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Berklee’s Summer in the City Concert Series Brings Over 400 Free Performances to Boston Area

May 17, 2018

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

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Student Pianist Jiwon Kwon Wins DownBeat Award for Composition

May 15, 2018

Jiwon Kwon, an eighth-semester jazz composition and piano performance major, was one of four Berklee students who recently won a DownBeat Student Music Award, given to student musicians the magazine has deemed the best, as well as to their instructors.

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Berklee Silent Film Orchestra Creates and Performs New Score for The Man Who Laughs

May 15, 2018

Ninety years after The Man Who Laughs, Victor Hugo’s story of human cruelty and the redemptive power of love, first captivated global film audiences, Universal Pictures’ 1928 film based on the story returns to the screen in a new 4K digital restoration with an original score by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO). 

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Nile Rodgers, Rosanne Cash, Esperanza Spalding Honored at Berklee College of Music Commencement

May 12, 2018

More than 1,000 graduates from 72 countries and 38 U.S. states received degrees today at Berklee’s 2018 commencement.

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A Snapshot of Five Students from Berklee's Class of 2018

May 9, 2018

This Saturday, the next vanguard of performing-arts innovators and culture-makers will graduate from Berklee. 

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PODCAST: Conservatory Faculty Carlos Vargas Gives Back on a Community Level

May 8, 2018

In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, piano instructor Carlos Vargas talks about his passion for community outreach and the variety of projects he is currently working on, including his recent trip to the Dominican Republic. 

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Berklee Alumnus Nominated for Best Orchestrations Tony Award

May 1, 2018

Berklee alumnus Jamshied Sharifi ‘85 received his first Tony nomination today for Best Orchestrations for the musical The Band’s Visit.

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Eight Tips from Alumni on Building and Sustaining Your Career

April 26, 2018

Eight alumni from the music industry and beyond take time to share career stories prior to being honored at this year's Alumni Achievement Awards ceremony.

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Berklee Popular Music Institute Artists to Perform at Summer Music Festivals

April 26, 2018

Berklee Popular Music Institute's 2018 summer festival lineup takes student artists to major festivals including Essence, Lollapalooza, and Outside Lands.

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PODCAST: Clay Cook Balances Zac Brown Band with Solo Career

April 24, 2018

Zac Brown Band guitarist Clay Cook '98 has produced three independent albums. In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, we listen to the title track from his latest one. 

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Javon Jackson ’87 to Lead Berklee Student Sextet for Masters on the Road Series

April 24, 2018

Berklee’s Masters on the Road series, where master alumni musicians return to campus to teach and lead a touring ensemble, continues for its sixth year with tenor saxophonist Javon Jackson B.M. ’87.

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Marathon Runners from Berklee Community Share Motivational Music

April 13, 2018

This year, four members of the Berklee community will be running the iconic Boston Marathon; they shared their musical picks for the 26.2-mile race.

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PODCAST: Student Dom Jones Tells Her Story Through Spoken-Word Album

April 10, 2018

In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, we’ll be listening to “I Do This,” a song in which student Dom Jones pays tribute to a long list of people who keep her motivated. Jones will be playing at the Haymarket Lounge in City Winery, Boston, on April 14.

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Five Ways Giving Helps Berklee Students

April 10, 2018

This Wednesday, Berklee celebrates philanthropy with Giving Day, in which the institution is seeking to hit a goal of 250 donations, each of any amount. That money helps make a variety of projects and opportunties possible. Here are five ways these donations, and other financial gifts, help students. 
 

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Career Jam 2018: 'Your Generation Has the Potential to Do Great Things'

April 9, 2018

During Career Jam 2018 students listened to discussions by artists and industry leaders, signed up for mentoring sessions, auditioned for a variety of opportunities, and got professional head shots taken.

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PODCAST: Christy Turnbow and Michael Hanley Talk Cross-Training in Vocal Pedagogy

April 5, 2018

Versatility is key for vocalists, and training across styles helps students prepare for their careers. Christy Turnbow and Michael Hanley, voice faculty at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, embrace this integrated approach in vocal pedagogy. 

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Rap Legend Kurtis Blow Visits Berklee Classes

April 3, 2018

Hip-hop pioneer Kurtis Blow participated in a career-spanning conversation with faculty member Prince Charles Alexander in addition to speaking to students in several classes. 

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Berklee Announces New Scholarship in Honor of Phish’s Mike Gordon

April 2, 2018

The Mike Gordon Endowed Scholarship will support Berklee students studying bass who are also well-rounded artists, with skills in other areas such as songwriting, production, arranging, or creative entrepreneurship.

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Berklee Hosts Open Dialogues on Inclusion

March 29, 2018

Berklee hosted the first in a series of open dialogues aimed at furthering Berklee’s goal of inclusion and respect for all of its members. 

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Israel 'Piraña' Suárez Receives Master of Mediterranean Music Award

March 28, 2018

The Master of Mediterranean Music Award was presented to the noted cajón and flamenco percussion master at the Mediterranean Music Institute (MMI) spring concert, the Rhythm of Lorca.

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