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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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Tim Jackson of the Monterey Jazz Festival to Receive George Wein Impresario Award

September 14, 2016

Berklee will present Tim Jackson, artistic director of the Monterey Jazz Festival, with the George Wein Impresario Award at the 59th edition of the festival, September 16-18.

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Emerson and Berklee Partner to Host Concert and Lecture with Activist, Author, and Educator Angela Y. Davis

September 14, 2016

Emerson College and Berklee College of Music partner to host a concert and lecture with activist, author, and educator Angela Y. Davis on September 20 and 21.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Wanda Strukus

September 13, 2016

In this episode of Inside Berklee, Wanda Strukus, Boston Conservatory at Berklee's program director of contemporary theater, talks about talks about fostering collaboration and supporting hybrid artists who can succeed in today's industry.

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Berklee Performance Center Fall Season on Sale Now

September 12, 2016

The Berklee Performance Center is proud to announce a jam-packed fall season. Highlights include Black Lives Matter: Meaning of Freedom Concert Honoring Angela Davis; John Scofield’s Country for Old Men; Patti Smith in conversation with Michael Patrick MacDonald; Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees with Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, and the Milk Carton Kids; and much more.

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Bibi Bourelly speaks to students at the Learning Center.

Hit Songwriter Bibi Bourelly Empowers Students through Authenticity

September 8, 2016

Twenty-one-year-old hit songwriter and artist Bibi Bourelly, who has written for Rihanna and Selena Gomez, brings refreshing and inspiring perspective to Berklee students.

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Sri Lankan Alumnus Opens Country's Only Musicians' Village and Relaunches Family Label

September 7, 2016

As part of an idea he cultivated while at Berklee, Sanchitha Wickremesooriya plans to open Sri Lanka’s only musicians' and artists' village and to relaunch the music label his grandfather started.

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Noémie Legrand performating at the 2016 Osheaga Festival

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Noémie Legrand '16

September 6, 2016

In this episode of Inside Berklee, Noémie Legrand '16, lead singer of the band Noé, tells the story of how she scored a gig at the 2016 Osheaga Festival and how the Berklee Popular Music Institute helped her rise to the occasion.

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Noé performs onstage at Osheaga

Slideshow: Noé Performs at Osheaga Festival in Montreal

September 2, 2016

Indie electro-pop band Noé performed a crowd-shaking set on the Scène des Arbres (Tree Stage) at the Osheaga Festival of Music and Art in Montreal this summer as part of the Berklee Popular Music Institute (BPMI).

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Alison Plante, chair of Berklee's Film Scoring Department

Alison Plante Named Chair of Film Scoring at Berklee

September 1, 2016

Berklee announces that Alison Plante has been named the chair of the college’s Film Scoring Department. Plante, an award-winning composer with an array of credits across film, TV, and theater, now becomes the first female chair of a collegiate film scoring department.

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NECN: Do Video Music Awards Matter?

August 30, 2016

Berklee’s George Howard weighs in on the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. 

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Berklee Indian Ensemble to Perform at Deepak Chopra Symposium

August 30, 2016

Next week musicians from the Berklee Indian Ensemble head out to California to perform at a symposium led by Deepak Chopra, the famed doctor and wellness guru, as a result of a connection between Chopra and Berklee that started last year and has continued to grow.

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Fall 2016 Signature Series: John Scofield, Pablo Ziegler, Wang Leehom, Shankar Mahadevan

August 26, 2016

The Signature Series at Berklee presents an exceptional season of performances by Berklee students, faculty, and alumni, and world-renowned musicians including John Scofield '73, Pablo Ziegler, Wang Leehom '99, and Shankar Mahadevan.

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The Improper Bostonian: Teaching Hip-Hop 101 with Boston Conservatory at Berklee's Premier Hip-Hop Dance Teacher

August 26, 2016

Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s first ever hip-hop dance teacher, Duane Lee Holland Jr., reveals his background, teaching practice, and goals in the Improper Bostonian

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El Espectador: Berklee Students Perform a Collaboration with Colombian Artist Totó La Momposina

August 26, 2016

Twenty-two Berklee students, alumni, and professors have the opportunity to collaborate with Colombian artist Totó La Momposina for a new arrangement of her song "Oye Manita." 

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Slideshow: Berklee's Summer in the City Brings Free Performances to Boston

August 25, 2016

All summer long, and well past Labor Day, Berklee students liven up parks, plazas, and piers around town with free performances as part of the Summer in the City series.

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Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival Returns September 23-24

August 24, 2016

Featured acts include John Scofield, Al Jarreau, the Billy Hart Trio, Pitch Slapped, and Behind These Eyes, among others.

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Alison Plante, chair of Berklee's Film Scoring Department

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Alison Plante

August 23, 2016

Veteran Berklee educator and award-winning composer Alison Plante, who has recently been named chair of Berklee's Film Scoring Department, discusses her plans for preparing those interested in careers in scoring for film, TV, video games, and other visual media.

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Kenton Dick Named the 20th Jimmy Lyons Scholar to Berklee

August 23, 2016

The 18-year-old saxophonist and composer from Nanaimo, British Columbia, is the first Canadian recipient of the Lyons Award.

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Students practice at Berklee Global Jazz Workshop at Newport Jazz Festival

High School Students Learn from Masters at Newport Jazz Workshops

August 19, 2016

At the recent Berklee Global Jazz Institute Workshop at the Newport Jazz Festival, some 40 high school student musicians spent a week learning from their heroes.

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