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Berklee on Tour

Students and faculty travel around the world for auditions, festivals, volunteer opportunities, and more. Read their travelogues about the work they do and the music they make, from New Orleans to Nancy, France.

A Different Kind of FOMO: ‘Tali Jams New York’ (Episodes 3.5 and 4)

Israeli recorder Tali Rubinstein

Image by Noam Galai

By Tali Rubinstein B.M. ’14

Hello, good people! Thanks for joining me again on my weekly diary.

For those who are just joining—I am writing about the documentary series about my life as a musician in NYC, which is actually me giving an interpretation of the interpretation of my own life. Feeling confused? So am I.

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Hey Jealousy: ‘Tali Jams New York’ (Episode 3)

Tali Rubinstein

Image by Noam Galai

By Tali Rubinstein B.M. ’14

Hey guys!

I’m glad you’re back. Really. I missed you.

Today I want to talk about something no one likes to talk about: jealousy. I’m not even sure I feel totally comfortable to dig into this topic myself. It’s an embarrassing one, a negative emotion that doesn’t have the legitimacy or “prestige” of sorrow, anger, or agony. It’s just this annoying feeling that creeps up sometimes, unwanted, and makes us secretly hate ourselves a tiny bit when it hits.

Wait—can I actually change the topic? Maybe write about the Super Bowl?

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A Recorder vs. the Big City: New ‘Tali Jams New York’ Web Series (Episodes 1 and 2)

Tali Rubinstein web video serie

Image by Noam Galai

By Tali Rubinstein B.M. ’14

How do I begin describing this project?

I’ve been playing the recorder for all my life. Music, to me, began with the Israeli equivalent of “Hot Crossed Buns”, trying to hit all the notes in the right order and rhythm. It was, back then, just a game. A very challenging, imagination-evoking game, but nevertheless—my only goal was to nail it—the simple excitement of getting it right . Little did I know back then, as a 7 year old, that this game would become my life. As I grew up and evolved as a musician, layers of knowledge, technique and style, as well as pure love and appreciation to music, were added to my playing, but that initial spark, that eagerness, has stuck with me. In a way, every time I play the recorder, I feel like that 7 year old kid, that just can’t wait to take on the challenge.

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Six Students Reflect on Their Spring Break Visits to Music Industry Cities

Over spring break, Berklee students attended industry trips to L.A., Nashville, New York City, and Atlanta. Here, five students from various trips share their experiences with Berklee Blogs.

Claire Marie LimClaire Marie Lim | Atlanta

“As aptly put by one of the professionals we encountered, ‘Elsewhere, people try to cut your strings; in Atlanta, people give you ropes.’ The sense of community that we felt from Atlanta’s music scene was impossible to deny.”

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Becoming A Freelancer

Alumni Profile: Taiga Kunii

Taiga is a recent graduate from the Contemporary Writing and Production department at Berklee. For the first several years he focused on music, however, as time passed he realized he wanted to launch his own company. Aware that he lacked substantial knowledge in business, he became involved with BerkleeICE and was able to take part in several exciting opportunities including a trip to New York City and most importantly, attending the European Innovation Academy (EIA) Portugal 2017. The program which lasts 3 weeks, was meant to mimic the process that an entrepreneur would typically go through when launching their business from customer development and prototype to launch.

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