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PODCAST: Student Dom Jones Tells Her Story Through Spoken-Word Album

April 10, 2018

In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, we’ll be listening to “I Do This,” a song in which student Dom Jones pays tribute to a long list of people who keep her motivated. Jones will be playing at the Haymarket Lounge in City Winery, Boston, on April 14.

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PODCAST: Christy Turnbow and Michael Hanley Talk Cross-Training in Vocal Pedagogy

April 5, 2018

Versatility is key for vocalists, and training across styles helps students prepare for their careers. Christy Turnbow and Michael Hanley, voice faculty at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, embrace this integrated approach in vocal pedagogy. 

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PODCAST: Hip-Hop Violin Duo Returns to Berklee April 7

March 27, 2018

Last spring, Black Violin played to a packed house in Berklee’s Red Room at Cafe 939. The show was so successful that the violinists are coming back on Saturday, April 7, to play the Berklee Performance Center. On the occasion of their return, let’s revisit one of the most popular podcasts we aired last year.

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PODCAST: Israel "Piraña" Suárez Plays Cajón on Funk Tune with Abraham Laboriel

March 13, 2018

Israel "Piraña" Suárez has adapted the cajón for musical styles outside his native flamenco. In this episode, we'll hear him play it in the funk tune "Aguas de Funk." Suárez will receive the Mediterranean Music Institute's Master of Mediterranean Music Award on March 26.  

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PODCAST: Dan Moretti, Saxophonist Who Emphasizes Groove Writing, Showcases 'Hymining'

February 27, 2018

In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, we’ll dip into Dan Moretti's latest album, Invoke,with a listen to “Hymining.” Moretti will be performing more selections from the album on March 7 at the Red Room at Cafe 939, accompanied by Berklee faculty and students.

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PODCAST: Jazz Pianist Vadim Neselovskyi Walks the Line Between Following Form and Breaking It

February 14, 2018

In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, we’ll hear one of Vadim Neselovskyi’s compositions from his latest album, Get Up and Go. The song, called “On a Bicycle,” is a sample of his dynamic work over the years. Catch him at the upcoming Middle Eastern Festival in the Berklee Performance Center on March 1. 

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PODCAST: Student Yuning Song to Perform at Chinese New Year Festival

January 30, 2018

By the time Yuning Song entered Berklee last fall, he was already an award-winning composer who graduated from Beijing’s Central Conservatory of Music, a vocalist who had appeared on nationally televised talent shows such as Sing My Song and Duets, and a recording artist with his own album.

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PODCAST: Pablo Munguía on Shaping the Future of Music—and Reuniting with Justin Timberlake for the Super Bowl

December 19, 2017

In this episode of Sound of Berklee, Pablo Munguía, the director of Berklee’s Music Production, Technology, and Innovation master’s degree program in Valencia, Spain, talks about how he helps students push the frontiers of music and technology, and about reuniting with Justin Timberlake for this February’s Super Bowl halftime show.  

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PODCAST: Iris Lune Challenges Pop Music Status Quo

December 12, 2017

In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, we're listening to the title track of Iris Lune's newest album, "Lost in Chatter", to hear how the band is creating music that challenges the status quo of today's pop music.

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Omar Hakim

PODCAST: Drummer Omar Hakim on the Melting Pot of American Music

December 5, 2017

A veteran session musician and longtime touring road warrior, world-renowned drummer, composer, and producer Omar Hakim has performed on records and tours with the biggest names in music without ever allowing himself to be typecast by genre.

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PODCAST: Student Kiersten Kelly's "Get Out"

November 29, 2017

In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, you’ll be hearing Kiersten Kelly’s debut single, "Get Out," a song that establishes her as a powerful pop artist ready to take on the world and give every modern woman an anthem.

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PODCAST: Conservatory's Leventhal and Quartet Take on Exceptional Challenge

November 21, 2017

On this week's Sounds of Berklee, we're featuring Ben Johnston's 5th quartet, a work that highlights Johnston’s microtonal gymnastics built on just-tuned intervals, performed by Kepler Quartet. The song was recorded as part of a larger project to record Johnston’s entire body of work, a project that took 14 years. 

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Erin Barra, associate professor of songwriting

PODCAST: Erin Barra Rethinks How Songwriters Use Technology

November 14, 2017

In this episode of Inside Berklee, Erin Barra B.M. '06  talks about her anti-tech roots, walks us through the production of a new song, and discusses why she pushes students to use technology to help achieve their vision.

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PODCAST: Mariza to Receive Master of Mediterranean Music Award

November 7, 2017

In this episode, you'll hear Mariza's "Alma," a song that fuses traditional fado melodies with newer styles, and is sung in Spanish. She will be given the Mediterranean Music Institute's Master of Mediterranean Music Award on November 11. 

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Lauren Kinhan B.M. '86, who recorded her new album at Berklee with eight-time Grammy-winning producer Elliot Scheiner, will perform at the Red Room at Cafe 939 in Boston on November 8.

PODCAST: Lauren Kinhan Salutes Nancy Wilson

October 31, 2017

Critically acclaimed vocalist Lauren Kinhan B.M. '86 has released a new album, recorded in Berklee's Shames Family Scoring Stage, honoring legendary jazz vocalist Nancy Wilson, and will perform as part of The Checkout—Live at Berklee, a broadcast series with New York City jazz radio station WBGO, at the Red Room at Cafe 939 on November 8.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Livingston Taylor

October 24, 2017

Voice Professor Livingston Taylor knows the secret to good stage performance and teaches a popular Berklee class on the subject. In this episode of Inside Berklee, he shares the fundamentals needed to succeed as a performer today. 

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Michael Shinn

October 18, 2017

In this episode of Inside Berklee, Michael Shinn talks about key skills that every modern day musician needs to be build a career in the arts, and what he hopes to achieve as Boston Conservatory at Berklee's new dean of music.

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Molly Tuttle '14; photo by Kaitlyn Raitz

Alumnae Tuttle and Hull Win Top Bluegrass Honors

October 5, 2017

Molly Tuttle, a 2014 Berklee alumna, and fellow alumna Sierra Hull B.M. ’11 recently received 2017 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards (IBMA) for Best Guitarist and Best Mandolinist, respectively. Each were the first female instrumentalist to win in their award category since the IBMAs began in 1990.

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Kaki King

PODCAST: Sounds of Berklee—Kaki King

October 3, 2017

For her new album, guitar virtuosa Kaki King teamed up with birnCORE, the Berklee Internet Radio Network's (BIRN) independent record label, to reimagine selections from her catalog with the help of a chamber orchestra comprising Berklee personnel.

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Paloma Menendez

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Paloma Menendez

September 26, 2017

In this episode of Inside Berklee, music business/management major Paloma Menendez calls in from her semester abroad at Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain, where she’s taking a respite from her music-business-heavy schedule to re-energize her singing and songwriting.

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