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Berklee to Award Scholarships to Finalists of Lee Ritenour's Six String Theory Competition

January 9, 2014

Berklee College of Music will award four four-year scholarships—one full-tuition, three half-tuition—to finalists in Grammy-winning guitarist and producer Lee Ritenour's Six String Theory Competition. 

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PODCAST: Samantha Preis '10

January 8, 2014

Connecticut native Samantha Preis ’10 began playing the piano at a young age, but didn’t care much for practicing the music she was given.  Instead, she preferred to write her own songs, a habit which led her to Berklee’s summer Songwriting Workshop, and from there to a songwriting scholarship.

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PODCAST: Sierra Hull '11

December 20, 2013

Listen to a tune from a Tennessee-bred bluegrass musician and alumna who's returning to Berklee for a New Year's Eve concert.

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Berklee Forms Affiliations with Chinese Institutions in Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shanghai

December 20, 2013

Berklee is now affiliated with Communication University of China, Beijing; Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Shanghai; and Xinghai Conservatory of Music, Guangzhou.

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Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter, Mandolinist Sierra Hull to Perform First Night Boston Concert, Broadcast on WUMB-FM

December 20, 2013

Sierra Hull performs as part of Boston's First Night Boston festival.

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Hipsters and Hackers: Berklee Meets MIT

December 19, 2013

Panos Panay, founding managing director of Berklee's new Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship, helps create a bridge between students at Berklee and MIT.

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Students Surprise MFA Crowd with 'O Holy Night'

December 19, 2013

Student Evan Chapman orchestrates an impromptu performance of "O Holy Night" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 

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PODCAST: Inside Berkee—Michael Sweet

December 18, 2013

Michael Sweet, an associate professor who teaches video game scoring, has seen the gaming grow from a niche market into a $60-billion-a-year industry—and one that needs music. 

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The Berklee International Network: 20 Years of Global Outreach

December 18, 2013

Twenty years ago, after nearly a half-century of making a name for itself in Boston as a leader in contemporary music education, Berklee formed the Berklee International Network (BIN) to formally take its mission and message global. This year, the BIN celebrated its anniversary by adding six new schools to the fold. 

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Slideshow: Student Ensembles Fall 2013

December 17, 2013

View a photo gallery of Berklee student ensembles in their final performances for the fall 2013 semester.

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Berklee Online's Cavalier Wins Education Award

December 17, 2013

BostInno names Berklee Online's Debbie Cavalier one of the city's most innovative educators.

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Jason Lim '13: All of the Above

December 16, 2013

Performer and inventor Jason Lim synthesizes new experiences in the Interdisciplinary Arts Institute. “Berklee has the worldwide reputation and facilities that I wanted to experience,” he says, and adds that he began saving money to come to Berklee early on during his first degree program. He originally intended to stay for only a semester or two, but found the experience so rewarding that he completed a second degree, this time in electronic production and design (EPD).

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Rising Talent Pepe Portilla Finding His Roadmap at Berklee

December 12, 2013

After achieving early success in Mexico, student Pepe Portilla is discovering room to grow as a producer, performer, and songwriter—and as a person—at Berklee.

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Berklee Student Usman Riaz Named TED Senior Fellow

December 12, 2013

Berklee student Usman Riaz has been named one of 12 TED senior fellows who will present at the next four TED conferences starting in 2014. At 22, the Pakistani composer, multi-instrumentalist, and filmmaker is the youngest TED senior fellow ever selected. 

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Berklee Alumni Earn 36 Grammy Award Nominations

December 11, 2013

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences nominated 30 Berklee alumni for a total of 36 Grammy Awards.

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PODCAST: Tom Griesgraber '95

December 10, 2013

This alumnus's flying fingers make magic with the Chapman Stick. After attending a Berklee in LA session, Griesgraber set his heart on Berklee, but knew he had his work cut out for him to succeed there. He began taking courses at MiraCosta college, and soon distinguished himself, tutoring other students, recording, and helping with administrative duties. He then transferred to Berklee, and two years later graduated summa cum laude.

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Simpsons' Alf Clausen is in Music Ville

December 5, 2013

Get the inside story from The Simpsons composer and Berklee alumnus who wrote the music for the recent show-opening mini-film featuring the show's characters in a battle over musical freedom.

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PODCAST: Guinga

December 5, 2013

Listen to a tune from one of Brazil's most acclaimed composers and guitarists.

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Berklee Student Launches Fundraiser for Native Philippines

December 5, 2013

Jorel Corpus is proud of the new album he compiled for typhoon relief, but even prouder to lend a hand to his home country.

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Berklee Musicians Bridge Mediterranean Cultures with 'Promesas de Tierra'

December 4, 2013

Grammy-winning producer Javier Limón's latest album brings together flamenco, Arab, and Israeli music. 

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