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'83 Alums Terri Lyne Carrington and Makoto Ozone Honored; October Gala to Feature Branford Marsalis '80

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Two prominent 1983 Berklee alumni, drummer/composer/producer Terri Lyne Carrington, and pianist/composer Makoto Ozone, will receive honorary doctor of music degrees during Berklee College of Music's 2003 Entering Student Convocation on Friday, September 5, 2003. Both individuals will be recognized for their outstanding contributions to contemporary music.

Considered a musical prodigy by many, Medford, Massachusetts native Terri Lyne Carrington was awarded a full scholarship to Berklee at the age of 11 by Berklee founder Lawrence Berk. Word of her ...

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World Percussion & Mallet Keyboard Festival, Vineyard Vibes 2003, and 'Berklee in Puerto Rico' Awards $61K

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Berklee College of Music presents its annual World Percussion and Mallet Keyboard Festival, June 16-20 on the Berklee campus in Boston. This unique event is an intensive summer course for student percussionists taught by Berklee’s own faculty and special guest instructors from around the world. As part of the festival, the college will present a series of outstanding concerts, featuring Berklee faculty and world renowned percussionists, including Giovanni Hidalgo, Trichy Sankaran, Horacio “El Negro" Hernandez, Glen Velez, and Joe Locke. ...

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Dr. Dianne Reeves, Students Play Blue Note, David Azarian Benefit

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Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves will receive an honorary doctor of music degree at Berklee College of Music's 2003 Commencement on Saturday, May 10, along with Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler. Both Reeves and Tyler will address the more than 600 graduates and approximately 3,000 invited guests. On Commencement eve, as is the Berklee tradition, students will present a tribute concert, performing tunes closely associated with the honorees' storied careers. The 2003 Commencement Concert is closed to the public, ...

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Dr. Dianne Reeves, Students Play Blue Note, David Azarian Benefit

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Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves will receive an honorary doctor of music degree at Berklee College of Music's 2003 Commencement on Saturday, May 10, along with Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler. Both Reeves and Tyler will address the more than 600 graduates and approximately 3,000 invited guests.

On Commencement eve, as is the Berklee tradition, students will present a tribute concert, performing tunes closely associated with the honorees' storied careers. The 2003 Commencement Concert is closed to the public, ...

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Michel Camilo Professes, Kevin Mahogany Sings, and Students to Return to the Blue Note

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This week, piano virtuoso and composer Michel Camilo began his appointment as a Herb Alpert Visiting Professor at Berklee College of Music. Hailed by jazz and classical connoisseurs alike, Camilo is also one of today's most prominent figures in Latin jazz. During the week, he presents master classes for faculty and students, and rehearses and performs with student ensembles. Camilo's 2000 Verve CD Spain won Best Latin Jazz Album in the first-ever Latin Grammy Awards. In 1987, Michel ...

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Gershwin, GRAMMY

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On Thursday, January 30, 2003, Berklee College of Music presents “The Great American Songbook: The Music of George Gershwin" at 8:15 p.m. at the Berklee Performance Center. Tickets for this very special event are $10 general admission, $4 for seniors, and are available at the Berklee Performance Center box office, 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, or by calling 617-747-2261.

Berklee Associate Professor of Voice Donna McElroy, who arranged and sang background vocals on several gold and ...

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Berklee Awards $50,000 In Grants To Alumni

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Berklee College of Music President Lee Eliot Berk announced that the college has awarded grants to alumni in support of their efforts to promote music education and community outreach initiatives in the community. The grants, which total $50,000, have been presented to Catherine Goldwyn, Kendrick Oliver, Hans Schuman, and Juri Shigeta.

With the awarding of these funds, the college has launched its new alumni grant program, which will provide seed money for initiatives that foster the creativity of the college's ...


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