Berklee Podcasts

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Weakened Friends, featuring bassist and alumna Annie Hoffman B.M. '09

PODCAST: Weakened Friends

March 7, 2017

Indie rock trio Weakened Friends will kick off a tour of the eastern half of the U.S. starting at this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas, where they will meet up and perform with several other Berklee alumni and student bands for the festival's Boston and Beyond party on St. Patrick's Day (March 17).

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Christiane Karam

February 28, 2017

In this episode of Inside Berklee, Christiane Karam B.M. '03, an associate professor in the Voice Department, talks about her musical journey in exploring ways that different cultures intersect and find common ground, and how this journey, in part, led her to found the Middle Eastern Festival, now in its ninth year.

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Saxophonist and Berklee Professor Tia Fuller

PODCAST: Tia Fuller

February 21, 2017

In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, we feature saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Tia Fuller, a professor in the Ensemble Department who has performed alongside legends such as Beyoncé, Aretha Franklin, Jay-Z, Janelle Monáe, and Erykah Badu.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—David Mash

February 15, 2017

After more than 40 years as an integral leader at Berklee, Senior Vice President for Innovation, Strategy, and Technology David Mash, who Rolling Stone has called the "leading evangelist for the marriage of music and technology," reflects on his work and the Berklee community leading up to his retirement this spring.

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Banda Magda

PODCAST: Banda Magda

January 31, 2017

Rising world music outfit Banda Magda is soon to release a much-anticipated new album, Tigre, and will perform at Berklee’s Red Room at Cafe 939 on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, as part of The Checkout—Live at Berklee, a series in which alumni return to perform a concert for broadcast via New York jazz station WBGO-FM/wbgo.org.

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Craig Hella Johnson

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Craig Hella Johnson

January 20, 2017

Grammy-winning conductor/composer Craig Hella Johnson, founder and artistic director for the choral organization Conspirare, discusses his newest work, Considering Matthew Shepard, which the outfit will perform at Boston's Symphony Hall on Sunday, February 5, at 3:00 p.m.

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The Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra

PODCAST: Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra

December 13, 2016

The Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra features works by some of Berklee’s best student jazz composers and instrumentalists, and will be performing on Wednesday, December 14, at 8:00 p.m. at the Berklee Performance Center.

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Neil Leonard, artistic director of the Berklee Interdisciplinary Arts Institute

PODCAST: Inside Berklee – Neil Leonard

December 6, 2016

As artistic director of the Berklee Interdisciplinary Arts Institute, Neil Leonard, Electronic Production and Design professor, guides students in collaborating with artists working in every medium imaginable.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Emilien Moyon

November 29, 2016

In this episode of Inside Berklee, Emilien Moyon talks about how Berklee's global entertainment and music business master's degree program at the college's international campus in Valencia, Spain, orients students toward entrepreneurship and why people who study abroad have an edge.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—President Roger H. Brown

November 15, 2016

In his 12 years as president of Berklee, Roger H. Brown has presided over some of the college's biggest milestones, such as the opening of an international campus in Valencia, Spain, the expansion of Berklee Online, and the merger that created Boston Conservatory at Berklee this year, adding theater and dance to the college's traditional educational repertoire of music.

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Panos Panay, founding managing director of BerkleeICE

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Panos Panay, BerkleeICE

November 8, 2016

In this episode of Inside Berklee, Panos Panay '94 talks about the synergy between music and entrepreneurialism, and founding the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE).

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PODCAST: Pablo Ziegler

November 1, 2016

Pablo Ziegler, the longtime pianist for late tango great Astor Piazzolla, is one of the foremost figures today in tango nuevo, an innovative style of music that blends traditional Argentine tango with American jazz. On Thursday, November 10, 2016, Ziegler will bring his music to the Berklee Performance Center.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Kenny Werner's Effortless Mastery

October 25, 2016

Kenny Werner, artistic director of Berklee's Effortless Mastery Institute, discusses how musicians can learn to play from the deepest parts of themselves and rediscover their connection to music.

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Wang Leehom '99

PODCAST: Wang Leehom ‘99

October 18, 2016

Listen to a song by Wang Leehom ’99, the King of Chinese Pop, who will join students in a celebration of his music at Symphony Hall on Sunday, November 13, 2016.

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Emily Baker

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Emily Baker

October 11, 2016

In this episode of Inside Berklee, student fiddle player Emily Baker talks about how she rediscovered her passion for music, and about the risk she took at age 26 to pursue music full time at Berklee.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Joy Allen

September 27, 2016

In this edition of Inside Berklee, Joy Allen, the new chair of Berklee's Music Therapy Department, talks about the principles behind music therapy and how it can be used to help people, as well as how Berklee prepares students to be effective therapists. 

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PODCAST: Mark Zaleski at Beantown Jazz

September 20, 2016

Saxophonist Mark Zaleski, an associate professor in Berklee's Harmony Department, will perform at the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival on September 24. 

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Wanda Strukus

September 13, 2016

In this episode of Inside Berklee, Wanda Strukus, Boston Conservatory at Berklee's program director of contemporary theater, talks about talks about fostering collaboration and supporting hybrid artists who can succeed in today's industry.

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Noémie Legrand performating at the 2016 Osheaga Festival

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Noémie Legrand '16

September 6, 2016

In this episode of Inside Berklee, Noémie Legrand '16, lead singer of the band Noé, tells the story of how she scored a gig at the 2016 Osheaga Festival and how the Berklee Popular Music Institute helped her rise to the occasion.

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Alison Plante, chair of Berklee's Film Scoring Department

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Alison Plante

August 23, 2016

Veteran Berklee educator and award-winning composer Alison Plante, who has recently been named chair of Berklee's Film Scoring Department, discusses her plans for preparing those interested in careers in scoring for film, TV, video games, and other visual media.

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