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Berklee College of Music has offered the Five-Week Summer Performance Program since 1987, giving high school students the opportunity to study jazz, pop, rock, funk, fusion, and R&B. This year the Five-Week Summer Performance Program is inaugurating the Berklee Summer Jazz Workshop, a special program for the best and brightest high school jazz players from around the world who have recently auditioned for Berklee. All students selected for the program will receive full scholarships and ho …

BOSTON, MA, December 15, 2005 -

Eighteen Berklee alumni and three faculty members were nominated for a total of 23 GRAMMY® Awards by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. The nominees were recognized for their outstanding contributions in a variety of categories, including pop, rock, metal, jazz, Latin jazz, hip hop, country music, film scoring, and for achievement in audio engineering/mixing, arranging, and art direction.

The 48th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be he …

Berklee College of Music presents Black History Month Music Celebration 2006, a series of concerts, clinics and lectures throughout the month of February. The celebration offers a wide variety of music and lectures by faculty, students, and renowned visiting artists. Highlights include The Warrick L. Carter Lecture Series, featuring Terence Blanchard, Friday, February 10, at the David Friend Recital Hall; The Music Of Bob Marley, Monday, February 13, at the Berklee Performance Center; and Black …
Berklee President Roger Brown announced the appointment of Myra Hindus to the newly created position of Vice President for Cultural Diversity. At Berklee, she will lead and oversee the diversity strategy of the college. Hindus will be focusing on four areas of development for the college: curriculum review and creating more diversity related curriculum; faculty and staff recruitment issues; student recruitment and retention; and promoting awareness and training on diversity.

Said President Br …

This year, Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops will launch their first-ever jazz week, May 23-27, with some of the genre’s hottest artists backed by the big-band sound of America’s orchestra. The 2006 Boston Pops Jazz Fest features two critically acclaimed jazz artists: guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli on May 23, 24, and 25; and singer Jane Monheit on May 26 and 27. The BSO is also partnering with Berklee College of Music to present the Berklee Jazz Café, featuring student artists perfor …
Jazz Revelation Records presents the 2nd Annual Kendall Square Concert Series, happening at 300 Athenaeum St., Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA. Artists from Jazz Revelation Records and Berklee will perform each Thursday between noon and 2:00 p.m., through August 31. This event is free to the public, with onsite parking and many enjoyable restaurants. Featured artists include Berklee students, alumni, and faculty members.The Kendall Square Concert Series is sponsored by Lyme Properties, BioMed Real …
Berklee College of Music, the world’s leading institution for the study of contemporary music, announces the creation of the Africa Scholars Program. The college will be holding audition and interview (A&I) events offering talented musicians the chance to be awarded scholarships to attend the college. Auditions, open to citizens of any African nation, will be conducted for the first time in Accra, Ghana, on June 15 and 16, and Durban, South Africa, on June 18 and 19. For more information or
The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences nominated twenty Berklee alumni and three faculty members for a total of 24 Grammy Awards. The nominees were recognized for their outstanding contributions in a variety of categories, including pop, rock, hip-hop, jazz, Latin jazz, new age, songwriting, arranging, and film scoring. To date, Berklee alumni have won a total of 152 Grammy Awards. The 50th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2008, at Staples Center in Los Ange
Berklee College of Music, the Fenway Civic Association, and ParkARTS present the free outdoor jazz concert series Swingin’ in Mothers Rest, Wednesdays, July 11, 18, and 25, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (weather permitting), at Mothers Rest playground, located down the stairs from the Boylston St. bridge in the Back Bay Fens, at the corner of Boylston St. and The Fenway, Boston, MA. Folding chairs, blankets, and picnic dinners are encouraged. For more information please call 617-747-2447. The ninth-ann
Berklee College of Music has selected Bruce Lundvall, President and CEO of The Blue Note Label Group, to give the 14th Annual Zafris Distinguished Lecture for Music Business/Management. In his lecture, "Reinventing Blue Note, and Other Adventures in the Music Business," Lundvall will provide a retrospective of his career, highlighting the transformation of Blue Note Records from an all-jazz label to the signing of multi-platinum artist Norah Jones. The event takes place Friday, February 23 at Be
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