In the News

Friday, January 20, 2023
The Washington Post

Steph Davis (M.M. '23, marimba; B.M. '21, percussion) and alum Jonathon Heyward (B.M. '14, cello) were recently included on the Washington Post’s list of 23 emerging classical composers, performers, and artists.


Monday, May 20, 2019
Broadway World

Alumnus Jonathon Heyward (B.M. '14, cello) has been selected to be the next chief conductor of the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie. Heyward will join the orchestra at age 28, the same age Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director Andris Nelsons was when he began as chief conductor of the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie.

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.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
WBFO 88.7

Conservatory alumnus Jaman Dunn (M.M. '18, orchestral conducting), Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's new assistant conductor and outreach coordinator, talks to WFBO about his path to classical music and his love for film and video game music.

Monday, December 4, 2017
Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times has nothing but praise for alumnus Jonathon Heyward (B.M. '14, cello), who stepped in as a substitute to conduct L.A. Phil's "Bernstein 100" anniversary concert with only two days to prepare.

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Boston Public Radio

Berklee President Roger H. Brown and Boston Conservatory at Berklee Executive Director Cathy Young talk with Boston Public Radio in their first joint interview.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Alumnus Michael Sakir (M.M. '09, orchestral conducting), music director of Opera Memphis, has been selected to participate in Opera America's 2017 Leadership Intensive.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Cathy Young appeared on New England Cable News (NECN) to discuss her appointment as executive director of Boston Conservatory at Berklee, how the merged institution represents the future of the performing arts, and what it means to be the first woman to lead the school.

Friday, June 16, 2017
The Berkshire Eagle

In The Berkshire Eagle, President Richard Ortner discusses technology's role in reshaping performing arts training, and how the merger with Berklee provides new opportunities for students to thrive in this landscape.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe reports on the appointment of current Dean of Dance Cathy Young as executive director of Boston Conservatory at Berklee. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017
The Boston Globe

Award-winning actor Alan Cumming, who will emcee the Conservatory’s 150th Anniversary Gala on May 9, 2017, talks to the Boston Globe about the gala and his love for Boston.