaks with Richard Carrick, new chair of Berklee’s Composition Department, about his creative process, his advice for Berklee students, and the influence Rwanda has had on his music.
In partnership with German Public Radio, and with a Berklee faculty fellowship, Pierce Warnecke set about exploring a futuristic soundscape through a 50-minute piece he calls "Functional Mating Calls."
Pablo Ziegler, the longtime pianist for late tango great Astor Piazzolla, is one of the foremost figures today in tango nuevo, an innovative style of music that blends traditional Argentine tango with American jazz. On Thursday, November 10, 2016, Ziegler will bring his music to the Berklee Performance Center.
David Gergen—political adviser to four presidents, Harvard Kennedy School professor, and CNN political analyst—stopped by Berklee to talk about the 2016 presidential election and what’s shaping it.
To help commemorate the Berklee International Network (BIN) 2016 Faculty of the Year selection, honoree Daniel D'Alcantara, a Brazilian jazz trumpeter, was brought to campus to conduct a series of master classes over a three-day period, which concluded with a concert in the David Friend Recital Hall.
Alumna La'i Dowsett '14, who began her career with Apple and currently works in marketing at Tesla, melds her passion for music and business with technology.
Stephanie Kellar, assistant professor of music business/management at Berklee, discusses Taylor Swift's knack for business on Marketplace.
The Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors are set to take the stage at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York with special guest Terri Lyne Carrington, a Berklee professor and multiple Grammy-winning drum virtuoso, on Monday, November 7.
Boston Conservatory President Richard Ortner announces he will retire in June after 18 years of transforming the institution into a renowned center of dance, music, and theater education.
Alongside Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, and others, Boston had a good time for a great cause at the 22nd annual Encore Gala to benefit the Berklee City Music program.
Kenny Werner, artistic director of Berklee's Effortless Mastery Institute, discusses how musicians can learn to play from the deepest parts of themselves and rediscover their connection to music.
Shin Joong Hyun, South Korean musician, producer, and pioneer of rock, will receive an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music at the college’s commencement ceremony in May of 2017.
Graduate Program Allows Practicing Music Therapists to Develop into Leaders and Visionaries in Field
Berklee's low-residency graduate program in music therapy allows students to keep working as music therapists while they deepen their expertise.