Animated Short Scored by Alumnus Arturo Cardelús Becomes YouTube Sensation
Released on YouTube just one week ago, the animated short In a Heartbeat, scored by Arturo Cardelús B.M. ‘11, has earned more than 21 million views and the attention of national media, including the New York Times, the Guardian, and NBC.
Hit Songwriter and Alumnus Claude Kelly Imparts Knowledge to Summer Songwriting Students
Students in Berklee’s summer Songwriting Workshop glean valuable insights from Claude Kelly B.M. ‘02, who has written songs for artists such as Bruno Mars, Whitney Houston, and many more.
John Kellogg Named Finalist for edX Prize
John Kellogg, who teaches Berklee Online's Introduction to Music Business course, is one of 10 finalists nominated for this year's edX Prize for Exceptional Contributions in Online Teaching and Learning.
All-Star Concert to Benefit the Fred Taylor Scholarship Fund
Berklee will host a concert featuring some of the brightest stars in the jazz world to honor veteran Boston music promoter Fred Taylor and to support the Fred Taylor Endowed Scholarship.
Berklee City Music Awards Five Full-Tuition Scholarships
Five young musicians from underserved communities in Boston and across the U.S. were awarded four-year, full-tuition scholarships to attend Berklee during an emotional presentation at the Berklee Performance Center on Tuesday, August 8.
Film Composer and Vocalist Tori Letzler '12 Contributes to Hollywood Blockbusters
Alumna Tori Letzler '12 is making her voice known in the film scoring industry, not only as a composer working alongside Hans Zimmer and Brian Tyler, but also by singing in movies and trailer scores for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Thor: The Dark World and Wonder Woman, as well as for video games including Beyond: Two Souls and Call of Duty.
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.
At documenta, Interdisciplinary Dive into Cuba Thrills Global Art Crowd
At the fourteenth documenta, an international exhibition for contemporary art established after World War II, Berklee Professor Neil Leonard took attendees on a multisensory journey to Cuba with help from talented alumni.
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.
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.
2016 was a banner year for Berklee artists contributing to albums that made strong showings in “best of” lists from some of the country’s most respected music journalism authorities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.