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Gary Burton, Fred Hersch to Headline Concert for the Ukrainian People, June 10

May 26, 2015

Organized by Ukraine native and Berklee faculty member Vadim Neselovskyi, the concert will feature a program of traditional Ukrainian folk songs alongside Neselovskyi’s original compositions.

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Berklee Receives UPCEA’s Strategic Innovation in Online Education Award

May 22, 2015

Berklee was honored by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) at its 100th annual conference in Washington, D.C.

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Berklee Urban Service Awards

May 22, 2015

Berklee’s Office of Community Affairs and Campus Engagement (CACE) awarded Berklee Urban Service Awards this spring to 36 students, faculty, staff, and partners in recognition of the incredible work they do using music as a catalyst for social change in the Greater Boston area.
 

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WBUR: Berklee and Spotify Team Up to Save Our Ears

May 20, 2015

WBUR featured Just the Right Volume, Berklee's recent forum on hearing loss protection. 

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Terence Blanchard Named Visiting Scholar at Berklee

May 18, 2015

World-renowned trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and Blue Note recording artist Terence Blanchard will join Berklee as a visiting scholar in the Jazz Composition department beginning in the fall of 2015.

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Berklee Student Ghita to Open for Maroon 5 at Morocco's Festival Mawazine

May 18, 2015

Ghita, a Berklee student from Casablanca, Morocco, will open for superstars Maroon 5 at the 14th annual Festival Mawazine Rythmes du Monde in Rabat, Morocco, on Saturday, June 6.

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Berklee Silent Film Orchestra Performs at San Francisco Silent Film Festival, May 29

May 14, 2015

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival will feature the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra’s original score to F.W. Murnau’s 1924 iconic silent film, The Last Laugh, on Friday, May 29, at the Castro Theatre. 

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Rie Tsuji

Rie Tsuji ‘02: Touring with Beyoncé

May 11, 2015

Berklee alumna Rie Tsuji didn’t initially set out to tour the world with Beyoncé and Jay-Z, but when the opportunity arose, she was well prepared to seize it.

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Nikki Glaspie '05

Nikki Glaspie '05: Beyoncé and Beyond

May 11, 2015

After a five-year stint drumming with Beyoncé right out of Berklee, alumna Nikki Glaspie breaks out on her own with the Nth Power.

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DaNiiVORY performing alongside Beyoncé.

DANiiVORY ‘08: From CeeLo to the Super Bowl with Beyoncé

May 11, 2015

Born Theresa Danielle Flaminio, multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter DANiiVORY '08, who has toured with Beyoncé, CeeLo Green, and Imagine Dragons, sets out on her own.

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Julio Iglesias, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Harvey Mason, Doug Morris Honored at Commencement

May 9, 2015

Nearly 900 graduates from 62 countries received degrees at Berklee's 2015 commencement. 

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Experts Talk at Berklee About Prevalence of Hearing Loss and Importance of Protection

May 8, 2015

Young musicians are especially vulnerable to hearing loss, considering the thousands of hours of practice, often with instruments right next to the ear, it takes to reach mastery.

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All Songs Considered: Why We Like the Music We Like

May 8, 2015

NPR's All Songs Considered held a listening party at Berklee on April 22. The evening, held at the Red Room at Cafe 939, featured a panel of guests including Susan Rogers, associate professor of music production and engineering.

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'Mad Men' Composer David Carbonara Got Seduced by Film Scoring at Berklee

May 7, 2015

David Carbonara '85 has scored all seven seasons of Mad Men, which is in its final run on AMC for the second half of its seventh, and last, season

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Noam Israeli playing with kids in the Dominican Republic

Developing Musical Ambassadors for Social Change

May 7, 2015

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute doesn’t simply turn out talented musicians, it develops musical ambassadors, unique players with enough compassion and practical knowledge to understand that the music they play can transform lives and better the global community.
 

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Chronicle Features Michael Sweet

May 7, 2015

Channel 5’s Chronicle talks to associate professor Michael Sweet about one of the fastest growing fields in the music business: composing for video games. 

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PODCAST: Holiday Mountain

May 7, 2015

Holiday Mountain, an Austin-based psych dub pop trio formed at Berklee in 2011, was recently featured in Spin magazine and is currently on tour in support of its EP, You Be You, Part One. 

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Startup Lab Graduates

Startup Lab Graduates Gain Traction

May 5, 2015

SaraMarie Bottaro and Ryohei Takatsuchi are making tracks with their startup, Dancing Rabbits Publications, an alternative publication house.

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Berklee's Casey McQuillen Blends Music and Message in Anti-Bullying Campaign

May 5, 2015

In her You Matter tour, student Casey McQuillen combines musical performance with candid reflections to drive home her anti-bullying message with middle and high school students.

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Boston Magazine: Metalhead Sisters from Mexico Want to Rock Berklee’s Summer Program

May 5, 2015

A trio of talented sisters from Monterey, Mexico, is looking to Berklee’s Summer Programs to amplify its heavy metal sound.

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