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Jack DeJohnette plays drums.

Jack DeJohnette, Influential Drummer and Mentor, Visits Berklee

December 14, 2016

Grammy-winning drummer, pianist, and composer Jack DeJohnette, who has played alongside Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Bill Evans, among others, and mentored an array of Berklee faculty members, recently participated in a weeklong series of workshops at Berklee.

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Berklee Invites Students to First-Year Study Abroad Program in Valencia, Spain

December 13, 2016

Berklee will offer entering undergraduate students the opportunity to begin their degree or diploma studies at its campus in Valencia, Spain, through the First-Year Abroad program starting in September of 2017.

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The Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra

PODCAST: Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra

December 13, 2016

The Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra features works by some of Berklee’s best student jazz composers and instrumentalists, and will be performing on Wednesday, December 14, at 8:00 p.m. at the Berklee Performance Center.

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Geneo Grissom, New England Patriots defensive lineman and drummer

Video: Patriots Lineman Geneo Grissom Feels the Beat

December 12, 2016

New England Patriots defensive lineman Geneo Grissom, a drummer, recently visited Berklee for a lesson with John Ramsay, chair of the Percussion Department, and a jam session with students.

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Performers onstage at the Lampedusa benefit concert

Berklee Blogs: Lampedusa Benefit Concert Inspires Response of Hope

December 8, 2016

Berklee student Belinda Huang shares her reflections on Berklee Blogs regarding Lampedusa, a benefit concert recently held at the Berklee Performance Center to help raise awareness of the global refugee crisis.

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Sierra Hull '11, 2017 Grammy nominee

Berklee Alumni Receive Slew of 2017 Grammy Award Nominations

December 7, 2016

Berklee alumni could take home more than 30 Grammy Awards at the 59th annual ceremony on Sunday, February 12, 2017. The Recording Academy nominated 28 alumni as well as two composers who have studied with Berklee Online.

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Neil Leonard, artistic director of the Berklee Interdisciplinary Arts Institute

PODCAST: Inside Berklee – Neil Leonard

December 6, 2016

As artistic director of the Berklee Interdisciplinary Arts Institute, Neil Leonard, Electronic Production and Design professor, guides students in collaborating with artists working in every medium imaginable.

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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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Berklee Alumni Recognized at 17th Annual Latin Grammy Awards

December 5, 2016

Three Berklee alumni were recognized at the 17th annual Latin Grammy Awards this year: Gustavo Farías ’84, Gustavo Celis ’94, and Lewis Pickett ‘09.

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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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