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Al Schmitt receives Berklee honorary doctor of music degree

Engineer Al Schmitt and Berklee today Magazine Celebrated in Los Angeles

October 20, 2014

Music industry royalty gathered at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles in September for the awarding of a Berklee honorary doctorate to recording engineer Al Schmitt, and to mark the 25th anniversary of Berklee today magazine.

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Beantown Jazz Festival 2014

October 17, 2014

The 14th annual Beantown Jazz Festival brings more than 60,000 fans out into Boston's South End for a packed day of eclectic music, food, and fun.

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Kenny Werner Named Artistic Director of Performance Wellness Institute

October 15, 2014

Berklee has appointed world-class pianist/composer and alumnus Kenny Werner artistic director of the college's Performance Wellness Institute (PWI), a new program that helps students develop and maintain healthy performances practices.

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The Checkout - Live at Berklee: Uri Gurvich

October 15, 2014

The Checkout - Live at Berklee, series continues on November 5, with saxophonist and composer Uri Gurvich.

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Talib Kweli (left) with Brian "Raydar" Ellis (right)

Hip-Hop Hero Talib Kweli Drops Knowledge on Berklee

October 14, 2014

At the eighth annual Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium, acclaimed rapper Talib Kweli offered advice to the upcoming generation of hip-hop hopefuls.

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A. R. Rahman with Prasanna '99

Berklee Alumni Instrumental to A. R. Rahman’s Extraordinary Career

October 9, 2014

Renowned Grammy- and Academy Award–winning composer and musician A. R. Rahman has surrounded himself with talented people, including Berklee alumni.

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Berklee to Collaborate with Fusion on Docu-Series and Fellowship Program

October 8, 2014

Berklee and Fusion, the cable and digital network launched by Disney/ABC and Univision, are collaborating on a docu-series and film scoring projects.

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Africa 2014: Berklee Musicians Get Global Education

October 6, 2014

Berklee's BGJI ambassadors return from a trip to Africa filled with life-changing teaching, performing, and cultural experiences.

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Arnetta Johnson

'That Trumpet Chic': Student Finds Mentorship at Berklee

October 2, 2014

Berklee trumpet player Arnetta Johnson receives a major scholarship from Blues Babe Foundation on BET's An Evening of Stars, a celebrity-studded award show sponsored by the United Negro College Fund.

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Sean Hagon Named Chair of Professional Music

October 1, 2014

Sean Hagon, a Berklee alumnus and an accomplished educator, composer, and conductor with years of experience in the film, television, video game, and advertising industries, is named chair of professional music. 

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Alumni, Berklee Educator Among Latin Grammy Award Nominees

October 1, 2014

The 15th annual Latin Grammy Award nominees include an educator and alumni. 

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The Checkout - Live at Berklee Launches Fourth Year, October 8

October 1, 2014

October 8 begins the fourth year of the popular concert broadcast series featuring prominent New York-based Berklee alumni.

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Boston and Beyond: Berklee's CMJ Music Marathon Showcase

September 30, 2014

Berklee presents its eighth annual CMJ Music Marathon Showcase of alumni and student artists on Friday, October 24, at Carroll Place in New York. The show features rock, Americana, folk, Latin, and electro-pop.

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Eren Basbug conducting for Dream Theater concert

Dream Theater Donates Proceeds to Berklee Scholarship

September 30, 2014

Dream Theater's live DVD Breaking the Fourth Wall, debuts at No. 1 and features Berklee student performers. Part of the proceeds will go to the Dream Theater Scholarship Fund at Berklee.

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Boston Herald: Berklee Unleashes Diva Class

September 26, 2014

The Boston Herald highlights a new Berklee class of female artists pursuing edgy pop sounds—Betty Who, Karmin, Kiesza, and Radclyffe Hall. 

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Alumna Patty Anne Miller Drumming for CeeLo Green

September 26, 2014

Patty Anne Miller '10 has found success in Los Angeles after dedicating herself to her drumming.

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CityLine: the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival and Sean Jones

September 25, 2014

WCVB Channel 5 previews the 2014 Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival. 

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Berklee Gigs Ready Alumna for Miss Universe Hungary Spectacular

September 24, 2014

Only a few years out of Berklee, Kata Kozma ’11 got a big break after an evening involving a Budapest jazz club, a big-time Hollywood producer, and an irrefusable offer.

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Teen Steelpan Player Finds Mentors, Inspiration at Berklee Summer Program

September 24, 2014

Alida McKeon, a young steelplan player, talks about her experience in the Berklee summer programs. 

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Billboard: Top Schools Where You Can Learn About the Industry

September 24, 2014

Berklee makes Billboard magazine's list of top music business schools. 

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