Matt Rollings at a piano

Pianist Matt Rollings: How to Be a Session Musician People Want to Hire

Grammy-winning producer, pianist, and songwriter Matt Rollings shares what it takes to be a successful session musician, including what to charge and when to say yes or no to a project. He also shares how his recording career took off after he said yes to a young Lyle Lovett. 

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Live sound engineer Ken “Pooch” Van Druten is pictured sitting behind a mixing console.

Live Sound Engineer: A Day in the Life on Tour

Ken “Pooch” Van Druten has worked as front of house engineer and production master behind Jay-Z, Travis Scott, Justin Bieber, Iron Maiden, KISS, Guns N’ Roses, Linkin Park, and many more. In this course excerpt he details exactly what a an average day (and night) on the job is like. Spoiler: It’s anything but average!

Sound engineer Toby Francis stands at the console, mixing front of house for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Sound Engineer Toby Francis on Working FOH for Ariana, Aerosmith, Kanye, and More

Toby Francis wrote his Berklee Online sound engineering course between front-of-house gigs for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. In this extensive discussion he shares tales that were a little too gritty for the course.

Andrea Stolpe

Andrea Stolpe Wins UPCEA Exemplary Teaching Award

Andrea Stolpe has won the 2022 Exemplary Teaching Award from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association. This award honors a professional, continuing, or online education faculty member for outstanding teaching.

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Berklee Online Collaborators Win 2022 Daytime Emmy Award

Berklee Online course authors Brad Hatfield and Gaye Tolan Hatfield have earned a 2022 Daytime Emmy Award, along with Lydia Harrell, Jeff Meegan, and RC Cates, for “Outstanding Original Song.” The winning track is titled “Grateful For It All” and appeared on the soap opera “The Young and the Restless.”

Music Producer Sylvia Massy

Sylvia Massy on Her Career in Music Production

Known for her playful style and fearless approach to recording, Sylvia Massy is a seminal figure in music production. In this Q&A, she discusses her career path.

The covers of Berklee Online CEO Debbie Cavalier's children's books "My Mom is Going Back to School" and "My Dad is Going Back to School."

Berklee Online CEO Debbie Cavalier Wins Awards for Children’s Books Celebrating Lifelong Learning

Berklee Online CEO Debbie Cavalier’s two new children’s books—”My Mom is Going Back to School” and “My Dad is Going Back to School”—recently won won National Parenting Product Awards.

Eddie Van Halen in His Own Words: Remembering a Rock Legend

Steve Morse reflects on the death of Eddie Van Halen with seven quotes that he collected throughout his three decades as rock critic at the Boston Globe.

Music Therapy Techniques for Challenging Times

Joy Allen and Suzanne Hanser of Berklee’s Music Therapy department share five music therapy techniques to help you cope during challenging times.

10 Online Teaching Tips

Erin Barra teaches music production for Berklee Online and at the Berklee College of Music campus in Boston. She has been helping her fellow faculty members get up to speed with online learning during the coronavirus pandemic. Her 10 tips for making online teaching engaging extend beyond music and production and are helpful to anyone teaching an online course.