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Chronicle Features Michael Sweet

May 7, 2015

Channel 5’s Chronicle talks to associate professor Michael Sweet about one of the fastest growing fields in the music business: composing for video games. 

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PODCAST: Holiday Mountain

May 7, 2015

Holiday Mountain, an Austin-based psych dub pop trio formed at Berklee in 2011, was recently featured in Spin magazine and is currently on tour in support of its EP, You Be You, Part One. 

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Startup Lab Graduates

Startup Lab Graduates Gain Traction

May 5, 2015

SaraMarie Bottaro and Ryohei Takatsuchi are making tracks with their startup, Dancing Rabbits Publications, an alternative publication house.

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Berklee's Casey McQuillen Blends Music and Message in Anti-Bullying Campaign

May 5, 2015

In her You Matter tour, student Casey McQuillen combines musical performance with candid reflections to drive home her anti-bullying message with middle and high school students.

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Boston Magazine: Metalhead Sisters from Mexico Want to Rock Berklee’s Summer Program

May 5, 2015

A trio of talented sisters from Monterey, Mexico, is looking to Berklee’s Summer Programs to amplify its heavy metal sound.

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Professor Chrissy Tignor-Fisher

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Chrissy Tignor-Fisher

May 4, 2015

Chrissy Tignor-Fisher, assistant professor of contemporary writing and production, is a producer, engineer, songwriter, and remix artist, often producing in the pop/EDM genres under the name Data Child.

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Pop songwriter Charlie Puth

Charlie Puth '13: From Berklee to Billboard

May 4, 2015

Charlie Puth '13 is a 23-year-old songwriter and performer who has recently been signed to Atlantic Records and who has scored a No. 1 song on Billboard’s Hot 100, a slew of popular YouTube videos, and an EP in the works.

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Students to Tour with Ingrid Jensen

May 4, 2015

A mentoring program teaming alumni with students continues with the Ingrid Jensen Berklee Quintet taking to the road for five dates in May. 

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Symposium Looks at Changing Status of Women in Music Industry

May 1, 2015

The Berklee Women's Empower Symposium, on March 27 at Berklee’s Valencia, Spain, campus, explored why women haven’t taken space in the industry until recently and what obstacles they face when they attempt to. 

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Student Awarded $200,000 Enrique Iglesias Scholarship to Attend Berklee

April 30, 2015

Silviana Itzel Salinas-Reyna, a 23-year-old tenor saxophone student from Mexico City, is the recipient of the Enrique Iglesias Scholarship presented by the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation. 
 

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New York Times: The Future of Music Discovery

April 29, 2015

The New York Times reached out to BerkleeICE for thoughts on how music is discovered in the digital era using Vine star and No. 1 Billboard artist Shawn Mendes as an example.

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Gary Powell talks to Panos Panay

BerkleeICE Series: Gary Powell Asks If Music Can Survive the Music Industry

April 29, 2015

In conversation with BerkleeICE founder Panos Panay, Gary Powell took the audience on a journey down his career path.

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PODCAST: Grey Season

April 27, 2015

Composed of students and alumni, Grey Season fuses folk and rock with five-part harmonies, driving solos, and melodies that you won't forget.

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Philip Glass Shares the Stories Behind His Music

April 24, 2015

Philip Glass’s recently published memoir is titled Words Without Music. Yet in an interview at Berklee Performance Center on April 1, music permeated the famed composer’s reminiscences, his observations, and even the sound of his voice.

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MMI Recordings Releases 'Christiane Karam and the Pletenitsa Balkan Choir,' 'Layth & Naseem'

April 24, 2015

The MMI Recordings is launching two new albums to finish this school year. Christiane Karam and the Pletenitsa Balkan Choir features more than 40 student performers as well as the Berklee World Strings directed by Eugene Friesen, and Layth & Naseem is the first release by Jordanian violinist Layth Sidiq and Palestinian cellist Naseem Alatrash.

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Berklee commencement ceremony; photo by Kelly Davidson

Class of 2015 Ready to Shape the Future of Music

April 22, 2015

Berklee’s class of 2015 came from more than 60 countries and more than 40 U.S. states to form bonds through music that will continue to grow in the years ahead.

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TwinCities.com: Danilo Perez Proffers a Vision of Rich Panama Culture

April 22, 2015

In a TwinCities.com article published this past April, reporter Dan Emerson reviewed a performance by Danilo Perez, artistic director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.

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Huffington Post: Berklee's New Tower Among 10 Best Housing Designs

April 22, 2015

The Huffington Post displays the 10 stunning National Housing Award recipients named by the American Institute of Architects, including Berklee's mixed-use tower at 160 Massachusetts Avenue. 

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27 Club Memorial Clinic: Berklee’s Right Turn Supergroup Shares Life Experiences, Lessons

April 22, 2015

The 27 Club may sound like some elite, desirable group, but it’s actually quite the opposite. In fact, it’s not a club at all. Rather, it’s a term for popular musicians who’ve died at age 27, often from drug or alcohol abuse, or other violent means. Its roster is deep, and includes Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Amy Winehouse, and Kurt Cobain.

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Pianist and Composer Mina Yu' 12

PODCAST: Mina Yu '12

April 21, 2015

Jazz pianist and composer Mina Yu '12, a native of Korea now based in New York, releases her debut album Papa's Records.

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