Calling alum Eleri Ward (B.F.A. '17, musical theater) “a preternaturally gifted young singer,” the New York Times praises Keep a Tender Distance, her latest album of indie folk interpretations of Stephen Sondheim songs, for how it captures “the vast, unquenchable longing at the heart of the master’s work.”
Emmett G. Price III, the inaugural dean of Africana Studies at Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Berklee College of Music, says we can “no longer rely on Black death as a catalyst for cultural inclusion and realized experiential belonging.”
The Baltimore Banner interviewed Boston Conservatory at Berklee Dean of Music Michael Shinn and Andrew Altenbach, associate professor of opera, for a feature story on the significance of alumnus Jonathon Heyward being named the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's new conductor.
Boston Conservatory alum Jonathon Heyward (B.M. '14, cello) has been named the next music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Heyward will become the first person of color to lead the orchestra in its 106-year history, and the only Black American to lead a major U.S. symphony orchestra.
Dance Magazine explores the benefits of interdisciplinary collaborations in collegiate dance spaces. Included is Boston Conservatory professor of dance Alissa Cardone, who co-leads a dance and technology lab where Conservatory dancers create choreography for virtual-reality.
Five-Part Invention is the debut novel of Boston Conservatory alum Andrea Buchanan (B.F.A. '92, piano). The story takes the form of a musical invention—a composition written in two-part counterpoint. In a letter to her daughter, the elderly Lise shares a winding legacy of trauma that spans five generations of women.
Chris Olsen (B.F.A. '21, musical theater) talks exclusively to People about pursuing his long-held passion for acting in The Book of Queer on discovery+: "I feel like I'm just running the craziest marathon and on a runner's high"
Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston's upcoming production of West Side Story is directed and choreographed by Boston Conservatory alum Rachel Bertone (B.F.A. '07, contemporary dance) and will feature a cast consisting of 20 Conservatory students and alums.