Musicians needed for Contemporary Middle Eastern Ensemble

Contemporary sounds from the Arab world, Turkey, and Iran.

Crossover, popular, and traditional styles. Semester repertoire chosen according to student interest.  

We play music from many artists, including Dhafer Youssef, Joseph Tawadros, Hüsnü Şenlendirici, Charbel Rouhana, Hossam Ramzy, Fairuz, Davood Azad, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Sezen Aksu, Fairuz, Sayyid Darwish, Natacha Atlas...  

Lots of modal improv, new grooves, some odd-meters etc. This is an opportunity to work on improvisation  and interpretation without worrying about lots of chord changes.

Berklee Health Care Services

For day-to-day medical needs and health care appointments, many students use Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, a multi-specialty group practice very close to campus. For more information about Berklee's partnership with Harvard Vanguard, see below. 

In the case of a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1. Also contact the Conservatory's Safety & Security at: 617-912-9191.

Rick Applin Memorial Concert

Join us for a concert in honor of Rick Applin, who passed away in September of 2015. The concert will include music composed by Rick Applin, J.S. Bach, Michael Essl and Rosey Lee.  A reception will follow. 


Friday, January 29

1:00 p.m.


David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street

Boston, MA

150 Mass Ave Practice Room Improvements

Physical Plant performed improvements to practice rooms at 150 Massachusetts Avenue during the winter break. New carpet and light fixtures were installed. In addition, the rooms were deep-cleaned and the walls were repainted. Please remember that food and drink are prohibited in all practice rooms at Berklee.

View the "before" and "after" in this slideshow:

BTOT 2016 Survey

Thank you to all BTOT presenters, hosts, conference staff, and attendees for helping us create a memorable and meaningful conference experience. We hope you have gained new tools, insights and practices to foster excellent teaching, learning, and professional development. Please take a few minutes to provide us with your feedback regarding BTOT 2016. Your comments will help us shape future BTOT programming. Your responses are strictly anonymous and will be kept confidential. The survey should take no more than five minutes to complete and will remain open until Friday, January 29.

Get Involved with Berklee SAAVE


Berklee Student Allies in Anti-Violence Education (SAAVE) is a community of students seeking a foundational body of knowledge that addresses the impact of sexual violence and gender based harm.  

EAP Monthly Newsletter: Taking a Closer Look at Nutrition

Eating healthy and nutritious is crucial to our health and well being. What better time than the new year to take a closer look at your nutrition. This month's Employee Assistant Program's monthly newsletter takes on this very subject, take a look here.

Be sure to check out their featured article, "What am I Supposed to Eat Now?" and the  free webinar, "Eating Right for Life" offered on Janurary 19th.

A Message About Loss and Condolences from President Roger Brown and VP of Student Affairs Betsy Newman

Dear members of the Berklee community,

It is with great sadness that we have learned about the passing of one of our students, Tyler Sweere. Having just completed his third semester at Berklee, Tyler was a guitar principal and an electronic production and design major. We mourn this untimely loss, and our hearts go out to his family and friends.

Remembering Faculty Member Armsted Christian

Dear colleagues, 

"I challenge students to think for themselves and be accountable for their own learning. It’s very personal. Even in a class of 15 or so, I tell my students, ‘The same rules I give you, I use myself. Strive for excellence. Don’t let your minimum become your maximum.’"