Tag Archives: Berklee College of Music

Berklee in Puerto Rico 2014: Students Share Their Experience/Alumnos Cuentan Su Experiencia

Berklee en Puerto Rico 2014 es un programa que forma parte de Berklee on the Road. Este programa es producido con la ayuda de Banco Popular. | Berklee in Puerto Rico 2014 is a program that is part of the Berklee on the Road programs. This program is produced with the help of Banco Popular. Continue reading

Only at Berklee • Solo en Berklee

Pablo YescasPablo A. Yescas esta en su segundo semestre estudiando pro-music y el bajo eléctrico, el es de Nogales, Sonora, México. Lee sus blogs cada otro Viernes, y no te olvides de mantener el ritmo aunque no haya música!

Pablo A. Yescas is a second semester pro-music major and bass player from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. Check out his blog posts every other Friday and dont forget to groove even without playing!

 “Sólo en Berklee”. Ésta fue una de muchas frases que continuamente escuché durante mi semana de inducción de nuevo ingreso en Berklee College of Music. Sin embargo, por más que intenté asimilarla, fue durante el transcurso del semestre que se volvió realidad en muchos aspectos de mi vida estudiantil. Continue reading

Cluttered Clarity: The troubles of Sponsoring a Tour

Ben KonenBen Konen is a student at Berklee College of Music. With the help of International Programs he and his band, Cluttered Clarity, will be touring around Europe this summer. Read more about Ben’s adventures here.

Last week I explained how we found the members for the band Cluttered Clarity. Today I will talk about getting sponsors to pay the most expensive part in touring: the plane tickets.

As soon as I knew that the band had been accepted to the 2 biggest Jazz festivals in Luxembourg, Jernej and I were brainstorming about how to come up with 5,000 dollars, the amount of money you need to pay for 4 plane tickets. First, we started by walking into every office at Berklee that might have the slightest interest in funding the tour. It took us a whole afternoon to walk to about 10 different offices. Most offices couldn’t help us, but gave us advice, which office or person to contact. Further more they explained to us which kind of projects they will fund and told us to come back if we need more help. Continue reading

Hong Kong: Jeannie’s Last Days in Hong Kong

gagne-jeannieJeannie Gagné is an Associate Professor of Voice at Berklee. International Programs at Berklee recently helped Jeannie plan a trip to Hong Kong where she is teaching and performing. Here she recounts her experiences while traveling abroad. You can read other posts about her trip here.


On Wednesday May 21 Kelvin Lau and I taped a 2-hour spot for DBC Radio, an internet program on music. I sang four songs self-accompanied on keys, and Kelvin sang 5 songs with pianist Cedric Chan. We were interviewed by Kathy, with Wilson at the controls. The show airs in late June. When I left at 1am Kelvin was still recording, they went all night! Continue reading

Cluttered Clarity: The Project

Ben KonenBen Konen is a student at Berklee College of Music. With the help of International Programs he and his band, Cluttered Clarity, will be touring around Europe this summer. Read more about Ben’s adventures here.

Eight months ago, Jernej and I realized, that living in Boston was great. However, being away from your hometown for such a long time had one major downside. The local music scene forgets who you are. We decided to start a new band and apply at local festivals in Luxembourg and Slovenia. Continue reading