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Suzanne Ciani; photo by Salim ALi

Sound Pioneer Suzanne Ciani Talks Creative Process with Students

April 28, 2017

Sound design and electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani capped off her residency at Berklee, sharing her knowledge with students, from the early days of electronic music to her creative advertising work.

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Berklee Indian Ensemble Presents Bridges at the Berklee Performance Center on Tuesday, May 9

April 27, 2017

The Berklee Indian Ensemble will present stories and songs about shared, universal human experiences in a concert at the Berklee Performance Center.

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The Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra and Choir on stage.

Slideshow: The Lord of the Rings Symphony Brings Howard Shore's Music to Life at Symphony Hall

April 27, 2017

On April 19, more than 200 musicians from the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra and Chorus performed Howard Shore’s B.M. '69 '08H Lord of the Rings Symphony at Boston's Symphony Hall as part of Berklee's Signature Series.

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Cellist Cristobal Cruz Garcia

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Cristobal Cruz-Garcia

April 25, 2017

In this episode of Inside Berklee, student cellist, composer, and arranger Cristobal Cruz-Garcia talks about how his childhood in Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego, California, inform his willingness to cross musical borders.

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Andrew Altenbach conducts a recording session in a Berklee studio

Berklee Finds Harmonic Convergence in Opera Collaborations

April 25, 2017

Within the merger's first year, new ways to collaborate on opera have flourished, from preparing studio quality recordings for a new opera commission, to the creation of an opera summer program housed on Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain.

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Berklee to Present Female Student with Beyoncé’s Formation Scholars Award

April 25, 2017

This fall, Berklee will deliver a Beyoncé Knowles-Carter Formation Scholars Award to an incoming or continuing female undergraduate or graduate student.

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Headshot of Davey Thomas Tucker.

At Sundance, PBS Virtual Reality Short Film Features Music by Graduating Student Davey Thomas Tucker

April 24, 2017

Music composed by soon-to-graduate film scoring student Davey Thomas Tucker was featured at this year's Sundance Film Festival in the debut of PBS Digital Studios’s virtual reality (VR) short film, My Brother’s Keeper.

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Tai Jimenez and Duane Lee Holland, Jr.

WCVB-TV's Chronicle Explores Dance at Boston Conservatory at Berklee

April 20, 2017

Boston Conservatory at Berklee dance instructors Tai Jimenez and Duane Lee Holland Jr., and student Laila Franklin, spoke with WCVB-TV's Chronicle about the Dance Division. 

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PODCAST: Sounds of Berklee—Black Violin

April 18, 2017

Black Violin will perform its violin-driven hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music at Berklee as part of the group's Unity Tour. 

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Kaki King to Perform New Arrangements of Her Songs with Student Orchestra

April 14, 2017

Virtuosa guitarist and composer Kaki King performs two shows on April 21 with the Porta Girevole Chamber Orchestra, composed of Berklee students and faculty, presenting new arrangements of her songs written specifically for this event.

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Composer Howard Shore '69 '08H

Howard Shore Profiled by Boston Globe, WBUR on Eve of The Lord of the Rings Symphony Performance

April 14, 2017

The Oscar-winning composer of more than 80 film scores returns to his alma mater on April 19 to hear more than 200 musicians perform his grand opus, The Lord of the Rings Symphony, at Boston's Symphony Hall.

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Berklee stage crew students Parker Jackson, Joe D'abate, Yoga Bagaspati, Angie Nguyen, Fares Btoush, and Jay Hamilton

Behind Thousands of Performances Each Year, Stage Crew Students Shine

April 13, 2017

Berklee produces approximately 2,700 events every year, and in addition to the many performers involved, stage crew work-study students make it all possible, learning valuable skills along the way.

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Keynote presentation at the BPC with Talib Kweli, Dave Dorn, and Panos Panay.

Students Find Opportunities, Advice, and Pivotal Experiences at Career Jam 2017

April 13, 2017

With representatives from companies such as Apple Music, Warner Music Group, Sony Music, Vevo, Kickstarter, and more, Berklee’s Career Jam offered students workshops, mentoring sessions, and recruitment tables, all aimed at helping Berklee students launch successful careers.

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Indian Folk Star Raghu Dixit Visits Berklee for Residency and Sold-Out Concert

April 12, 2017

Raghu Dixit, who was recently at Berklee for a concert and four-day residency that included a public talk, the making of a music video with the Berklee Indian Ensemble, a sold-out concert, and a workshop, brought his infectious joy to the Red Room at Cafe 939. 

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Howard Shore

April 11, 2017

Howard Shore B.M. '69 '08H will be back in Boston on April 19 to hear more than 200 musicians perform his epic The Lord of the Rings Symphony at Boston's Symphony Hall. 

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Mixing engineer Marcella Araica

Marcella Araica Advises Students on the Art of the Mix

April 10, 2017

Marcella Araica, who has mixed and/or composed for Usher, M.I.A., Meek Mill, Jason Derulo, Britney Spears, and more, spent last week talking with Berklee music production and engineering students on a range of issues and providing feedback on their mixes.

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Alicia Caillier M.A. '16

Fellowships Help Students Hear the Sounds of Success

April 7, 2017

Berklee's fellowships fund lucrative experiential learning opportunities in and outside of the music industry that would otherwise not be financially feasible for both undergraduate and graduate students.

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Tirgran plays piano passionately.

Slideshow: Celebrating the Music of Tigran Hamasyan

April 6, 2017

The ninth annual Berklee Middle Eastern Festival celebrated the music of Armenian jazz pianist and multigenre composer Tigran Hamasyan in a concert that featured him performing with students at the Berklee Performance Center.

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PODCAST: Sounds of Berklee—Pitch Slapped

April 4, 2017

Pitch Slapped, Berklee’s premier coed a cappella group, will release its second full-length album, Complexion, on April 20, following a debut performance of it at the Berklee Performance Center on April 19.

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Boston Conservatory at Berklee Plays the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage April 14

April 3, 2017

Two Boston Conservatory at Berklee ensembles—cello quartet BoCoCelli and brass quintet No Strings Attached—are headed to Washington, D.C., for a performance on the John F. Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. The free event will take place on Friday, April 14, at 6:00 p.m.

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