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Berklee to Present American Master Awards to T Bone Burnett, Gillian Welch, and David Rawlings

February 17, 2016

Berklee will present American Master Awards at Music City Roots in Franklin, Tennessee. T Bone Burnett and Berklee alumni Gillian Welch '92 and David Rawlings '92 will receive the honors during a live webcast on March 15.
 

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PODCAST: Hal Crook

February 16, 2016

Faculty member Hal Crook '71 celebrates his 30 years at Berklee with a BPC concert. Listen to one of his originals, "Behind These Eyes."

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Berklee Alumni Win Big at 58th Grammy Awards

February 16, 2016

Twelve alumni took home thirteen trophies at the 2016 Grammy Awards. 

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WCVB Channel 5: Donna McElroy and The Fisk Jubilee Singers

February 16, 2016

The Berklee professor, Fisk alumna, and former Jubilee Singer previewed the group’s upcoming performance at Symphony Hall on Sunday, February 21.

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Vanyaland: Heavy Rotation Records Packs the Sinclair for Dorm Sessions Release Party

February 12, 2016

Heavy Rotation Records takes over the Sinclair with the release of Dorm Sessions 11.

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Doc Wallace Trio, Loose Roots Band to Play Brooklyn's Jalopy Theatre

February 11, 2016

Berklee roots musicians the Doc Wallace Trio and the Loose Roots Band will bring Texas fiddling, swing, and Celtic music to the Jalopy Theatre in Brooklyn on March 13. 

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PODCAST: Life After Berklee—Donny McCaslin on Recording with David Bowie

February 10, 2016

Last year saxophonist Donny McCaslin '88 and his jazz quartet were enlisted by David Bowie H'99 to record what became Bowie's 25th and final album, Blackstar. Just weeks after the album's release and the shock of Bowie's death, McCaslin talks about recording with Bowie and longtime producer Tony Visconti.

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Student Nacho González Earns a Jazz Education Network Honor

February 2, 2016

Nacho González took a detour from a bright future in the nonprofit world to come to Berklee. This month, he won a spot in the JEN Young Composer Showcase.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Donna McElroy

February 2, 2016

Grammy-nominated Berklee Voice Department Professor Donna McElroy, an alumna of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the leading torch-bearers of the traditional spiritual throughout the world since 1871, both discusses and sings spirituals, joined by students from the Jubilee Spirit Ensemble that she leads at Berklee.

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David Murillo R. in Berklee's Shames Family Scoring Stage

Student Scores Sundance Award-Winning Film

February 1, 2016

David Murillo R., a Berklee student from Medellín, Colombia, scores Between Sea and Land, recipient of the Sundance Film Festival's Audience Award for Best Film and the Special Jury Award for Acting, both in the World Cinema Dramatic category.

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Spring 2016 Entering Students Welcomed at Convocation and Concert

January 29, 2016

As snow fell lightly outside the Berklee Performance Center on January 12, incoming students and their families were treated to an evening of inspirational words and energetic music at the spring 2016 entering student convocation and concert. 

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HRR Celebrates Dorm Sessions 11 at The Sinclair in Cambridge

January 29, 2016

Heavy Rotation Records celebrates the release of its new compilation, Dorm Sessions 11, with a concert at the Sinclair in Cambridge.

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Berklee Partners with Nashville and Philadelphia Public Schools to Boost Music Education

January 28, 2016

The Berklee PULSE® Music Method expands to Metro Nashville Public Schools and the School District of Philadelphia, providing over 400 music teachers with access to the comprehensive online platform.

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Great American Songbook: The Music of Bob Dylan

January 27, 2016

Great American Songbook: The Music of Bob Dylan, celebrates the folk music icon with a large group of Berklee students, faculty, and guest Al Kooper paying tribute to Dylan’s prolific career.

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BerkleeICE on Tour in Silicon Valley

January 26, 2016

BerkleeICE took its first trip to Silicon Valley to introduce and expose students to the possibilities of careers in technology, including site visits to Google, Facebook, Twitter, Apple, startup incubators, and venture capital firms.

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PODCAST: Prince Charles Alexander

January 26, 2016

Prince Charles Alexander, professor of music production and engineering, talks about the arc of his career, from starting his solo career in Boston, to hip-hop sessions in New York, to joining the Berklee faculty.

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Berklee Presents the Fisk Jubilee Singers at Symphony Hall

January 21, 2016

The historic ensemble that introduced negro spirituals to the world will perform in honor of the 150th anniversary of Fisk University. The concert will also feature Berklee voice professor and former Jubilee Singer Donna McElroy, the renowned Boston Children’s Chorus, readings by former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and author Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, and more.

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PODCAST: Jonathan Bailey Holland

January 20, 2016

Listen to a two-movement work for flute and piano by Jonathan Bailey Holland, a composition faculty member at both The Boston Conservatory and Berklee.

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Berklee student funk band STIG

Student Ryan Stigmon Brings His Brand of Funk to NAMM 2016

January 20, 2016

Ryan Stigmon and his funk band STIG will kick off the spring semester with a main-stage gig at the winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California—the largest music trade show in North America.

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Berklee and The Boston Conservatory Agree to Merger, Set the Stage for New International Standard in Performing Arts Education

January 19, 2016

Berklee and The Boston Conservatory announce a formal agreement to merge, creating the world’s most comprehensive and dynamic training ground for music, dance, theater, and related professions. 

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