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BerkleeICE and Women in Music Partner on New Study

June 8, 2018

Women in Music and BerkleeICE join forces to examine the current status of gender equity across a broad spectrum of women working in the U.S. music industry.

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Toki Wright Named Assistant Chair of Professional Music

June 4, 2018

Toki Wright, an internationally recognized MC, producer, writer, radio host, arts diplomat, and community organizer, has been named assistant chair of the Professional Music Department.

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Harpist and professor Felice Pomeranz

Beyond the Orchestra: Felice Pomeranz on the Versatility of a Harp Career

May 29, 2018

In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, Professor Felice Pomeranz shares her experiences crafting more inclusive, creative, and sustainable career opportunities for harpists.

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PODCAST: Conservatory Faculty Carlos Vargas Gives Back on a Community Level

May 8, 2018

In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, piano instructor Carlos Vargas talks about his passion for community outreach and the variety of projects he is currently working on, including his recent trip to the Dominican Republic. 

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BerkleeXR Summit: Window into the Future

April 23, 2018

In February, Berklee staff and faculty were joined by visiting experts to discuss and showcase work in spatial audio, 360 video, immersive music, WebVR, virtual worlds, simulations, real-time animation, holographics, procedural generation, artificial intelligence, motion capture, robotics, and live performance.

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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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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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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. 

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Berklee Artists to Perform at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s RISE Concert Series

February 28, 2018

A student, an assistant professor from the Harmony Department, and a prominent alumna will perform at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum as part of the RISE concert series this spring.

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PODCAST: Dan Moretti, Saxophonist Who Emphasizes Groove Writing, Showcases 'Hymining'

February 27, 2018

In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, we’ll dip into Dan Moretti's latest album, Invoke,with a listen to “Hymining.” Moretti will be performing more selections from the album on March 7 at the Red Room at Cafe 939, accompanied by Berklee faculty and students.

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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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BerkleeICE Visits LearnLaunch 2018

February 9, 2018

Learn Launch hosted their annual Across Boundaries conference at the Hynes Convention Center. Every year, education professionals, entrepreneurs, K-12 schools and college professors and students come together to engage in speaking panels, explore new technologies and network with other like-minded individuals.

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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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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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Five Berklee Faculty and Staff Share Their Grammy Moments

January 26, 2018

Hundreds of people from the Berklee community have won or been nominated for Grammys. Here five of them share their stories.

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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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