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Jazz Masters to Mentor, Tour with Berklee Global Jazz Institute Students

October 20, 2015

An impressive list of visiting artists are coming to the Berklee Global Jazz institute (BGJI) this year to help both undergraduate and graduate students both improve their craft and effect positive social change. 

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Donald Harrison Jr.

October 19, 2015

In this episode of Inside Berklee, Donald Harrison Jr. '81 talks about how growing up in New Orleans shaped him, Hurricane Katrina and its 10th anniversary, and what Berklee gave him when he left the Big Easy.

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Alumni Composers Concert Shows a Different Side of Howard Shore

October 16, 2015

The Berklee Alumni Composer Consortium concert featured works from alumnus/film composer Howard Shore '69 as well as other alumni composers.

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Huffington Post: The Education Department's College Scorecard Unfairly Stigmatizes Arts Institutions

October 16, 2015

Berklee President Roger H. Brown critiques the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard website in a blog for the Huffington Post.

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Slideshow: Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival 2015

October 15, 2015

This year's Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival was yet another success, attracting some 60,000 people of all ages to Boston’s South End to enjoy a day of world-class free music.

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Score to Berklee version of 'Nosferatu'

Score One for Horror: Berklee, Boston Pops Scare up New 'Nosferatu'

October 14, 2015

The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra will perform to picture a new score, written by Berklee composers, to the seminal horror classic Nosferatu, aiming to create the most haunting experience Boston’s Symphony Hall has ever known.

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Christian Scott and members of his band

Jazz Luminary Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Enlists Berklee for Innovative New Album

October 13, 2015

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah ‘05 returns to Berklee, his alma mater, to record, perform, and broadcast—via NPR—his interactive new album, Stretch Music.

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Berklee International Network Schools Prepare Students for Success

October 9, 2015

Berklee International Network (BIN) schools give students the musical education they need to succeed, both at Berkee and beyond, while helping them save money. On October 12 to 15, Berklee will host a summit with BIN partner institutions and others. 

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Plans Announced to Open a Pan-African Music School in 2017

October 7, 2015

A music school to be built in Gabon, Africa, will focus on contemporary and traditional music and bring more students to Berklee from the region.

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Signature Series: Toto la Momposina Meets Berklee

October 5, 2015

The Signature Series at Berklee continues with Colombian singer, dancer, and teacher Totó la Momposina, who embodies the mingling of Colombia’s African, indigenous Indian, and Spanish cultures that make a unique musical tradition.

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Berklee and Boston Conservatory Musicians to Play Fenway's Green Monster

October 2, 2015

On the night of October 10, nine percussionists will play the Green Monster as a musical instrument, using the monster’s natural drums to perform original compositions.

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WBUR: What Does It Take to Become a Successful Musician in 2015?

October 1, 2015

Berklee President Roger H. Brown and singer/songwriter Melissa Ferrick, a Berklee alumna and associate professor, were guests on WBUR's Radio Boston for a conversation on how education contributes to having a successful music career. 

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Boston and Beyond: Berklee's CMJ Music Marathon Showcase October 16

October 1, 2015

Berklee’s official CMJ showcase of alumni and student artists, Friday, October 16 at Carroll Place, is presented by the Red Room at Cafe 939, Berklee Alumni Affairs, and Heavy Rotation Records (HRR), with media sponsor Vanyaland.

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Berklee Online Student Spotlight: Eirini Tornesaki

October 1, 2015

For online songwriting student Eirini Tornesaki, Berklee Online encourages her to keep improving while she tours with the Cirque du Soleil production Kurios.

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Inaugural Mediterranean Roots Festival to Be Held in Valencia, Spain, October 29-30

September 30, 2015

The Berklee Mediterranean Music Institute and Berklee's Valencia, Spain, campus present the Festival Raíces del Mediterráneo (Mediterranean Roots Festival).

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Uruguayan Musician Rubén Rada Receives Master of Latin Music Award

September 29, 2015

Uruguayan musician Rubén Rada was presented with Berklee’s Master of Latin Music Award at an event hosted by the college's Latin Music Studies.

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Berklee Alumnus Ezra Matychak Wins Emmy Award

September 25, 2015

Berklee alumni were nominated for 10 Emmy Awards in 2015. 

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A&R VP for the Weeknd to Record Podcast with Students

September 23, 2015

The Manifesto and Nate Albert visit Berklee to conduct a discussion with students and to record the final series for the inaugural series of Between Us. Albert and Michelle Sullivan, cofounder/editor-in-chief of The Manifesto, talk about the upcoming event. 

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Berklee's Graduate Performance Program Takes Musicians to the Next Level

September 23, 2015

Berklee's graduate Contemporary Performance Program (Production Concentration) is a place for talented artists to take their musicianship to the next level. That's exactly what Jana Sustersic did. 

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Sudanese Artists Bring Songs of Conflict and Redemption to Berklee Signature Series Opener

September 22, 2015

Student Mohamed Araki produces a concert with indiginous Sudanese musicians performing traditional and original regional music joined by 32 Berklee musicians.   

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