Hometown: Kapaa, Hawaii
Because of you, we started a scholarship for summer students from my hometown.
Hometown: Newburyport, Massachusetts
Because of you, a musical world has opened up for me.
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Because of you, I plan on opening my own performing and visual arts studio.
Thanks to the enthusiastic generosity of alumni, parents, friends, corporations, and foundations, Berklee is able to mirror the diverse and ever-evolving landscape of the music industry. As a result of your philanthropic gifts, we come closer to fulfilling our mission, which is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career.
Whether you show your support to the Berklee Fund, Berklee City Music, Special Gifts, or the Endowment, please take a deeper look in this section and see how your gift can impact today's students.
In honor of Wes Wehmiller '92, an accomplished bassist, athlete, and photographer, his family and friends from around the world invite you to join them at the Roxy in Hollywood on Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 for WesFest 8, a celebration of Wes's life and legacy, and fundraiser for the prestigious Wes Wehmiller scholarship, which is awarded annually to the electric bass student that best carries on Wes's talent, generosity, and verve.
Berklee is taking a new generation of emerging roots musicians on the road and launching a concert series at Cambridge's Club Passim.
The CJ Scholarship for Korean students at Berklee is the first of its kind; it marks the first significant result of the college's global development agenda. The scholarship supports Korean students with outstanding merit, strong academic performance, and significant financial need. This fall, Berklee awarded scholarships to 10 students, out of many qualified candidates from Korea that, without any doubt, could not have completed their studies without this support.
In 2003, when Chi Kim '06 was a first-semester student, he encountered many of the challenges that entering students face. He was an international student struggling to find his way around Boston, to navigate the Berklee environment, and to learn music technology. But for Kim the experience was even more challenging; he lost his sight at age three because of an accident during a heart surgery. Like so many of us, Kim was thrown into the Berklee waters and forced to sink or swim. He swam like an Olympian, choosing a double major in contemporary writing and production and songwriting. After graduation, he headed to New York City to work as a composer and producer. During his off time, he earned a master's degree at New York University in music technology.
It is with a mix of sorrow and hope that the family of Bruce Manning has generously established the Bruce J. Manning Fund in his memory.