Music for Heart and Mind

Mark Small

Drawing on deep classical, rock, and jazz roots, Michael Gandolfi ’78 is writing concert music that is reaching an ever-widening audience.

Good Vibrations: a theremin display and contest

Led Zeppelin. Alfred Hitchcock. The Beach Boys. What do they all have in common? One of the very first electronic instruments!
This month we are highlighting library materials that feature the quirky granddaddy of the synthesizer, the theremin.  Then, at the end of June, we'll be giving one away. 

The Significance of the “Blurred Lines” Lawsuit

Richard Niles

Composer, arranger, and author Richard Niles, PhD., talks about the significance of the copyright claim against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams song “Blurred Lines” and victorious lawsuit from the Marvin Gaye estate.

Harvey Mason to Grads: 'Go Out and Make Some Noise!'

860 graduates, their family members, and friends came to celebrate at Berklee’s commencement exercises on May 8 and 9 with this year’s honorees: jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater, Latin music superstar Julio Iglesias, jazz and studio drummer Harvey Mason, and Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris.

Valencia Students Report Strong Satisfaction

Students on our Valencia campus are actively engaged in sharing feedback about their programs. Over 70% responded to the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 student surveys and expressed a strong likelihood of recommending their individual programs.

Learn more about student satisfaction over the last three academic years in the full report.

160 Mass Ave. Elevator Retesting

Thursday, June 25, 2015

160 Mass Ave Elevators are schedule for retesting  at 8:00am on the following elevators:





These elevators will be tested in shifts throughout the day. Please expect minor delays.  

Annual Fire Alarm Testing

Friday, June 5, 2015 

1126 Boylston Street in the common area

During this time it is possible that alarms may sound off. 

Sign-up for a Fall Faculty Learning Community

A Faculty Learning Community (FLC) is a discussion group with a purpose of providing teachers from any discipline or department with an ongoing opportunity to reflect on their practice. Participants have the chance to converse about teaching with colleagues, to examine together the real and complex circumstances of their work, and to read/listen to other voices of experience. Communities usually include 8-12 people and two facilitators; groups meet bi-weekly for 2 hours throughout the academic year and produce an outcome for the community.

Announcing the Berklee/Guilford Sound Recording Residency

Monday, August 17 to Saturday, August 22, 2015

Guilford, Vermont


The Office of Faculty Development is proud to announce the launch of a new residency program for Berklee faculty, chairs, and deans, made possible by the generosity of Dave Snyder and Sara Coffey of Guilford Sound. 

Summer Faculty Reading Groups

"No two persons ever read the same book."—Edmond Wilson

This summer, the Office of Faculty Development is sponsoring four Faculty Reading Groups (FRGs) to offer faculty an opportunity to explore a book (or other kind of text) in an ongoing, in-depth way through small discussion groups. 

Interested? Check out the titles below and sign-up by Thursday, June 4. Books will be provided by the Office of Faculty Development. All Boston- and Valencia-based faculty, chairs, and deans are invited to join.