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Student Concert to Celebrate Late Music Icons

October 19, 2016

Featuring the music of Prince, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, and more, students at Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee will perform their first “Bridge the Gap” concert since the two institutions merged.

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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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Wang Leehom '99

PODCAST: Wang Leehom ‘99

October 18, 2016

Listen to a song by Wang Leehom ’99, the King of Chinese Pop, who will join students in a celebration of his music at Symphony Hall on Sunday, November 13, 2016.

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NECN: Berklee Professor Weighs in on Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize

October 17, 2016

Berklee professor Mark Simos joins Sue O'Connell on NECN to discuss Bob Dylan’s 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Billboard: John Oates Enlists Berklee Students for New Song 'Smoke and Mirrors'

October 14, 2016

John Oates of Hall and Oates, the best-selling duo in music history, collaborates with Berklee students on new song and music video "Smoke and Mirrors."

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Slideshow: Donald Harrison and the Berklee All-Stars Perform for Enthusiastic Crowds in India

October 14, 2016

In his first trip to India, renowned saxophonist Donald Harrison Jr. '81 played with the Berklee All-Stars to a sold-out crowd of several thousand people at the 6th Delhi International Jazz Festival.

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Meet Berklee's 2016–2017 Presidential Scholars

October 13, 2016

Seven first-semester students were awarded Berklee's Presidential Scholarship this year, allowing them to attend Berklee for four years at no cost to them or their families—all tuition, housing, and fees provided. 

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Pablo Ziegler

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Signature Series Presents Pablo Ziegler Meets Berklee

October 12, 2016

Pablo Ziegler Meets Berklee features the Latin Grammy-winning Argentinian pianist, composer, and arranger—one of the most important figures in Argentine new tango—performing his inspired compositions and arrangements with a large student orchestra.

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Emily Baker

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Emily Baker

October 11, 2016

In this episode of Inside Berklee, student fiddle player Emily Baker talks about how she rediscovered her passion for music, and about the risk she took at age 26 to pursue music full time at Berklee.

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Greg Wells

Hitmaker Greg Wells to Berklee Students: Stay Open to Possibilities

October 11, 2016

With credits including work with Katy Perry, Twenty One Pilots, Adele, Pharrell Williams, and Timbaland, among others, Greg Wells—record producer, songwriter, musician, and mix engineer—had much to share in working with Berklee students.

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Billboard: 12 Elite Music Business Schools Shaping the Industry's Future

October 11, 2016

Billboard highlights Berklee in its annual report on the top music business schools. 

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Berklee Partners with IDB to Expand Music Education Opportunities in Latin America

October 10, 2016

Berklee Latino, Berklee’s Spanish-language program, returned to Bogota, Colombia with partner Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). IDB’s grant to the institution—through the Korean Poverty Reduction Fund—established the Berklee/IDB Interactive Music Education Partnership to help bring music education to talented students in Latin America.

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Berklee Alumni and Faculty Nominated for 2016 Latin Grammy Awards

October 7, 2016

Twelve Berklee alumni and one faculty member received 14 Latin Grammy Award nominations for producing, mixing, engineering, and songwriting across five categories.

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VICE: The Moment I Knew I Wanted to Work in the Music Business

October 5, 2016

Susan Rogers, assosciate professor of music production and engineering, explains the first moment she knew she wanted to work in the music business with Vice.

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Matthew Nicholl Named Associate Vice President of Global Initiatives

October 3, 2016

Matthew Nicholl, an acclaimed educator, author, musician, composer, and arranger, has been named associate vice president of global initiatives at Berklee as of September 1. 

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Mili sings passionately over the crowd.

Slideshow: Beantown Jazz Festival 2016

September 30, 2016

Tens of thousands of music lovers came together for "Boston's biggest block party" at the 2016 Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival on Saturday, September 24, featuring three performance stages, local vendors, and kids activities.

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Joy Allen Joins Berklee As Chair of Music Therapy

September 30, 2016

Joy Allen, Ph.D., is the new chair of Music Therapy at Berklee College of Music as of August 2016.  Allen comes to the college from Loyola University, where she served as coordinator of Music Therapy and associate professor.

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Guitar Student Martina Blazeska Earns Endorsements and 1.2 Million YouTube Hits

September 29, 2016

Guitarist and performance major Martina Blazeska has more than 1.2 million hits on her YouTube channel thanks to a string of successful video posts.

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Billboard: Intel Will Provide Blockchain Technology to Open Music Initiative

September 28, 2016

BerkleeICE's Open Music Initiative (OMI) announced that Intel will join the OMI project and will be providing their blockchain technology, Sawtooth Lake, to test methods of identifying and paying artists.

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