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Drag Race Meme Queen Jan Sport is Still Feeling the 'Jantasy'

Monday, April 20, 2020 MTV

Jan Sport (B.F.A. '15, musical theater), or Jan as she was mononymously known on the show, used her musical theater training Boston Conservatory to burn up the main stage with her on-point portrayal of an early-career Madonna.

5 Things You Need to Know About Emirati Actor Rashed Alnuaimi

Sunday, April 19, 2020 Vogue Arabia

Vogue Arabia spotlights musical theater student Rashed Alnuaimi (M.F.A. '20) following his nomination for Outstanding Musical Performance by an Actor in this year's Elliot Norton Awards. Alnuaimi is one of 10+ Boston Conservatory students, alumni, faculty, and staff who also received individual nominations.

Boston Conservatory at Berklee Has A Transformational New Summer Intensive in Commercial Dance

Friday, April 17, 2020 Dance Magazine

The brand-new, three-week Boston Conservatory at Berklee Commercial Dance Intensive aims to provide dancers with the confidence and expertise they need to thrive in an ever-competitive dance field where versatility is key. Aimed at dancers ages 15-22, the intensive emphasizes industry-specific skills—from urban dance to singing to hip hop to acting for the camera.

Elliot Norton Awards Will Be Held Virtually This Year; Johnny Lee Davenport Wins Posthumous Award

Thursday, April 16, 2020 WBUR

More than 10 Boston Conservatory students, alumni, faculty, and staff were nominated for 2020 Elliot Norton Awards—including Outstanding Musical Performance by an Actor, Outstanding Musical Performance by an Actress, Outstanding Choreography, and Outstanding Musical Direction, among others—and more than 20 were involved in nominated productions across 24 categories.

The College Student Behind the “What the World Needs Now” Viral Video

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.

How College Dance Programs Are Adapting to the New Online-Learning Normal

Monday, March 30, 2020 Dance Magazine

Thousands of dance teachers have started teaching online in the midst of COVID-19, but in academia, professors face many additional restraints. At Boston Conservatory at Berklee, faculty members can upload videos—including their own choreography—to a private YouTube channel and the communicate with students through Google Hangouts.

Coronavirus Quarantine Can’t Silence the Arts

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.”

Berklee Students Make Virtual Orchestra and Sing 'What The World Needs Now Is Love'

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Good Morning America

While on her way home from Boston to Florida, Boston Conservatory senior Shelbie Rassler (B.M. '20, composition) had the idea to organize a virtual orchestra with 74 classmates. Students from Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee formed a virtual orchestra to perform a touching remake of Burt Bacharach's 1960s classic song "What the World Needs Now is Love."

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