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Berklee to Honor Wang Leehom, King of Chinese Pop, at Symphony Hall

September 22, 2016

Berklee students will celebrate Chinese-American singer-songwriter, movie star, producer, and director Wang Leehom with a program of his globally popular music, and Wang himself will join them on stage to perform selections and to receive an honorary doctorate from Berklee.

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Berklee Students, Alumni Perform on Flamenco Album Nominated for a Latin Grammy

September 22, 2016

José Mercé's 2016 album, Doy La Cara, is nominated for a Latin Grammy for Best Flamenco Album. It was produced by Mediterranean Music Institute Artistic Director Javier Limón and features nine current or former Berklee students. 

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PODCAST: Mark Zaleski at Beantown Jazz

September 20, 2016

Saxophonist Mark Zaleski, an associate professor in Berklee's Harmony Department, will perform at the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival on September 24. 

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Berklee and Boston Conservatory Merged to Create a Conservatory 'on Steroids'

September 20, 2016

Two venerated Boston music schools, which happen to be next-door neighbors, join forces to merge the old with the new. 

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Composer and Conductor Richard Carrick Named Chair of the Composition Department

September 19, 2016

Award-winning composer, conductor, and pianist Richard Carrick, a Guggenheim fellow, has been named chair of Berklee’s Composition Department.

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Slideshow: The Berklee Indian Ensemble Performs for Thousands in Bengaluru

September 19, 2016

For its first performance outside of the United States, the Berklee Indian Ensemble played to a crowd of more than 5,000 people at the 54th Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava megafestival in India.

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Wide shot of the BPC during the opening of convocation.

Slideshow: Berklee Kicks off New School Year

September 16, 2016

Berklee celebrated the start of the 2016–2017 academic year by welcoming entering students and their families to campus, while faculty and staff reaffirmed their commitment to helping students succeed.

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Berklee Global Jazz Institute Graduates to Attend Thelonious Monk Institute

September 16, 2016

Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) graduates Anthony Fung and Simon Moullier have been accepted into the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA in Los Angeles.

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The Tierney Sutton Band

Alumni Give Soaring Score to Clint Eastwood's Box Office Smash Sully

September 15, 2016

Alumni Tierney Sutton '87 and Christian Jacob '86 worked closely with legendary actor and director Clint Eastwood to score box office leader Sully, a biopic about airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, starring Tom Hanks.

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Emerson and Berklee Partner to Host Concert and Lecture with Activist, Author, and Educator Angela Y. Davis

September 14, 2016

Emerson College and Berklee College of Music partner to host a concert and lecture with activist, author, and educator Angela Y. Davis on September 20 and 21.

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Tim Jackson of the Monterey Jazz Festival to Receive George Wein Impresario Award

September 14, 2016

Berklee will present Tim Jackson, artistic director of the Monterey Jazz Festival, with the George Wein Impresario Award at the 59th edition of the festival, September 16-18.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Wanda Strukus

September 13, 2016

In this episode of Inside Berklee, Wanda Strukus, Boston Conservatory at Berklee's program director of contemporary theater, talks about talks about fostering collaboration and supporting hybrid artists who can succeed in today's industry.

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Berklee Performance Center Fall Season on Sale Now

September 12, 2016

The Berklee Performance Center is proud to announce a jam-packed fall season. Highlights include Black Lives Matter: Meaning of Freedom Concert Honoring Angela Davis; John Scofield’s Country for Old Men; Patti Smith in conversation with Michael Patrick MacDonald; Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees with Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, and the Milk Carton Kids; and much more.

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Bibi Bourelly speaks to students at the Learning Center.

Hit Songwriter Bibi Bourelly Empowers Students through Authenticity

September 8, 2016

Twenty-one-year-old hit songwriter and artist Bibi Bourelly, who has written for Rihanna and Selena Gomez, brings refreshing and inspiring perspective to Berklee students.

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Sri Lankan Alumnus Opens Country's Only Musicians' Village and Relaunches Family Label

September 7, 2016

As part of an idea he cultivated while at Berklee, Sanchitha Wickremesooriya plans to open Sri Lanka’s only musicians' and artists' village and to relaunch the music label his grandfather started.

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Noémie Legrand performating at the 2016 Osheaga Festival

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Noémie Legrand '16

September 6, 2016

In this episode of Inside Berklee, Noémie Legrand '16, lead singer of the band Noé, tells the story of how she scored a gig at the 2016 Osheaga Festival and how the Berklee Popular Music Institute helped her rise to the occasion.

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Noé performs onstage at Osheaga

Slideshow: Noé Performs at Osheaga Festival in Montreal

September 2, 2016

Indie electro-pop band Noé performed a crowd-shaking set on the Scène des Arbres (Tree Stage) at the Osheaga Festival of Music and Art in Montreal this summer as part of the Berklee Popular Music Institute (BPMI).

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Alison Plante, chair of Berklee's Film Scoring Department

Alison Plante Named Chair of Film Scoring at Berklee

September 1, 2016

Berklee announces that Alison Plante has been named the chair of the college’s Film Scoring Department. Plante, an award-winning composer with an array of credits across film, TV, and theater, now becomes the first female chair of a collegiate film scoring department.

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Berklee Indian Ensemble to Perform at Deepak Chopra Symposium

August 30, 2016

Next week musicians from the Berklee Indian Ensemble head out to California to perform at a symposium led by Deepak Chopra, the famed doctor and wellness guru, as a result of a connection between Chopra and Berklee that started last year and has continued to grow.

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NECN: Do Video Music Awards Matter?

August 30, 2016

Berklee’s George Howard weighs in on the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. 

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