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Berklee Hosts International Csound Conference, October 25-27

October 17, 2013

Berklee College of Music will host the second International Csound Conference, October 25-27, featuring keynote speakers, living legends of early computer music John Chowning and Jean-Claude Risset, as well as performances, workshops, and installations from the leading figures in electronic music. 

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Berklee City Music Conference to Explore Increasing Access to Music Education in Underserved Communities

October 15, 2013

The Berklee City Music Network conference features national leaders in education and development addressing challenges and solutions in serving underserved communities. 

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The Berklee Global Jazz Institute Will Perform at Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

October 15, 2013

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute will perform at the 17th annual Dominican Republic Jazz Festival on November 2.

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PODCAST: CMJ Showcase 2013

October 10, 2013

Berklee College of Music, Heavy Rotation Records, and Berklee Alumni Affairs present the seventh annual CMJ Music Marathon showcase of alumni and student artists on October 17, at Sullivan Hall in New York City. 

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Speakers and Finalists Announced for Rethink Music Venture Day

October 9, 2013

Rethink Music announces program details and finalists in the music business entrepreneur competition highlighting the inaugural Rethink Music Venture Day, taking place in Berlin, Germany, on October 24. 
 

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Betty Who: Born at Berklee

October 9, 2013

New Berklee graduate Betty Who '13 has recently signed a deal with RCA and provided the soundtrack for a viral video that has topped 10 million views. Behind the launch of this promising pop career lies a trio of Berklee-trained talent.

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PODCAST: Melissa Aldana

October 8, 2013

Fresh off her victory in the Monk International Jazz Competition for saxophone alumna performs, the Chile-born Aldana is only 24 yet displays incredible artistry as a tenor player and maturity as a composer and bandleader.

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Photos and Video: Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival 2013

October 8, 2013

The 13th annual Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival was held on September 28, 2013. Thousands of music lovers gathered along several city blocks in Boston to enjoy jaw-dropping free performances from some of today’s most talented artists on three stages.

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Gary Burton Celebrates New Autobiography in Conversation and Concert

October 8, 2013

Gary Burton, the ground-breaking jazz vibraphonist and seven-time Grammy Award-winner, returns to Berklee College of Music — where he studied, taught, and administrated for a collective 50 years — to celebrate the release of his autobiography, Learning to Listen: The Jazz Journey of Gary Burton.

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Victor Wooten Offers Lessons in Improvisation

October 8, 2013

Bass player Victor Wooten gives a clinic about the value of collaboration in performance. 

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Berklee Launches Independent Record Label

October 8, 2013

Berklee's new indpendent record label gives student engineers experience in record making; birnCORE celebrates the label launch at Cafe 939 on October 17.

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Berklee Launches Online Degrees in Music Business, Production

October 2, 2013

Berklee is the first non-profit music institution to offer accredited bachelor degrees online. The college's award-winning online division, Berklee Online, will offer 120-credit bachelor of professional studies degrees in music business and music production. 

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The Loft Sessions Provides a Dynamic Platform to Showcase Music

October 2, 2013

Student Evan Chapman presents the Loft Sessions, a video series featuring his arrangements of student and alumni tunes, to provide a dynamic platform for them to share their work.

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Berklee on the Road Heads to the Dominican Republic

October 1, 2013

Berklee announced a new Berklee on the Road (BOR) workshop in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, from January 7-12. 

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Berklee Presents CMJ Music Marathon Showcase

October 1, 2013

Berklee presents its seventh annual CMJ Music Marathon showcase of alumni and student artists on Thursday, October 17, at Sullivan Hall in New York. 

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Berklee Celebrates 20 Years of BIN with Free Concert October 16

October 1, 2013

Berklee hosts 19 educational partners from contemporary music schools, colleges, and universities around the world for a two-day summit to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Berklee International Network (BIN). The BIN Summit culminates with a concert on October 16 featuring alumni and former BIN students.

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PODCAST: Clem Snide

October 1, 2013

Two decades in, Clem Snide is still going strong with adventurous indie-rock.
 
 

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Javier Limon, Berklee Alumni Receive 12 Latin Grammy Nominations

September 27, 2013

Berklee Mediterranean Music Institute artistic director Javier Limón has been nominated for two Latin Grammy Awards, and five Berklee alumni have received a total of 10 notations across six categories. 

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Former Band Members Pay Homage to Art Blakey, Kick Off 2013-14 Signature Music Series on October 10

September 26, 2013

The 2013-2014 Signature Music Series at Berklee begins on October 10 with a reunion of former members from one of the most influential jazz bands, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers.

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PODCAST: BGJI Green Ensemble

September 25, 2013

Listen to some of Berklee's best student jazz musicians on this track from the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.

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