News

Below you will find recent news from the Office of the President.

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Jason Palmer Releases Duo Tracks in Honor of Breonna Taylor

August 4, 2020

The faculty trumpeter collaborated with more than a dozen musicians on recordings dedicated to the EMT who was killed in March.

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Berklee Creates Music and Health Repository

July 30, 2020

The college's Libraries and Learning Resources and Music and Health Institute have created the first-ever music and health repository in the field.

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Berklee Alumni and Faculty Nominated for 2020 Emmy Awards

July 29, 2020

Nominees include several prominent composers, sound mixers, and music editors for a wide range of programs.

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Berklee Announces Fully Remote Semester for Fall 2020

July 23, 2020

The College and Conservatory will conduct all courses remotely for the fall while providing new opportunities for community building, performance, and collaboration.

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EPD Students Create Dream Machine, a Virtual Performance Experience

July 21, 2020

In the wake of COVID-19, Berklee's Electronic Production and Design Department created a virtual performance experience that includes a video game world.

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Berklee Signs Agreement to Stay in Valencia for 20 More Years

July 20, 2020

Berklee Valencia and the City of Arts and Sciences have reached an agreement to keep the college at the iconic cultural complex for an additional 20 years.

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Terri Lyne Carrington Earns History-Making DownBeat Critics Poll Win

July 9, 2020

Carrington took home three awards in this year’s poll as Berklee alumni, faculty, and students were recognized across multiple categories.

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What to Expect of the Online Experience This Fall

July 7, 2020

The fall semester will be completely online. Here's what you should know about that experience. 

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Berklee Faculty Elected to Grammy Board of Trustees

July 2, 2020

Faculty violinist Chelsey Green joined Terri Lyne Carrington on the Recording Academy’s national board, which also added Berklee Online student Andrew Joslyn.

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Scarlet Keys, associate professor of songwriting

Scarlet Keys Redefines 'Homework' in Her Remote Songwriting Courses

July 1, 2020

Even during a pandemic, faculty, such as Keys, are finding ways to work closely with students despite not being nearby.

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Songs for Social Change Contest Winners Announced

June 30, 2020

The annual contest, presented by Berklee's Songwriting Department and Songs for Social Change initiative, encourages students to write songs that promote positive change. 

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Singer and music therapy major Keira Smith

They Keep Saying: Keira Smith's Powerful Take on Jill Scott's 'Watching Me'

June 24, 2020

The fifth-semester music therapy major updates Scott's song to be a rousing call for justice amidst the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Alumna Kirby's Viral Video Helped Bring Down Aunt Jemima Brand

June 24, 2020

The video has been viewed 4.7 million times and has been credited with pushing Quaker Oats to scrap the brand of breakfast products.

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Meet Five City Music Scholars Attending Five-Week This Summer

June 24, 2020

Berklee awarded full-tuition scholarships to 60 young musicians taking part in the college’s flagship summer program.

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Berklee Offers First Online Five-Week Program

June 22, 2020

This year's Five-Week program features visiting artists Jacob Collier, Esperanza Spalding, Victor Wooten, and Terri Lyne Carrington, Christian McBride, Gerald Clayton, Kris Davis, and Linda May Han Oh.

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Alec Schulman Receives BMI Future Jazz Masters Scholarship

June 18, 2020

Schulman, a fifth-semester Berklee student, was awarded the $5,000 award by a panel of NEA Jazz Master judges.

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Julio Iglesias Scholarship Awarded to Mar Giménez Marín

June 9, 2020

Presented by the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation, the four-year scholarship allows the vocalist and pianist from Zaragoza, Spain, to pursue a bachelor's degree at Berklee.

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Berklee Alumni and Faculty Honored by the Jazz Journalists Association

May 29, 2020

Winners of 2020 JJA Jazz Awards include Terri Lyne Carrington, Kris Davis, Miguel Zenón, and Branford Marsalis.

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Berklee and Women in Music Win Innovation Award for 2019 Report

May 26, 2020

The first study to explore the socioeconomic landscape of women in the U.S. music industry was recognized at SIM São Paulo, one of Latin America's most prominent music industry events.

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Creating a Vibrant Campus Life Experience Online

May 13, 2020

Berklee’s Campus Life staff and student leaders have found new ways to engage the campus community online during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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