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First Year Abroad Students Gain Global Perspective at Spain Campus

December 22, 2017

Berklee's First Year Abroad program enables students to begin their studies on the college’s international campus in Valencia, Spain, prior to transitioning to the campus in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Chinese pop singer/songwriter Jiayun Yu B.M. '17

Pop Singer Jiayun Yu B.M. '17 Reflects on Bridging Chinese and Western Music Industries

December 21, 2017

During a recent symposium with members of the Chinese music industry, pop singer-songwriter Jiayun Yu B.M. '17 discussed the benefits of Chinese and western music industry cross-pollination, the art of collaboration, and what inspires his own songwriting.

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Berklee Alumnus Wins Latin Grammy for "Despacito"

November 17, 2017

Berklee College of Music graduate Luis Saldarriaga B.M. '14 walked away from the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards with a gold-plated gramophone trophy on Thursday, November 16.

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Portuguese Fado Star Mariza Receives Berklee’s Master of Mediterranean Music Award

November 13, 2017

Portuguese fado star Mariza was presented with Berklee’s Master of Mediterranean Music Award by Javier Limón, Latin Grammy-winning artist and artistic director of Berklee’s Mediterranean Music Institute, at her weekend performance at the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, Massachusetts.

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Four Sisters from China Build Music and Performance Skills at Berklee Summer Program

October 12, 2017

The four Zhu sisters came to Berklee’s Five-Week Summer Performance Program this year, each hoping to attend Berklee and return to China to be a force for change in the music industry.

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Semana: Panos Panay on Implementing Creative Entrepreneurship in Colombia

October 2, 2017

Panos A. Panay speaks with Colombian newspaper, Semana, during his trip to Bogota Music Market.

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Boston Conservatory at Berklee Launches Exchange Program with Central Academy of Drama in China

September 20, 2017

This month, Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s Dance Division began an international exchange program with the Central Academy of Drama (CAD) in Beijing, China. 

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Julieta Venegas Brings Her Parte Mía Tour to Berklee

August 21, 2017

Internationally acclaimed artist Julieta Venegas will bring her latest tour to the Berklee Performance Center on September 7, where Berklee will present her with a Master of Latin Music Award.  

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Milenio: Without Identity, a Musician Does Not Move Forward: Oscar Stagnaro

August 2, 2017

Journalist Xavier Quirarte sits down with Oscar Stagnaro, executive director for Berklee Latino, for a Q&A covering topics such as advice for up-and-coming musicians, the Berklee Latino program, and the role of jazz in today's Latin music.

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At documenta, Interdisciplinary Dive into Cuba Thrills Global Art Crowd

July 26, 2017

At the fourteenth documenta, an international exhibition for contemporary art established after World War II, Berklee Professor Neil Leonard took attendees on a multisensory journey to Cuba with help from talented alumni.

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SHCM-Berklee Contemporary Institute Joint Jazz Ensemble Concludes Debut Concert Tour in China

July 25, 2017

Marking the establishment of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music (SHCM) Berklee Contemporary Music Institute, the SHCM-Berklee Contemporary Institute Joint Jazz Ensemble, comprising more than 30 musicians, presented its debut concert tour in China in June.

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Class of 2017 at Berklee's Valencia, Spain campus; photo by Tato Baeza

Berklee’s Campus in Valencia Honors Grads and John McLaughlin at Commencement

July 21, 2017

Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain, recently celebrated its fifth anniversary at commencement, saluting its new master's degree recipients and awarding an honorary doctorate to legendary guitarist, composer, and pioneering bandleader John McLaughlin. In five years, the international campus has hosted more than 1,500 students from 71 nations and granted $4 million in scholarships to graduate students.

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Berklee India Exchange Takes Prog Rock Clinics to Mumbai and Bengaluru

July 20, 2017

Progressive rock enthusiasts in Mumbai and Bengaluru enjoyed intensive two-day workshops this May at the Berklee Tandon Global Clinics conducted by the Berklee India Exchange.

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Berklee Signs Agreements with Six New Partners to Join Berklee International Network

July 20, 2017

The Berklee International Network (BIN), Berklee’s global network consisting of academic partnerships around the world, has added new colleges and universities in Chile, England, France, India, Mexico, and the Netherlands.

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Four Berklee on the Road Alumni Share Their Journeys from Puerto Rico to Boston

June 16, 2017

For 22 years, the Berklee on the Road (BOR) program has attracted some of Puerto Rico's best musicians and provided a roadmap, as well as scholarships, to those who wished to attend Berklee College of Music someday. Take a look at four people who did just that. 

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Puerto Rico Heineken Jazzfest 2017

Dedicated to Danilo Pérez, Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest Features Alumni, Students, and Faculty

May 25, 2017

This year’s Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest was dedicated to Danilo Pérez, the Grammy-winning artistic director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI), and featured several Berklee alumni while incorporating opportunities for students.

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Berklee Latino Names Stagnaro Executive Director, Announces Colombia and Ecuador Events

May 4, 2017

Berklee College of Music has appointed four-time Grammy-winning bassist and professor Oscar Stagnaro as executive director of Berklee Latino, the college’s Spanish-language program, and announces upcoming events in Bogotá, Colombia and Quito, Ecuador.

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Creative Entrepreneurship Crosses Borders with the Rimon School of Music

March 10, 2017

As leading institutions of contemporary music in the 21st century, Berklee and the Rimon School of Music in Israel are advancing new collaborative platforms for creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

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UNESCO Artist for Peace to Visit Berklee's Valencia Campus and Perform in Casa Árabe Concert

March 1, 2017

The Mediterranean Music Institute (MMI) and Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain, will join Casa Árabe in celebrating its 10 anniversary at a concert featuring Iraqi composer and oud virtuoso Naseer Shamma on March 12 at Madrid's Teatros de Canal. 

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Applications Open for 2017 Berklee on the Road in Puerto Rico

February 24, 2017

The Berklee on the Road in Puerto Rico program has opened the registration process for its workshops to be held May 23-28, at the Carolina School of Fine Arts. For the first time this year students aspiring to have a career in music will have the opportunity to earn a college credit.

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