Berklee Partners with South Korean School

Berklee signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Seoul, South Korea’s Baekseok Arts University (BAU) to create mutual educational opportunities for students at both schools. The collaborative agreement will include internships for Berklee students at BAU, opportunities for BAU students to attend Berklee programs in the U.S. and Spain, and teaching residencies by Berklee faculty at the university’s campus in Seoul.

Message from the President: Farewell to Jennifer Roe

Jennifer Roe, manager of planning and communications in the Office of the President, has accepted a position to become the general manager of the Heifetz International Music Institute, located on the campus of Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia (coincidentally, the town in which she was born). Additionally, Jennifer’s husband, Ben, has accepted the position of executive director at the Institute. It is an unprecedented opportunity for both of them—one that they could not turn down.

Fall 2014 ENLT 300-004 Latin Jazz Ensemble Level 4

Looking for....

Drums, Percussion, Piano, Alto or Tenor

Contact Dan Moretti with questions

Opening Day 2014 and Yearbook Photo Share

Opening Day 2014 will be held on Friday, September 5. RSVP by Friday, August 29.

Late Night- Live!

Mark Small

Tuffus Zimbabwe
Keyboardist Tuffus Zimbabwe of the SNL band

The Art of Live TV

Digital vs. Physical Recordings and the Pursuit of Royalties

There was a time when the life of a musician seemed so much simpler. Those were the days before iTunes, Spotify, and peer-to-peer sharing became essential terms in the artist lexicon. But now that contemporary musicians rely on dozens of revenue streams to make ends meet, the age of simply playing shows and selling albums out of a station wagon is long gone.

Cover Story: Korea

Mark Small

K-pop star Psy’s “Gangnam Style” video has made history by logging more than a billion YouTube views, skyrocketing the South Korean singer and his horsey dance to worldwide fame. In many cases, fame is regional, but Psy (who attended Berklee from 1999–2000) brought exposure to a new level when his song swept the globe so rapidly. He has also brought more attention to other Korean pop (K-pop) artists.

Expert Testimony - Given by Jim McGorman 
to Mark Small

Mark Small

After leaving Berklee in 1995 with a degree in music production and engineering, Jim McGorman moved to Los Angeles. Within two years, he was touring with established artists.

Coda: Entrepreneurial Spirit Required

"In addition to being the president of Wheaton College in Massachusetts, I am also a professional cellist," says Ronald Crutcher.

9/12 @ the BPC: Signature Series Presents: Inspired by Muddy And Monroe Featuring the Del McCoury Band, Catherine Russell

Muddy Waters and Bill Monroe are two American music titans who each helped create and define a blues-based genre: bluegrass, in the case of Bill Monroe, and Chicago blues, in the case of Muddy Waters.

Special guests the Del McCoury Band and Catherine Russell will perform with students and faculty to re-envision the music of these two titans.

Produced by Matt Glaser and Rob Rose.