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Jazz trumpeter Daniel D'Alcantara

BIN Faculty of the Year Brings Wisdom, Grooves to Campus

October 31, 2016
To help commemorate the Berklee International Network (BIN) 2016 Faculty of the Year selection, honoree Daniel D'Alcantara, a Brazilian jazz trumpeter, was brought to campus to conduct a series of master classes over a three-day period, which concluded with a concert in the David Friend Recital Hall. Read more

Slideshow: Refugio del Sonido Concert Addresses Refugee Crisis

October 20, 2016
As part of its Refugio del Sonido project, which aims to spread awareness of the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe, the Mediterranean Music Institute (MMI) recently presented its annual concert to a sold-out hall at the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, Spain. Read more
Alejandro Sanz and Berklee students at the Rise Up as One concert

Berklee Musicians Join Alejandro Sanz at Rise Up as One Concert

October 19, 2016
Berklee students and alumni performed with Alejandro Sanz at Univision's Rise Up as One concert in San Diego, near the U.S.-Mexico border, on Saturday, October 15, 2016. The concert featured many of the biggest names in Latin music calling for political participation and breaking down barriers rather than building walls. Read more

Slideshow: Donald Harrison and the Berklee All-Stars Perform for Enthusiastic Crowds in India

October 14, 2016
In his first trip to India, renowned saxophonist Donald Harrison Jr. '81 played with the Berklee All-Stars to a sold-out crowd of several thousand people at the 6th Delhi International Jazz Festival. Read more

Berklee Partners with IDB to Expand Music Education Opportunities in Latin America

October 10, 2016
Berklee Latino, Berklee’s Spanish-language program, returned to Bogota, Colombia with partner Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). IDB’s grant to the institution—through the Korean Poverty Reduction Fund—established the Berklee/IDB Interactive Music Education Partnership to help bring music education to talented students in Latin America. Read more
Mr. Adam Marks Performs at Un Lago de Conciertos on Spring 2016.

A Happy Coincidence at Berklee Study Abroad Program

September 26, 2016
For Berklee student band Mr. Adam Marks, Valencia provided the inspiration to form and the momentum to pursue a professional path. All five members of the band met thanks to the Berklee Study Abroad program as they enjoyed a six-month stay at Berklee’s Valencia, Spain, campus, between January and June 2016. Read more

Berklee Students, Alumni Perform on Flamenco Album Nominated for a Latin Grammy

September 22, 2016
José Mercé's 2016 album, Doy La Cara, is nominated for a Latin Grammy for Best Flamenco Album. It was produced by Mediterranean Music Institute Artistic Director Javier Limón and features nine current or former Berklee students.  Read more

Slideshow: The Berklee Indian Ensemble Performs for Thousands in Bengaluru

September 19, 2016
For its first performance outside of the United States, the Berklee Indian Ensemble played to a crowd of more than 5,000 people at the 54th Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava megafestival in India. Read more

Sri Lankan Alumnus Opens Country's Only Musicians' Village and Relaunches Family Label

September 7, 2016
As part of an idea he cultivated while at Berklee, Sanchitha Wickremesooriya plans to open Sri Lanka’s only musicians' and artists' village and to relaunch the music label his grandfather started. Read more

Berklee Indian Ensemble to Perform at Deepak Chopra Symposium

August 30, 2016
Next week musicians from the Berklee Indian Ensemble head out to California to perform at a symposium led by Deepak Chopra, the famed doctor and wellness guru, as a result of a connection between Chopra and Berklee that started last year and has continued to grow. Read more

El Espectador: Berklee Students Perform a Collaboration with Colombian Artist Totó La Momposina

August 26, 2016
Twenty-two Berklee students, alumni, and professors have the opportunity to collaborate with Colombian artist Totó La Momposina for a new arrangement of her song "Oye Manita."  Read more

Tandon Global Clinics Give Indian Students Access to Berklee Teaching

August 9, 2016
Made possible by a gift from Chandrika Tandon, an entrepreneur and Grammy-nominated musician, the Berklee Tandon Global Clinics bring the Berklee experience to musicians in India.  Read more
The full band plays at the IASJ opening concert.

Berklee Hosts International Jazz Conference

July 28, 2016
Berklee hosted the 26th annual conference of the International Association of Schools of Jazz, June 25-July 1, 2016. Read more
Dave Liebman speaks at an IASJ event.

Jazz Master Dave Liebman Offers Advice for Young Musicians

July 28, 2016
Dave Liebman, founder and artistic director of the International Association of Schools of Jazz, talks about the IASJ and balancing performing and teaching. Read more
Berklee's Valencia campus class of 2016 master's degree graduates

Berklee’s Campus in Valencia, Spain Salutes Class of 2016 Graduates from 30 Countries

July 15, 2016
On July 11, 2016, 119 students received their master’s degrees from Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain at a commencement ceremony featuring guest speaker Emilio Aragón. Read more

Olivia Mok Finds Her Passion—and Two Master's Degrees—at Berklee's Valencia Campus

July 8, 2016
Juilliard graduate Olivia Mok combines her violin training with the production skills she learned during two Berklee master's degree programs to create music all her own.   Read more

A. R. Rahman Helped Launch Opportunities for Kevin Doucette '05 in India

July 8, 2016
Kevin Doucette '05 sat down with Berklee in Mumbai to talk about working with A. R. Rahman and how Berklee musicians are uniquely suited to collaborate with Indian musicians.  Read more

Berklee's MMI and Iberia Take Paco de Lucía's Guitar on Tour and Create Documentary, Scholarship

June 28, 2016
La Guitarra Vuela (The Guitar Flies) was produced by Javier Limón of Berklee’s Mediterranean Music Institute in cooperation with Iberia airlines, which sponsored not only a trip but also documentary and two full scholarships for guitarists from Spain or Latin America to attend Berklee’s Five-Week Summer Performance Program. Read more

Berklee Clinics in Mumbai Connect with Local Teachers and Musicians

June 17, 2016
Berklee held stage presentation clinics in Mumbai as part of a trip in which the college and its Berklee India Exchange (BIX) awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships to three Indian musicians. Read more

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