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What a Conservatory Education Should Be: A Reflection by Cathy Young

December 19, 2018 Cathy Young for STAGES Magazine

Over the past 25 years, there has arguably been more change in the way we experience life than at any other time in history. Our art forms are not immune to these changes. In fact, technology has not only radically impacted how performances are disseminated and experienced by audiences, but it has also transformed the art forms themselves and the very ways art is created. How do we, as a performing arts conservatory, respond to this new world?

'Dance Magazine' Spotlights Boston Conservatory's Innovative Work on Inclusivity in the Classroom

December 18, 2018

Boston Conservatory at Berklee recently announced that select courses in its ballet curriculum will be renamed in support of an ongoing institutional effort to ensure inclusivity in the classroom. A bold first step in creating dialogue around gender constructs in traditional dance forms such as ballet, Executive Director Cathy Young sat down with Dance Magazine to talk about Boston Conservatory’s focus on inclusivity and how its Dance Division curriculum—and the renaming of these courses—reflect this.

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The Water Becomes a Character: A Conversation with 'Metamorphoses' Director Theresa Lang

December 06, 2018 John Mirisola

Since its debut in 1996, Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses has become a modern classic of American theater. The Tony Award–winning play’s hallmark feature is the body of water constructed on the stage—in this production, a river—which serves as a shifting setting for these unforgettable retellings of ancient myths of transformation.

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PODCAST: Silkroad Artists Bring a Global Approach to Boston Conservatory at Berklee

November 09, 2018

In this Sounds of Berklee podcast, Silkroad artists Cristina Pato (Galician bagpipes) and Edward Perez (double bass) discuss the collective's vision for education and its collaboration with Boston Conservatory at Berklee. And we listen to their song "Joropo-Festejo: Muiñeira de Chantada” from Pato’s album Latina, arranged by Perez.

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PODCAST: Vimbayi Kaziboni Brings Contemporary African Works to Center Stage

October 24, 2018

In this Sounds of Berklee podcast, Vimbayi Kaziboni, Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s new assistant professor of orchestral studies and contemporary music, discusses bringing his identity as an African conductor and composer into the program for African Voices in Contemporary Music, the Conservatory’s first Center Stage performance of the season, which will be presented by Boston Conservatory Contemporary Classical Music Ensemble: contraBAND on October 30, 2018.

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Grammy Award–Winning Silkroad Soloists and Boston Conservatory Orchestra to Perform at Symphony Hall

October 22, 2018 Tori Donahue

Boston Conservatory Orchestra will be joined by soloists from the Grammy Award–winning Silkroad Ensemble for a dynamic concert at Symphony Hall on Friday, November 16 at 8:00 p.m. The performance is part of Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s 2018–2019 Center Stage curated performance collection.
 

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