Berklee today

OCT 2015

Berklee today is the official alumni publication of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. It is a forum for contemporary music and musicians.

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Fall 2015 7 global groove Students come to Berklee to learn a range of skills and approaches to fnd success in the world of music. They bring with them a wealth of life and cul- tural experiences that enrich the community and are ultimately transmitted through their interactions with one another as well as with staff and faculty members. By sharing their traditions and music, students gain a heightened sense of cultural and musical values and fnd new and creative ways to merge them with what they are learning. Global initiatives is at the heart of exploring and facilitating these cul- tural and musical exchanges. Below are images from the frst half of 2015 por- traying some of the starting points for these connections. By Jason Camelio, director of global initiatives Shin Ikesue, a Berklee alumnus and vice principal of music for Jikei Gakuen COM Group, leads the Soulmatics in a gospel music performance at the Osaka School of Music in June. Jikei is the parent company of Koyo Conservatory of Music, a partner institution in the Berklee International Network. Jikei Gakuen COM Group Musicians as Cultural Communicators Berklee International Auditions, Interviews, Workshops, and Concerts Schedule October 5–7 Auditions, Interviews, Clinics, and Concerts Seoul Jazz Academy Seoul, South Korea October 14–18 Berklee on the Road: Xinghai Conservatory of Music, Concerts and Clinics Guangzhou, China November 9–11 Auditions and Interviews Taipei, Taiwan December 2–11 Auditions and Interviews Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, China December 10–11 Berklee International Network Auditions, Interviews, Clinics, and Concerts Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music Ramat Hasharon, Israel To apply for admissions online, visit For more information on the international travel and events schedule visit Student songwriters from across the United States and beyond converged in Santa Monica, CA, for the 2015 Berklee in Los Angeles: It's All in the Song workshops in July. Kelvin Lau Jason Camelio Professor of guitar Rick Peckham and assistant professor of bass Tom Appleman conduct a performance workshop with students at BIN partner institution Baron School of Music in Hong Kong. From the left: Percussionist Ross Hodgkinson, guitarist Jacob McCaslin, and bassist Jonathan Elyashiv perform at an event sponsored by the BIN partner Pop & Jazz Conservatory in Helsinki, Finland at the U.S. Embassy. Laura Mainiemi

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