President's Office of Education Outreach


The President's Office of Education Outreach supports the college in its commitment to cultural, artistic, and educational development through partnerships, programming, scholarships, and public service through music.

Berklee City Music

Berklee City Music, led by Krystal Banfield, Ed.D., is the college's strategic initiative to engage musically talented urban students, grades 6 through 12, in a yearlong curricular music education program, offered at no cost to students or their families. To prepare students for entry, Berklee City Music facilitates an outreach initiative that starts at grade four. As they receive the finest contemporary music education available to young people, participants are poised for acceptance and scholarships to Berklee College of Music and other institutions of higher education. Berklee City Music is located on the third floor at 899 Boylston Street.

The Office of Community Affairs and Campus Engagement

The Office of Community Affairs and Campus Engagement, led by James McCoy, manages a variety of programs that engage the college with communities in the Boston area. The office works in partnership with public schools, community-based organizations, and municipal agencies to implement programs that enrich the college and include Berklee students, faculty, and staff in the development and empowerment of local neighborhoods. Partners include IBA; the Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism, and Special Events; Sociedad Latina; Music and Youth Initiative; Boston Public Schools; Boys & Girls Clubs; Boston Parks and Recreation Department; Hyde Square Task Force; Museum of Fine Arts; Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay; Fenway Civic Association; Fenway Alliance; Fenway CDC; and many more. The Office of Community Affairs and Campus Engagement is located on the second floor at 899 Boylston Street.

Berklee City Music National

Berklee City Music National, a new team led by J. Curtis Warner Jr., manages a consortium of community organizations across the United States committed to delivering high-quality contemporary music instruction to underserved youth. Member sites plug into a virtual network that gives them instant access to Berklee's online music resources. The Berklee PULSE Music Method—based on the Berklee City Music curriculum and a library of popular r&b, rock, hip-hop, and jazz songs—teaches music theory, ear training, and performance. Webcasting and videoconferencing provide face-to-face interaction between Berklee City Music National students at member sites and faculty and students at Berklee's Boston campus. The Berklee City Music National office is located on the fourth floor at 855 Boylston Street.

President's Office of Education Outreach