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Student Concert to Celebrate Late Music Icons

October 19, 2016

Featuring the music of Prince, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, and more, students at Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee will perform their first “Bridge the Gap” concert since the two institutions merged.

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Alejandro Sanz and Berklee students at the Rise Up as One concert

Berklee Musicians Join Alejandro Sanz at Rise Up as One Concert

October 19, 2016

Berklee students and alumni performed with Alejandro Sanz at Univision's Rise Up as One concert in San Diego, near the U.S.-Mexico border, on Saturday, October 15, 2016. The concert featured many of the biggest names in Latin music calling for political participation and breaking down barriers rather than building walls.

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Valencia Graduate Student Channels Passion for Film Music to Conduct Orchestra

October 19, 2016

From Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Program to a graduate program in film scoring, Madrid native Fernando Furones pursues the spectrum of Berklee offerings with his sights set on a career in music. 

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Billboard: John Oates Enlists Berklee Students for New Song 'Smoke and Mirrors'

October 14, 2016

John Oates of Hall and Oates, the best-selling duo in music history, collaborates with Berklee students on new song and music video "Smoke and Mirrors."

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Emily Baker

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Emily Baker

October 11, 2016

In this episode of Inside Berklee, student fiddle player Emily Baker talks about how she rediscovered her passion for music, and about the risk she took at age 26 to pursue music full time at Berklee.

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Mili sings passionately over the crowd.

Slideshow: Beantown Jazz Festival 2016

September 30, 2016

Tens of thousands of music lovers came together for "Boston's biggest block party" at the 2016 Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival on Saturday, September 24, featuring three performance stages, local vendors, and kids activities.

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Guitar Student Martina Blazeska Earns Endorsements and 1.2 Million YouTube Hits

September 29, 2016

Guitarist and performance major Martina Blazeska has more than 1.2 million hits on her YouTube channel thanks to a string of successful video posts.

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Mr. Adam Marks Performs at Un Lago de Conciertos on Spring 2016.

A Happy Coincidence at Berklee Study Abroad Program

September 26, 2016

For Berklee student band Mr. Adam Marks, Valencia provided the inspiration to form and the momentum to pursue a professional path. All five members of the band met thanks to the Berklee Study Abroad program as they enjoyed a six-month stay at Berklee’s Valencia, Spain, campus, between January and June 2016.

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Quincy Jones '51 H '83 with Zahili Gonzalez Zamora

Slideshow: Berklee Celebrates 20 Years with Monterey Jazz Festival

September 23, 2016

At the 59th Monterey Jazz Festival, Berklee students performed to capacity crowds, the college honored Tim Jackson, artistic director of the festival, with the George Wein Impresario Award, and student saxophonist Kenton Dick received the Jimmy Lyons Scholarship to attend Berklee.

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Wide shot of the BPC during the opening of convocation.

Slideshow: Berklee Kicks off New School Year

September 16, 2016

Berklee celebrated the start of the 2016–2017 academic year by welcoming entering students and their families to campus, while faculty and staff reaffirmed their commitment to helping students succeed.

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Berklee Global Jazz Institute Graduates to Attend Thelonious Monk Institute

September 16, 2016

Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) graduates Anthony Fung and Simon Moullier have been accepted into the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA in Los Angeles.

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Noé performs onstage at Osheaga

Slideshow: Noé Performs at Osheaga Festival in Montreal

September 2, 2016

Indie electro-pop band Noé performed a crowd-shaking set on the Scène des Arbres (Tree Stage) at the Osheaga Festival of Music and Art in Montreal this summer as part of the Berklee Popular Music Institute (BPMI).

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Berklee Indian Ensemble to Perform at Chopra Center's Sages and Scientists Symposium

August 31, 2016

The Berklee Indian Ensemble will appear at Deepak Chopra's Sages and Scientists Symposium in Los Angeles as a special musical guest. 

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Berklee Blogs: BerkleeICE Ambassador Interns

August 30, 2016

BerkleeICE's first cohort of ambassador interns used their music-thinking in host sites across the country this summer.

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Slideshow: Berklee's Summer in the City Brings Free Performances to Boston

August 25, 2016

All summer long, and well past Labor Day, Berklee students liven up parks, plazas, and piers around town with free performances as part of the Summer in the City series.

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Kenton Dick Named the 20th Jimmy Lyons Scholar to Berklee

August 23, 2016

The 18-year-old saxophonist and composer from Nanaimo, British Columbia, is the first Canadian recipient of the Lyons Award.

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Five-Week Students 'Are the Next Entrepreneurs of the Industry'

August 15, 2016

As the Five-Week Summer Performance Program comes to an end, students are heading back home with new skills, an amplified passion for music, and a phone full of friends and contacts. Here are snapshots of five students who attended this year's program.

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OMI student fellows working on prototypes

Berklee Blogs: Big Questions, Big Ideas—Being a Fellow for the Open Music Initiative

August 12, 2016

Berklee student Summer Whittaker reflects on her experience as one of 18 fellows in three-week summer lab for the Open Music Initiative, spearheaded by the Berklee Institute of Creative Entrepreneurship.

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Berklee City Music Awards Eight Full-Tuition Scholarships

August 11, 2016

Emceed by actor and comedian Sinbad, the City Music scholarship presentation came at the conclusion of the Berklee Five-Week Summer Performance Program, the last hurdle for scholarship winners to clear before beginning their college careers.

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Berklee Global Jazz Institute Students Perform at the Kennedy Center with Gary Burton

August 10, 2016

Berklee Global Jazz Institute students presented an evening of jazz and contemporary music at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Terrace Theater alongside Grammy Award-winning vibraphonist Gary Burton ’62.

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