Wyclef Jean Enrolls in Berklee

By
Allen Bush
October 2, 2009
Wyclef Jean had his first day of class at Berklee on September 28.
Wyclef performed with students at the BPC in July, and told the packed room that his intention was to join them in class.

Wyclef Jean announced today that he is going back to school to earn a diploma from Berklee College of Music. With a flexible program tailored for him to include on-campus classes and online courses at Berkleemusic.com, Jean will earn college credit while maintaining his active career. He attended his first class on September 28, and will return to campus a number of times over the semester. His curriculum this fall includes courses in ear training, theory, improvisation, and guitar.

"I left college after only the first semester to pursue my career and, after all that I've accomplished, going back to college was the one thing I wanted to do for myself," said Jean, who was on campus this past summer to give a Performance Perspectives Clinic. "Berklee was always where I wanted to attend. I would like to thank Berklee's president President Roger Brown and chief of staff Carl Beatty and the entire faculty for making me feel welcome," he said, adding, "I think it is important for young people to aspire to get an education." 

In addition to pursuing the his diploma, Jean has numerous projects in the works including a mixtape coming out on November 10, DJ Drama Presents Wyclef Jean AKA Toussaint St. Jean (Carnival House/MegaForce/RED/Sony Music), and a solo record out March, 2010, Wyclef Jean (Carnival House/Columbia/Sony Music).