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Kruse graduates from Berklee College of Music

BOSTON, Mass. — Josh Kruse of Newton participated in Berklee College of Music’s 2010 commencement recently in Boston at Boston University’s Agganis Arena.

Kruse received a degree in music production and engineering from the president of Berklee College of Music, Roger Brown. Brown presented honorary doctor of music degrees to legendary songwriting team and Sound of Philadelphia architects Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff; Spain’s most influential flamenco artist and one of the world’s most revered guitarists, Paco de Lucia; Africa-born singer/songwriter and humanitarian Angelique Kidjo; and jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader Kenny Barron. Gamble delivered the commencement address to the graduating class and more than 4,000 guests.

Berklee College of Music was founded on the principal that the best way to prepare students for careers in music was through the study and practice of contemporary music.

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