Fall 2014 : LHAN-P288 The Music of Olivier Messiaen

Explore Olivier Messiaen’s extraordinary music, ideas, and philosophy. Topics include modes of limited transposition, non-retrogradable rhythms, Hindustani rhythms, added value & added note systems, birdsong studies, and sound-color concepts. Major works examined include Quartet for the End of Time, Visions de l’Amen, Turangalîla Symphony, and Chronochromie.

Allen LeVines, Professor alevines@berklee.edu






150 Massachusetts Avenue Construction Notice

Columbia Construction Company is performing exploratory demolition and investigation in 150 Massachusetts Avenue during the semester break, to be substantially complete by the start of fall classes.

Work is generally focused on the former dining room and kitchen, though there will be noticeable activity on levels A and 1 along the Belvidere and Saint Cecilia Street sides of the building.

Exclusive Ticket Discounts to Boston Calling for Berklee Students

Boston Calling Returns to City Hall Plaza September 5, 6, and 7. Lineup includes Lorde, Nas x The Roots, Future Islands, The Replacements, The 1975, and more.

Limited discounted tickets are available for Berklee students at the Berklee Performance Center Box Office from Thursday, August 21 to Thursday, September 4. 

Single Day Friday: $40 (regularly $59)

No Office Hours Friday, August 15

Unfortunately, we've had to cancel this week's office hours (Friday, August 15). We apologize for any inconvenience. We hope to see you at office hours next week! If you have more urgent questions that need to be discussed before next Friday, please email us, and we'll do our best to help.

Magen and Sarah

Message from the President: Creating a Safe Campus Environment

Dear Berklee community,

Our Berklee campuses encompass a large and diverse group of students, faculty, and staff united by our love of music and our passion for learning. The empathy required for music-making, and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creativity, are at the heart of everyone’s daily life at Berklee.  Unfortunately, sexual assault is a disturbing reality on many college campuses, including ours—and it goes against everything we stand for.

Student Activities Center Hours During Break

Congratulations to those in the 12-Week Summer Program for completing another semester! 

For those of you who will be around for the next few weeks before the fall semester begins, please note that the SAC hours will be as follows:

Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Regular hours will resume on Monday, September 8.

As always, please feel free to contact us at (617) 747-2560 or at studentactivities@berklee.edu

Glamour's Top 10 College Women - submit for chance at $20,000 scholarship

Berklee women in the class of 2016, apply for Glamour Magazine's Top 10 College Women. Info:

For the past 58 years, Glamour has been recognizing ten outstanding college women: scientists, athletes, activists, businesswomen. Read more about the 2014 winners online here: http://www.glamour.com/inspired/glamour-top-10-college-women.

Retirement One-on-Ones

Want a chance to sit down and review your Berklee retirement account? Sign up for a private, one-on-one meeting with a representative from Transamerica.

Review your quarterly statement, discuss investment options, learn about planning tools available on the Transamerica website and ask questions about your account.

These are private sessions and appointments are required.