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Cordelia & The Buffalo at the Monterrey City Festival

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10704218_10152339187157337_2970783605132291577_oThe rush that hits you in the gut right when you’re about to step onstage. The realization that after much training, “Zero Hour” is finally in front of you, and so are They. You look out at their smiling faces. You deeply inhale the crisp-clean air, let the Mexican Sun blind your eyes, and then…

On September 6th , we performed at Monterrey City Festival. A 3-day music festival set in Mexico that gave us the great opportunity to play alongside great artists such as Travis, Deftones, Charlie XCX, Def Leppard, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Clasixx, and more. Continue reading

Alumni Spotlight: Joe Doyle

The Songwriting Shift that Paid Off 

by Shantell Ogden (’05)

Joe Doyle Photo Courtesy of Samations

Joe Doyle Photo Courtesy of Samations

Joe Doyle (’87) entered Berklee in the mid 80’s with a very specific goal in mind; he wanted to be a studio drummer.

“Steve Gadd was my hero,” says Doyle. “But when I got to Berklee I realized that I didn’t have the talent that some of my peers had on the instrumental side. So I started looking around at other options to be involved in music. Through that, I started writing songs.”  Continue reading

BIN: Mi Experiencia en el Colegio de Música (CoM)

BIN LogoThe Berklee International Network (BIN) consists of 19 schools around the globe who’s mission is to seek talented students to enroll in Berklee programs and create opportunities for students to grow and develop their skills, through exposure to other cultures, diverse audiences, and master musicians; and develop careers with global focus. Each month a BIN student will share his experience, culture, and music. Learn more about the BIN and their students at Berklee Blogs.

By: Pedro Suing

El Colegio de Música (CoM) es miembro de la red internacional de Berklee College of Music y sus instalaciones se encuentran en la Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) ubicada en la capital de Ecuador. Actualmente se ofrecen dos especializaciones: Música Contemporánea y Producción Musical y Sonido. Continue reading

Two-Five-One: Eruch Kimball

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Eruch Kimball ’03 is an electric bassist, composer, arranger, audio engineer and marketing professional.  Originally a Professional Music major in performance and songwriting, he completed Master Certificates in Film Scoring and Music Business through Berklee Online and is currently competing an MBA in Marketing.  Over his 16 years of music industry experience he has performed and engineered over 3000 concerts for over 2 million people across the U.S. and East Asia.  A military veteran, he served six years of active duty service with the U.S. Army Band.  He owns and operates SynchroMuse LLC, an audio branding and music services company based out of Los Angeles.  He loves to blog about life and food and is developing an online community where these two passions of his intersect called Urban Bento.  You can follow him, his music, and his writing on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@urbanbento, @synchromuse)

Name: Eruch Kimball
Major(s): BM in Professional Music; Orchestration for Film and TV (Online), Music Business (Online)
Hometown: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Current City: Los Angeles, CAEruch Kimball

What has been the most challenging thing about your transition from college to career?

Balancing my artistic, career, and life goals. Basically finding time to practice and develop while also building on my skill set and career path and being able to pay rent and eat well.

How does your degree play a role in your current career path?

My degrees have all been focused on building upon related skill sets to make myself very valuable in a lot of ways. You don’t need a degree to be a great player, but having the theory knowledge, a common musical and professional standard to live up to, and some business acumen can give you the edge above the next guy (or girl) in line for the gig you’re after. The more ways you have to “sell yourself”, performing, arranging, composing, engineering, marketing, automatically you’ll become more connected and increase your chances of success.

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BIN: My Beginning in Music and Experience at EMMAT

BIN LogoThe Berklee International Network (BIN) consists of 19 schools around the globe who’s mission is to seek talented students to enroll in Berklee programs and create opportunities for students to grow and develop their skills, through exposure to other cultures, diverse audiences, and master musicians; and develop careers with global focus. Each month a BIN student will share his experience, culture, and music. Learn more about the BIN and their students at Berklee Blogs.

By: Camilo Echeverry

La música empezó siendo para mí el más divertido de todos los juegos. A los 4 años disfrutaba profundamente las interminables horas que pasaba con mi guitarra, para entonces mucho más grande que yo, frente al reproductor de cassettes, repitiendo y replicando las melodías y los acordes que escuchaba en las canciones de Atahualpa Yupanqui, Facundo Cabral, Mercedes Sosa, Charly García, The Beatles… Continue reading