On March 30th and March 31st the Admissions office, specifically the female recruitment committee hosted the annual Berklee Girls Rock event. On these dates we invited women who have been accepted to the college to visit with us. This event was designed to encourage women in the music industry, promote self-confidence and positive self-esteem. With that being said, this was an excellent opportunity for us to showcase one of the industry’s leading female bassists, Meshell Ndegeocello and welcome her to Berklee once again. Meshell’s time on campus was filled working with Skip Smith’s Neo Soul Ensemble, visiting classes as well as a performance with the Neo Soul ensemble and a question an answer session.
Check it out! The Berklee High School Jazz Festival is the longest running High School Jazz Festival of its kind and we had some fantastic talent grace the rooms of Boston’s Hynes Convention Center Saturday, March 13th. Here’s just a taste of the future of jazz…
Ahhh the sound of cymbals crashing, mallets dancing across marimbas, bass drums thumping and the rat a tat tat of a snare. These are the sounds the Berklee Booth was serenaded by at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC)!
For a good week and a half I find myself back in Boston, in the office, enjoying my catch up time before I am off to my next Berklee adventure. During this time at home sweet home, Berklee hosted an open house. Now, at what other place can you watch current students rock out and get a true sense of what it’s like to be in a Neo-Soul Ensemble? Not many, but Berklee is definitely one of them!