Exclusive Ticket Discounts to Boston Calling for Berklee Students

Boston Calling Returns to City Hall Plaza September 5, 6, and 7. Lineup includes Lorde, Nas x The Roots, Future Islands, The Replacements, The 1975, and more.

Limited discounted tickets are available for Berklee students at the Berklee Performance Center Box Office from Thursday, August 21 to Thursday, September 4. 

Single Day Friday: $40 (regularly $59)

No Office Hours Friday, August 15

Unfortunately, we've had to cancel this week's office hours (Friday, August 15). We apologize for any inconvenience. We hope to see you at office hours next week! If you have more urgent questions that need to be discussed before next Friday, please email us, and we'll do our best to help.

Magen and Sarah

Message from the President: Creating a Safe Campus Environment

Dear Berklee community,

Our Berklee campuses encompass a large and diverse group of students, faculty, and staff united by our love of music and our passion for learning. The empathy required for music-making, and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creativity, are at the heart of everyone’s daily life at Berklee.  Unfortunately, sexual assault is a disturbing reality on many college campuses, including ours—and it goes against everything we stand for.

Student Activities Center Hours During Break

Congratulations to those in the 12-Week Summer Program for completing another semester! 

For those of you who will be around for the next few weeks before the fall semester begins, please note that the SAC hours will be as follows:

Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Regular hours will resume on Monday, September 8.

As always, please feel free to contact us at (617) 747-2560 or at studentactivities@berklee.edu

Glamour's Top 10 College Women - submit for chance at $20,000 scholarship

Berklee women in the class of 2016, apply for Glamour Magazine's Top 10 College Women. Info:

For the past 58 years, Glamour has been recognizing ten outstanding college women: scientists, athletes, activists, businesswomen. Read more about the 2014 winners online here: http://www.glamour.com/inspired/glamour-top-10-college-women.

Retirement One-on-Ones

Want a chance to sit down and review your Berklee retirement account? Sign up for a private, one-on-one meeting with a representative from Transamerica.

Review your quarterly statement, discuss investment options, learn about planning tools available on the Transamerica website and ask questions about your account.

These are private sessions and appointments are required.

USA Songwriting Competition Winners

USA Songwriting Competition Winners

Established in 1995, the USA Songwriting Competition selects winners from 15 different song categories including pop, rock, country, r&b, jazz, world, folk, and more.

The results of the 17th Annual USA Songwriting Competition were recently announced and members of the Berklee community made an impressive showing.


Mike Schmid ’01 contest overall first-prize winner and first prize, children’s music category

Colin McCaffrey ’90 first-prize   winner, jazz category

Wendy Jill Cohen ’92 finalist, children’s music category

Gernot Wolfgang ’89 finalist, instrumental music category

Catie Offerman (current student) finalist, country music category

Leni Stern ’80 honorable mention, world music category

Andy Bianco ’88 honorable mention, jazz category

Luiz Fernando Costa e Silva

Luiz Fernando Costa e Silva (aka Nando Costa) of Juiz de Fora, Brazil, is head engineer for the Versão Acústica Studio in São João Nepomuceno, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The studio launched the label Versão Acústica in partnership with Sony Music Brazil. Visit www.estudioversaoacustica.com.br.