Boston Music Awards Recognizes City Music
J. Curtis Warner Jr., associate vice president education outreach/executive director for Berklee City Music, was presented with the prestigious 2010 Boston Music Awards Humanitarian of the Year Award at a December 5 ceremony at the Liberty Hotel. The Humanitarian Award was established by Boston Music Awards executive director Chip Rives in 2008 to honor people and foundations in the Boston music community who give time and energy to changing lives of those inhabiting underserved communities.
Established in 1992, Berklee City Music is the college's national educational initiative that uses contemporary music to reach underserved middle and high school students. Programming includes instruction by expert faculty, individualized mentoring, after-school classes, Saturday schooling, summer study, and full-tuition scholarships to attend Berklee at no cost to the students or their families. Warner joins previous Humanitarian of the Year recipients Ernie Boch Jr., founder of the Music Drives Us foundation and Berklee alumnus, and Chad Stokes from the bands Dispatch and State Radio and his organization Calling All Crows.