Recent Conservatory graduate Shelbie Rassler (B.M. '20, composition) talks to Billboard about the technological intricacies of creating “What the World Needs Now” for Virtual Orchestra, which was a viral sensation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
Conservatory alumnus Nathaniel Taylor (P.S.C. '18, cello) appeared on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt in a segment on the National Alliance for Audition Support, an initiative devoted to preparing classical musicians of color for auditions.
Conservatory alumna Rachel Jayson (B.M. '09, viola, M.M. '09, music education) is proud to break the stereotype of a suburban high school music teacher. Jayson spoke to the Boston Globe about her quirky aesthetic, her love for the viola, and her professional experience as a queer woman of color.
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.
2017 Tanglewood Music Center Fellow Nathaniel Pasague Taylor (B.M. '15, G.P.D.' 17, P.S.C. '18, cello) takes The Berkshire Eagle through a day in the life of being a fellow at Boston Symphony Orchestra's prestigious summer academy.