Support for Innovative Youth Music Programs

Emma Stapleton

During a recent Amp Up NYC teacher-training workshop, teachers and Amp Up staff members paused for a photo with their instruments.

Lighting Up New Torch

Nick Susi

While still Music Business/Management majors at Berklee, Nick Susi ’12 and Ethan Schiff ’12 began helping their friends with bookings, record release events, and more. A series of small successes during their student years inspired Susi and Schiff to form an artist management company after Berklee, New Torch Entertainment.

Danilo Pérez '88

Ryan Fleming

It’s hard to imagine a figure more responsible for putting Berklee on the world stage than Danilo Pérez ’88, artistic director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI). His status as a virtuosic pianist and bandleader who has released a dozen albums, and three-time Grammy winner is enough to qualify him as a top-echelon Berklee faculty member. But he also has a compelling vision for the college as a truly global musical force.

New to the Board of Trustees

Jane Mendillo

Luis Alvarez ’83 Receives George Wein Impresario Award

At the Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on March 29, Luis Alvarez ’83 received Berklee’s George Wein Impresario Award during the festival’s 25th anniversary. The award recognizes individuals who bring music to life through their dedication to discovering, mentoring, presenting, and promoting creative musicians and their music.

Pandora’s Tim Westergren Speaks to Berklee

Mike Keefe-Feldman

Pandora founder Tim Westergren spoke to a packed house of students at the 22nd annual James G. Zafris Distinguished Lecture for Berklee’s Music Business/Management Department.

Spring Break Milestones

Arielle Schwalm
Karen Bell

In March, 120 Berklee students boarded two buses in Boston to drive more than 1,000 miles to Nashville, TN, during the college’s spring break. While every year the students engage in some amazing activities in Music City, this year was truly special, in that it marked the 30th anniversary of the annual Nashville trip.

Introducing Berklee’s New Logo

Tom Riley

Berklee’s 2015 logo

First Presidential Visit to India

Liz Lupton

In April, Roger H. Brown became the first Berklee president to make an official visit to India following the 2014 establishment of the Berklee India Exchange, a platform for cultural conversation about Indian music.

L.A. Newsbriefs

Justine Taormino

Jen Waris ’12 and Samantha Schultz ’13 are members of Covergirl’s Rockabellas a cappella group. The ensemble appeared in national commercials to promote the new Covergirl Pitch Perfect Cosmetics Line in partnership with the soon to be released movie, Pitch Perfect 2.