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Berklee Appoints First Woman Assistant Chair of Music Business/Management

June 21, 2017

Tonya Butler brings extensive industry experience to her new role as assistant chair of music business/management. 

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John Mayer gives advice to student Danny Silberstein

John Mayer Shares the Stage with Student Songwriters

June 20, 2017

On a tour stop in Boston with his band, Dead & Company, songwriter and guitar titan John Mayer '98 visited the Berklee Performance Center (BPC) to hear original songs from six Berklee students.

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NECN: Cathy Young on Her Role as Boston Conservatory at Berklee's Executive Director

June 20, 2017

Cathy Young, the recently appointed executive director for Boston Conservatory at Berklee, discusses her new role and the importance of being the Conservatory's first appointed female leader on NECN's The Take with Sue O'Connell.

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Four Berklee on the Road Alumni Share Their Journeys from Puerto Rico to Boston

June 16, 2017

For 22 years, the Berklee on the Road (BOR) program has attracted some of Puerto Rico's best musicians and provided a roadmap, as well as scholarships, to those who wished to attend Berklee College of Music someday. Take a look at four people who did just that. 

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Berklee to Present Sadiya Ramos with Beyoncé’s Formation Scholars Award

June 15, 2017

Berklee will award Beyoncé Knowles-Carter’s Formation Scholars Award to Sadiya Ramos, a sophomore studying dance at Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

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Berklee College of Music and Shanghai Conservatory of Music Establish Institute

June 14, 2017

Berklee signed an agreement with the Shanghai Conservatory of Music (SHCM) in China to establish an academic partnership that will support the development of modern music in China through the creation of the SHCM-Berklee Contemporary Music Institute. 

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PODCAST: Sounds of Berklee—Paul Sanchez

June 13, 2017

Trumpet player, composer, and music teacher Paul Sanchez will perform as part of Berklee's Summer in the City series. He composed the song “A Traves de Tus Ojos” (“Through Your Eyes”) about his wife.

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Three-time Tony-winner Alex Lacamoire B.M. '95 gives notes to Berklee students

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For Orchestrating Dear Evan Hansen, Alumnus Alex Lacamoire Wins Third Tony Award

June 12, 2017

For his work on Broadway's hottest ticket, Dear Evan Hansen, Alex Lacamoire B.M. ’95 took home his second consecutive Tony Award for Best Orchestrations last night at the 71st annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Berklee Announces Cathy Young as Executive Director of Boston Conservatory at Berklee

June 6, 2017

Starting August 1, Cathy Young will be the new executive director for Boston Conservatory at Berklee, making her the first appointed female leader for the 150-year-old institution. 

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Berklee Alumna Uses Music Therapy to Help Heal the Wounds of War

June 2, 2017

Music therapist Rebecca Vaudreuil B.M. ‘08 spent two years at Walter Reed Medical Center helping soldiers recover from post-tramatic stress disorder and regain functions lost after brain injuries.

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The Christian Science Monitor: Associate Professor Susan Rogers on Reviving the Cassette Tape

June 2, 2017

Susan Rogers, an associate professor of music production and engineering, spoke to The Christian Science Monitor about the revival of the cassette tape and its sound. 

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Chainsmokers Keyboardist Tony Ann Talks Touring with Fellow Berklee Students

June 2, 2017

Prior to an evening show at Boston's TD Garden with Grammy-winning electro-pop duo the Chainsmokers, pianist and composer Tony Ann reconnected with his fellow Berklee students to discuss the wonders of a world tour with the chart-topping pair.

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Nedelka Prescod and her ensemble perform at tribute to Leadbelly

Roots Roadshow Salutes Leadbelly, American Music Pioneer

May 31, 2017

Berklee's American Roots Music Program recently presented the music of one of the most influential figures in the history of American music: Hudson "Huddie" William Ledbetter, otherwise known as "Leadbelly."

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Todd Rundgren receiving an honorary doctorate from Berklee

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Todd Rundgren '17H

May 30, 2017

In this episode of Inside Berklee, musician Todd Rundgren '17H reflects on his decades-long career as well as his Berklee experience as an honorary doctorate recipient and this year's commencement speaker.

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Berklee’s Summer in the City Concert Series Presents More Than 400 Free Performances in Boston Area

May 26, 2017

This summer, students, faculty, and alumni from Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee will perform more than 400 free concerts throughout the Greater Boston area as part of the Berklee Summer in the City concert series. 

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Bollywood Composer Raju Singh on Film Scoring Process

May 26, 2017

Raju Singh, one of Bollywood's most in-demand composers, speaks with Berklee students about his experience with creating music for TV shows and films such as the current box-office hit Half Girlfriend.

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Berklee Artists to Perform at Top Music Festivals This Summer Through BPMI

May 25, 2017

The Berklee Popular Music Institute (BPMI) is sending seven artists to perform at top music festivals in the U.S. and Canada this summer including the Governors Ball, Essence Festival, Chicago Open Air, Lollapalooza, and Outside Lands.

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Puerto Rico Heineken Jazzfest 2017

Dedicated to Danilo Pérez, Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest Features Alumni, Students, and Faculty

May 25, 2017

This year’s Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest was dedicated to Danilo Pérez, the Grammy-winning artistic director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI), and featured several Berklee alumni while incorporating opportunities for students.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Esperanza Spalding, Part 2

May 23, 2017

In Part Two of Tony Brown's interview with Esperanza Spalding, the two talk about her early days in Portland, Oregon; her mother's influence on her musical development; why feedback is important; and what's next for her.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Esperanza Spalding, Part 1

May 16, 2017

In her fifth and latest album, 2016’s Emily’s D+Evolution, Grammy winner and Berklee alumna Esperanza Spalding B.M. ‘05 plays with expressing different sides of herself through the character of “Emily.” Listen to the first part of an interview with her. 

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