This is the second year that Berklee’s Commencement will be held virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 graduates have been through their share of adversity to get where they are today, but they are stronger, more resilient, and ready to take on the music industry.
Student Neil Larocque talks about being separated from his family in China during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how playing guitar helped him through.
Kamilah Marshall on Broadway Credits (Rent, Lion King, Hairspray) and Starting Berklee Online with BFFs
Kamilah Marshall discusses Broadway roles, touring with Bette Midler, Matthew Morrison from Glee, and going back to school.
The New York Times documentary “Framing Britney Spears” demonstrates how mental health, addiction, and sexuality are considered shameful for female performers and detrimental to their music careers.
Berklee Online students Danielle Collavino, Jamie Dickinson, and Billy Henry, who took Neil Diercks’ “Collaborative Songwriting” course, kept their remote songwriting dynamic going. They’re releasing their first EP under the name Future Perfect Sound.
Salem Ilese and Berklee Songwriting Chair Bonnie Hayes discuss Ilese’s viral TikTok hit “Mad at Disney,” which has millions of streams on Spotify.
Academic advising and DJing share the common requirements of empathy and emotional intelligence. Academic Advisor and DJ Freesia Towle shares her five tips to start DJing.