Awards and Achievements

We understand if we sometimes sound like proud parents when boasting about the accomplishments of our students, faculty, and alumni. But you don't have to take our word for it—just look at all the awards they've won. Barely a day goes by that we don't hear about another contest won by a student, or an alumnus nominated for an important award. This is just a small sampling. 

  • Grammy Award logo Grammy Awards

    Winning a Grammy is the highest honor for a musician—and more than 200 have gone to Berklee alumni, including 2011's Best New Artist, jazz bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding '05.

  • Grammy Award logo Latin Grammy Awards

    The Latin music world recognizes the best of its own with the Latin Grammys. Though the awards are new, Berklee alumni are already making their mark.

  • Oscar Award logo Oscar Awards

    The Oscars honor the finest achievements in film. In Berklee's case, that means achievements in film scoring, sound editing, sound mixing, songs—even, for Quincy Jones '51, humanitarian efforts.

  • Emmy Award logo Emmy Awards (Daytime and Primetime)

    Did you know the composer of The Simpsons went to Berklee? He and many other alumni have won awards for their work in television, as has film scoring department chair Dan Carlin.

  • Grammy Award logoTony Awards

    The hottest show on Broadway, Book of Mormon, was written and directed by Berklee alumnus Trey Parker, who won four Tonys for the hit. See who else from Berklee has earned a Tony.

  • Thelonious Monk Institute logo Thelonious Monk Institute Honors

    Berklee alumni have often finished at or near the top of the Monk Institute's annual jazz competition and have comprised nearly half the participants in the prestigious Monk Jazz performance program.

  • Award ribbon Other Contests and Competitions

    Learn about student and alumni recognitions from many other organizations—ASCAP, Billboard, Golden Globes, and the Guggenheim Foundation, to name a few.