President Roger H. Brown responds to the tragedy in Boston on Marathon Monday and reopens the college in his third message to the community. To read the first two, and a message from Director of Counseling Services Karen Grimes, visit Berklee.edu.
Dear Members of the Berklee Community,
First, let me say that the stories of student bravery and generosity in helping others through this crisis have been both astounding and heartwarming. One particularly compelling example is that of Callie Benjamin, a songwriting student who responded immediately to help victims of the blast. We’ve also heard many stories of students donating their time and energy at local hospitals and community gatherings. We look forward to hearing more about the contributions of our students, faculty, and staff. If you’d like to add yours, please respond in the comments below. We are a strong and talented community and Boston and the larger world need our skills right now. Continue reading →
Staff blogger Magen Tracy, assistant director for online marketing and social media, blogs about Berklee’s 8th Annual SXSW Day Party in Austin, TX. Read more about student performances on the road at Berklee on Tour.
Presskit.to’s Ben Maitland-Lewis and Chloe Sunshine’s Kendall Egan.
Last Friday, March 15, Berklee hosted our eighth annual SXSW Day Party, and our first at an outdoor SXSW venue, Brush Square Park. It was a great day for the Berklee community, and for music in general, with student and alumni bands from all around the country, and 1,000 attendees including alumni, press, fans, and new faces. The party was the culmination of the efforts of Heavy Rotation Records (our student-run label), Berkleemusic (our online school), The Red Room at Cafe 939, and Berklee Alumni Affairs, and was broadcast live on TuneIn Radio by Presskit.to and Backbone Radio Networks to more than 6,500 listeners worldwide.
Post by Magen Tracy, Asst. Director for Online Marketing, currently in Austin for Berklee and loving her job.
Austin band Ume plays Berkee's 2012 SXSW Day Party
It’s SXSW time again, and in addition to Berklee’s annual Official SXSW Day Party (this year at Brush Square Park), there are dozens (hundreds?) of alumni in town playing, presenting, and promoting events through out the week as part of SXSW, RedGorilla, Texas Rock Fest, and more. Here are some of the ones we know about. We’ll be covering as many of them as we can throughout the week, here and on Twitter and Instagram (#berkleesxsw). If you know of more, add them in the comments! Continue reading →
Inspired by Ty Cullen’s “Hey You! What Song Are You Listening To? NEW YORK”, students Abbey Hickman and Jordan Rose ask Berklee the same question: “BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC: What are you listening to?”
“Night Train” by Oscar Peterson Trio
“Es-So” by Tune-Yards
“Travale” by A Sight For Sewn Eyes Continue reading →
Student Julian Weisser blogs about Berklee, entrepreneurship, and his experience at the MIDEM conference in France. Julian currently does business development for Bottol and co-founded Bundio, a direct to fan subscription platform for creators. He blogs at Ideas Then Lemonade and is most easily reachable at @iamweisser.
There is no one out in the streets of Cannes at 5am on a Tuesday morning. 5am is the fascinating hour that it intersects the latest of nights and earliest of days. It’s that rare time in this city when you are able to hear the waves breaking and spilling onto the sand as the water stretches and yawns. As I progressed down the Promenade de la Croisette, I began thinking of what led me to Cannes, what is alleged to be the largest music industry conference in the world, and co-founding a direct to fan subscription startup called Bundio. Continue reading →