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Placido Domingo to be Awarded an Honorary Doctorate

March 21, 2014

Renowned tenor and international conductor, Placido Domingo, will be awarded an honorary doctorate by Berklee at its campus in Valencia on April 4, 2014.

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State of Jazz Composition Symposium and Concert Series April 22-27

March 21, 2014

Six days of panels, workshops, and performances with guest artists such as Maria Schneider, Billy Childs, Geri Allen, Vijay Iyer, and others will culminate with Terence Blanchard and the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra at the Berklee Performance Center.  

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The Strings of Summer: Joe Walsh on Berklee’s American Roots Weekend

March 14, 2014

Joe Walsh, coordinator of Berklee’s first American Roots Music summer program, discusses what’s in store for the student pickers, strummers, and pluckers who choose to study with some of the most respected names in modern roots music.

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Online Course Helps Prep Musicians for Berklee

March 14, 2014

Developing Your Musicianship, a new massive open online course (MOOC) offered by Berklee and Coursera, will introduce you to key concepts and approaches you'll need to understand, create, and perform contemporary music. 

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Jimmy Page, Geri Allen, Valerie Simpson, Thara Memory to Receive Honorary Degrees

March 13, 2014

On May 10, 2014, this year's honorary doctorate recipients will be recognized for their achievements in and influences on music, and for their enduring contributions to American and international culture.

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PODCAST: The Field Effect

March 13, 2014

The Field Effect is a rock quartet featuring four Berklee alumni with a passion for well-crafted songs filled with introspective lyrics, infectious melodies, and ferocious rhythms.

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Music Industry Executive Lyor Cohen Shares Insights at Zafris Lecture

March 12, 2014

Berklee’s 21st annual James G. Zafris Jr. Lecture featured music industry heavyweight Lyor Cohen.

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Harry Belafonte Accepts Award, Reflects on Music Today

March 12, 2014

During a visit to Berklee to accept an honorary doctorate for his musical and humanitarian achievements, Harry Belafonte sat down to discuss the award, music, and the importance of the arts. 

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The Checkout - Live at Berklee: Matthew Stevens Quintet

March 11, 2014

Presented by Berklee, NPR Music, and WBGO FM, The Checkout - Live at Berklee, brings critically acclaimed alumni back to their alma mater for intimate concerts at Cafe 939. The series continues on Wednesday, April 2, with guitarist Matthew Stevens and his quintet, featuring Gerald Clayton (piano), Vicente Archer (bass), and fellow alumni Eric Doob (drums) and Paulo Stagnaro (percussion).

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Scoring the Cosmos

March 11, 2014

Alan Silvestri '70 creates the music to help explain "all that is, or ever was, or ever will be."

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Dream Theater to Perform Student's Arrangements at Opera House Show

March 11, 2014

Dream Theater will perform Berklee student Eren Başbuğ's arrangements at its March 25 concert at the Boston Opera House. 

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Berklee Hosts First Music Therapy "Hack"

March 10, 2014

Hackers will compete to solve real-life music therapy problems by developing tools to be used in therapeutic and healthcare settings in 24 hours.

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Alumni and Students Hit SXSW Stages

March 10, 2014

Berklee-affiliated musicians will be everywhere at South by Southwest this year, including official showcases and unofficial ones, panels, and the annual Berklee live music party.

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Inside Berklee PODCAST: Bill Banfield

March 10, 2014

Professor Bill Banfield, founder and director of Berkee's Africana Studies Program, talks about his group, the Jazz Urbane, its debut CD, and the spirit of mentorship the project fosters.

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PODCAST: Thaddeus Hogarth '88

March 7, 2014

Associate professor of guitar Thaddeus Hogarth '88 might just be the world's most popular guitar teacher.

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Student Profiles: Lollapalooza Scholarship Winners

March 6, 2014

Two students were awarded Lollapalooza scholarships to attend Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain.

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Hortensia Roig Is the First Spanish Woman to Join Berklee’s Presidential Advisory Council

March 6, 2014

Hortensia Roig, general secretary of the Escuela de Empresarios (EDEM) in Valencia, Spain, is the first Spanish woman to join Berklee College of Music’s Presidential Advisory Council.

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An Extraordinary Opening Night for Berklee’s New State-of-the-Art Tower

March 4, 2014

The dedication of Berklee’s new tower at 160 Massachusetts Avenue was anything but your standard ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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The Jazz Urbane Premieres "Playing with Other People's Heads"

March 4, 2014

The Jazz Urbane, the Berklee-based group established by the college’s Africana Studies leader, Bill Banfield, premieres work from its latest album at Scullers Jazz Club with special guest Tia Fuller. The album was guided by the late Grammy-winning executive producer George Duke.

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VIDEO: Berklee, What Are You Listening To?

February 28, 2014

Many Berklee students are rarely seen without their headphones, but what are they listening to as they make their way around campus?

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