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Brad Paisley with Berklee students

Brad Paisley and Chris DuBois Share Career Insights with Students

March 16, 2016

Berklee students spending their spring break learning about Nashville’s music industry met with hit country singer-songwriter Brad Paisley and Chris DuBois, his frequent songwriting collaborator and partner in the duo’s independent publishing company, Sea Gale Music.

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Bela Fleck at Warner Music Nashville with Berklee students

Béla Fleck Dares Students to Explore Musical Frontier

March 16, 2016

Banjo legend and esteemed composer Béla Fleck, who has been nominated in more Grammy categories than any other musician, met with Berklee students on Saturday, March 12 at Warner Music Nashville as part of the college’s annual spring break trip.

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T Bone Burnett at Warner Music Nashville with Berklee

T Bone Burnett Offers Students Tips on Music Production—and Life

March 16, 2016

Legendary producer, film music maven, songwriter, and artist T Bone Burnett shared his experience and wisdom with Berklee students at a master class at Warner Music Nashville on Monday, March 14, 2016.

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Jonathan Olivares ’05 chats with Berklee students and other alumni

Networking, Nashville-Style

March 16, 2016

Berklee alumni working in the Nashville music industry reach out to the next generation of Berklee students, who are visiting for their spring break to learn from Music City's pros.

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Ray Santos to Receive Honorary Doctorate

March 16, 2016

Ray Santos, "El Maestro" of the mambo sound and educator, will receive an honorary doctorate of music at the Puertro Rico Heineken Jazz Festival. 

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Danilo Pérez and Danny Rivera.

Berklee Global Jazz Summit Explores Improvisation and Humanity, March 29-April 1

March 16, 2016

Free, on-campus panels from March 29 to April 1 will lead up to the summit concert on April 1 at the Berklee Performance Center.

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PODCAST: The Equinox Festival

March 15, 2016

Listen to composer, pianist, and faculty member Moira Lo Bianco '12 who will perform in the Equinox Music Festival on March 21, and is also the event's codirector, with Stephany Tiernan, chair of the Piano Department. 

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Berklee Blogs: Exploring Spain During Study Abroad

March 15, 2016

Berklee student blogger Grace Mann speaks about her experience studying abroad at Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain.

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Performance from Berklee Concert for 100 Mobile Devices

Concert Turns Mobile Device Users into Interactive Orchestra

March 11, 2016

Berklee hosts thousands of performances each year, but, until now, none quite like the recent Concert for 100 Mobile Devices.

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Sony U.S. Latin President Nir Seroussi '96

Sony Music U.S. Latin President Nir Seroussi '96 Riffs on the Future of Music Labels

March 10, 2016

Nir Seroussi ’96 discusses his Berklee experience and the future of music labels during his keynote interview at the 23rd Annual James G. Zafris Lecture for Music Business/Management.

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Middle Eastern Festival: The Music of Syria

March 10, 2016

This year’s event features the acclaimed multimedia piece Home Within, an impressionistic reflection of the Syrian crisis, seven-time Latin Grammy winner Javier Limon, oud virtuoso Kenan Adnawi, and others.

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Bassist and summer program student Max Schwartz

Berkeley to Berklee, Bluegrass to New Jazz: Summer Student Prepares for a Life of Music

March 9, 2016

Seventeen-year-old bassist and composer Max Schwartz came to the Five-Week Summer Performance Program to further his skills and discovered a world of new influences.

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PODCAST: Danilo Pérez

March 8, 2016

Listen to an interview with Danilo Pérez, pianist, composer, bandleader, and founder of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.

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Berklee Summer Program at Newport Jazz Festival Allows Students to Study with Masters

March 7, 2016

Young aspiring musicians will spend five intensive days at the Newport Jazz Festival with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. 

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Korean Entertainment Group Founder Joins Berklee's Board of Trustees

March 1, 2016

Miky Lee, vice chair of CJ Group, Asia's leading content and media company, joins Berklee's Board of Trustees.

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Black Lives Matter Concert Raises Awareness and the Roof

March 1, 2016

The Office of the President teamed up with three groups—the Black Student Union, Black Lives Matter, and the Glory Project—to hold a series of events to highlight black life and increase black presence on campus. 

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Drummer Nate Morton '94 at Berklee February 28, 2016.

PODCAST: Life After Berklee—Drummer Nate Morton of The Voice

February 29, 2016

Berklee alumnus Nate Morton '94 is the drummer in the house band for NBC's The Voice and has appeared on the Rock Star: Supernova and INXS reality shows, toured nationally in the American Idol band, and performed with Natalie Cole, Paul Stanley, and Chaka Khan.

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The Fisk Jubilee Singers with Donna McElroy

Slideshow: Fisk Jubilee Singers Honored at Boston’s Symphony Hall

February 26, 2016

Berklee recently celebrated the 150th anniversary of one of the nation’s leading historically black colleges, the Nashville, Tennessee-based Fisk University, with a Signature Series salute to—and performances by—the renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers.

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Boston Globe: Fisk Jubilee Singers Bring Gospel Tradition to Boston

February 26, 2016

Donna McElroy spoke to the Boston Globe about her duty to carry on the Fisk Jubilee Singers' legacy of African American spirituals, and the two-plus year effort at Berklee to bring the storied ensemble back to Symphony Hall for its first performance in Boston since the 1980s.

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Here and Now: Listen to the Oscars’ Best Original Song Nominees

February 26, 2016

Film scoring professor Mason Daring weighs in on this year’s Oscar nominees in the Best Original Song category.

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