String Players interested in performing at Symphony Hall?

The Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra is performing as a guest on the US Bands concert at 7:30 PM on March 7th at Symphony Hall, and we're seeking extra string players. If you are a violinist, violist, or cellist interested in performing at Symphony Hall then please contact Barbara LaFitte at

Ticket Discount for Boston Calling Music Festival

Berklee students can get discounted tickets to Boston Calling, which will be held May 27-29, 2016 at City Hall Plaza.

Here are the discounted rates available:

  • Friday, Single Day: $50 (regularly $60)
  • Saturday and Sunday, Two Day: $125 (regularly $160)
  • Three Day: $150 (regularly $185)

Go to to request a promo code for the student discount rate (be sure to use your email address).

Snow Day Facilities Update for February 8, 2016

Berklee is closed Monday, February 8, 2016. 

The front desk, practice rooms, and classrooms at 150 Mass. Ave. and the rehearsal rooms at 160 Mass. Ave. are closed all day, as well as the recording studios, music technology labs, and practice facilities at 25 Fordham Road, 1260 Boylston, and 171 Mass. Ave. The Learning Resources area, including the Learning Center and Library, as well as the archive and tutoring services, are also closed. The student and staff service window at the Mail Center is closed as well.

Spring 2016 Composition Major Portfolio Submission Deadlines

The Composition Department Portfolio Committee will meet on the following dates to evaluate submissions:

  • Tuesday, 16 February
  • Monday 28 March
  • Monday 25 April

To be considered, materials must be submitted in Prof. Dennis Leclaire’s PWC mailbox no later than 12:00 PM on the meeting days. No more than two chamber/solo scores or one orchestral score may be submitted at once.

Each score, program, and recording for the Composition Portfolio must be submitted with a completed form, available at the Professional Writing Center.

Expression and Compassion in Action

Come join a fun and supportive community fueled by spontaneity, creativity, playfulness, and intuition.

Nashville Pros

David Petrelli

22-year-old Ashlyn Willson '15 has become the walking example of the kind of young artist that has kick-started Nashville’s recent renaissance, establishing a reputation as an exceptional songstress, producer and track-writer.

What's the Real Value of Streaming Services?

Lisa Occhino

Lisa Occhino '13, founder of SongwriterLink and managing editor for Sonicbids, delves into the developing role of streaming services within the music industry and what it means for artists.

Snow Day Facilities Update

Berklee will close at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 5, 2016.

Here are the updated hours for Berklee facilities:

A Lesson in Determination

Nashville-based guitarist Pete Huttlinger ’84, a fingerpicking champion and Nashville sideman for John Denver, John Oates, LeAnn Rimes and others, tackles the basics of guitar again as an adult.