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City Music Summit Explores Youth Development Through Popular Music

November 2, 2015

The three-day event takes place November 9-11 at Teachers College at Columbia University, in New York City. Highlights include a keynote presentation by Grammy-winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum, and a master class that pairs Mindi Abair, Tuffus Zimbabwe, and other master musicians with Berklee City Music Network ensembles. 

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Music Business Journal: Gender in the Music Industry

November 2, 2015

Gender is an issue in the music industry. Though examples of successful female artists and executives are not hard to find, inappropriate male behavior towards females, both in private and public settings, distinguish the music industry from many other trades. 

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Music Business Journal: A Fair Music Report

November 2, 2015

An overview of  Berklee's own contribution to the first published discussion of overall equity and transparency in the recorded music industry. 

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Slideshow: A Celebration of Sudanese Music

October 30, 2015

As part of Berklee’s 2015 Signature Series, the Berklee Performance Center held a concert celebrating music from every region of Sudan, one of the oldest civilizations known to humanity. The concert was a project that show producer and director Mohamed Araki, a Berklee student from Sudan, had “waited [his] entire life” to present.

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Guitarist Joe Walsh Brings His Mojo to Berklee

October 29, 2015

Legendary guitarist Joe Walsh H'12 stopped by Berklee to talk about rock 'n' roll, his time with the Eagles, and musical mojo. 

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Terence Blanchard in class with Berklee students

Visiting Scholar Terence Blanchard Empowers Students to Trust Voices

October 29, 2015

Five-time Grammy-winning composer and trumpeter Terence Blanchard, who has scored nearly every Spike Lee film, works with Berklee students as a visiting scholar.

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J. Curtis Warner Jr. Named Head of Community and Government Relations

October 26, 2015

J. Curtis Warner Jr. has been named to lead Berklee's new Office of Community and Government Relations as associate vice president. 

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The Checkout – Live at Berklee Features Victor Prieto, Reimagining the Sound of Jazz Accordion

October 26, 2015

New York's WBGO-FM, NPR Music, and Berklee continue their Checkout - Live at Berklee series with jazz accordionist Victor Prieto and his trio.

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Bay State Banner: The Business of Music

October 22, 2015

The Bay State Banner goes in-depth into BerkleeICE. 

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Bruce Hornsby Shows Versatility, Shares Stories from the Road

October 22, 2015

Alumnus Bruce Hornsby '74 offers a taste of his music and insight into what influences him as a musician.  

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Rethink Music event participants

Industry Innovators Gather to Rethink Music

October 22, 2015

On October 2, more than 150 people gathered in Boston’s Innovation District to join Berklee in addressing the issue of fair pay for music creators in the age of online streaming.

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Berklee Alumni Nominated for 2015 Latin Grammy Awards

October 21, 2015

Seventeen Berklee alumni received 25 Latin Grammy Award across 10 categories including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Best New Artist. 

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Berklee World Strings Collaborates with Iraqi National Symphony Conductor

October 20, 2015

The Berklee World Strings will perform two shows with Iraqi National Symphony Conductor Karim Wasfi, whose performance among the ruins of his Baghadad neighborhood hours after a bomb destroyed it made international headlines.

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Jazz Masters to Mentor, Tour with Berklee Global Jazz Institute Students

October 20, 2015

An impressive list of visiting artists are coming to the Berklee Global Jazz institute (BGJI) this year to help both undergraduate and graduate students both improve their craft and effect positive social change. 

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Donald Harrison Jr.

October 19, 2015

In this episode of Inside Berklee, Donald Harrison Jr. '81 talks about how growing up in New Orleans shaped him, Hurricane Katrina and its 10th anniversary, and what Berklee gave him when he left the Big Easy.

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Alumni Composers Concert Shows a Different Side of Howard Shore

October 16, 2015

The Berklee Alumni Composer Consortium concert featured works from alumnus/film composer Howard Shore '69 as well as other alumni composers.

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Huffington Post: The Education Department's College Scorecard Unfairly Stigmatizes Arts Institutions

October 16, 2015

Berklee President Roger H. Brown critiques the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard website in a blog for the Huffington Post.

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Slideshow: Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival 2015

October 15, 2015

This year's Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival was yet another success, attracting some 60,000 people of all ages to Boston’s South End to enjoy a day of world-class free music.

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Score to Berklee version of 'Nosferatu'

Score One for Horror: Berklee, Boston Pops Scare up New 'Nosferatu'

October 14, 2015

The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra will perform to picture a new score, written by Berklee composers, to the seminal horror classic Nosferatu, aiming to create the most haunting experience Boston’s Symphony Hall has ever known.

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Christian Scott and members of his band

Jazz Luminary Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Enlists Berklee for Innovative New Album

October 13, 2015

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah ‘05 returns to Berklee, his alma mater, to record, perform, and broadcast—via NPR—his interactive new album, Stretch Music.

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