The Berklee Libraries hold a variety of campus event recordings on audio and video in myriad formats, including digital and analog, with limited content available for streaming. Not every campus event is recorded, but the most commonly available event recordings include:
Boston Conservatory recordings date from the 1960s through the present day (with a lag of 1 or 2 months).
Berklee College of Music recordings date as far back as the 1970s through the present day (with a lag of 1 or 2 months), though coverage is most comprehensive from 2012 forward. Most recordings are Berklee Performance Center or Cafe 939 events; recordings of events from 1A Berk Recital Hall, 1W Colvin Hall, and David Friend Hall are not comprehensive.
There is currently no singular inventory for Berklee Archives' holdings of event recordings. To explore all available resources, see Where to Search.
For Boston Conservatory recordings:
Recordings from 2016 to present are accessible via a Google Drive link in an item's catalog record. Access may be limited to the Berklee community with a OnePass login.
Most recordings between 1999 and 2015 are available to view/listen on CD (1999-2015) or DVD (2004-2015) through the Albert Alphin Library, at designated viewing/listening stations. Anyone can request a viewing/listening appointment at the Alphin Library.
Recordings on older formats may be digitized for streaming access upon request, but may not be accessible due to material fragility or other restrictions.
All requests for digital access and/or personal copies should be submitted with this form. Important: Requests for personal copies must be approved by Division chairs and are approved only in very limited circumstances. Approved requests require a signed release form.
Most recordings 2019-present, as well as earlier events by request, are available to the Berklee community to stream online (Berklee OnePass login required) via the Stan Getz Library catalog.
Non-Berklee community members may request temporary guest log-ins to view streaming resources or schedule a viewing/listening appointment in the Berklee Archives.
Requests for personal copies can be submitted only by event participants and require a release form.
Faculty members may also request recordings be made available to stream for use in the classroom.
All requests for digital access and/or personal copies should be submitted with this form.