Press Releases

Berklee's New Institute Offers Students Performances at Major Music Festivals and Artist Development Experience

April 14, 2016
The Berklee Popular Music Institute (BPMI) is an experience-based program enabling students to go from the classroom to the stage—as performers or behind the scenes—in every...
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Rita Moreno, the Isley Brothers, Lucian Grainge, Milton Nascimento to Receive Honorary Degrees

April 12, 2016
Rita Moreno, the Isley Brothers, Lucian Grainge, and Milton Nascimento to receive honorary degrees at Berklee's 2016 commencement ceremony 
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Boston Conservatory Student Finds Unexpected Path to Dream Career at the BIRN

April 7, 2016
A student majoring in musical theater at the Boston Conservatory finds an outlet for her love of pop music and broadcasting at the Berklee Internet Radio Network.
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WBUR's The ARTery: 5 Ways to Diversify the Music Industry Right Now

April 6, 2016
WBUR's The Artery attended Berklee's student-led Diversity in the Music Industry 2016 conference.
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Slideshow: Berklee's SXSW Party and Audio via Vanyaland

March 31, 2016
Check out photos and audio from Berklee's annual SXSW party featuring performances by alumni and students.
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Berklee City Music Dean Receives Award for Inspiring Success in Youth

March 23, 2016
Krystal Banfield, dean for Berklee City Music, received the 2016 Amtrak Pioneer Award, an award that honors African-American leaders who have made impactful contributions to the city of Boston.
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Berklee Launches Online Bachelor's Degree for Guitar

March 21, 2016
The first online bachelor’s program for guitar performance—and the only online degree program offering private music instruction to all of its students—will begin in September 2016.
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Ray Santos to Receive Honorary Doctorate

March 16, 2016
Ray Santos, "El Maestro" of the mambo sound and educator, will receive an honorary doctorate of music at the Puertro Rico Heineken Jazz Festival. 
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Danilo Pérez and Danny Rivera.

Berklee Global Jazz Summit Explores Improvisation and Humanity, March 29-April 1

March 16, 2016
Free, on-campus panels from March 29 to April 1 will lead up to the summit concert on April 1 at the Berklee Performance Center.
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Middle Eastern Festival: The Music of Syria

March 10, 2016
This year’s event features the acclaimed multimedia piece Home Within, an impressionistic reflection of the Syrian crisis, seven-time Latin Grammy winner Javier Limon, oud virtuoso Kenan Adnawi...
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