Berklee College of Music
Our 75th anniversary celebrations continue with a special edition of Singers Showcase, featuring some of Berklee’s most outstanding vocalists, instrumentalists, dancers, arrangers, track producers, and engineers. To curate the repertoire for the concert - and commemorate over seven decades of extraordinary music-making - members of the Berklee community were invited to submit their favorite songs from 1945 to 2021. The resulting repertoire traces many musical eras, genres, and artists. Join us for a retrospective and present-day glimpse into the deep and diverse well of popular music that has graced our stages, filled our practice rooms, and topped our digital playlists.
Produced by Maureen McMullan ’09, the virtual concert will feature a full rhythm section, horns, strings, background vocalists, and special guests. The compilation of songs will begin with “Sentimental Journey”—the biggest hit of 1945, the year Lawrence Berk founded Schillinger House (now Berklee), the first college-level school in the United States where jazz was the basis of the curriculum. Enjoy music that will transport you through the decades while commentary from students and faculty—as well as rare photos and ephemera from the Berklee archives—highlight key elements of our 75-year history.
How to Watch:
Tune in at 7:30 p.m. on Berklee's YouTube channel.