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Rita Moreno onstage during the 2016 Berklee commencement concert

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Rita Moreno '16H

May 9, 2016

Rita Moreno, the Puerto Rican star best known for her role in the 1961 production of West Side Story and has been active in the entertainment industry for more than 70 years, talks with Inside Berklee about receiving an honorary doctorate from Berklee.

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Berklee, Boston Conservatory Alumni Nominated for Top Tony Awards in 2016

May 8, 2016

Alumni from Berklee and The Boston Conservatory have been nominated for 2016 Tony Awards in categories including Best Musical, Best Orchestrations, Best Revival of a Musical, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical.

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Rita Moreno, the Isley Brothers, Lucian Grainge, Milton Nascimento Honored at Commencement

May 7, 2016

Rita Moreno delivered the 2016 commencement speech to more than 900 graduates, and received an honorary doctorate alongside the Isley Brothers, Lucian Grainge, and Milton Nascimento.

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BPMI Artists to Perform at Electric Daisy Carnival, Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Made In America

May 6, 2016

Berklee students will gain invaluable experience out on the road this summer performing at Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) in New York, Lollapalooza in Chicago, Osheaga in Montreal, and Made In America in Philadelphia, through the Berklee Popular Music Institute (BPMI).

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Slide Show: The 2016 State of Jazz Composition Symposium

May 4, 2016

At Berklee's second biennial State of Jazz Composition Symposium, from April 19–22, 2016, some of jazz's brightest stars came together to explore the genre's tradition of innovation and to ponder the current state of its creative evolution.

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Donny McCaslin Leads Berklee Student Quartet in May

May 3, 2016

Berklee’s Masters on the Road series, where master alumni musicians return to campus to teach and lead a touring ensemble, continues with Donny McCaslin ‘88, the acclaimed jazz saxophonist who was featured prominently on David Bowie’s final album, Blackstar.

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PODCAST: Carlos Capacho

May 2, 2016

Listen to a track from a Berklee senior whose composing and cuatro virtuosity has made him a standout during his  studies with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.

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Slideshow: Berklee Global Jazz Summit

May 1, 2016

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute presented its seventh annual Berklee Global Jazz Summit, March 29 through April 1.

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Berklee students at commencement; photo by Dave Green

With Berklee’s Class of 2016, Music Is in Good Hands

May 1, 2016

They came to Berklee from more than 60 nations and nearly every U.S. state, and they leave with a lifelong, shared Berklee bond forged in their mutual love of music.

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Anna Wise '10 on Collaborating with Kendrick Lamar, Sonnymoon, Her Solo Debut

April 29, 2016

Alumna Anna Wise '10 waxes poetic on how she came to work with Kendrick Lamar, her debut solo album, and creating a singular life and career in the music industry. 

 

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Students Create Score, Sound for Film at IFFBoston

April 29, 2016

Black Canaries, a film whose score and sound design came out of a joint film scoring/electronic production and design practicum, is featured in the Independent Film Festival Boston, April 27-May 4, 2016.

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Slideshow: Equinox Music Festival

April 28, 2016

Catch a few glimpses of the Equinox Music Festival, an event at Berklee and The Boston Conservatory showcasing the improvisational possibilities of classical music.

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Berklee and Consulate General of Mexico in Boston Host Reimagine Mexico, May 5

April 27, 2016

Berklee, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico, presents the second edition of Reimagine Mexico: A Musical Celebration featuring Alexander Acha, on May 5 at the Berklee Performance Center.

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Improper Bostonian: Grace Notes

April 26, 2016

Alumna saxophonist Grace Kelly appears on the cover of the Improper Bostonian's Innovators Issue.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Annette Philip

April 26, 2016

In this episode of Inside Berklee, Annette Philip talks about the origin of the Berklee India Exchange, the creation of the Berklee Indian Ensemble, and the importance of Indian music for Berklee.

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Harry Potter Film Composer Makes Magic with Berklee Orchestra

April 22, 2016

The Harry Potter Soundtrack Orchestra recorded multiple takes of two of Patrick Doyle’s works for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth film in the beloved series.

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Susan Rogers is interviewed by MSNBC.

Susan Rogers Reflects on Her Work with Prince

April 22, 2016

Faculty member Susan Rogers reflects on her work with Prince. 

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PODCAST: Eric Gould with Samuel Torres

April 21, 2016

As part of the 2016 State of Jazz Composition Symposium, Eric Gould, chair of the Jazz Composition Department, sits down with world-renowned Colombian percussionist Samuel Torres.

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Slideshow: A Roma Berklee Night

April 21, 2016

To mark International Roma Day on April 8, Berklee's Mediterranean Music Institute and the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights and Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University joined forces to address issues facing the Roma community in Europe and to celebrate its culture.

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Songwriter John Oates onstage

Working for the Song: John Oates Partners with Students for Innovative Cowrite

April 21, 2016

As part of his two-year stint as the 2015–2016 Herb Alpert Visiting Professor, songwriting legend John Oates cowrote and recorded a song with a team of students in a live setting.

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