Founded in 1945 as the Schillinger House and renamed in 1954 as Berklee School of Music, Berklee already had an international reputation. In 1955, established musicians Toshiko Akiyoshi ’59 and Arif Mardin ’61 came to the school, from Japan and Turkey, respectively, to be surrounded by a community of musicians teaching and performing the popular music of the day. Since then, Berklee’s footprint has broadened with the launch of Berklee Online; the addition of Boston Conservatory to the larger Berklee institution; the opening of campuses in Valencia, Spain, and New York City; and the establishment of a center in Abu Dhabi. Students from every continent have studied at Berklee and are part of a global artistic community.
Tonight, we celebrate Berklee's 75th anniversary with a virtual performance from each area of the institution. Students, alumni, and faculty will share their talents as performers, producers, writers, designers, and artists. Join us to witness talent from each campus celebrating Berklee’s 75th anniversary.
How to Watch
Tune in at 7:30 p.m. on Berklee's YouTube channel.