Boston Conservatory student Shelbie Rassler (B.M. '20, composition) produced and edited her arrangement of “What the World Needs Now” for virtual orchestra, becoming a viral internet sensation in the age of social distancing.
Today, Berklee announced that it would transition to online learning beginning Monday, March 23 to help minimize the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). I realize that this is a difficult and unexpected turn of events, and I want you to know that we are here to support you during this challenging time
It isn’t every day that student musicians are featured on a professional recording alongside an acclaimed soloist, but with the release of Bowie Cello Symphonic: Blackstar on January 10, several Boston Conservatory at Berklee students can claim this distinction.
In 2019, Boston Conservatory at Berklee continued to push the limits of what a conservatory education looks like for today’s performing artists. Here’s a roundup of some of the independent publications that recognized Boston Conservatory at Berklee as a top-tier conservatory for dance, music, and theater in 2019.
As if composing a large-scale choral and orchestral work wasn’t already an incredible feat, composer and Berklee College of Music alumna Susan Botti B.M. '86 takes things a step further by sharing the stage with musicians performing her work. As the accomplished composer and soprano explained to Berklee Today, “I'm putting myself on the line just as the players in the orchestra are. When I'm a part of it with everyone else, something powerful happens with the musicians.”
Boston Conservatory at Berklee will present a special performance from the Wind Ensemble and Choruses at Old South Church on Thursday, December 12 at 8:00 p.m. as part of its final Center Stage programming for the fall semester. The Wind Ensemble and Choruses will juxtapose Susan Botti’s Cosmosis and Christopher Marshall’s L'homme armé with Anton Bruckner’s sweeping Mass No. 2 in E Minor for an evening of powerful music.
Boston Conservatory at Berklee Center Stage will present the East Coast premiere of the fully orchestrated version of the contemporary opera Glory Denied from December 5 through 8 at Boston Conservatory Theater.