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

Tony Maserati

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Nine Berklee Alumni Win Latin Grammy Awards

November 20, 2020

Nine Berklee alumni took home Latin Grammy Awards across three categories in the November 19 ceremony.

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BerkleeNYC Announces Interim Directors for Master of Arts Program

November 17, 2020

Berklee's New York City campus taps Will Wells ’11, Rona Siddiqui, and Loudon Stearns ’01 to run its new graduate program’s three specializations.

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Berklee Celebrates BMI Day with Black Panther Composer Ludwig Göransson

November 10, 2020

Göransson and BMI executive Mike Steinberg copresented the BMI Film Scoring Scholarship to student composer Xiyue “Diana” Lizhao.

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Along with Challenges, Remote Semester Brings Unexpected Rewards

November 10, 2020

Upper-semester Berklee students recently reflected on their time off campus, taking stock of how their relationship to their music has changed.

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Berklee’s 26th Annual Encore Gala Raises More Than $1.5 Million

October 28, 2020

This year's Encore Gala was held virtually and featured Jackson Browne, Steve Winwood, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, and many more.

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Aja Burrell Wood

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Aja Burrell Wood Joins Board of Directors for New Music USA

October 27, 2020

Wood, who is managing director for the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice, will support New Music USA’s mission of promoting new creative works through advocacy, grants, and more.

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Berklee Announces Erica Muhl as New President

October 22, 2020

Muhl comes to Berklee from the University of Southern California, where she was dean and founding executive director of the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation. 

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Terri Lyne Carrington

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Terri Lyne Carrington Receives NEA Jazz Masters Award

October 21, 2020

The acclaimed founder of the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice was recognized with the jazz genre's highest honor.

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'Black People Are Country': Mickey Guyton, with Karen Kosowski, Shares Insights with Berklee Students

October 21, 2020

Guyton and Kosowski talked about their collaboration, about the lines between genres, and about what it’s like being a Black woman in country music.

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Berklee and Kaiwen Academy Partner to Bring Contemporary Musicianship to K–12 Chinese Students

October 20, 2020

The partnership between Berklee and Kaiwen Academy will bring modern music training to a new generation of global musicians in China. 

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Berklee Alumni Receive 2020 Tony Award Nominations

October 19, 2020

Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee alumni were featured in some of the most prominent and acclaimed theater productions of last year.

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Berklee Partners with Afrinolly Creative Hub and MTN's Y’ello Star

October 16, 2020

Over 10,000 contestants will compete to become the next Nigerian music star, with coaching, judging, and recording from members of the Berklee community.

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Aerial shot of Berklee's main building in Boston

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Berklee to Reopen Campus this Spring with Hybrid Learning Model

October 15, 2020

Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee will open in January for a mix of in-person and remote learning.

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Edmar Colon (L) and Luis Gamarra (R)

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Berklee Artists Join Forces for #BerkleeTogether Concert Series

October 13, 2020

The biweekly series, which starts on Wednesday, October 14, has Berklee musicians from across the globe collaborating for new virtual performances.

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Berklee Alumni Nominated for 2020 Latin Grammys

October 1, 2020

Fourteen Berklee alumni are nominated across eight categories, including Album of the Year.

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Rianna Kopcho Named the 24th Jimmy Lyons Scholar to Berklee

September 29, 2020

Kopcho is the first guitarist and second woman to receive the Jimmy Lyons Scholarship.

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Lennon Stella Talks to Students About Journey from Nashville to Debut Album

September 28, 2020

Lennon Stella appeared—virtually—at a Berklee Visiting Artist Series clinic, to speak and take students questions about her approach to her career and to music. 

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Berklee Announces 2020 Signature Series

September 28, 2020

The virtual concert series features Terri Lyne Carrington, Danilo Pérez, Oscar D’León, a celebration of James Bond theme songs, and more.

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BPMI Partners with Primary Wave for New Productions of Iconic Hits

September 22, 2020

Watch the Berklee Popular Music Institute's new recording and video for WAR’s “Why Can’t We Be Friends?”

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Jon Platt Joins Berklee's Board of Trustees

September 21, 2020

Platt is the chair and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the leading global music publisher.

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