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Listen to the stars of tomorrow… today, as well as Berklee faculty members, alumni, and a few legendary artists, coming to the college as visiting artists. The Sounds of Berklee podcast is produced and voiced by Rob Hochschild, associate director for editorial services (Communications). Alumni podcasts for Sounds of Berklee are produced and voiced by Curtis Killian, web content producer (Institutional Advancement).

Listen to the stars of tomorrow… today, as well as Berklee faculty members, alumni, and a few legendary artists, coming to the college as visiting artists. The Sounds of Berklee podcast is produced and voiced by Rob Hochschild, associate director for editorial services (Communications). Alumni podcasts for Sounds of Berklee are produced and voiced by Curtis Killian, web content producer (Institutional Advancement).
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Listen to the stars of tomorrow… today, as well as Berklee faculty members, alumni, and a few legendary artists, coming to the college as visiting artists. The Sounds of Berklee podcast is produced and voiced by Rob Hochschild, associate director for editorial services (Communications). Alumni podcasts for Sounds of Berklee are produced and voiced by Curtis Killian, web content producer (Institutional Advancement).

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Mario Jose Returns to Alma Mater for the Berklee Vocal Summit

6/12/2018
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Jose’s performance will show aspiring vocalists how a student can evolve after graduating from Berklee, featuring some songs from Jose’s first of two EPs, Heart of Gold. In this episode we hear his song "Tell Me Now."

Duration:00:04:54

Beyond the Orchestra: Felice Pomeranz on the Versatility of a Harp Career

5/29/2018
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In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, Professor Felice Pomeranz shares her experiences crafting more inclusive, creative, and sustainable career opportunities for harpists.

Duration:00:22:05

Student Pianist Jiwon Kwon Wins DownBeat Award for Composition

5/15/2018
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Jiwon Kwon, an eighth-semester jazz composition and piano performance major, was one of four Berklee students who recently won a DownBeat Student Music Award, given to student musicians the magazine has deemed the best, as well as to their instructors.

Duration:00:05:44

Conservatory's Carlos Vargas Gives Back on a Community Level

5/8/2018
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In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, piano instructor Carlos Vargas talks about his passion for community outreach and the variety of projects he is currently working on, including his recent trip to the Dominican Republic.

Duration:00:11:13

Clay Cook '98 Balances Zac Brown Band with Solo Career

4/24/2018
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As both the guitarist for the Zac Brown Band and an independent acoustic singer-songwriter, Berklee alumnus Clay Cook '98 balances a fast-paced life as a member of the Grammy-winning group with time to write his own music. In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, we listen to his song "Unobstructed View."

Duration:00:04:34

Student Dom Jones Tells Her Story Through Spoken-Word Album

4/10/2018
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In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, we’ll be listening to “I Do This,” a spoken-word song in which student Dom Jones pays tribute to a long list of people who keep her motivated. Jones will be playing at the Haymarket Lounge in City Winery, Boston, on April 14.

Duration:00:05:08

Teaching Vocal Versatility

4/4/2018
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Boston Conservatory at Berklee faculty Christy Turnbow and Michael Hanley talk about the importance of vocal health, what it takes to teach across styles, and why cross-training in vocal pedagogy is important for students entering the field.

Duration:00:24:02

Hip-Hop Violinists Return to Berklee

3/27/2018
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On the occasion of Black Violin's return to Berklee, to play at the BPC April 7, let’s revisit one of the most popular podcasts we aired last year. Here is the title track off their 2015 album, Stereotypes.

Duration:00:05:09

Beth Platow Will Help You Get Over Your Fear of Poetry

3/20/2018
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In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, the poet Beth Woodcome Platow speaks about teaching writing to musicians, her writing process, and reads two poems from her debut collection of poetry, 'Little Myths' (National Poetry Review Press).

Duration:00:19:30

Israel "Piraña" Suárez Plays Cajón on Funk Tune with Abraham Laboriel

3/13/2018
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Israel "Piraña" Suárez has adapted the cajón for musical styles outside his native flamenco. In this episode, we'll hear him play it in the funk tune "Aguas de Funk."

