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PODCAST: Jazz Pianist Vadim Neselovskyi Walks the Line Between Following Form and Breaking It

February 14, 2018

In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, we’ll hear one of Vadim Neselovskyi’s compositions from his latest album, Get Up and Go. The song, called “On a Bicycle,” is a sample of his dynamic work over the years. Catch him at the upcoming Middle Eastern Festival in the Berklee Performance Center on March 1. 

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Slideshow: The Berklee Keys Honor Longtime College Producer Rob Rose

February 9, 2018

Berklee kicked off its spring 2018 Signature Series show on January 29 with a performance by the Berklee Keys, who dedicated the concert to Rob Rose, the departing vice president for Special Programs.

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Retiring Berklee Educator Honored for Decades of Opening Doors for College and High School Musicians

February 9, 2018

Rob Rose, whose influence was felt by students aspiring to be performers, retires after 50 years at Berklee.

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Danilo Pérez; photo by John Abbott

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Danilo Pérez Wins United States Artists Fellowship and Victoriano Lorenzo Award

January 29, 2018

Grammy-winning pianist, composer, and Berklee educator Danilo Pérez recently received multiple honors: Panama's first Victoriano Lorenzo Award and a United States Artists (USA) Fellowship. Grammy-winning trumpeter, composer, and educator Terence Blanchard, a visiting scholar at Berklee, was also named a USA Fellow.

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Berklee Alumni, Professor Recognized at 60th Grammy Awards

January 29, 2018

Berklee alumni, including a current associate professor, were recognized across genres at the 60th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, January 28.

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5 Berklee Faculty and Staff Share Their Grammy Moments

January 26, 2018

With Grammy 2018 season in full swing, five people from Berklee share their Grammy moments, from working on winning records to nominations to taking home the top honor.

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Berklee’s Bruno Mars Ensemble to Perform Tribute Concert on February 8

January 18, 2018

The dynamic Bruno Mars ensemble is curated and directed by saxophonist Tia Fuller, a professor and former member of Beyoncé’s band.

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Berklee Community Weighs in on Favorite Albums of 2017

December 22, 2017

Berklee students, faculty, and staff share some of their favorite albums of 2017.

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Berklee students Chris Walton, Chris Ellis, and Micah Nicol

Students Build Band with Guidance from Bluegrass Master Tony Trischka

December 20, 2017

Banjo icon Tony Trischka, who has mentored the likes of Béla Fleck, builds bluegrass knowledge and confidence among students involved in Berklee’s American Roots Music Program.

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Radio Open Source: The Afterlife of Otis Redding

December 19, 2017

Berklee professors testify to the legacy and enduring soul of Otis Redding on Radio Open Source 50 years after his untimely death.  

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PODCAST: Pablo Munguía on Shaping the Future of Music—and Reuniting with Justin Timberlake for the Super Bowl

December 19, 2017

In this episode of Sound of Berklee, Pablo Munguía, the director of Berklee’s Music Production, Technology, and Innovation master’s degree program in Valencia, Spain, talks about how he helps students push the frontiers of music and technology, and about reuniting with Justin Timberlake for this February’s Super Bowl halftime show.  

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Berklee, Bengisu Gokce, student plays strings in Toninho Horta big band

Slideshow: Students Perform with Brazilian Guitar Legend Toninho Horta

December 7, 2017

The Signature Series at Berklee recently presented a musical celebration of Toninho Horta, a founding pillar of música popular brasileira (MPB), featuring Berklee students, faculty, and Horta himself.

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PODCAST: Drummer Omar Hakim on the Melting Pot of American Music

December 5, 2017

A veteran session musician and longtime touring road warrior, world-renowned drummer, composer, and producer Omar Hakim has performed on records and tours with the biggest names in music without ever allowing himself to be typecast by genre.

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Krystal Prime Banfield Named Associate Vice President of Educational Outreach and Social Entrepreneurship

December 5, 2017

As associate vice president of Educational Outreach and Social Entrepreneurship, Banfield will oversee all of Berklee City Music’s programming and establish strategies to achieve its vision to become the world’s leading creative youth development program in contemporary music, dance, musical theater, creative entrepreneurship, and music production.

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PODCAST: Conservatory's Leventhal and Quartet Take on Exceptional Challenge

November 21, 2017

On this week's Sounds of Berklee, we're featuring Ben Johnston's 5th quartet, a work that highlights Johnston’s microtonal gymnastics built on just-tuned intervals, performed by Kepler Quartet. The song was recorded as part of a larger project to record Johnston’s entire body of work, a project that took 14 years. 

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Erin Barra, associate professor of songwriting

PODCAST: Erin Barra Rethinks How Songwriters Use Technology

November 14, 2017

In this episode of Inside Berklee, Erin Barra B.M. '06  talks about her anti-tech roots, walks us through the production of a new song, and discusses why she pushes students to use technology to help achieve their vision.

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Three Takeaways from Berklee's Career Center Internship Expo

October 27, 2017

More than 20 employers across the arts and entertainment industries participated in the expo to recruit for internships, offering students a jumpstart on their career. The following is a sampling of tips to help land an ideal internship, a list culled from students who attended the expo.

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Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors to play the 2017 Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

Berklee Musicians to Fill the Bill at 2017 Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

October 26, 2017

Several of jazz's leading lights, including many Berklee faculty members, students, and alumni, are slated to perform at the 2017 Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, held October 29 and November 1-5.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Livingston Taylor

October 24, 2017

Voice Professor Livingston Taylor knows the secret to good stage performance and teaches a popular Berklee class on the subject. In this episode of Inside Berklee, he shares the fundamentals needed to succeed as a performer today. 

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Berklee Presents American Master Award to Power Station Founder Tony Bongiovi

October 23, 2017

Friends from the recording industry and music business gathered at newly rechristened Power Station at BerkleeNYC, where Berklee presented its American Master Award to Tony Bongiovi, founder of the original Power Station recording studio.

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