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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Recent Conservatory graduate Shelbie Rassler (B.M. '20, composition) talks to Billboard about the technological intricacies of creating “What the World Needs Now” for Virtual Orchestra, which was a viral sensation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Boston Globe

Tony Award-winning triple threat Sutton Foster is adding another honor to her impressive list of accomplishments. Cathy Young, the executive director of Boston Conservatory at Berklee, will present Foster with an honorary doctor of music degree during the conservatory’s commencement ceremony on May 11.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The two-time Tony winner, who will return to Broadway in 2020, will be presented with the doctorate in May.

Friday, January 5, 2018
WMOT Roots Radio

Alumnus Roy Lawler (B.M. '81, brass), who makes custom trumpets and trombones by hand, is one of the few custom brass instrument makers in the country.

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Boston Public Radio

Berklee President Roger H. Brown and Boston Conservatory at Berklee Executive Director Cathy Young talk with Boston Public Radio in their first joint interview.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Cathy Young appeared on New England Cable News (NECN) to discuss her appointment as executive director of Boston Conservatory at Berklee, how the merged institution represents the future of the performing arts, and what it means to be the first woman to lead the school.

Friday, June 16, 2017
The Berkshire Eagle

In The Berkshire Eagle, President Richard Ortner discusses technology's role in reshaping performing arts training, and how the merger with Berklee provides new opportunities for students to thrive in this landscape.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe reports on the appointment of current Dean of Dance Cathy Young as executive director of Boston Conservatory at Berklee. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017
The Boston Globe

Award-winning actor Alan Cumming, who will emcee the Conservatory’s 150th Anniversary Gala on May 9, 2017, talks to the Boston Globe about the gala and his love for Boston.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Broadway World

Broadway World highlights the Conservatory's 150th Anniversary Gala on May 9, 2017, which will feature Alan Cumming as master of ceremonies.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 recognizes the Conservatory's long history of training African American performing artists, such as alumnus Jonathon Heyward (B.M. '14, cello).

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