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."

2 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!


4 days ago

A big City Music thank you to Sarah McLachlan for letting us tour the stage, experience a professional sound check, and chat with you! Can't wait for the show! #citymusic5week #berkleesummer #sarahmclachlan #shineontour Sarah McLachlan


1 week ago

@johnmichaelbradford is one of our winners for this weeks Journey to Boston Instagram contest! #citymusic5week


1 week ago

Shoutout to our other Instagram winner @thedrummer_ for doing a great job documenting his Journey to Boston! #citymusic5week #berkleesummer.


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about 20 hours ago

Berklee City Music 5-Week students receiving great instruction from teachers during the Hammond Performance Lab

Jul 22nd, 6:34pm

City Music 5-Week meeting - panel discussion with City Music alumni #citymusic5week #berkleesummer

Jul 22nd, 4:21pm

Congratulations Michael Gloria and Emilio Mendez for winning this weeks Instagram Contest! See you all at our weekly meeting at 1pm (:

Jul 21st, 8:21pm

Expect big things coming from Alonzo Harris RnB ensemble in the weeks to come #citymusic5week #berkleesummer