Berklee is the preeminent institute of contemporary music and the performing arts, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs at Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee, and through its award-winning distance learning program, Berklee Online. Dedicated to nurturing the creative and career potential of the world’s most inspired artists, Berklee’s commitment to arts education is reflected in the work of its students, faculty, and alumni—hundreds of whom have been recognized with Grammy, Tony, Oscar, and Emmy awards.
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About Berklee College of Music
Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music.
For 75 years, the college has evolved to reflect the state of music and the music industry, offering undergraduate and graduate programs in performance, production, songwriting, music therapy, film scoring, music business, and more. With 12 majors, a diverse and talented student body representing more than 100 countries, and a music industry "who's who" of alumni, Berklee is the world's premier learning lab for the music of today—and tomorrow.
The best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music.
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Berklee confers honorary degrees to a select group of performing and recording artists, educators, and contributors to today's professional music. See the list of these recipients, going back to 1971.
Located in the city's vibrant Back Bay neighborhood, the campus is an ideal place to begin developing your lifelong professional network with artists and creative thinkers who come to this diverse, international hub from all over the world.
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