What does a career in classical music look like in 2018? For alumna Kelly Corcoran (B.M. '99, voice), it means pursuing unexpected paths, having both an entrepreneurial and community engagement inclination, and continually asking how one’s work is relevant to the world today.
Ten minors from Berklee College of Music will be available to Boston Conservatory at Berklee students beginning in the fall 2018 semester. New areas of study will include psychology, visual culture and new media studies, American roots music, history, philosophy, acoustics and electronics, instrument repair, and three areas of English: creative writing, literature, and spoken word.
Boston Conservatory at Berklee was strongly represented at the 2018 Elliot Norton Awards, Boston’s largest theater awards ceremony, held on May 21. Several Conservatory alumni, faculty, and students contributed to this year’s award-winning productions, and a number of students and recent graduates performed during the evening.
In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, piano instructor Carlos Vargas talks about his passion for community outreach and the variety of projects he is currently working on, including his recent trip to the Dominican Republic.
Berklee College of Music alumnus Jamshied Sharifi '85 received his first Tony nomination for Best Orchestrations for the musical The Band’s Visit, and various College and Conservatory alumni contributed to many of the year’s top Tony-nominated shows.
Voice faculty members Mary Saunders, who is retiring at the end of the academic year, and Sara Goldstein teamed up to commission a plaque commemorating beloved Conservatory voice teacher Iride Pilla—known as Miss Pilla—to be placed outside of Miss Pilla’s former studio in 8 Fenway.
On April 8, Boston Conservatory Orchestra performed works by Bernstein, Ravel, Thomas, and Schumann under the baton of guest conductor Ken-David Masur, associate conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Philanthropy helps fuel initiatives that give Berklee students the best performing arts education in the world. This Wednesday, April 11, Berklee celebrates this generosity with Giving Day, in which the institution is seeking to hit a goal of 250 donations, each of any amount. That money helps make a wide variety of projects and opportunities possible.
Christy Turnbow and Michael Hanley, assistant professors of voice at the Conservatory, talk about the importance of vocal health, what it takes to teach across styles, and why cross-training in vocal pedagogy is important for students entering the field.