Berklee

  • Berklee Names Lima Assistant Chair of Voice Department

    Berklee College of Music has named Philip Lima assistant chair of the Voice Department.

  • BerkleeNYC Launches Community Fund

    Berklee College of Music has launched the BerkleeNYC Community Fund, raising money for educational programming, scholarships for K-12 students in need, community outreach, and partnerships at BerkleeNYC, the college’s new New York home located in Power Station (formerly Avatar) studios – now known as Power Station at BerkleeNYC.

  • Sean Jones Named Berklee Brass Chair

    Trumpeter Sean Jones Named Chair of Berklee College of Music’s Brass Department

     

    Sean Jones, newly appointed chair of Berklee's Brass Department. Photo by Jimmy Katz.
    Berklee College of Music has named noted trumpeter Sean Jones chair of the college’s Brass Department. Jones will build on the legacy of the department and ensure that graduates have the skills to thrive in a music industry that is ever-changing. He succeeds trombonist Tom Plsek, who served as chair for 25 years. Jones is an internationally acclaimed composer and trumpeter who just released his seventh album as a leader, im•pro•vise = never before seen, on Mack Avenue Records.

    “Sean Jones brings an amazing portfolio to Berklee – performances at the highest level with the greatest musicians of his and prior generations, successful teaching experience, personal commitment and integrity as an artist, and a desire to help foster future great contemporary musicians,” said Berklee president Roger H. Brown.  “We are very excited to welcome Sean to our musical family.”

  • Smith III Joins Berklee As Chair Of Woodwind Department

    Berklee has named saxophonist Walter Smith III as chair of the Woodwind Department. Smith, a Berklee alumnus who recently released his fifth album as a leader, is widely recognized as an accomplished performer and composer, and an inspired educator.

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