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Berklee Online’s Class of 2022 Graduate into a New Music Landscape

For the first time in two years, Berklee Online’s graduating students will be traveling to Boston from all over the world to receive their diplomas in person at the 2022 Commencement ceremony. Read the impressive stories of five students from the Class of 2022.

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Bruce Hornsby on New Album and Having the Most Diverse Array of Collaborators Ever

Bruce Hornsby discusses his humble start in a Grateful Dead cover band, his mega breakthrough with “The Way It Is,” and his recent indie rock resurgence via his collaborations with members of Bon Iver.

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Music NFTs: What You Need to Know as a Musician and Fan

Some say that music NFTs are the future of the music industry, while others say that they’re a fad that will come and go. Let’s talk about what music NFTs are, how to buy and sell them, and what two Berklee community members say about their viability.

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Drummer Cindy Blackman Santana on Carlos, Lenny, and Visitations from Jazz Greats

Cindy Blackman became Lenny Kravitz’s drummer after a lifetime of jazz drumming. In this wide-ranging interview she discusses being visited by the spirits of the jazz greats she befriended during her time in New York City, and how she and husband Carlos Santana stay in harmony, onstage and off.

Guitar Pedals, Rated by Berklee Guitar Instructors!

Best Guitar Pedals According to Berklee Instructors

If you could only use one pedal for the rest of your guitar-playing life, what would it be, and why? That is precisely what we asked a number of the course authors in the Berklee Guitar department. Their answers may surprise you!

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Jazz Singer and Berklee Online Student Marchell Jackson on Going Back to School in Her 70s

Marchell Jackson’s life in music officially began when she and her friends started a vocal group in the 1960s, and it continues to this day, where at the age of 71 she is a working performer and a Berklee Online student.

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Berklee Online and BreakFree Education Collaborate to Offer Music Courses to Incarcerated Students

Music education is not a priority in US juvenile justice facilities, and BreakFree Education and Berklee Online are teaming up to try and change that.

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2022 Grammy Nominees and Winners to Listen to Now

Here are 12 Grammy nominees who are huge in their spheres, but who you still may not know about after watching the 2022 ceremony.

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Berklee Online Student Alex Born Earns Credit for Prior Learning in College and Life Experience

Hear how Alex Born took advantage of Prior Learning Credits at Berklee Online, which allows students to forgo up to 30 credits—that could be up to 10 courses that the student doesn’t have to spend time or money taking.

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What is the Best DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)?

If you want to begin a career in recording music, you just need a personal computer with a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). Here’s a list of the different DAWs to help you pick which one is best for you.