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Boston Conservatory Student Finds Unexpected Path to Dream Career at the BIRN

April 7, 2016

A student majoring in musical theater at the Boston Conservatory finds an outlet for her love of pop music and broadcasting at the Berklee Internet Radio Network.

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WBUR's The ARTery: 5 Ways to Diversify the Music Industry Right Now

April 6, 2016

WBUR's The Artery attended Berklee's student-led Diversity in the Music Industry 2016 conference.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Chantel Hampton and Alonzo Harris

April 5, 2016

Ensemble and City Music faculty Chantel Hampton '08 and Alonzo Harris underscore the importance of being versatile as a musician and how technology can enhance performance. 

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Ellie Foster

Berklee Blogs: A Vision for Music Therapy in Ghana

April 4, 2016

In January 2016, the nonprofit MusicXchange, founded by Berklee student Federico Masetti, organized a two-week service trip to Ghana to build strategic partnerships and raise awareness about the organization. The following post was written by Ellie Foster, one of the trip's participants. 

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Slideshow: Berklee's SXSW Party and Audio via Vanyaland

March 31, 2016

Check out photos and audio from Berklee's annual SXSW party featuring performances by alumni and students.

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Class of 2020 Celebrates Acceptance to Berklee

March 31, 2016

Berklee's next entering class celebrates its acceptance on social media.

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Percussionist Taku Hirano '95 during his interview in the Alumni Affairs Office, March 24, 2016

PODCAST: Life After Berklee—Percussionist Taku Hirano

March 29, 2016

Alumnus Taku Hirano '95 is a percussionist, producer, and designer who has carved an eclectic career over the past two decades working with Whitney Houston, Fleetwood Mac, Dr. Dre, Bette Midler, John Mayer, and Cirque du Soleil.

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State of Jazz Composition Features Darcy James Argue, Terence Blanchard, Billy Childs

March 28, 2016

Berklee’s State of Jazz Composition Symposium and Concert Series returns with four days of panels, workshops, and performances, April 19-22. 

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Terri Lyne Carrington Honored by Society for American Music

March 28, 2016

Percussion Professor Terri Lyne Carrington is honored by the Society of American Music for her important contributions made over her career.  

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Luis Gamarra in the control booth of Studio One

'Yo Soy Inmigrante:' Berklee Student Sings of the Immigrant Experience

March 28, 2016

Bolivian student Luis Gamarra recently brought 50 musicians and dancers—from Berklee and The Boston Conservatory—together in Berklee’s Shames Family Scoring Stage to record the song "Yo Soy Inmigrante"—a heartfelt tribute to the immigrant experience in America.

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Slideshow: Megadeth Brings a Symphony of Instruction to Berklee

March 25, 2016

Megadeth pops in on a rehearsal by Berklee's Megadeth Ensemble. 

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Jason Isbell meets with Berklee students at Warner Music Nashville

Students Join Jason Isbell Recording Session with Dave Cobb

March 23, 2016

Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell and producer Dave Cobb, both multi-Grammy-winners, record a new song at RCA Nashville as Berklee students watch and learn.

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Berklee City Music Dean Receives Award for Inspiring Success in Youth

March 23, 2016

Krystal Banfield, dean for Berklee City Music, received the 2016 Amtrak Pioneer Award, an award that honors African-American leaders who have made impactful contributions to the city of Boston.

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Berklee Online Spotlight: Ben Grubbs

March 23, 2016

When he's not on the field, professional football player Ben Grubbs studies music theory and piano online with Berklee.

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Students gather in the Shames Family Scoring Stage to listen to a master class by vocal producer Kuk Harrell

Kuk Harrell and the Human Side of Vocal Production

March 22, 2016

In a recent master class held in the Shames Family Scoring Stage at Berklee, Kuk Harrell spoke to a standing-room-only group of students about his road to becoming a five-time Grammy-winning vocal producer.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Melissa Ferrick

March 22, 2016

Alumna Melissa Ferrick, a longtime touring singer-songwriter, returned to Berklee as a faculty member in 2013 and last year released her 17th album, Melissa Ferrick.

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Alumni Find Work on Serial and This American Life Podcasts

March 21, 2016

Podcast work helps alumni make a living as musicians in New York.  

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Berklee Launches Online Bachelor's Degree for Guitar

March 21, 2016

The first online bachelor’s program for guitar performance—and the only online degree program offering private music instruction to all of its students—will begin in September 2016.

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NPR: Jazz Night in America - Danilo Pérez

March 17, 2016

National Public Radio’s Jazz Night in America team came to Panama this past January for the spectacle of the annual Panama Jazz Festival, founded by Berklee alumni Danilo Pérez and Patricia Zarate.

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Danilo Pérez and Danny Rivera.

Berklee Global Jazz Summit Explores Improvisation and Humanity, March 29-April 1

March 16, 2016

Free, on-campus panels from March 29 to April 1 will lead up to the summit concert on April 1 at the Berklee Performance Center.

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