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Missy Elliott, Alex Lacamoire, and Justin Timberlake to Receive Honorary Doctorates at Berklee Commencement

Berklee's commencement ceremony takes place on Saturday, May 11, at the Agganis Arena at Boston University.

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Long Live the King of Surf Rock: A Tribute to Dick Dale

With the recent passing of guitar icon Dick Dale at age 81, guitar faculty member Bobby Stanton traces Dale's unmistakable sound throughout rock history.

Lula Wiles Finds Harmony in 'Love Gone Wrong'

Alumnae folk trio Lula Wiles—featuring Eleanor Buckland '15, Isa Burke B.M. '16, and Mali Obomsawin '14—bring ethereal triple harmonies to the lead song off their new album, What Will We Do.

Berklee and Women in Music Release Study on Women in the U.S. Music Industry

Results shed light on gender bias, the importance of mentorship, how a career factors into starting a family, and other topics.

Boston Conservatory Students Explore Outsider Stories through Cabaret

The Conservatory presents a reimagining of the popular musical set in 1930s Berlin. 

Five Lasting Benefits of Study Abroad

Through study abroad, students develop valuable skills for personal growth, academic success, and career advancement.

Kathy Mattea Presented with Berklee’s American Master Award

The Grammy-winning songwriter received the award at Warner Music Nashville during Berklee's 34th annual Nashville student trip.

Tia Ray Performs 'Love Can Fly'

Watch China's soul and pop queen sing her hit song at the sold-out Berklee China-U.S. Music Concert.

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Variety: Berklee Honors Beyoncé PR Strategist Yvette Noel-Schure

Noel-Schure was presented with the first Master of Global Entertainment Award at Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain.  


Pollstar: Walking the Walk: Taking Steps Toward a More Inclusive Concert Industry

Pollstar includes Berklee's latest report with Women in Music in a write-up on steps for a more inclusive concert industry. 


Huffington Post: Missy Elliott to Be First Female Hip-Hop Artist with Berklee Honorary Doctorate

The “Lose Control” artist joins Justin Timberlake and Alex Lacamoire, who will also receive honorary degrees from the college in May.

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Billboard: Missy Elliott, Justin Timberlake, Alex Lacamoire to Receive Honorary Degrees from Berklee College of Music

Missy Elliott, Justin Timberlake, and Alex Lacamoire will receive honorary Doctor of Music degrees at Berklee College of Music’s commencement ceremony on May 11.


Variety: Epic Records’ Sylvia Rhone to Receive Honorary Degree from Berklee College of Music

Epic Records president Sylvia Rhone will receive an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music on April 5.


Refinery29: 78 Percent of Women in Music Say They're Treated Differently at Work Due to Gender

Refinery29 published a feature story on the recent Berklee and Women in Music report, including quotes from survey respondents.