The State of The College


During his annual state of the college address on November 19, 2009, President Roger H. Brown told the Berklee community that the college has held its own in the current economic climate, meeting the goals outlined in the 2005 strategic plan, and going forward.

Dr. Emmylou and Company


Country music icon Emmylou Harris accepted an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music at the 9th Annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on Sunday, October 4, 2009. Longtime Harris friend Linda Ronstadt and bluegrass banjo pioneer Earl Scruggs were on hand for the presentation by Berklee President Roger Brown just before Harris took the festival's Banjo Stage to play her set. Ronstadt and Scruggs are past Berklee honorary doctorate recipients.

Wycleff Hits The Books

Adam Renn Olenn


Amid a successful career as a Grammy-winning producer, chart-topping rap artist, film composer, and philanthropist, Wyclef Jean has now become a Berklee student. During the closing weeks of the fall semester, Jean visited Berklee and answered a few questions about his experience on campus.

How have you found the time to come to Berklee?

Whenever you have a determination and it's something you really want to do, I think you'll find the time for it.

MP&E Applications are Open for Spring 2015

The Music Production and Engineering department is accepting applications for the Spring 2015 semester. To apply, please visit: to create an account to access the application. Applications are accepted from September 8, 2014 to October 17, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. For additional information about applying to the MP&E major, visit:, Application FAQ page. Or call 617-747-2400.

Student Leadership Institute Launch Event featuring Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart

The Berklee Community is invited to attend the Berklee Student Leadership Institute Launch Event featuring speaker Keith Lockhart.

$25 Student Tickets to John Pizzarelli on September 20

John Pizzarelli PhotoJohn Pizzarelli brings guitar virtuosity and a unique delivery of classic jazz standards and songs from the Great American Songbook to Needham’s Great Hall. You’ll hear the songs you love interpreted with a blend of cool vocals and smoking hot guitar chops.

Fall 2014: MTI-P309-002 & 003 Music Video Production with Jon Forsyth! Additional section available!


Section 2: Monday 2:00 – 4:00, Section 3: Monday 6:00 – 8:00

Music Video Production provides an introduction to the art and technology of creating music videos. You will make music videos individually and in groups, learning the fundamental tools and techniques of music video production through practice, review, analysis and feedback.

Play the Blues

Improv Techniques for Blues Player (PSIM-221-001) has openings for guitar, piano, and other instruments! If you love to play blues and roots styles, or you just want to gain more of an understanding of the blues, you'll be right at home in this class.

Styles covered include Chicago and Texas blues, gospel blues, swing, funk, and jazz blues, with music by BB King, Freddy King, Albert Collins, Jimmie Vaughan, T-Bone Walker, Magic Sam, Ray Charles, Percy Mayfield, the Meters, Grant Green, Kenny Burrell, and many others!

Elements of Theatre Production -- PST-385

Registration is now open for Elements of Theatre Production (PST-385).
A production workshop for students to experience in the technical aspects of theatre: Stage management, lighting, scenery, props, sound and projections. Students will gain practical experience in these areas through hands-on demonstrations, and will serve as the technical crew for Berklee’s fall theatrical productions.

For more info please contact Jeri Sykes: