Winnie Dahlgren

Class of 
1997
Professor
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  • Career Highlights
    • Percussionist, vibes player, composer, and arranger
    • Leader and conductor, Winnie Dahlgren Project
    • Clinics and master classes around the world in countries including China, Denmark, Greece, Morocco, and Mozambique
    • Performances with Mike Mainieri, Joe Lovano, Matthew Garrison, George Garzone, and Esperanza Spalding, among many others
    • Recordings with Leo Sayer, Jazz Composers Allliance Orchestra, and Aarhus Sinfonietta
    • Cofounder of No Boundaries Outreach, a music education outreach program for underserved communities
  • Education
    • M.M., Syddansk Musikkonservatorium, Danish National Academy of Music
    • B.M., Syddansk Musikkonservatorium, Danish National Academy of Music
    • B.M., Berklee College of Music

In Their Own Words

"My teaching style is a mix of my experience from my native Denmark and my years here in Boston. I draw also from my experience as an international student coming to Berklee."

"I can associate with the students, whether they have problems with the language or a question about understanding the material, because I've been there, done that. They're much more comfortable knowing that I understand, that I won't just jump on them or ignore them, but make everyone participate in class."

"Berklee is such a unique place. You get people from all over the world. And though we come from different backgrounds and different cultures, music is one language. There are different styles, but at heart it's the same. We separate the topics into harmony, ear training, arranging, private lessons, etc., but it's important to understand these are all just parts of the puzzle. It's about learning the rules, and once you do, you understand how you can then go out and break the rules."