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Contemporary Writing and Production Alumni Build Flourishing Careers Outside of Spotlight

January 25, 2017

Andrea Pejrolo of Berklee's Contemporary Writing and Production Department discusses how the program prepares students for careers in a variety of fields including commercial or podcast writing, arranging, teaching, and producing.

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Cobi Makes Debut on Fallon's Tonight Show

January 24, 2017

Cobi (aka 2008 Berklee graduate Jacob Michael) made his late-night television debut on Monday night, performing his breakout hit “Don’t You Cry For Me” live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Craig Hella Johnson

January 20, 2017

Grammy-winning conductor/composer Craig Hella Johnson, founder and artistic director for the choral organization Conspirare, discusses his newest work, Considering Matthew Shepard, which the outfit will perform at Boston's Symphony Hall on Sunday, February 5, at 3:00 p.m.

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Berklee Performance Center Announces Winter/Spring Season

January 20, 2017

This season, the Berklee Performance Center will play host to the music of Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Beyoncé, Dianne Reeves, and more, as well as new musicals, the premiere collegiate a cappella competition, and renowned musicians hailing from Armenia, Tunisia, and Scotland, among other outposts.

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India.Arie to Perform at Berklee’s 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

January 19, 2017

Berklee's 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will feature inspiring Grammy-winning guest artist India.Arie; a keynote address from Harvard professor, author, Berklee trustee, and activist Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot; and a performance by Bill Pierce, chair of Berklee's Woodwinds Department.

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VentureBeat: Could Blockchain Help Make Streaming Music Pay?

January 18, 2017

Blockchain innovators, including alumni and those in the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship’s (BerkleeICE) Open Music Initiative (OMI), are creating solutions for the inefficiencies currently stalling the digital music industry.

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Berklee Tops College Magazine’s List for Recording Technology and Audio Design

January 17, 2017

In ranking Berklee the top college for music and audio professionals working behind the boards, College Magazine cites the number of Berklee alumni involved in making this year's top Grammy-nominated albums.

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Berklee Faculty, Alumni Join Pastor Who Served with Martin Luther King for Gospel Broadcast

January 11, 2017

Could there be a more crucial moment to bask in the glory of Gospel music? Berklee musicians provide the salve. 

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Akon, Joel Katz, and Others Bring a Bit of Berklee to Gabon

January 10, 2017

Hit hip-hop artist, songwriter, and producer Akon, Afrobeat sensation Davido, and prominent entertainment attorney Joel Katz speak at a Berklee on the Road program in Libreville, Gabon.

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WBUR: Berklee Students Burn the Midnight Oil Mixing Songs in Coveted Studio Spaces

January 10, 2017

WBUR reporter Myles Gordon visited Berklee's recording studios after midnight and found plenty of (night)life.

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Firas Hassan Works to Save and Spread Syrian Music

January 9, 2017

By going to Berklee College of Music's campus in Valencia, Spain, Syrian musician Firas Hassan not only saved himself, but perhaps he may have helped save some of his culture's music.

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Pearl Jam, 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

NECN: Berklee's Ken Zambello on 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

January 5, 2017

Berklee professor Ken Zambello visits The Take with Sue O’Connell to talk about the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class.

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From Bowie to a 'New Breed,' Berklee Artists Climb 'Best of 2016' Lists

December 22, 2016

2016 was a banner year for Berklee artists contributing to albums that made strong showings in “best of” lists from some of the country’s most respected music journalism authorities.

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Student Band Sleeping Lion Finds Unexpected Fan Base in China

December 22, 2016

Sleeping Lion, a band comprising Berklee students Nathan Flaks and Noah Longworth McGuire, performed for a full auditorium at Dulwich College in Suzhou, China, and toured the country as part of an ongoing partnership with music institutions in China.

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Slideshow: Berklee City Music Summit 2016

December 21, 2016

The 2016 Berklee City Music Summit featured Academy Award-winning rapper Frayser Boy, Grammy-winning guitarist Larry Carlton, Snarky Puppy's Michael League, and Jennifer McCrea, coauthor of The Generosity Network. The summit was an opportunity for community organizations across the U.S. and Canada who participate in the Berklee City Music® program to collaborate around enabling youth from underserved communities to develop musically, academically, socially, and emotionally, primarily through the study of contemporary music.

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Slideshow: Berklee Women Shine at Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

December 20, 2016

Several Berklee alumni, students, and faculty performed at this year’s Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, which was dedicated to women in the jazz world.

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Slideshow: Shankar Mahadevan and Berklee Indian Ensemble Deliver High-Octane Show

December 20, 2016

Shankar Mahadevan took the stage at the Berklee Performance Center on December 13, surrounded by the Berklee Indian Ensemble, performing to a sold-out and enthusiastic house that cheered on the star who’s known for his work on many Bollywood soundtracks and for his best-selling album Breathless.

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The Spring 2017 Signature Series Features Diverse Musical Performances, from Beyoncé's Band to the Lord of the Rings, and Beyond

December 19, 2016

The Spring 2017 Signature Series will include: Conspirare’s Considering Matthew Shepard, the Great American Songbook Orchestra’s performance of music from Laurel Canyon, a celebration of Beyoncé's original all-female band, Tigran Hamasyan’s innovative jazz collaborations, the Lord of the Rings Symphony in Six Movements, and the world premiere of the new musical The Kiss. 

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Berklee Global Jazz Institute students travel to Americas Latino Eco Festival

Students Connect Music and Nature at Americas Latino Eco Festival

December 19, 2016

Berklee Global Jazz Institute students perform and conduct a workshop at the Americas Latino Eco Festival, writing music inspired by species and natural wonders from their home nations.

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Improving Lives through Music with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute

December 16, 2016

Through outreach visits to underserved communities, graduate and undergraduate Berklee Global Jazz Institute students learn not only a high level of musicianship and creativity, but how to direct their talents toward making an immediate and positive impact in people’s lives.

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