DioGuardi's Berklee Course


Kara DioGuardi, accomplished songwriter, producer, record and publishing executive, television personality and Music Connection cover girl, is currently teaching a class at Berklee College of Music this semester, bringing her incomparable songwriting and production experience to campus.

Developed specifically for Berklee, DioGuardi’s course, Hit Songwriting, pairs student songwriters and producers to mirror today’s music industry practices. DioGuardi has 27 students in the class, whom she handpicked to take the course.

DioGuardi is one of the world’s most successful contemporary songwriters; her work has appeared on more than 160 million albums. She has authored over 50 charting singles with artists such as Katy Perry, P!nk, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Gwen Stefani, Colbie Caillat, Rascal Flatts and Celine Dion, in addition to judging seasons eight and nine of the hit FOX show American Idol.

Hit Songwriting students will work to gain insight into the career paths of successful non-performance Berklee graduates such as MC Song Biz Profile subject and Grammy-nominated songwriter Claude Kelly (whose hits include the Miley Cyrus anthem “Party in the U.S.A.,” the Bruno Mars smash “Grenade,” and Pitbull’s “International Love” featuring Chris Brown) and Song Biz subject and Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Makeba Riddick (whose most popular works include Rihanna’s “Rude Boy,” Beyoncé’s “Déjà Vu” featuring Jay-Z, and Eminem’s “Love the Way you Lie” featuring Rihanna).

Get more details at http://berklee.edu/events/ hitmaking-kara-dioguardi.