Berklee City Music
Berklee City Music is a nonprofit education program that harnesses the energy of contemporary music to reach underserved 4th to 12th graders. Students dedicate themselves to building their musical talent, their self-confidence and, in the long run, the strength of their community.
With year-round instruction, expert faculty, individualized mentoring, and a comprehensive curriculum, students are set up for success. Berklee City Music combines the breadth of Berklee resources, facilities, and available scholarships with an environment of attention and encouragement. Kids get the tools and support they need to flourish as students, musicians, and—perhaps most important—confident and well-rounded individuals ready to shape their world.
- Berklee City Music Network
The Berklee City Music Network connects Berklee City Music Boston with like-minded music programs in cities all over the country—including Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles; New Orleans; and Seattle. The goal of the network is to provide kids with every opportunity to see their musical potential. This includes teaching and mentoring by Berklee graduates who live in their city, and access to the PULSE music method.
- Berklee City Music Boston
From middle school and high school students to seniors getting ready for college, Berklee City Music in Boston—the original City Music program—offers a series of age- and level-appropriate programs that make a positive impact on students' lives year after year. Since its launch in 1991, Berklee City Music has provided a continuing learning experience kids take with them for life.
- The Berklee City Music All-Star Ensemble
The best and brightest of these rising stars, all of whom have attended Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Program on full-tuition scholarships, form the Berklee City Music All-Stars. The ensemble performs multiple genres of contemporary music, including jazz, pop, hip-hop, and rhythm and blues, and has performed at the White House and for Quincy Jones, recorded CDs, and appeared at music festivals across the country.
- PULSE Music Method
The Berklee PULSE Music Method (Pre-university Learning System Experience) gives kids the benefits of a Berklee education no matter where they live. This proven state-of-the-art online method of teaching gives students access to caring, professionally trained instructors and invaluable learning material.
Whether a student interested in instrumental and vocal training, ensemble performance or musicianship development through the music of today, the PULSE Music Method makes it happen. And PULSE is even more than music. It is an online community where students can network and absorb positive influences. It paves the way for kids to become more accomplished, more confident, and more influential in their world.