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Metro Boston: Through Music, Berklee Students Help Foreign-Language Speakers Learn English

December 5, 2016

Berklee music therapy students are teaching the English language using song lyrics at Rosie's Place, a historic pioneer of the women's shelter in the United States. The students' work was recently featured on the front page of Metro Boston.

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Students learn from Marta Roma, Berklee Global Jazz Institute post-graduate intern

From Classrooms to Top Festival Stages, Internships Call Global Jazz Graduates

December 2, 2016

After completing a global jazz–focused master’s degree program, Lee Seung-Ha '15 '16G and Marta Roma '15 '16G teach and work behind the scenes at some of the world’s top jazz festivals.

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Betty Who '13

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

December 2, 2016

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

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Kelly Price speaks to students.

Recording Artist Kelly Price Shares Personal Journey of Triumph with Students

December 1, 2016

Seven-time Grammy nominee Kelly Price spoke with Berklee students about confronting body image stereotypes in the music industry, her personal journey of healing and overcoming obstacles, and fighting for her dreams until she found success.

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Members of the Lithe Piano Trio perform

Slideshow: Ensemble Students Ride Merger’s Wave in Mash-Up Concert

November 30, 2016

The first Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee Mash-Up Concert featured performances by ensembles playing music in styles ranging from chamber music and jazz to indie rock.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Emilien Moyon

November 29, 2016

In this episode of Inside Berklee, Emilien Moyon talks about how Berklee's Global Entertainment and Music Business master's degree program at the college's international campus in Valencia, Spain, orients students toward entrepreneurship and why people who study abroad have an edge.

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From Pop Star to Berklee, Vasuda Sharma Makes Music Her Way

November 28, 2016

After success in India and hits with the band Aasma, Vasuda Sharma '12 wanted something more: she wanted to be better, not just bigger, so she came to Berklee to learn and grow as a musician.

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Berklee Indian Ensemble Welcomes Shankar Mahadevan as Artist in Residence in December

November 22, 2016

The Berklee Indian Ensemble, a dynamic group of students representing more than 40 countries, will perform a sold-out concert with Indian master vocalist and composer Shankar Mahadevan on Tuesday, December 13, 2016.

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Still shot from the HBO series 'Westworld,' scored by Berklee alumnus Ramin Djawadi '98

Scoring Westworld: Ramin Djawadi ’98 Blends the Futuristic and the Historical

November 22, 2016

Acclaimed composer Ramin Djawadi '98 plays with two worlds—the sci-fi future and the Old West—in scoring HBO's Westworld. The Berklee alumnus is also known for his scoring work on HBO's Game of Thrones.

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PODCAST: Taylor Davis

November 22, 2016

As the last stop on her 2016 tour, in which she traversed much of Europe, violinist Taylor Davis plays at Berklee’s Red Room at Cafe 939 on Monday, December 5, 2016. Listen to a track, "Nebulous," from her last album.

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Berklee alumnus Wang Leehom '99 at Boston's Symphony Hall

Slideshow: Wang Leehom ’99 Brings Symphony Hall to Its Feet

November 21, 2016

Chinese-American singer-songwriter Wang Leehom ‘99, the King of Chinese Pop, recently performed his world-renowned music with Berklee students at Boston’s Symphony Hall.

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Boston Globe: Deval Patrick Gifts Iconic Instruments to Berklee

November 21, 2016

Deval Patrick, the former governor of Massachusetts, donates jazz legend Harry Carney’s baritone saxophone and clarinet to Berklee’s Africana Studies Center. 

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Daniel McDermott, CEO of Brighton House Associates; photo by Dave Green

From Berklee to Business, Investment CEO McDermott ’02 Sets the Beat

November 21, 2016

After finding his groove as a drummer at Berklee, Daniel McDermott ’02 is CEO of Brighton House Associates, an alternative investment firm serving more than 26,000 investors.

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Pablo Ziegler plays the piano during the Signature Series concert.

Slideshow: Pablo Ziegler Meets Berklee

November 18, 2016

Latin Grammy-winning Argentine pianist, composer, and arranger Pablo Zielger thrilled the Berklee Performance Center with his Argentine new tango as part of Berklee’s Signature Series.

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Gustavo Celis '94, 2016 Latin Grammy Record of the Year winner

Celis '94 Rides ‘La Bicicleta’ to Latin Grammy Record of the Year

November 18, 2016

Berklee alumnus Gustavo Celis ’94 won a gold-plated gramophone for Record of the Year at the 17th annual Latin Grammy Awards.

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New Orleans-based artist Big Freedia at the Berklee bookstore

Big Freedia Brings Label-Defying Bounce to Berklee

November 17, 2016

Big Freedia, a leading artist in the New Orleans-based bounce music genre, took time during her tour stop in Boston to field questions from Berklee students about topics ranging from working with Beyoncé to the challenges of being an openly gay and African American artist in the music industry.

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Harry Potter still image

VIDEO: Flash Mob from Harry Potter Orchestra Manages Mischief

November 16, 2016

In anticipation of the new J.K. Rowling film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Berklee's Harry Potter Soundtrack Orchestra performs, flash-mob style, for unsuspecting bystanders in the Berklee Dining Hall. Warner Brothers Studios collaborated with the orchestra on the project.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—President Roger H. Brown

November 15, 2016

In his 12 years as president of Berklee, Roger H. Brown has presided over some of the college's biggest milestones, such as the opening of an international campus in Valencia, Spain, the expansion of Berklee Online, and the merger that created Boston Conservatory at Berklee this year, adding theater and dance to the college's traditional educational repertoire of music.

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Matthew Shepard's Moving Story Presented in a Musical Experience at Symphony Hall

November 14, 2016

Berklee's Signature Series presents Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble Conspirare in a performance of Considering Matthew Shepard, a moving, three-part contemporary oratorio composed by Craig Hella Johnson in response to the tragic 1998 killing of Matthew Shepard.

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Courtney Harrell '01

VIDEO: Alumna Courtney Harrell ’01 Reaches Top 12 on The Voice

November 14, 2016

Looking for a favorite to cheer on in NBC’s hit performance show, The Voice? Berklee alumna and singer-songwriter Courtney Harrell ‘01 is one of 12 competitors remaining on the show.

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