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Marathon Runners from Berklee Community Share Motivational Music

April 13, 2018

This year, four members of the Berklee community will be running the iconic Boston Marathon; they shared their musical picks for the 26.2-mile race.

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PODCAST: Student Dom Jones Tells Her Story Through Spoken-Word Album

April 10, 2018

In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, we’ll be listening to “I Do This,” a song in which student Dom Jones pays tribute to a long list of people who keep her motivated. Jones will be playing at the Haymarket Lounge in City Winery, Boston, on April 14.

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Five Ways Giving Helps Berklee Students

April 10, 2018

This Wednesday, Berklee celebrates philanthropy with Giving Day, in which the institution is seeking to hit a goal of 250 donations, each of any amount. That money helps make a variety of projects and opportunties possible. Here are five ways these donations, and other financial gifts, help students. 
 

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Career Jam 2018: 'Your Generation Has the Potential to Do Great Things'

April 9, 2018

During Career Jam 2018 students listened to discussions by artists and industry leaders, signed up for mentoring sessions, auditioned for a variety of opportunities, and got professional head shots taken.

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PODCAST: Christy Turnbow and Michael Hanley Talk Cross-Training in Vocal Pedagogy

April 5, 2018

Versatility is key for vocalists, and training across styles helps students prepare for their careers. Christy Turnbow and Michael Hanley, voice faculty at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, embrace this integrated approach in vocal pedagogy. 

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Rap Legend Kurtis Blow Visits Berklee Classes

April 3, 2018

Hip-hop pioneer Kurtis Blow participated in a career-spanning conversation with faculty member Prince Charles Alexander in addition to speaking to students in several classes. 

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Berklee Announces New Scholarship in Honor of Phish’s Mike Gordon

April 2, 2018

The Mike Gordon Endowed Scholarship will support Berklee students studying bass who are also well-rounded artists, with skills in other areas such as songwriting, production, arranging, or creative entrepreneurship.

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Berklee Hosts Open Dialogues on Inclusion

March 29, 2018

Berklee hosted the first in a series of open dialogues aimed at furthering Berklee’s goal of inclusion and respect for all of its members. 

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Israel 'Piraña' Suárez Receives Master of Mediterranean Music Award

March 28, 2018

The Master of Mediterranean Music Award was presented to the noted cajón and flamenco percussion master at the Mediterranean Music Institute (MMI) spring concert, the Rhythm of Lorca.

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PODCAST: Hip-Hop Violin Duo Returns to Berklee April 7

March 27, 2018

Last spring, Black Violin played to a packed house in Berklee’s Red Room at Cafe 939. The show was so successful that the violinists are coming back on Saturday, April 7, to play the Berklee Performance Center. On the occasion of their return, let’s revisit one of the most popular podcasts we aired last year.

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Student Jackie Foster Advances on The Voice

March 26, 2018

Jackie Foster, an eighth-semester student who got her start at Berklee by attending the Five-Week Summer Performance Program, impresses judges on The Voice

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ABLE Assembly announcement

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Berklee Institute to Present Conference on Arts Education and Special Needs in April

March 22, 2018

The Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs will present a three-day conference, the ABLE Assembly: Arts Better the Lives of Everyone, April 6–8 2018, at Berklee.

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Poet Beth Woodcome Platow

PODCAST: Beth Platow Will Help You Get Over Your Fear of Poetry

March 20, 2018

In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, liberal arts faculty member Beth Woodcome Platow speaks about teaching writing to musicians, her own process as a poet, and reads two poems from her debut collection of poetry, Little Myths (National Poetry Review Press).

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Berklee Presents American Master Award to Nashville Producer Dave Cobb

March 20, 2018

Dave Cobb has made some of the most respected and critically acclaimed albums to come out of Music City, including Chris Stapleton’s Traveller, Jason Isbell’s Southeastern and Something More Than Free, and Sturgill Simpson’s Metamodern Sounds in Country Music.

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Berklee Alumni Work on Music for Black Panther and A Wrinkle in Time

March 14, 2018

If you head to the movie theater this weekend there’s a good chance you’ll be hearing the work of Berklee alumni, who feature prominently in the music credits of the country’s top two movies, Black Panther and A Wrinkle in Time.

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Rosanne Cash, Nile Rodgers, and Esperanza Spalding to Receive Honorary Doctorates at Berklee Commencement

March 14, 2018

Berklee's commencement ceremony takes place Saturday, May 12, at the 7,000-seat Agganis Arena at Boston University. As is tradition, on commencement eve, Friday, May 11, students will pay tribute to the honorees by performing music associated with their careers.

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PODCAST: Israel "Piraña" Suárez Plays Cajón on Funk Tune with Abraham Laboriel

March 13, 2018

Israel "Piraña" Suárez has adapted the cajón for musical styles outside his native flamenco. In this episode, we'll hear him play it in the funk tune "Aguas de Funk." Suárez will receive the Mediterranean Music Institute's Master of Mediterranean Music Award on March 26.  

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BIRN Launches New Website Featuring Live Playlisting and Schedules

March 12, 2018

The BIRN (Berklee Internet Radio Network) launches its first major website update since the station began broadcasting in 2005. Thebirn.com features real-time playlist information and live event schedules, new music picks, album and concert reviews, and artist interviews.

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A Cappella Group Upper Structure Heads to International Finals

March 8, 2018

Upper Structure, an a cappella group comprising mostly Berklee students, will head to New York City next month to compete in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella finals. 

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BerkleeNYC Hosts Its First Educational Program, Studios to Remain Open through Summer

March 5, 2018

Berklee hosts its first educational program at BerkleeNYC, the college’s new New York home located in the famed Power Station studios. The program will be a daylong intensive songwriting and production master class conducted by Stephen Webber, executive director of BerkleeNYC, and Pat Pattison, professor of songwriting.

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