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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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Boston Globe: Will Musicians and Singers Make Bank from a New System?

May 16, 2017

The Boston Globe writes about the Open Music Initiative in its Game Changers 2017 list. 

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Berklee to Award Wang Leehom Scholarship to Student from China

May 15, 2017

Berklee will award the Wang Leehom Scholarship to a student from mainland China for the entering class of 2018.

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Lionel Richie, Lucinda Williams, Todd Rundgren, Neil Portnow, and Shin Joong Hyun Receive Honorary Degrees

May 13, 2017

At Berklee's 2017 commencement ceremonies, graduating students began the next chapter of their lives inspired by words and music from honorary doctorate recipients Lionel Richie, Lucinda Williams, Todd Rundgren, Neil Portnow, and Shin Joong Hyun.

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Using Technique, Students Say Goodbye to Performance Anxiety

May 12, 2017

Kenny Werner, who heads Berklee's Effortless Mastery Institute, teaches musicians how to break down the anxiety attached to playing music and to reconnect to their instrument from a place of comfort and expressivity.

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Student musicians and dancers collaborate on interdisciplinary arts performance

New Connections: Student Performance Piece Reaches Across Artistic Disciplines

May 12, 2017

Students find common ground in the arenas of modern dance, African polyrhythms, electronic music, Arabic scales, video, software programming, and abstract painting.

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Berklee City Music Boston and Boston Arts Academy Nurture Students Together

May 11, 2017

Through a longstanding, mutually beneficial relationship, Boston Arts Academy and Berklee City Music Boston offer underserved high school students in Boston the chance for an innovative arts education.

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MIT Technology Review: The Promise of the Open Music Initiative

May 10, 2017

Panos Panay speaks about the Open Music Initiative at the Business of Blockchain conference held at the MIT Media Lab.

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Phé, also known as Natasha Pheko

PODCAST: Sounds of Berklee—Phé

May 9, 2017

Contemporary R&B singer-songwriter Phé, a member of Berklee's graduating class, is a finalist in this year's International Songwriting Competition and is soon to release her debut EP.

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Live Nation Exec Brandon Pankey: Positivity in the Music Industry

May 9, 2017

Vice President of Business Development and Operations at Live Nation Brandon Pankey, whose client list has included the likes of Drake and Jill Scott, talks to Berklee students about hard work and career success.

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Berklee students at last year's commencement ceremonies

Personifying Art's Power, Class of 2017 Takes Reins

May 8, 2017

Who is the undergraduate class of 2017? Explore a small sample of the remarkable work and creative capabilities of these soon-to-be alumni that came to Boston from more than 70 countries and more than 40 U.S. states.

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Chris Cheek '91 to Lead Berklee Student Quintet on the Road

May 8, 2017

Berklee’s Masters on the Road series, where master alumni musicians return to campus to teach and lead a touring ensemble, continues with Chris Cheek B.M. ‘91, a renowned jazz saxophonist. 

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Berklee India Exchange's Annette Philip Talks to India Today About Her Musical Path

May 5, 2017

Annette Philip, artistic director of the Berklee India Exchange and director of the Berklee Indian Ensemble, recently spoke with India Today about creating music across continents. 

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Berklee presents the new original musical "The Kiss"

Slideshow: Berklee Presents World Premiere Musical The Kiss

May 5, 2017

On April 26-27, the Berklee Performance Center hosted the world premiere of The Kiss, a new musical theater work inspired by Gustav Klimt's painting of the same name, as part of the Signature Series at Berklee.

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Berklee Latino Names Stagnaro Executive Director, Announces Colombia and Ecuador Events

May 4, 2017

Berklee College of Music has appointed four-time Grammy-winning bassist and professor Oscar Stagnaro as executive director of Berklee Latino, the college’s Spanish-language program, and announces upcoming events in Bogotá, Colombia and Quito, Ecuador.

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Berklee Alumnus and Professor Nominated for 2017 Tony Awards

May 3, 2017

A Berklee alumnus and a professor have been nominated for 2017 Tony Awards in the Best Orchestrations category. 

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birnCORE Releases Album by Alumni Damn Tall Buildings Recorded Live at Berklee

May 2, 2017

Boston-based, all-acoustic guerrilla roots alumni band Damn Tall Buildings releases its new album May 19 on birnCORE, the Berklee Internet Radio Network's (BIRN) record label. The album was recorded live at the Red Room at Cafe 939.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Boston Conservatory at Berklee President Richard Ortner

May 2, 2017

As he prepares to step down as president of Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Richard Ortner reflects on his time at the Conservatory and the beginnings of the combined institution. 

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Suzanne Ciani; photo by Salim ALi

Sound Pioneer Suzanne Ciani Talks Creative Process with Students

April 28, 2017

Sound design and electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani capped off her residency at Berklee, sharing her knowledge with students, from the early days of electronic music to her creative advertising work.

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The Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra and Choir on stage.

Slideshow: The Lord of the Rings Symphony Brings Howard Shore's Music to Life at Symphony Hall

April 27, 2017

On April 19, more than 200 musicians from the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra and Chorus performed Howard Shore’s B.M. '69 '08H Lord of the Rings Symphony at Boston's Symphony Hall as part of Berklee's Signature Series.

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