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How to Support Artists During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Four ways you can help artists and music industry professionals right now and in the days ahead.

Screen shot from the video of Shelbie Rassler and her virtual orchestra

What the World Needs Now Is This Student-Made Video

Boston Conservatory at Berklee student Shelbie Rassler convened a virtual orchestra of 74 of her peers to create connection in a time of social distancing.

'It’s Time’ for Women to Play a Bigger Role in Music Tech

She Knows Tech works to close the music technology gender gap through mentorships and events that empower women in the industry. 

Captain Marvel Composer Pinar Toprak on Film Scoring

Alumna Pinar Toprak discusses scoring for blockbuster films and the importance of music education, and gives advice to people who would like to be in the industry.

Leonard Cohen - 'Hallelujah' (Arranged by Pedro Osuna)

Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee students perform Pedro Osuna's arrangement of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," featuring vocalist Shalyah Fearing and cellist Nathaniel Taylor.

Composer Marti Epstein Makes 'Unimaginable' Music

The longtime Berklee faculty member talks imagination, her opera Rumpelstiltskin, composing without computers, and more on Sounds of Berklee.

Album art from the Bedroom with a View playlist

A Bedroom with a View

As the Berklee community adjusts for remote learning and creativity, we offer a few artists who have used limitation as their inspiration.

The Music of Heartbeats

Music therapy alumnus Brian Schreck shared his unique approach to creating music with the heartbeats of patients with a terminal illness.  

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Forbes:The College Student Behind the “What the World Needs Now” Viral Video

Forbes spoke with Boston Conservatory at Berklee student Shelbie Rassler about her inspirational "What the World Needs Now Is Love" YouTube video, and how she was able assemble dozens of College and Conservatory classmates' music into a single song.

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NPR: Virtual 'Love Sweet Love' from Quarantined Berklee Students

NPR ran a feature on Boston Conservatory at Berklee student Shelbie Rassler's virtual orchestra video on YouTube with over 70 College and Conservatory peers, including a quote from Burt Bacharach. 

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WHDH-TV: ‘An Important Message’: Berklee Students Create Virtual Orchestra to Uplift Spirits amid Coronavirus Outbreak

WHDH-TV interviewed Boston Conservatory at Berklee student Shelbie Rassler about her inspiring YouTube video for "What the World Needs Now Is Love."

WHDH-TV

Good Morning America: Boston Conservatory at Berklee Students Make Virtual Orchestra and Sing 'What the World Needs Now Is Love'

ABC's morning news program, Good Morning America, featured Boston Conservatory at Berklee student Shelbie Rassler's virtual orchestra rendition of "What the World Needs Now Is Love" on their broadcast. 

"Good Morning America"

WBZ-TV: Berklee Students Create Virtual Orchestra During Coronavirus, Perform 'What The World Needs Now Is Love'

WBZ-TV, Boston's local CBS affiliate, published a news story on the virtual orchestra video by Boston Conservatory at Berklee student Shelbie Rassler. 

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