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Berklee and The Boston Conservatory Agree to Merger, Set the Stage for New International Standard in Performing Arts Education

January 19, 2016

Berklee and The Boston Conservatory announce a formal agreement to merge, creating the world’s most comprehensive and dynamic training ground for music, dance, theater, and related professions. 

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Student Nacho González Earns a Jazz Education Network Honor

February 2, 2016

Nacho González took a detour from a bright future in the nonprofit world to come to Berklee. This month, he won a spot in the JEN Young Composer Showcase.

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Donna McElroy

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Donna McElroy

February 2, 2016

Grammy-nominated Berklee Voice Department Professor Donna McElroy, an alumna of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the leading torch-bearers of the traditional spiritual throughout the world since 1871, both discusses and sings spirituals, joined by students from the Jubilee Spirit Ensemble that she leads at Berklee.

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David Murillo R. in Berklee's Shames Family Scoring Stage

Student Scores Sundance Award-Winning Film

February 1, 2016

David Murillo R., a Berklee student from Medellín, Colombia, scores Between Sea and Land, recipient of the Sundance Film Festival's Audience Award for Best Film and the Special Jury Award for Acting, both in the World Cinema Dramatic category.

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HRR Celebrates Dorm Sessions 11 at The Sinclair in Cambridge

January 29, 2016

Heavy Rotation Records celebrates the release of its new compilation, Dorm Sessions 11, with a concert at the Sinclair in Cambridge.

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Spring 2016 Entering Students Welcomed at Convocation and Concert

January 29, 2016

As snow fell lightly outside the Berklee Performance Center on January 12, incoming students and their families were treated to an evening of inspirational words and energetic music at the spring 2016 entering student convocation and concert. 

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Berklee Partners with Nashville and Philadelphia Public Schools to Boost Music Education

January 28, 2016

The Berklee PULSE® Music Method expands to Metro Nashville Public Schools and the School District of Philadelphia, providing over 400 music teachers with access to the comprehensive online platform.

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Great American Songbook: The Music of Bob Dylan

January 27, 2016

Great American Songbook: The Music of Bob Dylan, celebrates the folk music icon with a large group of Berklee students, faculty, and guest Al Kooper paying tribute to Dylan’s prolific career.

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PODCAST: Prince Charles Alexander

January 26, 2016

Prince Charles Alexander, professor of music production and engineering, talks about the arc of his career, from starting his solo career in Boston, to hip-hop sessions in New York, to joining the Berklee faculty.

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BerkleeICE students at Apple Headquarters

BerkleeICE on Tour in Silicon Valley

January 26, 2016

BerkleeICE took its first trip to Silicon Valley to introduce and expose students to the possibilities of careers in technology, including site visits to Google, Facebook, Twitter, Apple, startup incubators, and venture capital firms.

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Berklee Presents the Fisk Jubilee Singers at Symphony Hall

January 21, 2016

The historic ensemble that introduced negro spirituals to the world will perform in honor of the 150th anniversary of Fisk University. The concert will also feature Berklee voice professor and former Jubilee Singer Donna McElroy, the renowned Boston Children’s Chorus, readings by former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and author Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, and more.

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PODCAST: Jonathan Bailey Holland

January 20, 2016

Listen to a two-movement work for flute and piano by Jonathan Bailey Holland, a composition faculty member at both The Boston Conservatory and Berklee.

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Berklee student funk band STIG

Student Ryan Stigmon Brings His Brand of Funk to NAMM 2016

January 20, 2016

Ryan Stigmon and his funk band STIG will kick off the spring semester with a main-stage gig at the winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California—the largest music trade show in North America.

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Taylor Swift Calls Cover by Berklee Musicians 'Stunning'

January 14, 2016

Pop superstar Taylor Swift calls a cover of her songs "Wildest Dreams" and "Bad Blood" by Berklee student Tim Reynolds and alumnus Nigel Tay '14 "Stunning."

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New York Times: How an Unlikely Duo Became the Hottest Songwriters in Pop Music

January 12, 2016

Justin Tranter '01 and his collaborator Julia Michaels are on a pop radio-dominating hot streak writing songs for Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, and Gwen Stefani and others.

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Hal Crook Celebrates Retirement with Concert Featuring Esperanza Spalding, Lionel Loueke, Chris Cheek and others

January 12, 2016

Hal Crook is retiring after 30 years of teaching at Berklee and is celebrating in concert with some of his former students, including Antonio Sanchez '97, Esperanza Spalding '05, Lionel Loueke '01, Leo Genovese '04, and Chris Cheek '91, among others. 

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Kenny Werner Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Effortless Mastery

January 12, 2016

The renowned pianist, composer, and artistic director of Berklee's Effortless Mastery Institute celebrates the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking book Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within on February 2 at the Berklee Performance Center. Saxophone icons Joe Lovano and George Garzone perform in the first half of the show.

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Music, Technology, and Innovation Graduate Program Students Seize the Future of the Industry

January 12, 2016

Berklee's graduate program in Music, Technology, and Innovation trains students to anticipate the future of the music business, and gives them the tools to seize it.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Kenny Werner

January 12, 2016

In this edition of Inside Berklee, Kenny Werner, artistic director of Berklee's Effortless Mastery Institute, discusses how musicians can learn to play from the deepest parts of themselves and rediscover their connection to the music.

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C-SPAN: Communicators with Allen Bargfrede

January 7, 2016

Allen Bargfrede, director of Rethink Music, discusses the Fair Music report and payment streams in the music industry.

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