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Boston Metro: Classroom on a Tour Bus: New Berklee Program Gives a Few Young Artists the Rock Star Treatment

May 4, 2016

Jeff Dorenfeld, managing director of the Berklee Popular Music Institute (BPMI), talked with the Boston Metro about the plans for the new institute's inaugural year, including a curriculum that will take students on tour buses to play major international festivals.

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Slideshow: Berklee Global Jazz Summit

May 1, 2016

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute presented its seventh annual Berklee Global Jazz Summit, March 29 through April 1.

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Slideshow: Equinox Music Festival

April 28, 2016

Catch a few glimpses of the Equinox Music Festival, an event at Berklee and The Boston Conservatory showcasing the improvisational possibilities of classical music.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Annette Philip

April 26, 2016

In this episode of Inside Berklee, Annette Philip talks about the origin of the Berklee India Exchange, the creation of the Berklee Indian Ensemble, and the importance of Indian music for Berklee.

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Susan Rogers Reflects on Her Work with Prince

April 22, 2016

Faculty member Susan Rogers reflects on her work with Prince. 

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Comcast Newsmakers: Interview with Panos Panay

April 11, 2016

Panos Panay, managing director of BerkleeICE, discusses recent programming and the music-thinking approach with Comcast Newsmaker's correspondent, Jenny Johnson.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Chantel Hampton and Alonzo Harris

April 5, 2016

Ensemble and City Music faculty Chantel Hampton '08 and Alonzo Harris underscore the importance of being versatile as a musician and how technology can enhance performance. 

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Terri Lyne Carrington Honored by Society for American Music

March 28, 2016

Percussion Professor Terri Lyne Carrington is honored by the Society of American Music for her important contributions made over her career.  

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Melissa Ferrick

March 22, 2016

Alumna Melissa Ferrick, a longtime touring singer-songwriter, returned to Berklee as a faculty member in 2013 and last year released her 17th album, Melissa Ferrick.

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PODCAST: The Equinox Festival

March 15, 2016

Listen to composer, pianist, and faculty member Moira Lo Bianco '12 who will perform in the Equinox Music Festival on March 21, and is also the event's codirector, with Stephany Tiernan, chair of the Piano Department. 

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PODCAST: Danilo Pérez

March 8, 2016

Listen to an interview with Danilo Pérez, pianist, composer, bandleader, and founder of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.

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PODCAST: Hal Crook

February 16, 2016

Faculty member Hal Crook '71 celebrates his 30 years at Berklee with a BPC concert. Listen to one of his originals, "Behind These Eyes."

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Donna McElroy

February 2, 2016

Grammy-nominated Berklee Voice Department Professor Donna McElroy, an alumna of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the leading torch-bearers of the traditional spiritual throughout the world since 1871, both discusses and sings spirituals, joined by students from the Jubilee Spirit Ensemble that she leads at Berklee.

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PODCAST: Prince Charles Alexander

January 26, 2016

Prince Charles Alexander, professor of music production and engineering, talks about the arc of his career, from starting his solo career in Boston, to hip-hop sessions in New York, to joining the Berklee faculty.

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PODCAST: Jonathan Bailey Holland

January 20, 2016

Listen to a two-movement work for flute and piano by Jonathan Bailey Holland, a composition faculty member at both The Boston Conservatory and Berklee.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Kenny Werner

January 12, 2016

In this edition of Inside Berklee, Kenny Werner, artistic director of Berklee's Effortless Mastery Institute, discusses how musicians can learn to play from the deepest parts of themselves and rediscover their connection to the music.

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Hal Crook Celebrates Retirement with Concert Featuring Esperanza Spalding, Antonio Sanchez, Lionel Loueke, Chris Cheek and Others

January 12, 2016

Hal Crook is retiring after 30 years of teaching at Berklee and is celebrating in concert with some of his former students, including Antonio Sanchez '97, Esperanza Spalding '05, Lionel Loueke '01, Leo Genovese '04, and Chris Cheek '91, among others. 

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C-SPAN: Communicators with Allen Bargfrede

January 7, 2016

Allen Bargfrede, director of Rethink Music, discusses the Fair Music report and payment streams in the music industry.

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Boston Magazine: How to Make the Most Effective Workout Playlist Possible

November 23, 2015

Do the same old tunes in your workout playlist inspire or tire you? Sharon Broadley-Martin, professor of contemporary music writing and production, says the trick is in how you sequence the songs.  

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J. Curtis Warner Jr. Named Head of Community and Government Relations

October 26, 2015

J. Curtis Warner Jr. has been named to lead Berklee's new Office of Community and Government Relations as associate vice president. 

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