Berklee music production and engineering professor Stephen Webber weighs in on the recent debate regarding music ownership, piracy, and the generation gap – and an educator’s role in the conversation.
Following the back-and-forth prompted by NPR intern Emily White’s concise blog post has filled me with a combination of delight and dismay. Delight, because Emily is providing us an opportunity to advance the conversation into the actual present; dismay because some of the response has been to continue the emotionally blinded, one sided finger-wagging that has done nothing to address workable solutions to the challenges new technology has put before us. Continue reading
Jesse Gottlieb ’11 lived and worked on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship for over 6 months! In this three part blog series he will talk about how he landed the gig, the perks of working on a cruise ship, and finally, life after living at sea.
How did I find myself boarding a 1,020 ft long, 137,276 ton, 4,500 passenger ship from a cement dock on the banks of the Louisiana in New Orleans? After a terrifyingly easy audition, an obnoxious amount of paperwork, and of course a lot nervous, last minute practicing, I was about to start my life aboard a floating hotel for the next 6 and a half months. Continue reading
It’s kind of ridiculous how well that header fits me this week: I’m going to Freiburg, Germany.
Sometimes people don’t associate Berklee with traditional college experiences such as studying abroad. But Berklee has partner schools all over the globe—institutions that share our attitude towards pop, jazz, and other forms of contemporary music—and our students can spend a semester at some of them getting a whole new perspective on their music. (Psst: we also have an ice hockey team.) Continue reading
A Berklee admissions counselor gives her take from behind the info table. Watch for further posts from Lauren throughout the school year.
Welcome to my blogosphere! This is my blogging debut, so let me formally introduce myself and hope you don’t sense a tinge of my blog(stage)fright! My name is Lauren Westendorf, Assistant Director of Admission and I blog to you live from the Monterey Jazz Festival.