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Where are they now. . . find out how Berklee grads make their way in the music world.

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Berklee and Beyond at SXSW 2016

Curtis Killian, Web Content Producer for Berklee’s Office of Alumni Affairs and Institutional Advancement, spent a few days at SXSW in Austin to capture the Berklee experience there, including performances from alumni and student bands. 

Day 1, Wednesday March 16

Caught Mexican pop sensation Jesse & Joy at The Spotify House . The brother/sister duo’s album ¿Con Quién Se Queda El Perro? and its songs won four 2012 Latin Grammys, including awards for Berklee alumni Gustavo Borner ’89 (Engineer/mixer/mastering) for album of the year  and songwriter Tommy Torres ’93 for song of the year on behalf of the group.
Jesse and Joy at the Spotify House, SXSW 2016 (photo by Curtis Killian)

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The Music Of The Beatles Ensemble

Como todo mundo sabe, os Beatles foram uma das maiores bandas que já houveram na história da música. Inovadores em suas composições e instrumentações, eles foram e são influentes na música até hoje. E felizmente, percebemos que na própria Berklee estamos rodeados por pessoas que compartilham a mesma paixão pela música dos Beatles. E felizmente, temos a oportunidade de compartilhar esta paixão dentro de uma aula.

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The Trivium in Music – Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric

Part 1: Grammar

by John Anthony Martinez ’87

Recently, I had the honor of conducting a masterclass, along with keyboard synth pioneer and Johns Hopkins University Professor Thomas Dolby, on the rhythm section at Oxford University. My lecture examined questions such as: What is time? What is rhythm? How do we define a rhythm section and what are the roles or functions that the individual members play in it? What does it mean to groove?

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Berklee Valencia’s campus masters’ graduate fellows collaborate with the Conservatorio Profesional de Valencia

This year at Berklee’s campus in Valencia, fellows from the Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games master’s program, and from the Music Production, Technology, and Innovation master’s program are working together with Berklee professors and the Conservatorio Profesional de Valencia, recording film and game scores with student orchestras, in an effort to bring the faculties within Berklee closer through collaborative projects, as well as integrating Berklee to other artistic institutions in Valencia.

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Peaches & Cream: A Phonobooth Recording

by Zachary Lucia ’14

Kim Logan ’10, a singer-songwriter in Nashville recently recorded an original song, Peaches and Cream, in a 1947 coin-operated phonobooth at Third Man Records.

You may remember Kim from her awesome blog post about fashion trends and the musicians that once heralded them.  With this project Kim again shows a deep appreciation for music’s history and her efforts to show its relevance to our modern day trends.  As if the phonobooth video isn’t cool enough,

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