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Berklee City Music FIRSTS – Newport Folk Festival

This blog post was authored by Joanne Dill, Project Manager in the Berklee City Music office.


Back in July, the Berklee City Music Gospel Choir performed at the 2012 Newport Folk Festival.  It was a first for Berklee City Music and its students led by Choir Director, Nichelle Mungo.  The choir spent a full day performing “Pop-Up Performances” that inspired many who happened to catch these unannounced sets which took place near the entrance gate, the main stage, the Kid’s Tent, ending with a special performance at the artists’ gate.


They were also filmed by the SOPA production company for an upcoming documentary on the Newport Folk Festival.  They appear here in this series, Behind the Walls.  Check out the video.

It was a wonderful day at the Fortress and we hope to bring the kids back to the Festival this summer.

BGJI at the Newport Jazz Festival

Student pianist Christian Li recounts his experience playing the CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival on August 7 with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute Septet. Read the official press release on, and hear a live recording of the concert on NPR.

Hello everyone!  This is Christian Li, the pianist for the Global Jazz Institute Green Ensemble, here to give you brief emotional synopsis of my experience at the Newport Jazz Festival.

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