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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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Berklee Presents its SXSW Party: Boston and Beyond with Media Sponsor Vanyaland

January 15, 2014

Berklee College of Music announces Boston-based music news website Vanyaland as media sponsor for its ninth annual SXSW Party: Boston and Beyond on Thursday, March 13, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., at Brush Square Park in Austin, Texas.

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Berklee Student to Perform with Carole King at MusiCares Tribute

January 14, 2014

When multi-Grammy winner Carole King takes the stage at the MusiCares Person of the Year ceremony in her honor, she will be accompanied on one song by Berklee student Ahmad El Haggar from Egypt. 

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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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