Thursday, January 17, 2013
The free program for Boston kids aged 3 to 5 introduces kids to musical instruments, musical concepts and more.
KidsJam, the free interactive music education program for Boston's 3- to 5-year-olds from Berklee College of Music, is beginning registration for their spring classes. The program is intended to introduce young children to a variety of musical activities essential to a well-rounded music education. These include singing and sound exploration, moving, playing rhythm instruments, creating, listening, and responding to music, as well as learning about a variety of musical concepts and instruments. During this weekly workshop, Berklee music education students, led by professors Libby Allison and Charlene Ryan, practice their developing teaching skills in this fun and energetic setting. Read more about KidsJam on Back Bay Patch See answers to…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The mixed-use building is scheduled to open next fall.
The following is a press release from Berklee College of Music: Berklee College of Music held a topping off ceremony for its new 16-story building at 160 Massachusetts Avenue Tuesday. The event included remarks from Berklee President Roger Brown, Peter Meade of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, and Berklee trustee Jeff Shames. The final beam, adorned with a traditional pine tree, was on the ground for signing all day before being raised and placed on top of the building. 160 Massachusetts Avenue is a mixed-use building that will include 370 beds of student housing, enabling the college to house all of its entering students for the first time. These students will share two-story community rooms, practice and ensemble rooms and a small …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
This year's festival celebrates women in jazz.
Known as Boston's biggest block party, the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival returns to the Back Bay and South End this weekend and could draw as many as 80,000 fans of jazz, Latin, blues, and soul. In its 12th year, the free block party takes place on Saturday from noon to 6:00 p.m. on Columbus Avenue between Massachusetts Avenue and Burke Street. This year's festival highlights women in jazz, and opens and closes with ticketed performances at the Berklee Performance Center: Melody Gardot on Thursday at 8 p.m., A Night of Two Pianos with Geri Allen and Joanne Brackeen on Friday at 7:30 p.m., and closes with Béla Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio – a 14 Grammy Award-winning banjoist in a collaboration with the trio known for its signature, …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
His work includes soundtracks for Hasbro, Nickelodeon and an Incredible Hulk roller coaster.
Michael Bierylo, who has created soundtracks for Hasbro, Nickelodeon, and an Incredible Hulk roller coaster, has been named chair of Berklee College of Music's Electronic Production and Design Department (EPD). In his new role, he will embrace advances in video game design, software development, and computer music. He's been a faculty member since 1995 and member of the band Birdsonds of the Mesozoic since 1991. "Music technology is a moving target, and while new trends tend to disregard what precede them, EPD looks to celebrate all avenues and vintages of electronic expression — our students design software for iPads and hack Speak and Spells," Bierylo said. His commercial work includes music and audio production for Hasbro Interactive…
Friday, July 13, 2012
He brings to Berklee over 25 years of teaching experience, with faculty appointments at Musicians Institute, UNC Wilmington, and Coastal Carolina University.
Berklee College of Music has named Steve Bailey, a ix-string fretless bass pioneer, educator, as the chair of the college's Bass Department. Bailey begins his tenure this summer. He succeeds Rich Appleman, who retired in May 2012 after holding the position for 40 years. "Berklee is iconic. With a world-class faculty and over 400 bass students, I can't think of another music institution on the same scale," Bailey said. "To have the opportunity to build upon Rich Appleman's incredible 40-year legacy is truly special." He brings to Berklee over 25 years of teaching experience, with faculty appointments at Musicians Institute, UNC Wilmington, and Coastal Carolina University. He is the author of six books and instructional DVDs on bass …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Enjoy the live music on June 16, July 21 and August 18. Check out the video for a preview of the upcoming artists.
The Harbor Islands are a great place for Bostonians to visit anytime during the summer, but starting Saturday, Berklee presents a bonus reason to go - free live music. The concerts, part of Berklee Summer in the City, are on June 16, July 21 and August 18, and feature three back-to-back up and coming students, faculty and alumni who will rock Fort Warren on Georges Island with rock pop, blues, funk, soul, folk and more. Here's the lineup, now go get your ferry ticket! Berklee Music Fest on Georges Island 2012 Saturday, June 16 2:00 p.m. – Canary (rock, pop, blues) 3:00 p.m. – Luke Mulholland Band (blues-rock) 4:00 p.m. – Sounds of Venus (ethereal, ambient rock) Saturday, July 21 3:00 p.m. – The Jauntee (psychedelic, rock, bluegrass) 4:00 p…
Monday, April 23, 2012
The conference is open to the public, and aimed at anyone interested in the future of the music industry.
Berklee's second annual Rethink Music conference happening today and Tuesday at the Hynes Convention Center features business leaders from major companies like YouTube and Spotify, along with big-name artists, workshops, panels and more. The conference is open to anyone interested in the music industry. Rethink Music will address trending topics like direct-to-fan artist issues and streaming services’ impact on the industry. The second edition of the conference brings an increased focus on live-learning workshops and panels with acclaimed artists throughout the event. Creative marketer and best-selling author Seth Godin will present the keynote speech. Monday Today, world-renowned DJ and producer DJ Spooky holds a session on the musical …
Monday, April 9, 2012
The three events on April 9th are designed to get younger kids active and engaged with music.
(Hundreds of events are posted on Back Bay Patch each week, but how often does one pass you by that you wish you hadn't missed? Each week Back Bay Patch will give you a quick reminder about an event, an important sign-up, or a looming deadline you won't want to forget.) Monday's "KidsJam" features experienced children's music performers offering 3 different sessions of entertainment and musical education for kids. Patch has been told that registration for the 11:30 session is almost full -- near to be being closed -- so parents interested in that should act quickly; but, besides that, there's plenty of room in the other sessions. Info and text provided by Berklee College Of Music: 11:30-12:00pm - Debbie and Friends Performance Join us …
Saturday, March 10, 2012
The 44th annual festival is the largest in the U.S. and will showcase more than 3,000 students and 200 bands from 13 states and Canada.
On Saturday Berklee College of Music's 44th High School Jazz Festival - the largest in the U.S. - will showcase over 3,000 students and 200 bands and vocal ensembles from 13 states and Ontario, Canada. They'll compete for $175,000 in scholarships to Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Program. The event is free and open to the public and takes place from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sat. March 10 at the Hynes Convention Center. Performances will include clinics and concerts by drummer Kendrick Scott, saxophonist Hailey Niswanger, and SF Jazz faculty members. Berklee’s Tower of Power and P-Funk ensembles, the Berklee Rainbow Band, and the Berklee City Music High School Academy will also perform. Scholarship and award winners will be announced at 6…
Friday, February 17, 2012
You can call him Doctor Funk now.
Last night, Berklee College of Music awarded funk icon George Clinton an honorary doctor of music degree and celebrated his music with a performance from the college's P-Funk Ensemble. After the presentation, Clinton traded his doctoral robes for a silver suit to perform with student musicians on "Testify," "Give Up the Funk," and "One Nation Under a Groove," among other P-Funk hits. Clinton's longtime horn players Bennie Cowan and Greg Thomas, and many other members of his current band, joined him on stage for the career-spanning, sold-out show. The concert was the culmination of Clinton's four-day residency at Berklee this week.