Student News

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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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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OMI student fellows at MIT's Media Lab

Open Music Blogs: Dispatches from the Summer Lab

August 4, 2016

The 2016 Open Music Initiative's Summer Lab brought a team of fellows together to focus on gathering clean data during the creative process of writing and recording music as well as connecting artists and fans.

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Margo Price performs with Berklee students at the Newport Folk Festival

String Quartet and Other Berklee Players Heat up Newport Folk Festival 2016

July 28, 2016

Berklee continued its long history of participation in the Newport Folk Festival this year from alumni solo shows (Ruby Amanfu '98 and Sam Moss '11) to group performances by Berklee Instant Strings and the Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir.

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Vanyaland: Enhanced Bills—Berklee Sending Multiple Bands and Artists to Major Summer Music Festivals

July 25, 2016

The Berklee Popular Music Institute is spreading the presence of New England's finest artists with fesitval appearances at Electric Daisy Carnival, Made In America, Lollapalooza, and Osheaga. 

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Berklee Invades Newport Folk Festival

July 20, 2016

The Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir will open the Fort Stage for the fourth straight year and Berklee Instant Strings, making their Newport debut, will perform with Aoife O’Donovan and Margo Price.

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Berklee's Boston Campus Graduates First Group of Master's Students

July 20, 2016

Almost two dozen students from 16 countries earned their Master of Music degrees after spending a year immersed in Berklee’s contemporary performance (global jazz concentration) program.

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NPR: Your Favorite New Musicians of 2016 (So Far)

July 19, 2016

NPR's All Songs Considered recently named Honeysuckle's track, "It's Getting Late," to their listener-chosen list, "Your Favorite New Musicians of 2016 (So Far)."

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Olivia Mok Finds Her Passion—and Two Master's Degrees—at Berklee's Valencia Campus

July 8, 2016

Juilliard graduate Olivia Mok combines her violin training with the production skills she learned during two Berklee master's degree programs to create music all her own.  

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Berklee Launches First Year Abroad Program

July 6, 2016

A new program for first-year students provides them with an opportunity to begin their education on the Valencia, Spain, campus.

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On the set of the music video for "Yo Soy Inmigrante"

Berklee Blogs: Chronicling the Trials and Triumphs of the Immigrant Experience

July 5, 2016

In spring 2016, Bolivian student Luis Gamarra wrote and recorded the song "Yo Soy Inmigrante" to help change the tone of the national discourse surrounding immigration.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Eirini Tornesaki

July 5, 2016

Meet Eirini Tornesaki, the sole vocalist in KURIOS by Cirque du Soleil and a Berklee Online student. Berklee Online grants Tornesaki the flexibility to earn a specialist certificate in songwriting while on the road with the circus.

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Varieté at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival with the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

Berklee Orchestra Wows San Francisco Silent Film Festival with Varieté

June 9, 2016

The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra recently received a raucous standing ovation from thousands of attendees at the renowned San Francisco Silent Film Festival for its performance, live-to-picture, of a new score for E.A. Dupont's 1925 classic film Varieté.

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Roger H. Brown and Richard Ortner on Creating Pathways for the Contemporary Performing Artist

June 6, 2016

Creative Minds Out Loud, a podcast from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, hosts presidents Roger H. Brown and Richard Ortner for a conversation on the benefits of the merger to students. 

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Slideshow: Glow Team Performs at Electric Daisy Carnival

June 1, 2016

The Berklee Popular Music Institute (BPMI) kicked off its summer festival season with the DJ duo, Glow Team, performing at Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) in New York City.

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The Mediant Collective on Tour This Summer

May 17, 2016

With the support of the Berklee Mediterranean Music Institute, The Mediant Collective band will tour in June 2016, performing more than 10 concerts and offering three clinics in Spain, Greece, Israel, and Turkey. 

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Rita Moreno, the Isley Brothers, Lucian Grainge, Milton Nascimento Honored at Commencement

May 7, 2016

Rita Moreno delivered the 2016 commencement speech to more than 900 graduates, and received an honorary doctorate alongside the Isley Brothers, Lucian Grainge, and Milton Nascimento.

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