Visiting Artist News

Guitar Virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel Advises Berklee Summer Students

July 23, 2014

Tommy Emmanuel, often considered the best finger-style guitarist in the world and a visiting artist with Berklee’s Guitar Sessions summer program, recently shared his road-tested advice and jaw-dropping performance technique with students.

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Academy Award-Winning Composer A. R. Rahman to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Berklee

July 16, 2014

World renowned film composer A. R. Rahman will perform with Berklee students at Boston's Symphony Hall and conduct on-campus workshops as part of the Berklee India Exchange.

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Jaleel Shaw Headlines Free Jazz at the Fort Concert

July 11, 2014

Saxophonist and bandleader Jaleel Shaw will headline the annual, free Jazz at the Fort concert in between performances at international jazz festivals. 

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Dawaun Parker ‘05: Find Your Voice and Move Forward

May 1, 2014

Alumnus Dawaun Parker, a dynamic rapper, and Grammy Award-winning producer, visited the campus in April to present a clinic.

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PODCAST: Geri Allen

April 11, 2014

Beautiful writing and playing marks "Your Pure Self . . . Mother to Son," a solo piano composition from Geri Allen.

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Jimmy Page, Geri Allen, Valerie Simpson, Thara Memory to Receive Honorary Degrees

March 13, 2014

On May 10, 2014, this year's honorary doctorate recipients will be recognized for their achievements in and influences on music, and for their enduring contributions to American and international culture.

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Harry Belafonte to Be Awarded Honorary Doctorate at Tribute Concert March 6

February 24, 2014

Berklee students and faculty will celebrate Harry Belafonte's life and music at The Life and Music of Harry Belafonte: A Tribute Concert. Berklee president Roger H. Brown will present Belafonte with an honorary doctor of music degree in recognition of his inspiring musical and humanitarian achievements.
 

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Berklee Middle Eastern Festival: The Music of Armenia

February 13, 2014

The Signature Music Series at Berklee presents the sixth annual Middle Eastern Festival: The Music of Armenia, featuring Perspectives Ensemble directed by flutist Sato Moughalian, a cappella folk trio Zulal, and live painting by Kevork Mourad. The concert also features Berklee’s Pletenitsa Choir, the Berklee World Strings directed by Eugene Friesen, the Sayat Nova Folk Dance Ensemble, and special guests.

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Hipsters and Hackers: Berklee Meets MIT

December 19, 2013

Panos Panay, founding managing director of Berklee's new Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship, helps create a bridge between students at Berklee and MIT.

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PODCAST: Guinga

December 5, 2013

Listen to a tune from one of Brazil's most acclaimed composers and guitarists.

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Slideshow: Clinton Cerejo and the Indian Ensemble

December 3, 2013

Multi-instrumentalist Clinton Cerejo joined forces with Berklee's Indian Ensemble in a celebration of the star's music at the Berklee Performance Center.

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Bollywood Composer and Indian Pop Music Idol to Hold Residency, Perform on Campus

November 19, 2013

Bollywood sensation Clinton Cerejo will hold an artist-in-residency at the college and will perform with students on November 26.

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Signature Music Series Presents: Guinga Meets Berklee

November 14, 2013

The 2013-2014 Signature Music Series at Berklee wraps its fall season on December 12 with acclaimed Brazilian composer and guitarist Guinga performing his original songs with the 30-piece Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra.
 

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Alejandro Sanz Performs in Sold-Out Show at BPC

November 12, 2013

Latin pop superstar Alejandro Sanz performed to a sold-out crowd at the Berklee Performance Center after recieving an honorary degree from the college.

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PODCAST: Alejandro Sanz

October 23, 2013

Berklee students provide their take on an Alejandro Sanz hit.

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Victor Wooten Offers Lessons in Improvisation

October 8, 2013

Bass player Victor Wooten gives a clinic about the value of collaboration in performance. 

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Tommy Torres '93

Grammy Winner Tommy Torres Visits Valencia Campus

September 19, 2013

Tommy Torres, the Puerto Rican Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winning producer, singer, and songwriter, was the first visiting artist this academic year to visit Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain. 

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VIDEO: Annie Lennox

June 25, 2013

During her visit to Berklee for the college's commencement exercises, musical icon Annie Lennox gave an interview to Berklee.edu, reflecting on fame, musicianship, and collaboration.  

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CBS This Morning: Big Names in Music Honored at Berklee

May 22, 2013

The national TV program CBS This Morning attended Berklee's commencement concert and spoke to vice president for student affairs/dean of students Larry Bethune as well as this year's honorees: Willie Nelson, Carole King, and Annie Lennox.

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Behind the Console with Trina Shoemaker

May 9, 2013

This Grammy Award-winning mixer, producer, and sound engineer offers tools of the trade to MP&E students.

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