Press Releases

Rap Legend Kurtis Blow Visits Berklee Classes

April 3, 2018
Hip-hop pioneer Kurtis Blow participated in a career-spanning conversation with faculty member Prince Charles Alexander in addition to speaking to students in several classes. 
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Berklee Announces New Scholarship in Honor of Phish’s Mike Gordon

April 2, 2018
The Mike Gordon Endowed Scholarship will support Berklee students studying bass who are also well-rounded artists, with skills in other areas such as songwriting, production, arranging, or creative...
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Israel 'Piraña' Suárez Receives Master of Mediterranean Music Award

March 28, 2018
The Master of Mediterranean Music Award was presented to the noted cajón and flamenco percussion master at the Mediterranean Music Institute (MMI) spring concert, the Rhythm of Lorca.
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ABLE Assembly announcement

Berklee Institute to Present Conference on Arts Education and Special Needs in April

March 22, 2018
The Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs will present a three-day conference, the ABLE Assembly: Arts Better the Lives of Everyone, April 6–8 2018, at Berklee.
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Berklee Presents American Master Award to Nashville Producer Dave Cobb

March 20, 2018
Dave Cobb has made some of the most respected and critically acclaimed albums to come out of Music City, including Chris Stapleton’s Traveller, Jason Isbell’s Southeastern and Something More Than...
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Rosanne Cash, Nile Rodgers, and Esperanza Spalding to Receive Honorary Doctorates at Berklee Commencement

March 14, 2018
Berklee's commencement ceremony takes place Saturday, May 12, at the 7,000-seat Agganis Arena at Boston University. As is tradition, on commencement eve, Friday, May 11, students will pay tribute to...
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BIRN Launches New Website Featuring Live Playlisting and Schedules

March 12, 2018
The BIRN (Berklee Internet Radio Network) launches its first major website update since the station began broadcasting in 2005. features real-time playlist information and live...
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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. The program will be a daylong intensive songwriting...
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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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BPMI Showcases Its 2018 Festival Artists at the Sinclair on March 6

February 21, 2018
Berklee Popular Music Institute presents its annual showcase of artists chosen by students in the program to represent Berklee at major music festivals this summer, including Essence Festival,...
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