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Varieté star Emil Jennings.

Berklee Silent Film Orchestra to Premiere New Score for Varieté, May 2

April 14, 2016

The Coolidge Corner Theatre will present the world premiere of the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra’s (BSFO) new, original score to E.A. Dupont’s Weimar-era masterwork, Varieté, on May 2.

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Rita Moreno, the Isley Brothers, Lucian Grainge, Milton Nascimento to Receive Honorary Degrees

April 12, 2016

Rita Moreno, the Isley Brothers, Lucian Grainge, and Milton Nascimento to receive honorary degrees at Berklee's 2016 commencement ceremony 

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PODCAST: Selah Poitier

April 12, 2016

Listen to an original, "I've Learned to Love Me," by bassist and composer Selah Poitier.

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Career Jam 2016 at Berklee

Slideshow: Career Jam 2016

April 8, 2016

Career-minded Berklee students gathered in the college’s David Friend Recital Hall on Saturday, April 2 to meet with potential employers and to garner valuable career advice from music professionals, many of them Berklee alumni.

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The Boston Conservatory Scores Top 10 Ranking for Dance

April 8, 2016

The Boston Conservatory's dance program is named one of the Top 10 conservatory programs in the country by Backstage magazine, echoing a similar disctinction from OnStage.com last year.  

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Boston Conservatory Student Finds Unexpected Path to Dream Career at the BIRN

April 7, 2016

A student majoring in musical theater at the Boston Conservatory finds an outlet for her love of pop music and broadcasting at the Berklee Internet Radio Network.

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WBUR's The ARTery: 5 Ways to Diversify the Music Industry Right Now

April 6, 2016

WBUR's The Artery attended Berklee's student-led Diversity in the Music Industry 2016 conference.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Chantel Hampton and Alonzo Harris

April 5, 2016

Ensemble and City Music faculty Chantel Hampton '08 and Alonzo Harris underscore the importance of being versatile as a musician and how technology can enhance performance. 

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Ellie Foster

Berklee Blogs: A Vision for Music Therapy in Ghana

April 4, 2016

In January 2016, the nonprofit MusicXchange, founded by Berklee student Federico Masetti, organized a two-week service trip to Ghana to build strategic partnerships and raise awareness about the organization. The following post was written by Ellie Foster, one of the trip's participants. 

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Slideshow: Berklee's SXSW Party and Audio via Vanyaland

March 31, 2016

Check out photos and audio from Berklee's annual SXSW party featuring performances by alumni and students.

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Class of 2020 Celebrates Acceptance to Berklee

March 31, 2016

Berklee's next entering class celebrates its acceptance on social media.

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Percussionist Taku Hirano '95 during his interview in the Alumni Affairs Office, March 24, 2016

PODCAST: Life After Berklee—Percussionist Taku Hirano

March 29, 2016

Alumnus Taku Hirano '95 is a percussionist, producer, and designer who has carved an eclectic career over the past two decades working with Whitney Houston, Fleetwood Mac, Dr. Dre, Bette Midler, John Mayer, and Cirque du Soleil.

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Terri Lyne Carrington Honored by Society for American Music

March 28, 2016

Percussion Professor Terri Lyne Carrington is honored by the Society of American Music for her important contributions made over her career.  

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Luis Gamarra in the control booth of Studio One

'Yo Soy Inmigrante:' Berklee Student Sings of the Immigrant Experience

March 28, 2016

Bolivian student Luis Gamarra recently brought 50 musicians and dancers—from Berklee and The Boston Conservatory—together in Berklee’s Shames Family Scoring Stage to record the song "Yo Soy Inmigrante"—a heartfelt tribute to the immigrant experience in America.

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State of Jazz Composition Features Darcy James Argue, Terence Blanchard, Billy Childs

March 28, 2016

Berklee’s State of Jazz Composition Symposium and Concert Series returns with four days of panels, workshops, and performances, April 19-22. 

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Slideshow: Megadeth Brings a Symphony of Instruction to Berklee

March 25, 2016

Megadeth pops in on a rehearsal by Berklee's Megadeth Ensemble. 

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Jason Isbell meets with Berklee students at Warner Music Nashville

Students Join Jason Isbell Recording Session with Dave Cobb

March 23, 2016

Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell and producer Dave Cobb, both multi-Grammy-winners, record a new song at RCA Nashville as Berklee students watch and learn.

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Berklee City Music Dean Receives Award for Inspiring Success in Youth

March 23, 2016

Krystal Banfield, dean for Berklee City Music, received the 2016 Amtrak Pioneer Award, an award that honors African-American leaders who have made impactful contributions to the city of Boston.

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Berklee Online Spotlight: Ben Grubbs

March 23, 2016

When he's not on the field, professional football player Ben Grubbs studies music theory and piano online with Berklee.

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Students gather in the Shames Family Scoring Stage to listen to a master class by vocal producer Kuk Harrell

Kuk Harrell and the Human Side of Vocal Production

March 22, 2016

In a recent master class held in the Shames Family Scoring Stage at Berklee, Kuk Harrell spoke to a standing-room-only group of students about his road to becoming a five-time Grammy-winning vocal producer.

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