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Master's Film Scoring Program in Spain Prepares Chinese Composer for Career

February 11, 2014

Composer Yiyi Ma was among the inaugural class at Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain, studying alongside 19 others in the master's scoring program.

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Berklee's James Sale Conducts Music for 'The Lego Movie'

February 10, 2014

With a $69 million opening weekend, The Lego Movie is this year's hottest movie—and Berklee alumnus James T. Sale '92 is a part of its creation.

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Vans and Berklee Partner to Offer Full Scholarship

February 4, 2014

Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, and Berklee announce the founding of the Vans Berklee Off The Wall Scholarship—a four-year award covering full tuition, room, and board.

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PODCAST: Alissia Benveniste

February 3, 2014

Listen to the tune from a student bassist whose video went viral on YouTube.

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Berklee Presents Sun Ra Cosmic Centenary

February 3, 2014

The Signature Series at Berklee continues with Sun Ra Cosmic Centenary, celebrating the 100th anniversary of one of the most eclectic and electric musicians of the 20th century, Sun Ra. 

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Berklee High School Jazz Festival to Host 3,000 Musicians

February 3, 2014

The 46th Annual Berklee High School Jazz Festival will host 3,000 musicians on February 8, 2014.

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Makeba Riddick Shares Her Journey to Success

January 31, 2014

Grammy nominated songwriter Makeba Riddick ('99) discusses her accomplishments as well as her challenges in the music industry.
 

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BOSTON GLOBE: Orchestrating Success through BerkleeICE

January 29, 2014

In response to the college's announcement of its new Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE), the Boston Globe interiews ICE director and Berklee alumnus and Sonicbids founder Panos Panay.

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Berklee Launches Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship

January 29, 2014

Berklee College of Music announced the launch of the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE). Alumnus and Sonicbids founder Panos Panay has been named its founding managing director. The institute will offer an academic curriculum, research projects, online courses, and an incubation environment to encourage new startups within the music space.

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Berklee's John Kellogg Develops First MOOC for Music Business

January 28, 2014

John Kellogg, assistant chair of the Music Business/Management Department at Berklee, has developed a free online course, Introduction to the Music Business. Offered through edX, the free online education collaborative created by Harvard and MIT, it is the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to focus on music business. 

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Onto My Next Adventure: Launching BerkleeICE

January 28, 2014

Berklee alumnus and Sonicbids founder Panos Panay discusses his decision to return to Berklee as the head of the college's new Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE).

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First Night Boston Featured Music of Berklee Alumnus/ Faculty Ben Cantil

January 28, 2014

This year's First Night Boston featured the work of Ben Cantil, a Berklee alumnus and current faculty member of Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain. His music played during the 10 minutes leading up to the New Year’s countdown into the first minute of 2014.

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Berklee Alumni Win Eight Grammy Awards

January 27, 2014

Berklee alumni took home eight trophies during the Grammy Awards 2014 ceremony, including faculty member Terri Lyne Carrington, who was the first woman artist to win in the Best Jazz Instrumental Album category.

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Benny Golson Delivers Berklee Teachers Conference Keynote

January 24, 2014

In his keynote address at the Berklee Teachers on Teaching conference, saxophonist Benny Golson emphasized the importance of being open to new kinds of music.  

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Berklee Cited for "Remarkable Progress"

January 23, 2014

Berklee receives reaccreditation and praise from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges for recent developments, including a new campus in Spain, graduate programs, and the 16-story building on Massachusetts Avenue. President Roger H. Brown's letter provides the details.

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PODCAST: Jason Lim '13

January 23, 2014

Originally from Falkirk, Scotland, Jason Lim ’13 is a polymath in the finest Berklee tradition. An accomplished violinist, guitarist, drummer, inventor, and recording engineer, he is equally comfortable on both sides of the sound board and soldering iron.

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PODCAST: Guillermo Klein '94

January 21, 2014

Making music that is "occasionally Ellingtonian, occasionally classical, and always beautiful," according to PopMatters, an Argentinian alumnus returns to Berklee to perform with his band and Berklee students. "Mariana" is from his latest disc.

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The Checkout – Live at Berklee: Guillermo Klein Quintet 1/29

January 17, 2014

Presented by Berklee, NPR Music, WBGO FM, the Checkout – Live at Berklee, which brings critically acclaimed alumni back to their alma mater for intimate concerts at Cafe 939, continues with Argentinian composer and pianist Guillermo Klein on Wednesday, January 29. 
 

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Slideshow: Students Move into 160 Mass. Ave. Tower

January 17, 2014

Berklee's new 16-story tower, at 160 Massachusetts Avenue, opened to its first residents a week before the spring 2014 semester began, featuring dorm space, studios, practice rooms, a fitness center, a 400-seat cafeteria and performance space, and some of the best views in town.

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2014 Signature Series: Sun Ra Cosmic Centenary, Terence Blanchard, and More

January 17, 2014

The spring 2014 half of Berklee's Signature Music Series features Sun Ra Cosmic Centenary, the Great American Songbook: Great Women Songwriters, the Middle Eastern Music Festival: the Music of Armenia, and the State of Jazz Composition: Terence Blanchard with the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra. 

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