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Cory Henry, visiting artist at Berklee Five-Week Summer Performance Program

Cory Henry Inspires Summer Performance Students

August 16, 2016

Organist Cory Henry, best known for his Grammy-winning work with Snarky Puppy, advises Berklee summer students to grow while never losing track of the joy in music.

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Five-Week Students 'Are the Next Entrepreneurs of the Industry'

August 15, 2016

As the Five-Week Summer Performance Program comes to an end, students are heading back home with new skills, an amplified passion for music, and a phone full of friends and contacts. Here are snapshots of five students who attended this year's program.

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Industry Advice from Alumni Working on This Summer’s Biggest Films

August 12, 2016

A dozen people profiled in our feature on alumni working on music and sound for some of this summer’s biggest films share their advice for current students and more recent alumni looking to get their start in the film industry.

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Summer’s Top Films Fueled by Music and Sound from Berklee Alumni

August 12, 2016

When the closing credits roll after a film in your local movie theater this summer, there’s a good chance that one or more of those names on the screen are Berklee alumni.

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OMI student fellows working on prototypes

Berklee Blogs: Big Questions, Big Ideas—Being a Fellow for the Open Music Initiative

August 12, 2016

Berklee student Summer Whittaker reflects on her experience as one of 18 fellows in three-week summer lab for the Open Music Initiative, spearheaded by the Berklee Institute of Creative Entrepreneurship.

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Berklee Alumnus Lucas Vidal Creates ESPN Theme for Olympic Games in Rio

August 11, 2016

The millions of viewers who tune in to ESPN's coverage of the Olympic Games this summer will be moved not just by the athletes' feats, but by a song created by an international team of musicians, including Lucas Vidal '06.

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Berklee Dedicates Jackson Browne Stage

August 11, 2016

Thanks to the generosity of donors, Berklee dedicated the performance stage in its 160 Massachusetts Avenue cafeteria in honor of singer-songwriter Jackson Browne.

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Alumni Nominated for Emmy Awards

August 11, 2016

Six Berklee alumni are nominated for seven Primetime Emmy Awards.

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Berklee City Music Awards Eight Full-Tuition Scholarships

August 11, 2016

Emceed by actor and comedian Sinbad, the City Music scholarship presentation came at the conclusion of the Berklee Five-Week Summer Performance Program, the last hurdle for scholarship winners to clear before beginning their college careers.

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Berklee Global Jazz Institute Students Perform at the Kennedy Center with Gary Burton

August 10, 2016

Berklee Global Jazz Institute students presented an evening of jazz and contemporary music at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Terrace Theater alongside Grammy Award-winning vibraphonist Gary Burton ’62.

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PODCAST: Life After Berklee—Bent Knee

August 9, 2016

On the heels of signing with independent label Cuneiform Records, Bent Knee guitarist Ben Levin '11 and bassist Jessica Kion '13 dropped by the Berklee alumni offices to discuss the making of their just-released critically acclaimed album Say So, life on the road, and becoming partners in music and life.

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Tandon Global Clinics Give Indian Students Access to Berklee Teaching

August 9, 2016

Made possible by a gift from Chandrika Tandon, an entrepreneur and Grammy-nominated musician, the Berklee Tandon Global Clinics bring the Berklee experience to musicians in India. 

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Selah Poitier '16

Selah Poitier '16 Perseveres through Trials into Breakthrough Success

August 8, 2016

Bahamian bassist, vocalist, composer, and songwriter Selah Poitier ’16 overcomes trials on her journey in music, breaking through with authenticity, faith, and perseverance.

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Paula Cole gives feedback to a student.

Paula Cole and Will Dailey Engage with Songwriting Workshop Students

July 28, 2016

Berklee’s summer Songwriting Workshop students recently participated in a master class with Grammy Award-winner Paula Cole and a clinic with Boston-based recording artist Will Dailey.

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BostInno: How One Man Melded His Love of Music with Entrepreneurship

July 28, 2016

BostInno reports on Berklee alumnus Johannes Flecker, whose melding of music with entrepreneurship resulted in the launch of Sound Leadership, a successful corporate leadership coaching venture.

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Margo Price performs with Berklee students at the Newport Folk Festival

String Quartet and Other Berklee Players Heat up Newport Folk Festival 2016

July 28, 2016

Berklee continued its long history of participation in the Newport Folk Festival this year from alumni solo shows (Ruby Amanfu '98 and Sam Moss '11) to group performances by Berklee Instant Strings and the Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir.

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The full band plays at the IASJ opening concert.

Berklee Hosts International Jazz Conference

July 28, 2016

Berklee hosted the 26th annual conference of the International Association of Schools of Jazz, June 25-July 1, 2016.

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Dave Liebman speaks at an IASJ event.

Jazz Master Dave Liebman Offers Advice for Young Musicians

July 28, 2016

Dave Liebman, founder and artistic director of the International Association of Schools of Jazz, talks about the IASJ and balancing performing and teaching.

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PODCAST: Anthony Fung

July 26, 2016

Anthony Fung '15, '16G—who will continue his jazz studies at the Thelonious Monk Institute—leads his quintet on this week's featured podcast track.

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Kara DioGuardi speaks to Songwriting Workshop students in the BPC.

Kara DioGuardi Offers Career Advice to Summer Students

July 25, 2016

Grammy-nominated hit songwriter, producer, and music publisher Kara DioGuardi spoke to Berklee's Songwriting Workshop summer students, sharing valuable insights on building a career in the music industry.

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