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FAST COMPANY: Why Music Majors Make Some of the Best Entrepreneurs

January 6, 2015

BerkleeICE director Panos Panay '94 reflects on how his training as a musician uniquely prepared him for success in the start-up business world.

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Panos Panay Named '50 on Fire' Winner

December 19, 2014

BerkleeICE founding managing director is named one of Boston's leading educational innovators at BostonInno's "50 on Fire" awards ceremony.

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Symposium Inspires Women to Pursue Careers in Technology

December 8, 2014

Berklee faculty host a full-day symposium of discussion, workshops, and software demos under the umbrella of, “Women, Technology, and Creativity.”

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Entrepreneur Magazine: BerkleeICE Founder on Choosing a Board

November 13, 2014

BerkleeICE's Panos Panay offers advice on choosing board members in a recent feature from Entrepreneur.com.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—George S. Clinton

November 12, 2014

George S. Clinton, chair of Berklee's Film Scoring Department, talks about his approach to film scoring, why he fell in love with it, and what essential ability film scorers need to have. 

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Strings Magazine Spotlights New Chair David Wallace

November 7, 2014

In a recent Strings Magazine profile, contributor Rory Williams writes that David “Doc” Wallace, Berklee’s new String Department chair, “pairs perfectly” with Berklee, “an institution that pioneered and continues to lead contemporary strings education.”

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Berklee Songwriting Department chair Bonnie Hayes

Bonnie Hayes: Democratizing Songwriting

October 27, 2014

On a mission to create the world’s foremost songwriting curriculum, Berklee Songwriting Department chair Bonnie Hayes emphasizes inclusive tools as opposed to rigid rules.

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From Broadway to Berklee with Eric Stern

October 20, 2014

After a long run on Broadway as a conductor, music director, and music supervisor, associate professor Eric Stern seems to be exactly where he wants to be now.

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New York Times: Great Divide at the Concert Hall, Black Composers Discuss the Role of Race

August 13, 2014

Jonathan Bailey Holland, associate professor of composition at Berklee College of Music, talks to New York Times contributor William Robin about why black composers remain on the outskirts of classical music. 

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Sean Jones Named Chair of Brass Department

July 31, 2014

Berklee has named internationally acclaimed composer and trumpeter Sean Jones chair of the college’s Brass Department. 

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PODCAST: Bernardo Hernandez

July 22, 2014

A Venuezuelan faculty member headlines in Berklee's Tito Puente Latin Music Series.

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VIDEO: Andrea Johnson Ignites Music Business Students

July 17, 2014

With extensive music industry experience, Berklee associate professor Andrea Johnson has a talent for engaging students in experiential music business learning.

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Financial Times: Children of the Light Trio Dazzles with Pérez and Patitucci

July 15, 2014

Financial Times reviews concert byt the Children of the Light trio composed of BGJI faculty and visiting artists.

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John Patitucci: Music As an Instrument for Social Change

June 11, 2014

Renowned bassist John Patitucci, one of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute faculty, said of the institute: “It’s the most fun I’ve ever had teaching in my life.”

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New York Times: Berklee's Global Jazz Institute Featured as a Course with a Twist

April 10, 2014

Berklee's Global Jazz Forum, taught by Danilo Pérez, was one of 10 college classes featured by the New York Times as "courses that are not just a credit but an event." 

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At a Crossroads: Panos Panay on the Fusion of Music and Tech

April 9, 2014

BerkleeICE founding managing director Panos Panay sat down with MIT's Ken Zolot at last month's Boston Music Tech Fest to discuss entrepreneurship in the classroom.

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The New York Times: 10 Courses With a Twist

April 8, 2014

The New York Times features the Berklee Global Jazz Insitute course "Global Jazz Forum" as one of its "Ten Courses with a Twist."

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Inside Berklee PODCAST: Bill Banfield

March 10, 2014

Professor Bill Banfield, founder and director of Berkee's Africana Studies Program, talks about his group, the Jazz Urbane, its debut CD, and the spirit of mentorship the project fosters.

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The Jazz Urbane Premieres "Playing with Other People's Heads"

March 4, 2014

The Jazz Urbane, the Berklee-based group established by the college’s Africana Studies leader, Bill Banfield, premieres work from its latest album at Scullers Jazz Club with special guest Tia Fuller. The album was guided by the late Grammy-winning executive producer George Duke.

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PODCAST: Pletenitsa Balkan Choir

February 28, 2014

Listen to a medley of Bulgarian folk songs from the 2013 Berklee Middle Eastern Festival. This year's festival will feature the music of Armenia.

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