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Harvard and Berklee Announce Dual Degree Program

July 5, 2016

Harvard and Berklee have formalized a partnership to offer a new five-year dual degree that will enable students to earn a Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) at Harvard and a Master of Music (M.M.) or a Master of Arts (M.A.) at Berklee starting in fall 2017.

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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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Berklee Alumnus Ramin Djawadi '98 Stuns with Game of Thrones Finale Music

July 1, 2016

The finale of HBO's Game of Thrones was stunning not just for its plot twists but also for its haunting 10-minute song, "Light of the Seven," by composer and Berklee alumnus Ramin Djawadi '98.

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Gloria Estefan joined the Berklee Board of Trustees in 2016.

Emilio and Gloria Estefan Join Berklee's Board of Trustees

June 30, 2016

Berklee has named longstanding members of the Berklee community, Emilio and Gloria Estefan, to its board of trustees.

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Enjoy Free, Outdoor Concerts with the Tito Puente Latin Music Series

June 30, 2016

Taking place Thursdays in July and August at outdoor locations across Boston, the six-concert Tito Puente Latin Music Series, coproduced by Berklee and IBA Boston as part of the Summer in the City concert series, presents a soundscape of live Latin music with a strong salsa influence in parks around the city. 

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Berklee Summer in the City Offers Free Concerts at Spectacle Island

June 29, 2016

Berklee musicians provide a jazz soundtrack to Spectacle Island, one of the Boston Harbor Islands. 

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Dear June

Berklee Offers Free Performances at Charlestown Navy Yard

June 29, 2016

Stop by the oldest commissioned warship, the USS Constitution (1797) in Charlestown Navy Yard on Thursday nights at 6:00 p.m. in July for funk, folk, Latin music, and more.

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Berklee's MMI and Iberia Take Paco de Lucía's Guitar on Tour and Create Documentary, Scholarship

June 28, 2016

La Guitarra Vuela (The Guitar Flies) was produced by Javier Limón of Berklee’s Mediterranean Music Institute in cooperation with Iberia airlines, which sponsored not only a trip but also documentary and two full scholarships for guitarists from Spain or Latin America to attend Berklee’s Five-Week Summer Performance Program.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Cathy Young

June 28, 2016

In this episode of Inside Berklee, Young talks about the state of dance as an art form; the importance of taking risks as an artist; how her broad background in liberal arts and dance informs her role; and her excitement about the possibilities the merger has opened up.

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Karin Ryan '03

'Love Is the Answer' for Carter Center’s Karin Ryan '03

June 21, 2016

Karin Ryan ’03 enlists Berklee for a moving music video that will become the global rallying cry for The Carter Center’s Forum on Women, Religion, Violence, and Power.

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Still shot of the music video for "Love Is the Answer"

Faculty and Students Collaborate with the Carter Center to Produce 'Love is the Answer'

June 21, 2016

Berklee faculty, students, and alumni collaborated with the Carter Center’s Human Rights Program to produce a song titled "Love is the Answer.” The video for the song premiered at the Carter Center’s 2016 Human Rights Defender’s Forum.

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Berklee Clinics in Mumbai Connect with Local Teachers and Musicians

June 17, 2016

Berklee held stage presentation clinics in Mumbai as part of a trip in which the college and its Berklee India Exchange (BIX) awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships to three Indian musicians.

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Find Your Own Sound at Berklee Brass Program with Sean Jones

June 17, 2016

About to launch its inaugural year, the Berklee Brass Program with Sean Jones will give young musicians a chance to study with an all-star faculty, explore multiple genres and instruments, and get a taste of what a career as a brass musician could look like. 

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Jeff Dorenfeld and Jeff Apruzzese of the Berklee Popular Music Institute

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Jeff Dorenfeld and Jeff Apruzzese

June 14, 2016

In this episode, Inside Berklee sits down with Jeff Dorenfeld and Jeff Apruzzese to hear more about Berklee's newest institute, the Berklee Popular Music Institute (BPMI).

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Why Us, Why Now: Convening the Open Music Initiative

June 13, 2016

Panos Panay, founding managing director of the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE), explains why he formed the Open Music Initiative (OMI) to address challenging issues surrounding music licensing in the digital age.

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BerkleeICE Aims to Solve Music Licensing Issues in Unprecedented Industry Partnership

June 13, 2016

BerkleeICE has created the Open Music Initiative (OMI) to pair the academy and consultants with the music industry to solve the problem of music licensing in the digital era.

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Berklee Alumni Earn Two Tony Awards

June 13, 2016

Alex Lacamoire '95 took home an award for orchestrating the megahit musical Hamilton, and composer/lyricist Stephen P. Bray '78 earned the award for Best Revival of a Musical for his work on The Color Purple

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Music Industry and Technology Leaders Join Leading Academic Institutions to Launch Open Music Initiative to Resolve Longstanding Media Rights Issues

June 13, 2016

BerkleeICE, the MIT Media Lab, and other academic researchers, lead over 50 media and technology industry entities, in an initiative to solve longstanding digital music distribution and rights issues.
 

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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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Berklee's Three A. R. Rahman Scholarship Winners Represent Slice of India's Boundless Musical Talent

June 9, 2016

Berklee and the Berklee India Exchange presented more than half a million dollars in full-tuition scholarships to three artists: Ronojit Chaliha, Sarthak Mudgal, and Aman Sagal.

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