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Xinghai Conservatory President Dr. Tang Yongbao and Berklee President Roger H. Brown with Berklee student group Amalur Quartet

Berklee, Xinghai Conservatory Discuss Potential Collaboration

August 4, 2015

As Xinghai Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou, China maps out its vision for the future and looks to Berklee as a potential model, officials from the Conservatory and Berklee met on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 to explore possibilities for collaboration.

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New York Times: Open the Music Industry's Black Box

August 3, 2015

David Byrne references BerkleeICE's Fair Music Report and calls for the music industry to open the "Black Box" and increase pay transparency and fair compensation. 

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Larry Watson

August 3, 2015

Larry Watson talks about his work at Harvard, the resilient messages of African-American music, and the power of shedding light on secrets.

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Kyle Thornton

Berklee Bands Make Their Mark on the Summer 2015 Festival Circuit

August 3, 2015

Berklee bands land slots in North America’s premier summer concert festivals, including South by Southwest (SXSW), Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Boston Calling, Osheaga, and the Lowell Summer Music Series.

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Grey Season

From CVS to SXSW: Grey Season’s Sidewalk Path to the Main Stage

July 31, 2015

Folk-tinged rock band Grey Season is having a breakthrough summer, scoring sets at South by Southwest (SXSW), Bonnaroo, the Lowell Summer Music Series (opening for the Blues Brothers), and Boston Calling.

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Lyle Lovett: A Man and His Band

July 31, 2015

Texas-born singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett talks about the joys of playing with great musicians and his approach to songwriting.

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PODCAST: Sean Jones

July 31, 2015

Listen to a track from the latest release issued by Berklee's brass chair.

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Digital Music News: You’re Running Out of Excuses for Not Getting a Music Degree

July 30, 2015

Digital Music News talked to Berklee Online CEO Debbie Cavalier about Berklee's many online offerings. 

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Boston Pops and Berklee to Premiere Original Score to Silent Film, Nosferatu

July 29, 2015

The Boston Pops will premiere the score composed by eight of Berklee's student film composers  as part of Berklee's signature concert series. 

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WBUR's Radio Boston: Berklee and Boston Conservatory: More Than Just Friends?

July 29, 2015

Richard Ortner, president of Boston Conservatory, and Roger H. Brown, president of Berklee, speak with host Anthly Brooks on the daily news program Radio Boston about the proposed merger of the two institutions. 

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Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra, Sean Jones to Perform at Newport Jazz Festival

July 23, 2015

The 19-piece Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra, featuring trumpeter, composer, and educator Sean Jones, will perform at the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival on Friday, July 31.

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Boardwalk Empire

Berklee Alumni Earn 10 Emmy Nominations

July 22, 2015

Nine Berklee alumni are nominated for 10 Primetime Emmy Awards. 

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Alissia '14

Alissia ‘14: Can’t Fake the Funk

July 21, 2015

Five years ago, Alissia ’14 was a student shooting for a scholarship to Berklee at the Umbria Jazz Festival. Now, the Berklee graduate and rising sensation is bringing her fresh brand of modern funk to tens of thousands from the festival’s stage.

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Sound designer/editor Eugene Gearty '82 (second from left) at the 84th Academy Awards in 2012.

For Sound Designer/Editor Eugene Gearty '82, Creativity Is Essential to Any Industry Career

July 21, 2015

Oscar- and Emmy-winning sound designer/editor Eugene Gearty '82 (Hugo, Boardwalk Empire) visited his alma mater earlier this year to speak with students about his 30-year career in sound on nearly 100 films including Life of Pi, The Departed, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

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Professor Bill Elliott Wins Tony Award for Hit Broadway Musical

July 17, 2015

Bill Elliott, a professor in Berklee's Contemporary Writing and Production Department, won a Tony Award this June for his orchestration work on An American in Paris.

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Mikolaj Poncyliusz, a student at the Berklee at Umbria clinics

Inside the Classrooms at the 30th Annual Berklee at Umbria Jazz Clinics

July 17, 2015

At the Berklee at Umbria Jazz Clinics, some 240 students from all over the world gather, as many before them have done for the past 30 years now, for an intense immersion in music unlike any other.

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2015 Berklee Lollapalooza Scholarships Awarded

July 15, 2015

Musicians from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Chicago, Illinois, have been awarded scholarships through an ongoing partnership between Berklee and the Lollapalooza festival.

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Fair Music Report cover

BerkleeICE's Rethink Music Releases Report on Transparency and Fairness in the Music Industry

July 14, 2015

BerkleeICE's Rethink Music Project publishes an in-depth study advocating for fairness and transparency of payment flows within the music industry.

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Ingrid Jensen performs with members of the Ingrid Jensen Berklee Quintet

The Ingrid Jensen Berklee Quintet Creates ‘Life-Moments’ on the Road

July 13, 2015

In May, jazz trumpet virtuoso Ingrid Jensen took four top-tier Berklee students on a five-date tour as part of the third edition of the Masters on the Road series.

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Andrea Romizi, Giovanni Tommaso, Carlo Pagnotta, and Roger H. Brown

Berklee, Umbria Jazz Festival Celebrate 30-Year Partnership

July 10, 2015

For 30 years, Berklee and the Umbria Jazz Festival have worked together to train the next generation of jazz musicians, a collaboration that continues to grow stronger.

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