City Music Boston

If you're a 4th through 12th grader living in the Greater Boston area, Berklee City Music can give you the tools and support you need to reach your fullest potential through theory/musicianship classes, ensembles, one-on-one instruction and mentoring, and performance opportunities. You’ll have access to expert faculty and a comprehensive curriculum in popular and contemporary music.

You’ll not only emerge as a better student and musician, but also as a more confident and well-rounded individual ready to shape your world.

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Sights and Sounds

City Music Boston students joined Elevation Theory in a Caf Show at the new Berklee dining hall.

City Music Boston students performed at the 2013 BCMN Conference in Memphis, TN for guest clinicians Shoshana Bean and Kirk Whalum, as well as music director Rob Lewis.

City Music students share their thoughts on the 2014 Unsung Hero honoree, Sarah Ann Shaw.

Student and Alumni Profiles

Adeline Um

"I joined City Music only a year ago yet it’s changed and shaped my life in so many ways."

Gerami Groover

"It didn’t really hit me until I was a freshman how much City Music prepared me for Berklee."

Mercedes Glaude

"I don’t know what I would do without City Music because it allowed me to meet many musicians, form friendships, and it helped me to focus on my music."

Joshua Natal

"The City Music Mentoring Program is an opportunity to have awesome teachers, to learn and improve my instrument, to observe what college life will be like, and to make new friends who also love music."

5 hours ago

Just a reminder the City Music Jam Session is this evening at the David Friend Recital Hall. 6-9 PM, hope to see you there

10 hours ago

Just a reminder of our Instagram contest theme for this week: City life. Capture your favorite Boston or Berklee landmark. City Music students - join us at tonight's Jam Session at 6pm (David Friend Recital Hall) or at next Monday's Red Sox game! #Berkleesummer #Citymusic5week


1 day ago

5-weekers rehearsing the National Anthem for the Red Sox vs Toronto game at Fenway Park this coming Monday!


3 days ago

Shoutout to our winners Emilio José Méndez and Michael Gloria on winning the latest Instagram Contest! Prizes will be given at todays City Music meeting. Remember - both videos and photos are welcome - as long as they have the hashtags #citymusic5week and #Berkleesummer.

This weeks theme is CITY LIFE : capture your favorite Boston or Berklee Landmark. Have fun!


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about 2 hours ago

Justin Rojas and the Boss Band #citymusic5week #berkleesummer #jamsession @ David Friend Recital Hall

about 3 hours ago

Jam session is underway #citymusic5week #berkleesummer #jamsession berkleecmn @ David Friend Recital Hall

about 3 hours ago

Sound check is underway for the jam session, hope to see you soon #citymusic5week #berkleesummer

about 5 hours ago

Just a reminder the City Music Jam Session is this evening from 6-9 at the David Friend Recital Hall, hope to see you there #citymusic5week

about 10 hours ago

Reminder for this weeks Instagram contest theme - City Life! Capture your favorite Boston/Berklee landmark. #citymusic5week #Berkleesummer