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Berklee Partners with IDB to Expand Music Education Opportunities in Latin America

October 10, 2016

Berklee Latino, Berklee’s Spanish-language program, returned to Bogota, Colombia with partner Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). IDB’s grant to the institution—through the Korean Poverty Reduction Fund—established the Berklee/IDB Interactive Music Education Partnership to help bring music education to talented students in Latin America.

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Berklee Alumni and Faculty Nominated for 2016 Latin Grammy Awards

October 7, 2016

Twelve Berklee alumni and one faculty member received 14 Latin Grammy Award nominations for producing, mixing, engineering, and songwriting across five categories.

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VICE: The Moment I Knew I Wanted to Work in the Music Business

October 5, 2016

Susan Rogers, assosciate professor of music production and engineering, explains the first moment she knew she wanted to work in the music business with Vice.

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Matthew Nicholl Named Associate Vice President of Global Initiatives

October 3, 2016

Matthew Nicholl, an acclaimed educator, author, musician, composer, and arranger, has been named associate vice president of global initiatives at Berklee as of September 1. 

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Mili sings passionately over the crowd.

Slideshow: Beantown Jazz Festival 2016

September 30, 2016

Tens of thousands of music lovers came together for "Boston's biggest block party" at the 2016 Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival on Saturday, September 24, featuring three performance stages, local vendors, and kids activities.

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Joy Allen Joins Berklee As Chair of Music Therapy

September 30, 2016

Joy Allen, Ph.D., is the new chair of Music Therapy at Berklee College of Music as of August 2016.  Allen comes to the college from Loyola University, where she served as coordinator of Music Therapy and associate professor.

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Guitar Student Martina Blazeska Earns Endorsements and 1.2 Million YouTube Hits

September 29, 2016

Guitarist and performance major Martina Blazeska has more than 1.2 million hits on her YouTube channel thanks to a string of successful video posts.

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Billboard: Intel Will Provide Blockchain Technology to Open Music Initiative

September 28, 2016

BerkleeICE's Open Music Initiative (OMI) announced that Intel will join the OMI project and will be providing their blockchain technology, Sawtooth Lake, to test methods of identifying and paying artists.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Joy Allen

September 27, 2016

In this edition of Inside Berklee, Joy Allen, the new chair of Berklee's Music Therapy Department, talks about the principles behind music therapy and how it can be used to help people, as well as how Berklee prepares students to be effective therapists. 

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Mr. Adam Marks Performs at Un Lago de Conciertos on Spring 2016.

A Happy Coincidence at Berklee Study Abroad Program

September 26, 2016

For Berklee student band Mr. Adam Marks, Valencia provided the inspiration to form and the momentum to pursue a professional path. All five members of the band met thanks to the Berklee Study Abroad program as they enjoyed a six-month stay at Berklee’s Valencia, Spain, campus, between January and June 2016.

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Quincy Jones '51 H '83 with Zahili Gonzalez Zamora

Slideshow: Berklee Celebrates 20 Years with Monterey Jazz Festival

September 23, 2016

At the 59th Monterey Jazz Festival, Berklee students performed to capacity crowds, the college honored Tim Jackson, artistic director of the festival, with the George Wein Impresario Award, and student saxophonist Kenton Dick received the Jimmy Lyons Scholarship to attend Berklee.

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Berklee Students, Alumni Perform on Flamenco Album Nominated for a Latin Grammy

September 22, 2016

José Mercé's 2016 album, Doy La Cara, is nominated for a Latin Grammy for Best Flamenco Album. It was produced by Mediterranean Music Institute Artistic Director Javier Limón and features nine current or former Berklee students. 

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Berklee to Honor Wang Leehom, King of Chinese Pop, at Symphony Hall

September 22, 2016

Berklee students will celebrate Chinese-American singer-songwriter, movie star, producer, and director Wang Leehom with a program of his globally popular music, and Wang himself will join them on stage to perform selections and to receive an honorary doctorate from Berklee.

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PODCAST: Mark Zaleski at Beantown Jazz

September 20, 2016

Saxophonist Mark Zaleski, an associate professor in Berklee's Harmony Department, will perform at the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival on September 24. 

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Berklee and Boston Conservatory Merged to Create a Conservatory 'on Steroids'

September 20, 2016

Two venerated Boston music schools, which happen to be next-door neighbors, join forces to merge the old with the new. 

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Slideshow: The Berklee Indian Ensemble Performs for Thousands in Bengaluru

September 19, 2016

For its first performance outside of the United States, the Berklee Indian Ensemble played to a crowd of more than 5,000 people at the 54th Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava megafestival in India.

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Composer and Conductor Richard Carrick Named Chair of the Composition Department

September 19, 2016

Award-winning composer, conductor, and pianist Richard Carrick, a Guggenheim fellow, has been named chair of Berklee’s Composition Department.

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Berklee Global Jazz Institute Graduates to Attend Thelonious Monk Institute

September 16, 2016

Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) graduates Anthony Fung and Simon Moullier have been accepted into the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA in Los Angeles.

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Wide shot of the BPC during the opening of convocation.

Slideshow: Berklee Kicks off New School Year

September 16, 2016

Berklee celebrated the start of the 2016–2017 academic year by welcoming entering students and their families to campus, while faculty and staff reaffirmed their commitment to helping students succeed.

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The Tierney Sutton Band

Alumni Give Soaring Score to Clint Eastwood's Box Office Smash Sully

September 15, 2016

Alumni Tierney Sutton '87 and Christian Jacob '86 worked closely with legendary actor and director Clint Eastwood to score box office leader Sully, a biopic about airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, starring Tom Hanks.

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