Berklee College of Music



Biography

Berklee was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music. For 70 years, the college has evolved to reflect the current state of the music industry, leading the way with baccalaureate studies in performance, music business/management, songwriting, music therapy, film scoring, and more. In December 2015, the Berklee Board of Trustees voted to merge with The Boston Conservatory, creating the world’s most comprehensive and dynamic training ground for music, dance, theater, and related professions. With a focus on global learning, the Berklee campus in Valencia, Spain, offers graduate programs and study abroad opportunity, while Berklee Online serves distance learners worldwide with extension classes and degree-granting programs. The Berklee City Music Network provides after-school programming for underserved teens in 46 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. With a student body representing more than 100 countries and alumni and faculty that have won more than 300 Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards, Berklee is the world's premier learning lab for the music of today—and tomorrow. Learn more at berklee.edu.

Watch Past Performances

Video 4/5/2016: Conservatory Project: Berklee College of Music

Students from the Berklee College of Music Global Jazz Institute present an evening of jazz and contemporary music. The ensemble is joined by special guest performer, NEA Jazz Master, and vibraphone virtuoso Gary Burton. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person.

Video 4/24/2015: Berklee College of Music

The Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors perform both original compositions and works by modern jazz masters. The sextet includes top student composer/performers from Israel, Japan, Korea, Spain, and the United States.

Video 4/26/2014: Berklee College of Music

Israeli duo talYtali’s original instrumentation and musical aesthetics stand out in the global jazz music scene, heavily influenced by Israeli traditional songs and classical music. Part of the Conservatory Project.

Video 3/31/2014: Berklee College of Music Mix Maestros

With one foot in the past from old records and one foot in the future with the ensemble’s live interpretations, the Mix Maestros build a show drawing from all genres at any given moment. The performance features Raydar Ellis, MC and turntable; Jason Dawson, turntable; Stephen Carroll, turntable and drums; Luke Goh, turntable and piano; Sam Millinazzo, turntable and guitar; and Nullin Hassan, turntable and flute. Part of One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide.

Video 2/19/2014: Organ Showcase

Students from participating Conservatory Project schools play selections from works by Widor, Schumann, Buxtehude, Smetana, Shostakovich, Demessieux, Litaize, Albright, Dupre, Ellington, Bach, Cochereau, and others on the Rubenstein Family Organ. Part of the Conservatory Project.

Video 6/11/2013: Berklee Scholarship Sextet

The Berklee College of Music ensemble performs jazz standards. Part of DC Jazz Festival.

Video 4/12/2013: Berklee College of Music

Students perform Waves of Visions, a collaboration between pianist and composer Yakir Arbib and visual artist Tamar Haber-Schaim. Part of the Conservatory Project.

Video 4/6/2012: Berklee College of Music Roots Roadshow

Members of the American Roots Music Program will shift from bluegrass to old-time to Celtic and Western Swing.

Video 3/9/2012: Berklee College of Music

Students from the school’s Silent Film Orchestra perform a 2011 original score to the 1925 Sergei Eisenstein film Battleship Potemkin. Part of the Conservatory Project.

Video 6/1/2011: Berklee World Jazz Octet

This groundbreaking ensemble employs instruments and grooves from many corners of the planet to create great, improvised music. Part of The DC Jazz Festival.

Video 2/26/2011: Berklee College of Music

Berklee Flamenco, directed by Javier Limón, performs original works by Limón, ensemble member Ariadna Castellanos Rivas, as well as works by Paco de Lucía. Part of the Conservatory Project.

Video 6/2/2010: Berklee World Jazz Nonet

This groundbreaking ensemble employs instruments and grooves from many corners of the planet in the service of creating great, improvised music.

Video 5/12/2010: Berklee College of Music

The Berklee World Strings, conducted by Eugene Friesen, performs works by Gershwin, Shostakovich, James Scott Skinner, and others.

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