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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Colorado Public Radio

Chair of Composition, Contemporary Music, and Core Studies Jonathan Bailey Holland is featured by Colorado Public Radio as a "contemporary Black composer you should know."

Monday, January 25, 2021
WLRN-FM

Boston Conservatory at Berklee alumna Shelbie Rassler (B.M. '20, composition) appeared on WLRN-FM to discuss her work on a video for the inaugural festivities. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Billboard

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.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
WGBH

One bright side of spending so much time apart during the coronavirus pandemic has been all the creative ways people have found to come together, from afar. One such effort — a series of virtual musical performances orchestrated by Boston Conservatory student Shelbie Rassler (B.M. '20, composition) — has managed to bring together millions.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Forbes

On March 14, Shelbie Rassler (B.M. '20), a composition major in her senior year at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, flew home to Fort Lauderdale, Florida as the coronavirus was shutting down the campus she loved. An ambitious 22-year-old who has written music for a Lexus commercial and a PBS documentary, she was shaken and upset.

Friday, March 27, 2020
Boston Herald

Boston Conservatory senior Shelbie Rassler (B.M. '20, composition) turned to music to help her though these difficult days. The 22-year-old composition major and saxophonist organized a virtual orchestra of 74 fellow students and alumni performing, “What the World Needs Now is Love.”

Monday, March 23, 2020
CBS Boston

Artists are coming up with creative ways to do their work while social distancing. Now a Boston student has pulled together dozens of performers from Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Berklee College of Music to form a “virtual orchestra.”

Monday, January 6, 2020
CareersinMusic.com

Boston Conservatory's composition program has been named one of the 10 best collegiate music composition programs in the United States.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020
The American Prize

Boston Conservatory alumni Oliver Caplan (M.M. '06, composition) and Gregory Fritze (B.M. '76, composition) have each been recognized as 2019 Honored Artists of The American Prize. Honored Artists have proven themselves to be artists of "sustained excellence" as laureates in The American Prize competitions.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020
The American Prize

Conservatory alumni Oliver Caplan (M.M. '06, composition) and Gregory Fritze (B.M. '76, composition) have each been recognized as 2019 Honored Artists of The American Prize. Honored Artists have proven themselves to be artists of "sustained excellence" as laureates in The American Prize competitions

Thursday, November 7, 2019
New York Times

American Composers Orchestra to perform world premiere orchestrations of Charles Ives's 114 Songs, including two by Conservatory Chair of Composition, Contemporary Music, and Core Studies Jonathan Bailey Holland.

Thursday, May 16, 2019
The New Yorker

Guerilla Opera revisits Conservatory faculty member Marti Epstein's mesmerizing seventy-minute adaptation of the Brothers Grimm's Rumpelstiltskin staged with shadow-puppet animations designed by Deniz Khateri in a rare New York performance.

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