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Berklee Presents its SXSW Party: Boston and Beyond, March 17

February 24, 2016

Berklee hosts its 11th annual party at the SXSW music and media conference in Austin, Texas, featuring up-and-coming alumni and student artists.

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Berklee and Boston Conservatory interdisciplinary jam session

Berklee, Boston Conservatory Students Merging in Art

February 24, 2016

In interdisciplinary arts experiments, students from Berklee and The Boston Conservatory—whose institutions have agreed to merge—demonstrate that they have already begun doing so.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Zaid Tabani

February 23, 2016

In this episode of Inside Berklee, student Zaid Tabani talks about his journey as a rapper, and the peaks and valleys that led him to the release of his new record, Bos Angeles.
 

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Alumnus Arturo Cardelús Scores His First Major Film, Call Me Francesco

February 23, 2016

Though he’d never scored a major film, Arturo Cardelús ‘11 knew he was the right composer for the movie Call Me Francesco as soon as he heard about it. 

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160 Massachusetts Avenue, photographed from the North.

Berklee's 160 Massachusetts Avenue Building Earns LEED Gold Certification

February 22, 2016

Berklee's 160 Massachusetts Avenue property is home to 369 students in addition to a state-of-the-art music technology complex, and a cafeteria/performance space. 

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Berklee Latino Sets Dates for 2016 in Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru

February 17, 2016

Now in its third year, Berklee Latino, Berklee College of Music’s Spanish-language program, is expanding to host programs in Ecuador and Peru. Berklee Latino also returns to Mexico and Colombia in 2016. 

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Berklee to Present American Master Awards to T Bone Burnett, Gillian Welch, and David Rawlings

February 17, 2016

Berklee will present American Master Awards at Music City Roots in Franklin, Tennessee. T Bone Burnett and Berklee alumni Gillian Welch '92 and David Rawlings '92 will receive the honors during a live webcast on March 15.
 

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Berklee Latino Creates Connections for Latin American Musicians

February 17, 2016

For many musicians in Latin America, attending Berklee seems like an impossible dream due to barriers like distance and language. But for the past three years, Berklee has worked to change that through the innovative Berklee Latino program. Four students profiled here testify to the life-changing potential of Berklee Latino.
 

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Berklee Alumni Win Big at 58th Grammy Awards

February 16, 2016

Twelve alumni took home thirteen trophies at the 2016 Grammy Awards. 

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WCVB Channel 5: Donna McElroy and The Fisk Jubilee Singers

February 16, 2016

The Berklee professor, Fisk alumna, and former Jubilee Singer previewed the group’s upcoming performance at Symphony Hall on Sunday, February 21.

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PODCAST: Hal Crook

February 16, 2016

Faculty member Hal Crook '71 celebrates his 30 years at Berklee with a BPC concert. Listen to one of his originals, "Behind These Eyes."

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Vanyaland: Heavy Rotation Records Packs the Sinclair for Dorm Sessions Release Party

February 12, 2016

Heavy Rotation Records takes over the Sinclair with the release of Dorm Sessions 11.

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Doc Wallace Trio, Loose Roots Band to Play Brooklyn's Jalopy Theatre

February 11, 2016

Berklee roots musicians the Doc Wallace Trio and the Loose Roots Band will bring Texas fiddling, swing, and Celtic music to the Jalopy Theatre in Brooklyn on March 13. 

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PODCAST: Life After Berklee—Donny McCaslin on Recording with David Bowie

February 10, 2016

Last year saxophonist Donny McCaslin '88 and his jazz quartet were enlisted by David Bowie H'99 to record what became Bowie's 25th and final album, Blackstar. Just weeks after the album's release and the shock of Bowie's death, McCaslin talks about recording with Bowie and longtime producer Tony Visconti.

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Student Nacho González Earns a Jazz Education Network Honor

February 2, 2016

Nacho González took a detour from a bright future in the nonprofit world to come to Berklee. This month, he won a spot in the JEN Young Composer Showcase.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Donna McElroy

February 2, 2016

Grammy-nominated Berklee Voice Department Professor Donna McElroy, an alumna of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the leading torch-bearers of the traditional spiritual throughout the world since 1871, both discusses and sings spirituals, joined by students from the Jubilee Spirit Ensemble that she leads at Berklee.

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David Murillo R. in Berklee's Shames Family Scoring Stage

Student Scores Sundance Award-Winning Film

February 1, 2016

David Murillo R., a Berklee student from Medellín, Colombia, scores Between Sea and Land, recipient of the Sundance Film Festival's Audience Award for Best Film and the Special Jury Award for Acting, both in the World Cinema Dramatic category.

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HRR Celebrates Dorm Sessions 11 at The Sinclair in Cambridge

January 29, 2016

Heavy Rotation Records celebrates the release of its new compilation, Dorm Sessions 11, with a concert at the Sinclair in Cambridge.

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Spring 2016 Entering Students Welcomed at Convocation and Concert

January 29, 2016

As snow fell lightly outside the Berklee Performance Center on January 12, incoming students and their families were treated to an evening of inspirational words and energetic music at the spring 2016 entering student convocation and concert. 

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Berklee Partners with Nashville and Philadelphia Public Schools to Boost Music Education

January 28, 2016

The Berklee PULSE® Music Method expands to Metro Nashville Public Schools and the School District of Philadelphia, providing over 400 music teachers with access to the comprehensive online platform.

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