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Alumni Give Soaring Score to Clint Eastwood's Box Office Smash Sully

September 15, 2016

Alumni Tierney Sutton '87 and Christian Jacob '86 worked closely with legendary actor and director Clint Eastwood to score box office leader Sully, a biopic about airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, starring Tom Hanks.

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Noémie Legrand performating at the 2016 Osheaga Festival

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Noémie Legrand '16

September 6, 2016

In this episode of Inside Berklee, Noémie Legrand '16, lead singer of the band Noé, tells the story of how she scored a gig at the 2016 Osheaga Festival and how the Berklee Popular Music Institute helped her rise to the occasion.

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Summer’s Top Films Fueled by Music and Sound from Berklee Alumni

August 12, 2016

When the closing credits roll after a film in your local movie theater this summer, there’s a good chance that one or more of those names on the screen are Berklee alumni.

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Industry Advice from Alumni Working on This Summer’s Biggest Films

August 12, 2016

A dozen people profiled in our feature on alumni working on music and sound for some of this summer’s biggest films share their advice for current students and more recent alumni looking to get their start in the film industry.

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Berklee Alumnus Lucas Vidal Creates ESPN Theme for Olympic Games in Rio

August 11, 2016

The millions of viewers who tune in to ESPN's coverage of the Olympic Games this summer will be moved not just by the athletes' feats, but by a song created by an international team of musicians, including Lucas Vidal '06.

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Alumni Nominated for Emmy Awards

August 11, 2016

Six Berklee alumni are nominated for seven Primetime Emmy Awards.

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PODCAST: Life After Berklee—Bent Knee

August 9, 2016

On the heels of signing with independent label Cuneiform Records, Bent Knee guitarist Ben Levin '11 and bassist Jessica Kion '13 dropped by the Berklee alumni offices to discuss the making of their just-released critically acclaimed album Say So, life on the road, and becoming partners in music and life.

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Selah Poitier '16

Selah Poitier '16 Perseveres through Trials into Breakthrough Success

August 8, 2016

Bahamian bassist, vocalist, composer, and songwriter Selah Poitier ’16 overcomes trials on her journey in music, breaking through with authenticity, faith, and perseverance.

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BostInno: How One Man Melded His Love of Music with Entrepreneurship

July 28, 2016

BostInno reports on Berklee alumnus Johannes Flecker, whose melding of music with entrepreneurship resulted in the launch of Sound Leadership, a successful corporate leadership coaching venture.

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PODCAST: Anthony Fung

July 26, 2016

Anthony Fung '15, '16G—who will continue his jazz studies at the Thelonious Monk Institute—leads his quintet on this week's featured podcast track.

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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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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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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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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 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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'Love Is the Answer' for Carter Center’s Karin Ryan '03

June 21, 2016

Karin Ryan ’03 enlists Berklee for a moving music video that will become the global rallying cry for The Carter Center’s Forum on Women, Religion, Violence, and Power.

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Faculty and Students Collaborate with the Carter Center to Produce 'Love is the Answer'

June 21, 2016

Berklee faculty, students, and alumni collaborated with the Carter Center’s Human Rights Program to produce a song titled "Love is the Answer.” The video for the song premiered at the Carter Center’s 2016 Human Rights Defender’s Forum.

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Berklee Alumni Earn Two Tony Awards

June 13, 2016

Alex Lacamoire '95 took home an award for orchestrating the megahit musical Hamilton, and composer/lyricist Stephen P. Bray '78 earned the award for Best Revival of a Musical for his work on The Color Purple

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Slideshow: Hal Crook Celebrates 30 Years of Teaching with Alumni Concert

June 1, 2016

World-renowned trombonist and Berklee professor Hal Crook ‘71 retires, celebrating 30 years of teaching with a concert, titled “Set Me Free,” featuring some of his most outstanding former students, including Esperanza Spalding ‘05, Antonio Sanchez ‘97, Leo Genovese ‘01, Lionel Loueke ‘04, Chris Cheek ‘91, and Deborah Pierre ‘13.

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