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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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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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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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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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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Melissa Ferrick

March 22, 2016

Alumna Melissa Ferrick, a longtime touring singer-songwriter, returned to Berklee as a faculty member in 2013 and last year released her 17th album, Melissa Ferrick.

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Alumni Find Work on Serial and This American Life Podcasts

March 21, 2016

Podcast work helps alumni make a living as musicians in New York.  

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Berklee Launches Online Bachelor's Degree for Guitar

March 21, 2016

The first online bachelor’s program for guitar performance—and the only online degree program offering private music instruction to all of its students—will begin in September 2016.

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NPR: Jazz Night in America - Danilo Pérez

March 17, 2016

National Public Radio’s Jazz Night in America team came to Panama this past January for the spectacle of the annual Panama Jazz Festival, founded by Berklee alumni Danilo Pérez and Patricia Zarate.

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Ray Santos to Receive Honorary Doctorate

March 16, 2016

Ray Santos, "El Maestro" of the mambo sound and educator, will receive an honorary doctorate of music at the Puertro Rico Heineken Jazz Festival. 

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Danilo Pérez and Danny Rivera.

Berklee Global Jazz Summit Explores Improvisation and Humanity, March 29-April 1

March 16, 2016

Free, on-campus panels from March 29 to April 1 will lead up to the summit concert on April 1 at the Berklee Performance Center.

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Brad Paisley with Berklee students

Brad Paisley and Chris DuBois Share Career Insights with Students

March 16, 2016

Berklee students spending their spring break learning about Nashville’s music industry met with hit country singer-songwriter Brad Paisley and Chris DuBois, his frequent songwriting collaborator and partner in the duo’s independent publishing company, Sea Gale Music.

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Bela Fleck at Warner Music Nashville with Berklee students

Béla Fleck Dares Students to Explore Musical Frontier

March 16, 2016

Banjo legend and esteemed composer Béla Fleck, who has been nominated in more Grammy categories than any other musician, met with Berklee students on Saturday, March 12 at Warner Music Nashville as part of the college’s annual spring break trip.

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T Bone Burnett at Warner Music Nashville with Berklee

T Bone Burnett Offers Students Tips on Music Production—and Life

March 16, 2016

Legendary producer, film music maven, songwriter, and artist T Bone Burnett shared his experience and wisdom with Berklee students at a master class at Warner Music Nashville on Monday, March 14, 2016.

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Jonathan Olivares ’05 chats with Berklee students and other alumni

Networking, Nashville-Style

March 16, 2016

Berklee alumni working in the Nashville music industry reach out to the next generation of Berklee students, who are visiting for their spring break to learn from Music City's pros.

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Berklee Blogs: Exploring Spain During Study Abroad

March 15, 2016

Berklee student blogger Grace Mann speaks about her experience studying abroad at Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain.

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