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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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Bette Midler's core touring band in the Shames Family Scoring Stage

Touring Musicians Panel: Bette Midler Band Visits Berklee

June 19, 2015

A panel of expert musicians including guitarist Tariqh Akoni ’91 and percussionist Taku Hirano ’95 gave students insight into the music industry while in Boston for a Bette Midler concert at the TD Garden.

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DaNiiVORY performing alongside Beyoncé.

DANiiVORY ‘08: From CeeLo to the Super Bowl with Beyoncé

May 11, 2015

Born Theresa Danielle Flaminio, multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter DANiiVORY '08, who has toured with Beyoncé, CeeLo Green, and Imagine Dragons, sets out on her own.

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Nikki Glaspie '05

Nikki Glaspie '05: Beyoncé and Beyond

May 11, 2015

After a five-year stint drumming with Beyoncé right out of Berklee, alumna Nikki Glaspie breaks out on her own with the Nth Power.

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Rie Tsuji

Rie Tsuji ‘02: Touring with Beyoncé

May 11, 2015

Berklee alumna Rie Tsuji didn’t initially set out to tour the world with Beyoncé and Jay-Z, but when the opportunity arose, she was well prepared to seize it.

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PODCAST: Holiday Mountain

May 7, 2015

Holiday Mountain, an Austin-based psych dub pop trio formed at Berklee in 2011, was recently featured in Spin magazine and is currently on tour in support of its EP, You Be You, Part One. 

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'Mad Men' Composer David Carbonara Got Seduced by Film Scoring at Berklee

May 7, 2015

David Carbonara '85 has scored all seven seasons of Mad Men, which is in its final run on AMC for the second half of its seventh, and last, season

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Pop songwriter Charlie Puth

Charlie Puth '13: From Berklee to Billboard

May 4, 2015

Charlie Puth '13 is a 23-year-old songwriter and performer who has recently been signed to Atlantic Records and who has scored a No. 1 song on Billboard’s Hot 100, a slew of popular YouTube videos, and an EP in the works.

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Pianist and Composer Mina Yu' 12

PODCAST: Mina Yu '12

April 21, 2015

Jazz pianist and composer Mina Yu '12, a native of Korea now based in New York, releases her debut album Papa's Records.

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PODCAST: Curtin

April 6, 2015

The debut album from Brooklyn-bred duo Curtin, One for the Doghearted, features Berklee alumni Sweeney Tidball ’03 and Andrew Tracy ’04, who also handled mixing, as well as Wilco keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen.

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Vanyaland: Listen to Performances from Berklee's SXSW Party

March 30, 2015

Listen to live performances from Berklee's SXSW Party: Boston and Beyond.

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PODCAST: Gregorio Uribe Big Band

March 23, 2015

The Gregorio Uribe Big Band is a 16-piece orchestra that blends cumbia and other Colombian rhythms with the powerful sound and arrangements of a high-intensity large ensemble.

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Banda Magda

PODCAST: Banda Magda

March 9, 2015

Founded by Greek-born singer, film scorer, and composer Magda Giannikou '08Banda Magda deftly melds styles from samba to Greek folk to Columbian cumbia and has caught the attention of everyone from Kronos Quartet to Louis C.K.

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Violinist Rhett Price

Rhett Price: Rise of the Violin Pop Star

March 5, 2015

Violinist and songwriter Rhett Price's first record, Kesha's Mom, defies genre classification and debuts at number 10 on the iTunes Alternative EP chart.

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Santander Bank, N.A. to Provide Grants for Berklee Study Abroad Program

March 2, 2015

Santander Bank, N.A. will provide grants for Berklee students to study abroad at the college's campus in Valencia, Spain.

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Panos Panay

Entrepreneur: 7 Steps to Prepare Your Company for an Acquisition

February 27, 2015

BerkleeICE founding managing director Panos Panay speaks to Entrepreneur about preparing a company for acquisition.

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Berklee alumna Montse Carty '04

Courageous Pursuit of Passion: Pandora’s Montse Carty ‘04

February 25, 2015

Montse Carty ’04, artist programs manager at Pandora, shares her story and offers advice to Berklee students.

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Berklee's 10th Annual SXSW Party: Boston and Beyond

February 24, 2015

Berklee presents its 10th annual SXSW Party: Boston and Beyond on Thursday, March 19, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Brush Square Park West Tent in Austin, Texas.

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