Alumni News

Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium: A Rap with Talib Kweli

September 8, 2014

Berklee’s annual Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium: A Rap with Talib Kweli, features an interview with the iconic hip-hop artist.

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Multiple Grammy-Winner Al Schmitt to Receive Honorary Doctorate

August 25, 2014

Berklee will present an honorary doctor of music degree to Grammy Award-winning producer and engineer Al Schmitt on September 10, in conjunction with an event commemorating the 25th anniversary of Berklee Today.

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D.M.C. Discusses Future of Hip-Hop with Summer Students

August 13, 2014

Berklee summer program students recently heard from hip-hop pioneer Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels of RUN-D.M.C.

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Betty Who Shares Advice with Berklee Five-Week Summer Students

August 5, 2014

Berklee alumna and indie pop singer-songwriter Betty Who, once a student in Berklee’s Five-Week Summer Performance Program herself, returns to share advice with current summer students.

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Berklee Alumna Launches Platform Connecting Songwriters

July 30, 2014

Berklee alumna Lisa Occhino launches SongwriterLink, a songwriting collaboration platform that uses matching engine technology to help users find exactly the type of songwriters they’re seeking for collaborations. 

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WGBH's Boston Public Radio: President Brown Talks About Affordability, Job Market

July 25, 2014

Berklee president Roger H. Brown is interviewed on Boston NPR station WGBH's daily news and talk show Boston Public Radio. 

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VIDEO: Berklee's First Alumni Reunion Concert

July 15, 2014

On June 13, 2014, hundreds of Berklee alumni came together to perform—and to watch their classmates perform—at the college’s first alumni reunion concert.

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2014 Berklee Lollapalooza Scholarships Awarded, Oyinda to Perform at Festival

July 14, 2014

An ongoing partnership between Lollapalooza and Berklee has resulted in scholarship awards for 10 outstanding musicians since 2011. Jackie Foster is the 2014 recipient of the Berklee Lollapalooza Endowed Scholarship, a four-year, full tuition award, and Aidan Simmons has been awarded the Berklee Lollapalooza Five-Week Scholarship to attend this summer. The partnership also gives alumna artist Oyinda the opportunity to perform on one of Lollapalooza’s main stages.

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Jaleel Shaw Headlines Free Jazz at the Fort Concert

July 11, 2014

Saxophonist and bandleader Jaleel Shaw will headline the annual, free Jazz at the Fort concert in between performances at international jazz festivals. 

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Berklee in Brooklyn: Alumni Find Fertile Ground for Music Ventures

June 27, 2014

Berklee is deeply entrenched in Brooklyn's fertile music scene as alumni artists, engineers, and venue owners have been steadily establishing a strong foothold in this hub for the better part of a decade, especially in the Greenpoint and Williamsburg neighborhoods.

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