Duration:00:05:26

Dan Moretti, Saxophonist Who Emphasizes Groove Writing, Showcases 'Hymining'

2/27/2018
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In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, we’ll dip into Dan Moretti's latest album, Invoke, with a listen to “Hymining.” Moretti will be performing more selections from the album on March 7 at the Red Room at Cafe 939, accompanied by Berklee faculty and students.

Duration:00:05:44

Sounds of Berklee: Vadim Neselovskyi, "On A Bicycle"

2/13/2018
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In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, we’ll hear one of Neselovskyi’s latest compositions from Get Up and Go, called “On A Bicycle.” The song is just a sample of his dynamic work over the years, which you can see live at the upcoming Middle Eastern Festival in the Berklee Performance Center on March 1st. Tickets are available at berklee.edu/events/.

Duration:00:06:32

Student Yuning Song to Sing at Berklee's Chinese New Year Festival Concert

1/30/2018
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By the time Yuning Song entered Berklee last fall, he was already an award-winning composer who graduated from Beijing’s Central Conservatory of Music, a vocalist who had appeared on nationally televised talent shows such as Sing My Song and Duets, and a recording artist with his own album.

Duration:00:04:27

Pablo Munguía on Shaping the Future of Music

12/19/2017
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In this episode of Sound of Berklee, Pablo Munguía, the director of Berklee’s Music Production, Technology, and Innovation master’s program talks about how he helps students push the frontiers of music and technology, and about reuniting with Justin Timberlake for this February’s Super Bowl halftime show.

Duration:00:18:00

Iris Lune Brings a Surrealist Edge to Pop Music

12/12/2017
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In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, we're listening to the title track of Iris Lune's newest album, Lost in Chatter, to hear how the band is creating music that challenges the status quo of today's pop.

Duration:00:04:32

Omar Hakim on the Melting Pot of American Music

12/5/2017
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A veteran session musician and longtime touring road warrior, world-renowned drummer, composer, and producer Omar Hakim has performed on records and tours with the biggest names in music without ever allowing himself to be typecast by genre. In the realm of R&B and pop, he’s worked with Michael Jackson, Madonna, Mariah Carey, and Daft Punk. In jazz, his extensive credits include work with Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Joe Sample, and Weather Report. In the rock arena, he’s worked with David...

Duration:00:22:54

Student Kiersten Kelly Debuts with Single "Get Out"

11/29/2017
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Take a listen to student Kiersten Kelly’s debut single, "Get Out," a song that establishes her as a powerful pop artist ready to take on the world and give every modern woman an anthem.

Duration:00:04:46

Erin Barra B.M. '06 Rethinks How Songwriters Use Technology

11/14/2017
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In this episode, Erin Barra B.M. '06 talks about her anti-tech roots, walks us through the production of a new song, and discusses why she pushes students to use technology to help achieve their vision.

Duration:00:23:29

Fado Sensation Mariza Sings "Alma"

11/7/2017
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Mariza's "Alma," off her 2015 album, Mundo, fuses traditional fado melodies with newer styles, and is sung in Spanish. Mariza will receive the Master of Mediterranean Music Award from Berklee's Mediterranean Music Institute on November 11.

Duration:00:04:55

Lauren Kinhan B.M. '86 Reimagines Nancy Wilson '94H

10/31/2017
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This episode features a track, "Let's Live Again," from 2006 Berklee graduate Lauren Kinhan's critically acclaimed new album, "A Sleepin' Bee," which offers new takes on the songs of Nancy Wilson, the legendary jazz vocalist and 1994 Berklee honorary doctorate recipient. Kinhan recorded the album in Berklee's Shames Family Scoring Stage with eight-time Grammy-winning producer Elliot Scheiner (a 2006 Berklee honorary doctorate recipient) as students observed the recording session turned...

Duration:00:06:27