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Symposium Looks at Changing Status of Women in Music Industry

May 1, 2015

The Berklee Women's Empower Symposium, on March 27 at Berklee’s Valencia, Spain, campus, explored why women haven’t taken space in the industry until recently and what obstacles they face when they attempt to. 

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Student Awarded $200,000 Enrique Iglesias Scholarship to Attend Berklee

April 30, 2015

Silviana Itzel Salinas-Reyna, a 23-year-old tenor saxophone student from Mexico City, is the recipient of the Enrique Iglesias Scholarship presented by the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation. 

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MMI Recordings Releases 'Christiane Karam and the Pletenitsa Balkan Choir,' 'Layth & Naseem'

April 24, 2015

The MMI Recordings is launching two new albums to finish this school year. Christiane Karam and the Pletenitsa Balkan Choir features more than 40 student performers as well as the Berklee World Strings directed by Eugene Friesen, and Layth & Naseem is the first release by Jordanian violinist Layth Sidiq and Palestinian cellist Naseem Alatrash.

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April 22, 2015

In a article published this past April, reporter Dan Emerson reviewed a performance by Danilo Perez, artistic director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.

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Soundtrack to Change: Danilo Perez Makes Panama’s Biomuseo Sing

April 8, 2015

The connection between Danilo Pérez and Biomuseo has grown like the structure itself, forged from the fabric of Panama and tempered by the desire to reconnect people with the natural world.

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From Food Operas to Video Game Scoring, Professor Ben Houge Makes Interdisciplinary Connections through Music

March 26, 2015

Berklee professor Ben Houge finds endless possibilities for innovation with music across fields.

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Close Encounters Festival: Bringing Nations Together through Music

March 26, 2015

Berklee band Jacob McCaslin and the Jaywalkers was chosen to represent Berklee and the United States at the 2015 Close Encounters Festival.

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Berklee to Present Luis Alvarez with George Wein Impresario Award

March 24, 2015

Luis Alvarez, Berklee alumnus and executive producer of the Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest, will accept the George Wein Imprasario Award at the festival's 25th anniversary. 

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The New York Times: Aiming to Create a Jazz Capital

January 23, 2015

The New York Times details Danilo Pérez's efforts to promote jazz in his home country of Panama. 

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DownBeat: BGJI Sends Envoy to Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

January 23, 2015

DownBeat reports on the BGJI's collaboration with the 2014 Dominican Republic Jazz Festival.

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Berklee Latino, the College’s Program Taught in Spanish, Returns to Mexico City in June

January 22, 2015

After launching successful programs in Mexico and Colombia in 2014, Berklee Latino, the college’s only program taught in Spanish, returns to the México City campus of the Tecnológico de Monterrey, June 15-20, 2015. The program explores the essence of Latin music, focusing on three main areas of study: composition, performance, and production.

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Rethink Music Announces Search for 2014 Next Generation Music Business Entrepreneur

September 17, 2014

BerkleeMidem, and IE Business School will host the second annual Rethink Music Venture Day in Berlin on October 24, 2014, at the newly launched and widely acclaimed start-up and technology campus: The Factory.

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Berklee Latino Announces New Dates in Mexico and New Location in Colombia

September 8, 2014
Update: The Berklee Latino program in Mexico City has been postponed to summer 2015. New dates will be announced early next year.
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Podcasts Showcase BIN Student Talent Around the World

September 3, 2014

Earlier this year Berklee debuted the Berklee International Network's (BIN) Facebook page with a video contest. Prizes included the chance to record a podcast.

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Berklee and South Korea's Baekseok Arts University Announce Agreement to Create Educational Opportunities

July 30, 2014

Berklee College of Music has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Seoul, South Korea’s Baekseok Arts University (BAU) to create mutual educational opportunities for students at both schools. 

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More Than 100 Students from 30 Countries Graduate at Berklee’s Campus in Valencia

July 14, 2014

More than 100 students from 30 countries were part of Berklee College of Music's second graduating class at its Valencia, Spain, campus this month. 


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New York Times: Valencia's Newest Sounds of Music

June 20, 2014

Since Berklee opened its campus in Valencia, Spain in 2011, a vibrant, new music scene has emerged between the students and the city's musicians. 

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TEDxBerkleeValencia Showcases Creative Catalysts

June 18, 2014

Behind every successful innovation, there is a creative idea that took hold and gained momentum, leading to something bigger. The organizers of TEDxBerkleeValencia have deemed this phenomenon a creative catalyst, and aptly named this past Saturday’s conference for it.

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Flamenco Artists Receive Mediterranean Music Award

June 18, 2014

Surrounded by the music industry and flamenco elite, José Mercé and Pepe Habichuela receive the first Masters of Mediterranean Music Award.

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BGJI Students Connect to Roots of Jazz in Africa

June 11, 2014

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute visited Africa this past March. There, they visited Cameroon and Gabon. During the trip, the group visited orphanages, music schools, and universities, and performed with local musicians. 

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