In the News

Friday, April 8, 2022
The Boston Globe

The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation has announced this year’s fellowship winners. One of them is Jonathan Bailey Holland, chair of composition, contemporary music, and core studies at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Among several projects Holland is currently working on is an opera commissioned by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project on the life of Martin Luther King Jr. during his time at Boston University.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Boston Globe

The Boston Globe spoke to Boston Conservatory at Berklee faculty member Vimbayi Kaziboni about his work with the Boston Lyric Opera as an artistic advisor.

Friday, January 31, 2020
The Washington Post

The Washington Post names the performance of Bowie Symphonic: Blackstar at Strathmore Music Center, which will feature numerous Conservatory community members, as one of the top things to do in D.C. for February 2020.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Boston Conservatory's composition program has been named one of the 10 best collegiate music composition programs in the United States.

Thursday, November 7, 2019
New York Times

American Composers Orchestra to perform world premiere orchestrations of Charles Ives's 114 Songs, including two by Conservatory Chair of Composition, Contemporary Music, and Core Studies Jonathan Bailey Holland.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Boston Globe

Tony Award-winning triple threat Sutton Foster is adding another honor to her impressive list of accomplishments. Cathy Young, the executive director of Boston Conservatory at Berklee, will present Foster with an honorary doctor of music degree during the conservatory’s commencement ceremony on May 11.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The two-time Tony winner, who will return to Broadway in 2020, will be presented with the doctorate in May.

Friday, December 14, 2018
Boston Globe

Boston Conservatory Percussion Ensemble's performance of Paper Earth with Bent Knee named Boston Globe's best classical music collaboration of 2018.

Saturday, November 10, 2018
The Boston Musical Intelligencer

Grammy Award–winning Silkroad soloists join Boston Conservatory at Berklee Orchestra in a dynamic performance at Symphony Hall. Conducted by Bruce Hangen, the program will feature poetry-inspired contemporary classical works by Tan Dun, Dinuk Wijeratne, and Gabriela Lena Frank among others.

Friday, November 9, 2018
San Francisco Classical Voice

San Francisco Classical Voice gives a glowing review of a performance of Bowie Symphonic: Blackstar, featuring conductor/composer Evan Ziporyn, cellist Maya Beiser, the Ambient Orchestra, and students, faculty, and alumni from Boston Conservatory's contemporary classical music program.

Thursday, November 1, 2018
Boston Globe

Conservatory faculty member Judith Eissenberg will perform Sofia Gubaidulina’s String Quartet No. 4 with the Lydian String Quartet. The piece features pre-recorded sounds, multicolored lights, and various extended techniques.

Friday, July 27, 2018
The Berkshire Eagle

Chair of Composition, Contemporary Music, and Core Studies Jonathan Bailey Holland’s composition His House Is Not of This Land was performed at the Bang on a Can marathon at Mass MoCA. The piece was inspired by Cornelia Parker’s art installation Anti-Mass, which uses burnt wood collected from a torched Southern Baptist church.