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Message from the Provost: Terence Blanchard Joins Berklee as a Visiting Scholar

Dear members of the Berklee community,

I am pleased to announce that Terence Blanchard will join Berklee as a Visiting Scholar in Jazz Composition beginning in September of this year.  He will also teach in the Film Scoring and Brass departments, and with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.

Studying the Bluish-Green, Reddish-Brown, or Pearl-Gray Music of Olivier Messiaen

This Fall 2015 course offering explores Olivier Messiaen’s extraordinary music, ideas, and philosophy. Topics include his modes of limited transposition, non-retrogradable rhythms, Hindustani rhythms, added value and added note systems, birdsong studies, and sound-color concepts. Major works examined include Quartet for the End of Time, Visions de l’Amen, Turangalîla Symphony, and Chronochromie.

Composing with the Drums of Africa, Scales of India, and Sounds of Japan

If you're interested in exploring the drums of Africa, scales of India, and sounds of Japan in your composition, don't miss World Music Resources in Composition (CM361) with T. Allen LeVines. 

A New Course for the Fall Semester 2015: Music In The Mix

Music In The Mix: Contemporary Musicians on Form, Aesthetics and Style (Copland to Monk, Mingus to Maria Schneider)

Taught by Dr. William Banfield

".. I think it is a thousand times better to compose in direct contact with the physical medium of sound, than to work in the abstract medium produced by one's imagination.."

          - Igor Stravinsky  

Apply by Monday to Study Abroad in Valencia, Spain this Fall!

FALL 2015 APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY APRIL 6TH!  Don't miss this chance to STUDY ABROAD FOR A SEMESTER AT BERKLEE'S INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS IN SPAIN!

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