Berklee and Boston Conservatory: Media Coverage and Press Release

Media Coverage

Press Releases

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Boston Conservatory at Berklee President Richard Ortner

May 2, 2017

As he prepares to step down as president of Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Richard Ortner reflects on his time at the Conservatory and the beginnings of the combined institution. 

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Wanda Strukus

September 13, 2016

In this episode of Inside Berklee, Wanda Strukus, Boston Conservatory at Berklee's program director of contemporary theater, talks about talks about fostering collaboration and supporting hybrid artists who can succeed in today's industry.

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The Improper Bostonian: Teaching Hip-Hop 101 with Boston Conservatory at Berklee's Premier Hip-Hop Dance Teacher

August 26, 2016

Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s first ever hip-hop dance teacher, Duane Lee Holland Jr., reveals his background, teaching practice, and goals in the Improper Bostonian

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Cathy Young

June 28, 2016

In this episode of Inside Berklee, Young talks about the state of dance as an art form; the importance of taking risks as an artist; how her broad background in liberal arts and dance informs her role; and her excitement about the possibilities the merger has opened up.

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Roger H. Brown and Richard Ortner on Creating Pathways for the Contemporary Performing Artist

June 6, 2016

Creative Minds Out Loud, a podcast from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, hosts presidents Roger H. Brown and Richard Ortner for a conversation on the benefits of the merger to students. 

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Slideshow: Multicultural Welcome Concert Featuring [BABA]

May 31, 2016

Presented by the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, [BABA]'s May 20 collaborative performance between the recently merged Berklee and Boston Conservatory showed that music and dance are natural partners in artistic expression.

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Boston.com: Meet Eight Boston-Area Students with Super-Cool Plans After Graduation

May 19, 2016

Boston.com decided that two members of the class of 2016 from Berklee and one from the Boston Conservatory have some of the most awesome plans among this spring's Boston-area graduates.

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Berklee and Boston Conservatory Vocalist Competing on Britain's Got Talent

May 17, 2016

Julius Williams III is using lessons learned at Berklee and the Boston Conservatory to advance in Britain's Got Talent with his vocal group Vox Fortura.

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The Boston Conservatory Scores Top 10 Ranking for Dance

April 8, 2016

The Boston Conservatory's dance program is named one of the Top 10 conservatory programs in the country by Backstage magazine, echoing a similar disctinction from OnStage.com last year.  

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Boston Conservatory Student Finds Unexpected Path to Dream Career at the BIRN

April 7, 2016

A student majoring in musical theater at the Boston Conservatory finds an outlet for her love of pop music and broadcasting at the Berklee Internet Radio Network.

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Berklee and The Boston Conservatory Agree to Merger, Set the Stage for New International Standard in Performing Arts Education

January 19, 2016

Berklee and The Boston Conservatory announce a formal agreement to merge, creating the world’s most comprehensive and dynamic training ground for music, dance, theater, and related professions. 

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WBUR's Radio Boston: Berklee and Boston Conservatory: More Than Just Friends?

July 29, 2015

Richard Ortner, president of Boston Conservatory, and Roger H. Brown, president of Berklee, speak with host Anthly Brooks on the daily news program Radio Boston about the proposed merger of the two institutions. 

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Boston Conservatory and Berklee Exploring Merger that Reimagines 21st Century Music and Performing Arts Education

June 26, 2015

Berklee and The Boston Conservatory have signed a memorandum of understanding that could pave the way toward an eventual merger that would create the world’s most dynamic and comprehensive program for education in music, dance, theater, and technology.

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