Berklee College of Music

You’ve Probably Never Heard This Instrument. Matthew Baker Wants to Change That.

The Berklee Valencia instructor is working to bring the baryton out of 18th-century obscurity and into 2020.

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Berklee Announces Creation of Dream Theater Scholarship

Progressive music icons Dream Theater and Berklee College of Music announce the creation of the Dream Theater Scholarship Fund.

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Scene at Berklee: Grandmaster Flash

The turntable pioneer shared “the Biblical law of DJing” and other practical wisdom from the early days of hip-hop.

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Can You Land a Successful Career with a Performing Arts Degree?

In an economy that rewards improvisation and entrepreneurship, well-trained artists and musicians are equipped to thrive.

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Ayanna Pressley Urges Representation in the Arts

Massachusetts’s first black Congresswoman called for greater inclusion in the media at Berklee’s Unsung Heroes Ceremony.

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Berklee Announces Spring 2020 Signature Series

This semester’s concerts highlight pop with a twist, along with the music of the African diaspora, the Middle East, and more.

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Listen to the Berklee Artists Who Made 2019’s Best Music

Whether it was pop, hip-hop, indie, bluegrass, or jazz, Berklee artists performed and produced some of this year’s most critically acclaimed tracks.

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MJ Rodriguez Finds Roles That Reflect Her True Identity

The Pose star and Berklee alumna talks about her journey as an actress and a trans woman.

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Berklee Alumni and Faculty Nominated for Grammy Awards

Berklee will once again be a major presence at the awards show, with 28 alumni and two faculty members receiving nominations across 17 categories.

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Tool’s Rhythm Section Locks in at Berklee

Bassist Justin Chancellor and drummer Danny Carey shared stories from the band’s origins at a recent clinic on campus.

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Students Get ‘Real World’ Experience at Peter Gabriel’s Studio

Watch music production and engineering students gain exposure to the legendary British recording scene during the Wadhams Production Scholars trip.

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How FINNEAS Took Pop by Storm from a Bedroom

The wunderkind producer and songwriter discussed his sold-out solo tour, songwriting, and what it’s like collaborating with his sister, Billie Eilish.

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Encore Gala Raises $2.3 Million for Berklee City Music

The 25th annual Encore Gala included guest musicians such as Chaka Khan, Grandmaster Flash, and Livingston Taylor.

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How Living Learning Communities Transform the College Experience

It turns out students thrive when academic and residential life overlap.

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Berklee President Roger H. Brown to Step Down in 2021

Under Brown’s leadership, Berklee expanded its global presence, embraced technology, and increased diversity of the leadership and student body.

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What Is Contemporary Music?

It’s practically Berklee’s middle name—but what are we talking about when we say “contemporary music”?

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Daedelus Joins Berklee Electronic Production and Design Department

The acclaimed artist, DJ, and producer has worked with Diplo, Death Cab for Cutie, Flying Lotus, and more.

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Nirvana Producer Steve Albini Records Berklee Band

The legendary In Utero producer engineered the Cotones’s “The Final Cut” and dropped priceless wisdom in Berklee’s Studio 2. Listen to the track premiere on Sounds of Berklee.

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5 Essentials of Music Career Success

Want to build a sustainable career in the music industry? Here are a few tips on how to get started.

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Dreion Channels James Brown, Goes Viral

A fan-shot video of the Berklee singer’s recent show in Symphony Park has racked up over 1.2 million views.

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Berklee Makes Forbes List for Alumni Success in Entertainment

Berklee was ranked no. 3 on a new Forbes list of the top 15 schools in the U.S. producing alumni who have achieved commercial and critical success in the entertainment industry.

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India’s Rising Stars Shine at Berklee Summer Program

Bollywood star Shalmali Kholgade and singer Pooja Tiwari added technical skills to their natural talents.

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Love NPR’s Tiny Desk? Check out Tiny Dorm.

Inspired by NPR’s concert video series, these Berklee students created a popular YouTube series featuring new and emerging artists.

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Students Find Rainbow Connection at Newport Folk

Berklee Instant Strings joined headlining musicians such as Trey Anastasio, Robin Pecknold, I’m With Her, and Kermit the Frog at Newport Folk Festival 2019.

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Jackie Foster’s ‘Great Escape’ Embraces Life after The Voice

The new single by Jackie Foster B.M. ’18 has all the trademarks of a classic pop summer anthem: life-affirming lyrics, high sing-along factor, and a killer hook.

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Introducing #HerBerklee

We asked nine female Berklee students to show us around their world. These are their words, images, and stories.

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Missy Elliott, Alex Lacamoire, Justin Timberlake Honored at Commencement

The music icons received honorary doctorates for their lasting contributions to music and popular culture.

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