Doctor of Bluegrass

Rob Hayes

From the left: Matt Glaser, Stephen Webber, Rusty Williams, and Doc Watson.

Sights and Sounds of Commencement 2010

On May 7 and 8, five international music legends gathered with 850 Berklee graduates for a celebration of music careers in full bloom and of those about to blossom.

Channels, Apps, and the Green Line

Tom Riley

For years, I have ridden the MBTA’s Green Line train to Berklee every weekday. As recently as eight or nine years ago, passengers rubbed elbows while reading the newspaper. You could keep tabs on local and world events simply by scanning the headlines between outstretched arms. Gradually cell phone conversation overtook newspaper reading as the primary commuter activity. These days instant messaging and smart-phone use dominate. The rapid evolution in information sharing and consumption has created new channels through which to tell Berklee’s story.

Credit by Exam (CBX) Summer Session Information

The deadline to submit Credit By Exam (CBX) materials for Summer 2016 is Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 1pm. Submissions should be placed in Matthew Nicholl's mailbox.

Please visit the department website at to get all specific information regarding the CBX you are planning to take.

Auditions for Queen Boudicca, a Metal Opera, Fall Tour

Metal Bardic Circle LLC, in association with BEI Networks and Matthew Glassman of Double Edge Theatre, is holding auditions for the Queen Boudicca, a Metal Opera, fall tour.

Auditions will be held:

  • Wednesday, April 20 / 7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. / Boston Conservatory
  • Thursday, April 21 / 8:00 p.m. - 11:45 p.m. / Berklee

Go to for more information.

Reflections on a Campaign

John Connaughton

Aid for Promising Upperclassmen

Berklee trustee Dean Goodermote

Already Making a Difference

As Berklee students work toward their personal goals this spring, the college is making excellent progress on its own institutional goal: to raise $50 million through Giant Steps, Berklee’s first capital campaign. We’re on track to do it, and gifts from our 7,500 donors are already making a difference.

The college now boasts two new focused areas of study: the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) and the American Roots Music Program.