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Great American Songbook: The Music of Bob Dylan

January 27, 2016

Great American Songbook: The Music of Bob Dylan, celebrates the folk music icon with a large group of Berklee students, faculty, and guest Al Kooper paying tribute to Dylan’s prolific career.

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PODCAST: Prince Charles Alexander

January 26, 2016

Prince Charles Alexander, professor of music production and engineering, talks about the arc of his career, from starting his solo career in Boston, to hip-hop sessions in New York, to joining the Berklee faculty.

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BerkleeICE on Tour in Silicon Valley

January 26, 2016

BerkleeICE took its first trip to Silicon Valley to introduce and expose students to the possibilities of careers in technology, including site visits to Google, Facebook, Twitter, Apple, startup incubators, and venture capital firms.

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Berklee Presents the Fisk Jubilee Singers at Symphony Hall

January 21, 2016

The historic ensemble that introduced negro spirituals to the world will perform in honor of the 150th anniversary of Fisk University. The concert will also feature Berklee voice professor and former Jubilee Singer Donna McElroy, the renowned Boston Children’s Chorus, readings by former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and author Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, and more.

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PODCAST: Jonathan Bailey Holland

January 20, 2016

Listen to a two-movement work for flute and piano by Jonathan Bailey Holland, a composition faculty member at both The Boston Conservatory and Berklee.

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Student Ryan Stigmon Brings His Brand of Funk to NAMM 2016

January 20, 2016

Ryan Stigmon and his funk band STIG will kick off the spring semester with a main-stage gig at the winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California—the largest music trade show in North America.

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Taylor Swift Calls Cover by Berklee Musicians 'Stunning'

January 14, 2016

Pop superstar Taylor Swift calls a cover of her songs "Wildest Dreams" and "Bad Blood" by Berklee student Tim Reynolds and alumnus Nigel Tay '14 "Stunning."

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New York Times: How an Unlikely Duo Became the Hottest Songwriters in Pop Music

January 12, 2016

Justin Tranter '01 and his collaborator Julia Michaels are on a pop radio-dominating hot streak writing songs for Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, and Gwen Stefani and others.

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Hal Crook Celebrates Retirement with Concert Featuring Esperanza Spalding, Antonio Sanchez, Lionel Loueke, Chris Cheek and Others

January 12, 2016

Hal Crook is retiring after 30 years of teaching at Berklee and is celebrating in concert with some of his former students, including Antonio Sanchez '97, Esperanza Spalding '05, Lionel Loueke '01, Leo Genovese '04, and Chris Cheek '91, among others. 

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Kenny Werner Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Effortless Mastery

January 12, 2016

The renowned pianist, composer, and artistic director of Berklee's Effortless Mastery Institute celebrates the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking book Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within on February 2 at the Berklee Performance Center. Saxophone icons Joe Lovano and George Garzone perform in the first half of the show.

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Music Production, Technology, and Innovation Graduate Program Students Seize the Future of the Industry

January 12, 2016

Berklee's graduate program in Music Production, Technology, and Innovation trains students to anticipate the future of the music business, and gives them the tools to seize it.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Kenny Werner

January 12, 2016

In this edition of Inside Berklee, Kenny Werner, artistic director of Berklee's Effortless Mastery Institute, discusses how musicians can learn to play from the deepest parts of themselves and rediscover their connection to the music.

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C-SPAN: Communicators with Allen Bargfrede

January 7, 2016

Allen Bargfrede, director of Rethink Music, discusses the Fair Music report and payment streams in the music industry.

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Living Colour and Drummer Will Calhoun '86 on Fire at Berklee

January 1, 2016

Living Colour drummer Will Calhoun '86, shares advice for Berklee students, thoughts on the drums from a global perspective, and blazing chops throughout a clinic at David Friend Recital Hall.

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Anat Cohen Kicks off NPR's 2015 Toast of the Nation

December 21, 2015

Clarinetist, tenor saxophonist, and Berklee alumna Anat Cohen will kick off National Public Radio’s annual Toast of the Nation coast-to-coast radio broadcast this New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2015, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time.

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Berklee Announces 2016–17 Tuition and Fees

December 21, 2015

Berklee's Board of Trustees has approved new tuition and fees for the 2016–17 academic year. 

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Slideshow: Joyce Moreno Meets Berklee

December 21, 2015

Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist Joyce Moreno delivered an enchanting Signature Series performance at the Berklee Performance Center on Thursday, December 10, along with a large ensemble of Berklee students. Moreno has recorded more than 20 solo albums over her illustrious career and has been nominated for four Latin Grammys.

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Behind the Music of 'Hamilton' with Alumnus Alex Lacamoire

December 18, 2015

Alumnus Alex Lacamoire '95, music director and orchestrator of Hamilton, credits his Berklee education for the foundation of his career in musical theater. 

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Berklee’s Inaugural Boston Graduate Students Take Skills, Knowledge to the Next Level

December 18, 2015

This fall, Berklee launched two new graduate programs: a master of music in contemporary performance (global jazz concentration) and a master of arts in music therapy. These are the first graduate programs to be offered on Berklee’s Boston campus and round out the graduate work being conducted at the college’s Valencia, Spain, campus.

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The Berklee Performance Center Spring/Winter Season On Sale Now

December 17, 2015

The Berklee Performance Center announces another exciting spring season with highlights including accomplished jazz pianist Kenny Werner; Tony Award-winning musical Sweeney Todd presented by Berklee’s Musical Theater Club; and a concert featuring two student ensembles under the artistic direction of renowned trumpeter Terence Blanchard.

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