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Student Cowrites New Single for Rising Pop Star Sofía Reyes

February 16, 2018

Latin pop crossover star Sofía Reyes returns to the airwaves with the single "1, 2, 3," featuring Jason Derulo and De La Ghetto. The song was cowritten by Nicole Zignago, a Peruvian student currently studying professional music at Berklee.

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10th Annual Berklee Middle Eastern Festival Celebrates Music from Around the World

February 15, 2018

Berklee will present the 10th annual Berklee Middle Eastern Festival on Thursday, March 1, as part of its Signature Series. Founded and directed by Christiane Karam B.M. ‘03, associate professor in the Voice Department, the festival brings together guest artists, community musicians, Berklee students, visual artists, and dancers from all over the world to celebrate the music of the Middle East, the Balkans, the Caucasus, and the Mediterranean.

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PODCAST: Jazz Pianist Vadim Neselovskyi Walks the Line Between Following Form and Breaking It

February 14, 2018

In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, we’ll hear one of Vadim Neselovskyi’s compositions from his latest album, Get Up and Go. The song, called “On a Bicycle,” is a sample of his dynamic work over the years. Catch him at the upcoming Middle Eastern Festival in the Berklee Performance Center on March 1. 

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Young Saxophone Avatars Hailey Niswanger and Daniel Rotem Headline The Checkout—Live at Berklee Concert Broadcasts

February 13, 2018

Two of the most greatly admired young saxophonists to study at Berklee in the last decade are set to headline the spring season of essential New York jazz station WBGO’s The Checkout—Live at Berklee concert broadcasts, on February 21 and March 14, at the Red Room at Cafe 939.

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Slideshow: The Berklee Keys Honor Longtime College Producer Rob Rose

February 9, 2018

Berklee kicked off its spring 2018 Signature Series show on January 29 with a performance by the Berklee Keys, who dedicated the concert to Rob Rose, the departing vice president for Special Programs.

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Retiring Berklee Educator Honored for Decades of Opening Doors for College and High School Musicians

February 9, 2018

Rob Rose, whose influence was felt by students aspiring to be performers, retires after 50 years at Berklee.

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Open Music Initiative Teams Up with Ace Hotel

February 8, 2018

Ace Hotel joins the Open Music Initiative in offering its first public series of events, cohosting a series of workshops across the hotel's properties designed to foster creative dialogue, and explore the impact technology will have on the future of artistry and fan engagement.

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PODCAST: Student Yuning Song to Perform at Chinese New Year Festival

January 30, 2018

By the time Yuning Song entered Berklee last fall, he was already an award-winning composer who graduated from Beijing’s Central Conservatory of Music, a vocalist who had appeared on nationally televised talent shows such as Sing My Song and Duets, and a recording artist with his own album.

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Danilo Pérez; photo by John Abbott

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Danilo Pérez Wins United States Artists Fellowship and Victoriano Lorenzo Award

January 29, 2018

Grammy-winning pianist, composer, and Berklee educator Danilo Pérez recently received multiple honors: Panama's first Victoriano Lorenzo Award and a United States Artists (USA) Fellowship. Grammy-winning trumpeter, composer, and educator Terence Blanchard, a visiting scholar at Berklee, was also named a USA Fellow.

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Berklee Alumni, Professor Recognized at 60th Grammy Awards

January 29, 2018

Berklee alumni, including a current associate professor, were recognized across genres at the 60th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, January 28.

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Berklee alumnus Michael Semanick; photo by Anthony Pidgeon

For Work on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Alumnus Michael Semanick Receives 11th Oscar Nomination

January 26, 2018

Michael Semanick, a 1985 graduate of Berklee’s music production and engineering major, recently received his 11th Academy Award nomination following his work on Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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5 Berklee Faculty and Staff Share Their Grammy Moments

January 26, 2018

With Grammy 2018 season in full swing, five people from Berklee share their Grammy moments, from working on winning records to nominations to taking home the top honor.

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50th Berklee High School Jazz Festival to Honor Ellis Marsalis, Students on February 10

January 25, 2018

Berklee will present the 50th annual Berklee High School Jazz Festival, the nation's largest high school jazz competition, on Saturday, February 10 at Hynes Convention Center in Boston, and will honor jazz icon Ellis Marsalis with an honorary Doctor of Music degree.

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Berklee’s Bruno Mars Ensemble to Perform Tribute Concert on February 8

January 18, 2018

The dynamic Bruno Mars ensemble is curated and directed by saxophonist Tia Fuller, a professor and former member of Beyoncé’s band.

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Vox: The Fade-Out is Underrated

January 17, 2018

Susan Rogers explains the science behind the pop music fade-out.

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Bollywood Star Shreya Ghoshal Reflects on Residency at 'Hogwarts of Music'

January 16, 2018

Shreya Ghoshal describes her six-day residency at Berklee as a "magical experience," and the students she worked with agree. 

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Vox: An Unlistenable Masterpiece

January 9, 2018

The impact of Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica, according to Susan Rogers.

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10 of the Best Literary References to Berklee

January 3, 2018

Take a literary tour of Berklee in this list of 10 books that feature the school in a fictional universe. From the series that began with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to authors such as Jodi Picoult and Stephen King, the college has shown up in countless stories, including love plots, thrillers, and even a zombie apocalypse or two.

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Vox: Radiohead’s Secret Rhythm

January 3, 2018

Erin Barra decodes Radiohead's deceptively complex "Videotape."

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Guitar Player: Kaki King on the Art of Multimedia Performance

December 22, 2017

Kaki King discusses working with Berklee students, faculty, and staff in the December issue of Guitar Player magazine.

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