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Susana Baca Meets Berklee

November 7, 2014

A 30-piece student band in joins the Grammy- and Latin Grammy Award-winning vocalist in performing original, student-written arrangements of her original music. Baca is the former cultural minister of Peru and the country's first black cabinet member.

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Panos Panay Named "50 on Fire" Finalist

November 5, 2014

Panos Panay has been named one of only 15 education sector finalists in BostonInno's "50 on Fire" shortlist for his work as founding managing director of BerkleeICE.

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Antonio Sanchez '97: The Making of the 'Birdman' Score

November 5, 2014

Jazz drummer Antonio Sanchez '97 is the man behind the score for the new film Birdman.

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Vanyaland: Listen to Live Performances from Berklee's CMJ Showcase

November 5, 2014

Vanyaland, media sponsor of Boston and Beyond: Berklee's CMJ Music Marathon Showcase, put together a compilation of live performances from the event.

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J.R. Mina Launches His Music Education with Coursera and Berklee Online

October 31, 2014

Meet online degree student J.R. Mina, an aspiring music producer and DJ who began his Berklee studies in a free Coursera MOOC.

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President Brown Interviews Herbie Hancock

October 31, 2014

Berklee president Roger H. Brown interviews jazz pianist Herbie Hancock as part of the Boston Book Festival.

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Summer Students Take Their Music to Next Level in LA

October 30, 2014

Berklee's summer programs in LA are musically invaluable experiences that inspire passion and "aha!" moments for teens.

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VIDEO: Berklee President Roger H. Brown Awards A. R. Rahman Honorary Doctorate

October 29, 2014

Berklee president Roger H. Brown awards Grammy- and Oscar-winning composer A. R. Rahman an honorary doctorate.

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Berklee Songwriting Department chair Bonnie Hayes

Bonnie Hayes: Democratizing Songwriting

October 27, 2014

On a mission to create the world’s foremost songwriting curriculum, Berklee Songwriting Department chair Bonnie Hayes emphasizes inclusive tools as opposed to rigid rules.

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A. R. Rahman Challenges Berklee Students to Innovate

October 27, 2014

A. R. Rahman, the Grammy- and Academy Award-winning composer for films such as Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours, encourages Berklee students to experiment with Indian music.

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Nearly $2 Million Raised at Berklee Encore Gala

October 27, 2014

Berklee's 20th annual gala raised nearly $2 million for Berklee City Music with help from Jaime Lee Curtis and George Clinton. 

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Boston Business Journal Lauds Berklee's Finances

October 24, 2014

The Boston Business Journal lauds Berklee for its financial well-being at a time when other colleges are struggling.

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Al Schmitt receives Berklee honorary doctor of music degree

Engineer Al Schmitt and Berklee today Magazine Celebrated in Los Angeles

October 20, 2014

Music industry royalty gathered at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles in September for the awarding of a Berklee honorary doctorate to recording engineer Al Schmitt, and to mark the 25th anniversary of Berklee today magazine.

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Berklee associate professor Eric Stern

From Broadway to Berklee with Eric Stern

October 20, 2014

After a long run on Broadway as a conductor, music director, and music supervisor, associate professor Eric Stern seems to be exactly where he wants to be now.

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Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival 2014

October 17, 2014

The 14th annual Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival brings more than 60,000 fans out into Boston's South End for a packed day of eclectic music, food, and fun.

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Kenny Werner Named Artistic Director of Performance Wellness Institute

October 15, 2014

Berklee has appointed world-class pianist/composer and alumnus Kenny Werner artistic director of the college's Performance Wellness Institute (PWI), a new program that helps students develop and maintain healthy performances practices.

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The Checkout - Live at Berklee: Uri Gurvich

October 15, 2014

The Checkout - Live at Berklee, series continues on November 5, with saxophonist and composer Uri Gurvich.

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Talib Kweli (left) with Brian "Raydar" Ellis (right)

Hip-Hop Hero Talib Kweli Drops Knowledge on Berklee

October 14, 2014

At the eighth annual Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium, acclaimed rapper Talib Kweli offered advice to the upcoming generation of hip-hop hopefuls.

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A. R. Rahman with Prasanna '99

Berklee Alumni Instrumental to A. R. Rahman’s Extraordinary Career

October 9, 2014

Renowned Grammy- and Academy Award–winning composer and musician A. R. Rahman has surrounded himself with talented people, including Berklee alumni.

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Berklee to Collaborate with Fusion on Docu-Series and Fellowship Program

October 8, 2014

Berklee and Fusion, the cable and digital network launched by Disney/ABC and Univision, are collaborating on a docu-series and film scoring projects.

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