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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 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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Roger H. Brown and Richard Ortner on Creating Pathways for the Contemporary Performing Artist

June 6, 2016

Creative Minds Out Loud, a podcast from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, hosts presidents Roger H. Brown and Richard Ortner for a conversation on the benefits of the merger to students. 

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Slideshow: Hal Crook Celebrates 30 Years of Teaching with Alumni Concert

June 1, 2016

World-renowned trombonist and Berklee professor Hal Crook ‘71 retires, celebrating 30 years of teaching with a concert, titled “Set Me Free,” featuring some of his most outstanding former students, including Esperanza Spalding ‘05, Antonio Sanchez ‘97, Leo Genovese ‘01, Lionel Loueke ‘04, Chris Cheek ‘91, and Deborah Pierre ‘13.

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Slideshow: Glow Team Performs at Electric Daisy Carnival

June 1, 2016

The Berklee Popular Music Institute (BPMI) kicked off its summer festival season with the DJ duo, Glow Team, performing at Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) in New York City.

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NECN: Hip-Hop Diplomacy in Vietnam

May 31, 2016

Appearing on The Take with Sue O’Connell, Berklee professor Prince Charles Alexander weighs in on the significance of President Obama beatboxing for Vietnam's rap queen, and hip-hop’s growing influence around the world.

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