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PODCAST: Life After Berklee—Bent Knee

August 9, 2016

On the heels of signing with independent label Cuneiform Records, Bent Knee guitarist Ben Levin '11 and bassist Jessica Kion '13 dropped by the Berklee alumni offices to discuss the making of their just-released critically acclaimed album Say So, life on the road, and becoming partners in music and life.

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Tandon Global Clinics Give Indian Students Access to Berklee Teaching

August 9, 2016

Made possible by a gift from Chandrika Tandon, an entrepreneur and Grammy-nominated musician, the Berklee Tandon Global Clinics bring the Berklee experience to musicians in India. 

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Selah Poitier '16 Perseveres through Trials into Breakthrough Success

August 8, 2016

Bahamian bassist, vocalist, composer, and songwriter Selah Poitier ’16 overcomes trials on her journey in music, breaking through with authenticity, faith, and perseverance.

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BostInno: How One Man Melded His Love of Music with Entrepreneurship

July 28, 2016

BostInno reports on Berklee alumnus Johannes Flecker, whose melding of music with entrepreneurship resulted in the launch of Sound Leadership, a successful corporate leadership coaching venture.

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Paula Cole and Will Dailey Engage with Songwriting Workshop Students

July 28, 2016

Berklee’s summer Songwriting Workshop students recently participated in a master class with Grammy Award-winner Paula Cole and a clinic with Boston-based recording artist Will Dailey.

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String Quartet and Other Berklee Players Heat up Newport Folk Festival 2016

July 28, 2016

Berklee continued its long history of participation in the Newport Folk Festival this year from alumni solo shows (Ruby Amanfu '98 and Sam Moss '11) to group performances by Berklee Instant Strings and the Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir.

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Berklee Hosts International Jazz Conference

July 28, 2016

Berklee hosted the 26th annual conference of the International Association of Schools of Jazz, June 25-July 1, 2016.

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Jazz Master Dave Liebman Offers Advice for Young Musicians

July 28, 2016

Dave Liebman, founder and artistic director of the International Association of Schools of Jazz, talks about the IASJ and balancing performing and teaching.

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PODCAST: Anthony Fung

July 26, 2016

Anthony Fung '15, '16G—who will continue his jazz studies at the Thelonious Monk Institute—leads his quintet on this week's featured podcast track.

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Kara DioGuardi Offers Career Advice to Summer Students

July 25, 2016

Grammy-nominated hit songwriter, producer, and music publisher Kara DioGuardi spoke to Berklee's Songwriting Workshop summer students, sharing valuable insights on building a career in the music industry.

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Danilo Pérez and the Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors to Perform at Newport Jazz Festival

July 25, 2016

The Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors will perform at the Newport Jazz Festival on Friday, July 29 with special guests Danilo Pérez and John Patitucci.

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Vanyaland: Enhanced Bills—Berklee Sending Multiple Bands and Artists to Major Summer Music Festivals

July 25, 2016

The Berklee Popular Music Institute is spreading the presence of New England's finest artists with fesitval appearances at Electric Daisy Carnival, Made In America, Lollapalooza, and Osheaga. 
 
 

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2016 Berklee Lollapalooza Scholarships Awarded

July 21, 2016

Teen musicians from Muskogee, Oklahoma, and Chicago, Illinois, have received scholarships through Berklee's partnership with iconic music festival Lollapalooza.

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Shea Rose performing live at Brighton Music Hall.

Shea Rose Imparts Advice to Vocal Summit Students

July 20, 2016

Singer-songwriter, performer, and social change activist Shea Rose ’11 passed along career advice and hard-earned wisdom to students attending Berklee's Vocal Summit Summer program.

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Berklee Invades Newport Folk Festival

July 20, 2016

The Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir will open the Fort Stage for the fourth straight year and Berklee Instant Strings, making their Newport debut, will perform with Aoife O’Donovan and Margo Price.

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Berklee's Boston Campus Graduates First Group of Master's Students

July 20, 2016

Almost two dozen students from 16 countries earned their Master of Music degrees after spending a year immersed in Berklee’s contemporary performance (global jazz concentration) program.

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NPR: Your Favorite New Musicians of 2016 (So Far)

July 19, 2016

NPR's All Songs Considered recently named Honeysuckle's track, "It's Getting Late," to their listener-chosen list, "Your Favorite New Musicians of 2016 (So Far)."

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Grace Kelly '11 Is 'Trying to Figure It Out'

July 18, 2016

Fresh off her latest album and a stint in the house band for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, at 24, alto saxophonist Grace Kelly '11 has only just begun.

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New Fans, New Plans: Open Music Initiative Kicks Off Fellowship Program

July 15, 2016

BerkleeICE and design-thinking firm IDEO recently selected 18 young entrepreneurs to take part in an intensive, three-week fellowship program to further research the topic of equity in the music industry.

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Berklee's Valencia campus class of 2016 master's degree graduates

Berklee’s Campus in Valencia, Spain Salutes Class of 2016 Graduates from 30 Countries

July 15, 2016

On July 11, 2016, 119 students received their master’s degrees from Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain at a commencement ceremony featuring guest speaker Emilio Aragón.

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