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Laying the Groundwork in LA for 2013 Summer

Post by Jason Camelio, director of international programs.

If you look hard enough, you might see an ever-so-slight difference in the traffic patterns on the LA freeways during the week of SXSW. For alum and program consultant Tom Griesgraber and I, it really did not make a difference as we crisscrossed the city for meetings and scouting locations in preparation for the new Berklee in Los Angeles summer programs to be held this August. You heard correctly “p-r-o-g-r-a-m-S”.  Two to be specific. In what has become standard practice, we have reached out to some key Berklee alumni to help us prepare for two programs with that will have a detailed focus on the craft of songwriting, performance and production. 

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The Day Sessions Summer Program: Changing the lives of youth through music

Dominick Ferrara - Program Director of Berklee Day Sessions

Berklee opens it’s doors every summer to teenagers, college students, and adults to be apart of the Berklee experience through Berklee Summer Programs (  Day Sessions, the performance program for ages 12-14, now in it’s third year is growing steadily. We sat down with Program Director and Assistant Professor Dominick Ferrara, who gave us insight into the benefits of a music education, and the uniqueness of the Day Sessions program.

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Watch the Berklee City Music Scholarship Concert LIVE!

Join the Berklee City Music Network for our 18th Annual Scholarship Concert


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

7:30 p.m.

The past few weeks have been exciting and rigorous for Berklee City Music students from Boston and around the country.  Watch the 18th annual Berklee City Music Scholarship Concert LIVE tonight on Ustream.  The concert will feature student performances and the announcement of City Music college scholarship recipients. The evening begins at 7:30 p.m at the Berklee Performance Center. Tickets can be purchased on in advance and for $10 at the door. Student tickets are $1. For more information please click here and also visit

See you there.


Berklee City Music


Even before I started working at the Berklee College of Music, I appreciated the  Summer in the City concerts as a resident of Boston. Now as an employee of the college, I understand more how Berklee partners with different groups, non-profit organizations and individuals – including Mayor Menino – to make the concerts happen.

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Take 5: An inside look at the Berklee 5-Week Summer Performance Program

Want an inside look at the Berklee 5-Week Summer Performance Program? Well, now you can view the entire 5-part documentary series, “TAKE 5,” on our YouTube page.

Follow our cast members from their hometowns across the country all the way until scholarships are awarded at the Blowout Concert.

Here’s a little breakdown of the series:

All Take Five Episodes are now live on the PULSE website and on our YouTube Page!

Episode 1: Meet our cast members from around the country. Get some background on Berklee and the 5-Week program. Hear the students’ dreams. (If you’re anything like some PULSE team members who will go unnamed, you might want some tissues for this part.)

Episode 2: Get an insider’s look at the Berklee dorms. See the students’ packed schedules. Hear the first notes that the ensembles start playing together.

Episode 3: Woah. We are deep in the trenches now. One minute it’s gospel, then it’s Michael Jackson, then it’s Beyonce. Watch as the students tighten their acts before the big show.

Episode 4: Madness. Total madness. That’s all we can say! And the Blowout is one week away.

Episode 5: Watch some clips from the amazing Blowout concert performances by the 5-Week students. And see which of our cast members are awarded full scholarships to Berklee. (Keep those tissues handy.)

A special thanks to our cast members: Aaron Liao and Austin DeVries from Seattle; Kadeem Roberts and Ashwa Marshall of Boston; and Tasmine Ballentine and Ashton Riker from Memphis. We couldn’t have done it without every single one of you!

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