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Berklee and The Boston Conservatory Agree to Merger, Set the Stage for New International Standard in Performing Arts Education

January 19, 2016

Berklee and The Boston Conservatory announce a formal agreement to merge, creating the world’s most comprehensive and dynamic training ground for music, dance, theater, and related professions. 

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El Pais: The Melody of Exile

May 20, 2016

A group of students who fled war-torn countries recorded four albums under the direction of Javier Limón as a tribute to the millions of refugees around the globe, and to benefit Doctors Without Borders.

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Five All-Stars from Berklee’s Five-Week Summer Program

May 19, 2016

Who first sought out the Berklee boost in their teenaged years at Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Program?

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Boston.com: Meet Eight Boston-Area Students with Super-Cool Plans After Graduation

May 19, 2016

Boston.com decided that two members of the class of 2016 from Berklee and one from the Boston Conservatory have some of the most awesome plans among this spring's Boston-area graduates.

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Mediant Collective on Tour This Summer

May 17, 2016

With the support of the Berklee Mediterranean Music Institutethe 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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Béla Fleck and the Flecktones

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Béla Fleck and Victor Wooten

May 17, 2016

Béla Fleck and Victor Wooten discuss reuniting the Flecktones and the booming acoustic music scene in Boston while offering Berklee students advice on supportive musical conversations.

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Slideshow: 2016 Commencement Concert

May 13, 2016

The annual commencement concert, held on May 6 at the Agganis Arena, featured some of the college’s most accomplished students paying tribute to the honorary doctor of music degree recipients with performances of music associated with their careers.

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Career Advice from the Advisor to Lebron, Schwarzenegger, and Jimmy Iovine

May 12, 2016

Paul Wachter, financial management advisor to such major figures as LeBron James and Bono, dispenses career advice to Berklee's enterprising student entrepreneurs and managers.

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The Boston Conservatory Appoints Duane Lee Holland Jr. as First Hip-Hop Dance Faculty

May 11, 2016

The Boston Conservatory has named its first-ever full time faculty position in hip-hop dance. 

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Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation Awards Juan Luis Guerra Scholarship to Colombian Pianist

May 11, 2016

Juan Luis Guerra chooses a student pianist from Colombia to receive a scholarship in his name with a maximum value of $200,000.

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Huffington Post Latino Voices: Rita Moreno Raps Through Hamilton-Inspired Speech Like a Boss

May 10, 2016

An article on Huffington Post Latino Voices calls Rita Moreno's commencement address "one for the history books."

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Rita Moreno onstage during the 2016 Berklee commencement concert

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Rita Moreno '16H

May 9, 2016

Rita Moreno, the Puerto Rican star best known for her role in the 1961 production of West Side Story and has been active in the entertainment industry for more than 70 years, talks with Inside Berklee about receiving an honorary doctorate from Berklee.

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Berklee, Boston Conservatory Alumni Nominated for Top Tony Awards in 2016

May 8, 2016

Alumni from Berklee and The Boston Conservatory have been nominated for 2016 Tony Awards in categories including Best Musical, Best Orchestrations, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical.

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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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BPMI Artists to Perform at Electric Daisy Carnival, Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Made In America

May 6, 2016

Berklee students will gain invaluable experience out on the road this summer performing at Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) in New York, Lollapalooza in Chicago, Osheaga in Montreal, and Made In America in Philadelphia, through the Berklee Popular Music Institute (BPMI).

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Slide Show: The 2016 State of Jazz Composition Symposium

May 4, 2016

At Berklee's second biennial State of Jazz Composition Symposium, from April 19–22, 2016, some of jazz's brightest stars came together to explore the genre's tradition of innovation and to ponder the current state of its creative evolution.

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Donny McCaslin Leads Berklee Student Quartet in May

May 3, 2016

Berklee’s Masters on the Road series, where master alumni musicians return to campus to teach and lead a touring ensemble, continues with Donny McCaslin ‘88, the acclaimed jazz saxophonist who was featured prominently on David Bowie’s final album, Blackstar.

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PODCAST: Carlos Capacho

May 2, 2016

Listen to a track from a Berklee senior whose composing and cuatro virtuosity has made him a standout during his  studies with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.

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Berklee students at commencement; photo by Dave Green

With Berklee’s Class of 2016, Music Is in Good Hands

May 1, 2016

They came to Berklee from more than 60 nations and nearly every U.S. state, and they leave with a lifelong, shared Berklee bond forged in their mutual love of music.

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Anna Wise '10 on Collaborating with Kendrick Lamar, Sonnymoon, Her Solo Debut

April 29, 2016

Alumna Anna Wise '10 waxes poetic on how she came to work with Kendrick Lamar, her debut solo album, and creating a singular life and career in the music industry. 

 

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