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Alex, Stephen, and Will pose together backstage.

On Broadway, Alumni Lacamoire, Oremus, and Wells Give Back

November 10, 2016

Broadway titans Alex Lacamoire ’95 (Hamilton, In the Heights) and Stephen Oremus ’92 (The Book of Mormon, Kinky Boots) recently spoke as part of a panel moderated by Will Wells '11 (Hamilton), "Directing Greatness: An Evening Behind Broadway." Lacamoire then visited Berklee, giving notes to students working on an upcoming production of In the Heights.

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Slideshow: Students Post Thoughts in Wake of 2016 Elections

November 9, 2016

As America awoke to new leadership on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, it was abundantly clear that Berklee students had strong reactions spanning the gamut of emotions. Some students decided to publicly post their responses on campus.

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Panos Panay, founding managing director of BerkleeICE

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Panos Panay, BerkleeICE

November 8, 2016

In this episode of Inside Berklee, Panos Panay '94 talks about the synergy between music and entrepreneurialism, and founding the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE).

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From Figaro to Faust, Boston Conservatory at Berklee Goes to the Opera in Valencia, Spain

November 7, 2016

Boston Conservatory at Berklee, which is recognized for offering one of the best opera programs in the U.S., is now launching a summer program at Berklee's international campus in Valencia, Spain for students from all over the world looking to pursue a career in opera.

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WBUR: Richard Carrick on Arranging the Rwandan National Anthem

November 4, 2016

WBUR’s Radio Boston speaks with Richard Carrick, new chair of Berklee’s Composition Department, about his creative process, his advice for Berklee students, and the influence Rwanda has had on his music.

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Warnecke Wonders on the Sounds of Human-Computer Interaction

November 2, 2016

In partnership with German Public Radio, and with a Berklee faculty fellowship, Pierce Warnecke set about exploring a futuristic soundscape through a 50-minute piece he calls "Functional Mating Calls."

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PODCAST: Pablo Ziegler

November 1, 2016

Pablo Ziegler, the longtime pianist for late tango great Astor Piazzolla, is one of the foremost figures today in tango nuevo, an innovative style of music that blends traditional Argentine tango with American jazz. On Thursday, November 10, 2016, Ziegler will bring his music to the Berklee Performance Center.

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David Gergen Shares Insights on Clinton, Trump, Election 2016 at Berklee

November 1, 2016

David Gergen—political adviser to four presidents, Harvard Kennedy School professor, and CNN political analyst—stopped by Berklee to talk about the 2016 presidential election and what’s shaping it.

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Jazz trumpeter Daniel D'Alcantara

BIN Faculty of the Year Brings Wisdom, Grooves to Campus

October 31, 2016

To help commemorate the Berklee International Network (BIN) 2016 Faculty of the Year selection, honoree Daniel D'Alcantara, a Brazilian jazz trumpeter, was brought to campus to conduct a series of master classes over a three-day period, which concluded with a concert in the David Friend Recital Hall.

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L'ai Dowsett

From Berklee to Apple and Tesla, La'i Dowsett '14 Fuses Music and Business to Blaze Tech Trail

October 28, 2016

Alumna La'i Dowsett '14, who began her career with Apple and currently works in marketing at Tesla, melds her passion for music and business with technology.

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Marketplace: Stephanie Kellar Weighs in on Taylor Swift’s Business Savvy

October 27, 2016

Stephanie Kellar, assistant professor of music business/management at Berklee, discusses Taylor Swift's knack for business on Marketplace.

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Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors and Terri Lyne Carrington to Play Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

October 27, 2016

The Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors are set to take the stage at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York with special guest Terri Lyne Carrington, a Berklee professor and multiple Grammy-winning drum virtuoso, on Monday, November 7. 

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Gloria Estefan performs with Berklee City Music program students

Encore Gala Raises Nearly $2 Million for Berklee City Music Program

October 26, 2016

Alongside Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, and others, Boston had a good time for a great cause at the 22nd annual Encore Gala to benefit the Berklee City Music program.

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Boston Conservatory President Richard Ortner Announces His Intention to Retire in 2017

October 26, 2016

Boston Conservatory President Richard Ortner announces he will retire in June after 18 years of transforming the institution into a renowned center of dance, music, and theater education. 

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South Korean Rock Legend Shin Joong Hyun to Receive Honorary Degree from Berklee

October 25, 2016

Shin Joong Hyun, South Korean musician, producer, and pioneer of rock, will receive an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music at the college’s commencement ceremony in May of 2017.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Kenny Werner's Effortless Mastery

October 25, 2016

Kenny Werner, artistic director of Berklee's Effortless Mastery Institute, discusses how musicians can learn to play from the deepest parts of themselves and rediscover their connection to music.

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Graduate Program Allows Practicing Music Therapists to Develop into Leaders and Visionaries in Field

October 24, 2016

Berklee's low-residency graduate program in music therapy allows students to keep working as music therapists while they deepen their expertise. 

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Slideshow: Refugio del Sonido Concert Addresses Refugee Crisis

October 20, 2016

As part of its Refugio del Sonido project, which aims to spread awareness of the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe, the Mediterranean Music Institute (MMI) recently presented its annual concert to a sold-out hall at the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, Spain.

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Alejandro Sanz and Berklee students at the Rise Up as One concert

Berklee Musicians Join Alejandro Sanz at Rise Up as One Concert

October 19, 2016

Berklee students and alumni performed with Alejandro Sanz at Univision's Rise Up as One concert in San Diego, near the U.S.-Mexico border, on Saturday, October 15, 2016. The concert featured many of the biggest names in Latin music calling for political participation and breaking down barriers rather than building walls.

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Valencia Graduate Student Channels Passion for Film Music to Conduct Orchestra

October 19, 2016

From Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Program to a graduate program in film scoring, Madrid native Fernando Furones pursues the spectrum of Berklee offerings with his sights set on a career in music. 

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