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Sarah McKenzie Quintet to Represent Berklee at 2014 Monterey Jazz Festival

September 11, 2014

Singer and pianist Sarah McKenzie '14 will lead her quintet in two performances at the 57th Monterey Jazz Festival.

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Berklee Latino Announces New Dates in Mexico and New Location in Colombia

September 8, 2014
Update: The Berklee Latino program in Mexico City has been postponed to summer 2015. New dates will be announced early next year.
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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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Producer Fraser T. Smith Finds Success with Berklee Online

September 3, 2014

Fraser T. Smith, who's worked with musicians such as Adele and Sam Smith, credits his Berklee Online courses with helping him to fine-tune his production skills. 

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Podcasts Showcase BIN Student Talent Around the World

September 3, 2014

Earlier this year Berklee debuted the Berklee International Network's (BIN) Facebook page with a video contest. Prizes included the chance to record a podcast.

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Berklee Composition Student Writes Corporate Soundscape for Natixis

August 28, 2014

Andres Villareal '14, a contemporary writing and production major, wins a competition to develop the soundscape for Natixis Global Asset Management. 

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Natixis Releases New Signature Sound Composed by Berklee Student Andres Villareal

August 27, 2014

An innovative collaboration between Natixis Global Asset Management and Berklee provided opportunities for students to compose music for a global corporate signature sound and helped one student land a first job.

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Betsy Newman Named Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students

August 26, 2014

Berklee has named Betsy Newman vice president of Student Affairs and dean of students. 

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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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Inspired by Muddy and Monroe with Del McCoury Band and Catherine Russell

August 21, 2014

The unique performance features McCoury and Catherine Russell and students and faculty from the Berklee American Roots Music Program re-envisioning the music of Muddy Waters and Bill Monroe, two cultural icons who each helped create and define a blues-based genre: Chicago blues, in the case of Waters, and bluegrass, from Monroe. 

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Berklee Alumni Win Four Emmy Awards

August 19, 2014

Three Berklee alumni were awarded four 2014 Emmy Awards.

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Alumnus Engineers Song on Weird Al's Hit Album 'Mandatory Fun'

August 19, 2014

Alumnus Benny Grotto '05 has some mandatory fun in engineering gig with Weird Al Yankovic. 

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A. R. Rahman, Del McCoury, Aloe Blacc, Catherine Russell, and Susana Baca Headline Berklee Signature Music Series

August 18, 2014

This fall's Berklee Signature Series brings bluegrass, blues, Indian, R&B, and Afro-Peruvian music.
 

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Berklee Awards 18 Full Scholarships at City Music Concert

August 14, 2014

On August 12 at the Berklee Performance Center, 18 students were awarded full scholarships to Berklee College of Music.

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New York Times: Great Divide at the Concert Hall, Black Composers Discuss the Role of Race

August 13, 2014

Jonathan Bailey Holland, associate professor of composition at Berklee College of Music, talks to New York Times contributor William Robin about why black composers remain on the outskirts of classical music. 

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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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September 27: Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival Presented by Natixis Global Asset Management

August 13, 2014

The all-day, free outdoor event will offer contemporary jazz, funk, Latin, pop, and soul acts on three stages. Highlights include Sheila E., Snarky Puppy, Miguel Zenón, Dionne Farris & Russell Gunn Quartet, Ambrose Akinmusire, and more. 

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Berklee Student Records MBTA Tunnels for College's First Public Sound Installation

August 12, 2014

For her final thesis, Chelsea Southard launched Things Over Time on Boylston Street, open through August 15.

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Student Installation Explores Sound through Art

August 10, 2014

Things Over Time is Chelsea Southard’s senior thesis at Berklee, and the culmination of her residency at Diablo Glass School in Roxbury.
 

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