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Valencia Graduate Student Channels Passion for Film Music to Conduct Orchestra

October 19, 2016

From Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Program to a graduate program in film scoring, Madrid native Fernando Furones pursues the spectrum of Berklee offerings with his sights set on a career in music. 

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Wang Leehom '99

PODCAST: Wang Leehom ‘99

October 18, 2016

Listen to a song by Wang Leehom ’99, the King of Chinese Pop, who will join students in a celebration of his music at Symphony Hall on Sunday, November 13, 2016.

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NECN: Berklee Professor Weighs in on Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize

October 17, 2016

Berklee professor Mark Simos joins Sue O'Connell on NECN to discuss Bob Dylan’s 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Billboard: John Oates Enlists Berklee Students for New Song 'Smoke and Mirrors'

October 14, 2016

John Oates of Hall and Oates, the best-selling duo in music history, collaborates with Berklee students on new song and music video "Smoke and Mirrors."

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Slideshow: Donald Harrison and the Berklee All-Stars Perform for Enthusiastic Crowds in India

October 14, 2016

In his first trip to India, renowned saxophonist Donald Harrison Jr. '81 played with the Berklee All-Stars to a sold-out crowd of several thousand people at the 6th Delhi International Jazz Festival.

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Meet Berklee's 2016–2017 Presidential Scholars

October 13, 2016

Seven first-semester students were awarded Berklee's Presidential Scholarship this year, allowing them to attend Berklee for four years at no cost to them or their families—all tuition, housing, and fees provided. 

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Pablo Ziegler

Signature Series Presents Pablo Ziegler Meets Berklee

October 12, 2016

Pablo Ziegler Meets Berklee features the Latin Grammy-winning Argentinian pianist, composer, and arranger—one of the most important figures in Argentine new tango—performing his inspired compositions and arrangements with a large student orchestra.

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Greg Wells

Hitmaker Greg Wells to Berklee Students: Stay Open to Possibilities

October 11, 2016

With credits including work with Katy Perry, Twenty One Pilots, Adele, Pharrell Williams, and Timbaland, among others, Greg Wells—record producer, songwriter, musician, and mix engineer—had much to share in working with Berklee students.

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Billboard: 12 Elite Music Business Schools Shaping the Industry's Future

October 11, 2016

Billboard highlights Berklee in its annual report on the top music business schools. 

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Emily Baker

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Emily Baker

October 11, 2016

In this episode of Inside Berklee, student fiddle player Emily Baker talks about how she rediscovered her passion for music, and about the risk she took at age 26 to pursue music full time at Berklee.

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Berklee Partners with IDB to Expand Music Education Opportunities in Latin America

October 10, 2016

Berklee Latino, Berklee’s Spanish-language program, returned to Bogota, Colombia with partner Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). IDB’s grant to the institution—through the Korean Poverty Reduction Fund—established the Berklee/IDB Interactive Music Education Partnership to help bring music education to talented students in Latin America.

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Berklee Alumni and Faculty Nominated for 2016 Latin Grammy Awards

October 7, 2016

Twelve Berklee alumni and one faculty member received 14 Latin Grammy Award nominations for producing, mixing, engineering, and songwriting across five categories.

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VICE: The Moment I Knew I Wanted to Work in the Music Business

October 5, 2016

Susan Rogers, assosciate professor of music production and engineering, explains the first moment she knew she wanted to work in the music business with Vice.

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Matthew Nicholl Named Associate Vice President of Global Initiatives

October 3, 2016

Matthew Nicholl, an acclaimed educator, author, musician, composer, and arranger, has been named associate vice president of global initiatives at Berklee as of September 1. 

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Mili sings passionately over the crowd.

Slideshow: Beantown Jazz Festival 2016

September 30, 2016

Tens of thousands of music lovers came together for "Boston's biggest block party" at the 2016 Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival on Saturday, September 24, featuring three performance stages, local vendors, and kids activities.

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Joy Allen Joins Berklee As Chair of Music Therapy

September 30, 2016

Joy Allen, Ph.D., is the new chair of Music Therapy at Berklee College of Music as of August 2016.  Allen comes to the college from Loyola University, where she served as coordinator of Music Therapy and associate professor.

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Guitar Student Martina Blazeska Earns Endorsements and 1.2 Million YouTube Hits

September 29, 2016

Guitarist and performance major Martina Blazeska has more than 1.2 million hits on her YouTube channel thanks to a string of successful video posts.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Joy Allen

September 27, 2016

In this edition of Inside Berklee, Joy Allen, the new chair of Berklee's Music Therapy Department, talks about the principles behind music therapy and how it can be used to help people, as well as how Berklee prepares students to be effective therapists. 

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Mr. Adam Marks Performs at Un Lago de Conciertos on Spring 2016.

A Happy Coincidence at Berklee Study Abroad Program

September 26, 2016

For Berklee student band Mr. Adam Marks, Valencia provided the inspiration to form and the momentum to pursue a professional path. All five members of the band met thanks to the Berklee Study Abroad program as they enjoyed a six-month stay at Berklee’s Valencia, Spain, campus, between January and June 2016.

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Quincy Jones '51 H '83 with Zahili Gonzalez Zamora

Slideshow: Berklee Celebrates 20 Years with Monterey Jazz Festival

September 23, 2016

At the 59th Monterey Jazz Festival, Berklee students performed to capacity crowds, the college honored Tim Jackson, artistic director of the festival, with the George Wein Impresario Award, and student saxophonist Kenton Dick received the Jimmy Lyons Scholarship to attend Berklee.

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