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Berklee's Valencia campus class of 2016 master's degree graduates

Berklee’s Campus in Valencia, Spain Salutes Class of 2016 Graduates from 30 Countries

July 15, 2016

On July 11, 2016, 119 students received their master’s degrees from Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain at a commencement ceremony featuring guest speaker Emilio Aragón.

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2016 Berklee Lollapalooza Scholarships Awarded

July 21, 2016

Teen musicians from Muskogee, Oklahoma, and Chicago, Illinois, have received scholarships through Berklee's partnership with iconic music festival Lollapalooza.

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Berklee's Boston Campus Graduates First Group of Master's Students

July 20, 2016

Almost two dozen students from 16 countries earned their Master of Music degrees after spending a year immersed in Berklee’s contemporary performance (global jazz concentration) program.

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Shea Rose performing live at Brighton Music Hall.

Shea Rose Imparts Advice to Vocal Summit Students

July 20, 2016

Singer-songwriter, performer, and social change activist Shea Rose ’11 passed along career advice and hard-earned wisdom to students attending Berklee's Vocal Summit Summer program.

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Berklee Invades Newport Folk Festival

July 20, 2016

The Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir will open the Fort Stage for the fourth straight year and Berklee Instant Strings, making their Newport debut, will perform with Aoife O’Donovan and Margo Price.

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NPR: Your Favorite New Musicians of 2016 (So Far)

July 19, 2016

NPR's All Songs Considered recently named Honeysuckle's track, "It's Getting Late," to their listener-chosen list, "Your Favorite New Musicians of 2016 (So Far)."

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Grace Kelly '11 Is 'Trying to Figure It Out'

July 18, 2016

Fresh off her latest album and a stint in the house band for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, at 24, alto saxophonist Grace Kelly '11 has only just begun.

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New Fans, New Plans: Open Music Initiative Kicks Off Fellowship Program

July 15, 2016

BerkleeICE and design-thinking firm IDEO recently selected 18 young entrepreneurs to take part in an intensive, three-week fellowship program to further research the topic of equity in the music industry.

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Satya Hinduja Taps into the Right Frequencies with Her Alchemic Sonic Environment Performance

July 14, 2016

Satya Hinduja '04 talks about her musical journey, the transformation of the music industry in India, and finding what she calls her life’s mission to educate people about “the importance of frequencies and the subconscious.” 

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Bryan Grone '08

July 12, 2016

A Berklee graduate talks about working for Spotify and producing live sessions with artists such as D'Angelo and Demi Lovato.

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Guitar Sessions Concerts to Feature Robben Ford, the Sheryl Bailey 3, the Jon Finn Group, Shaun Michaud

July 11, 2016

Berklee Guitar Sessions, now in its 25th year, is the largest, most comprehensive summer guitar program available anywhere.

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A. R. Rahman Helped Launch Opportunities for Kevin Doucette '05 in India

July 8, 2016

Kevin Doucette '05 sat down with Berklee in Mumbai to talk about working with A. R. Rahman and how Berklee musicians are uniquely suited to collaborate with Indian musicians. 

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Olivia Mok Finds Her Passion—and Two Master's Degrees—at Berklee's Valencia Campus

July 8, 2016

Juilliard graduate Olivia Mok combines her violin training with the production skills she learned during two Berklee master's degree programs to create music all her own.  

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Berklee Launches First Year Abroad Program

July 6, 2016

A new program for first-year students provides them with an opportunity to begin their education on the Valencia, Spain, campus.

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Harvard and Berklee Announce Dual Degree Program

July 5, 2016

Harvard and Berklee have formalized a partnership to offer a new five-year dual degree that will enable students to earn a Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) at Harvard and a Master of Music (M.M.) or a Master of Arts (M.A.) at Berklee starting in fall 2017.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Eirini Tornesaki

July 5, 2016

Meet Eirini Tornesaki, the sole vocalist in KURIOS by Cirque du Soleil and a Berklee Online student. Berklee Online grants Tornesaki the flexibility to earn a specialist certificate in songwriting while on the road with the circus.

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On the set of the music video for "Yo Soy Inmigrante"

Berklee Blogs: Chronicling the Trials and Triumphs of the Immigrant Experience

July 5, 2016

In spring 2016, Bolivian student Luis Gamarra wrote and recorded the song "Yo Soy Inmigrante" to help change the tone of the national discourse surrounding immigration.

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Berklee Alumnus Ramin Djawadi '98 Stuns with Game of Thrones Finale Music

July 1, 2016

The finale of HBO's Game of Thrones was stunning not just for its plot twists but also for its haunting 10-minute song, "Light of the Seven," by composer and Berklee alumnus Ramin Djawadi '98.

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Gloria Estefan joined the Berklee Board of Trustees in 2016.

Emilio and Gloria Estefan Join Berklee's Board of Trustees

June 30, 2016

Berklee has named longstanding members of the Berklee community, Emilio and Gloria Estefan, to its board of trustees.

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Enjoy Free, Outdoor Concerts with the Tito Puente Latin Music Series

June 30, 2016

Taking place Thursdays in July and August at outdoor locations across Boston, the six-concert Tito Puente Latin Music Series, coproduced by Berklee and IBA Boston as part of the Summer in the City concert series, presents a soundscape of live Latin music with a strong salsa influence in parks around the city. 

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