It sounds like "groundbreaking" ...and it is.

For nearly 70 years, Berklee College of Music has been the leader in contemporary music education, fulfilling our mission to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. While no one knows how music will evolve during the next 70 years, the journey surely begins here.

Soundbreaking: The Campaign for Berklee will power that journey in myriad ways that align with our ambitious goals and proven capabilities. As its name suggests, the campaign will be transformative—giving us the tools and resources to be even more innovative and building our capacity to apply the power of music to improve the lives of individuals and connect communities across the globe.

Our students, faculty, and alumni are creating the music of tomorrow and bringing the world closer together today. Please join us in this important work.

Soundbreaking: The Campaign for Berklee


While no one knows how music will evolve during the next 70 years, the journey surely begins here. Soundbreaking: The Campaign for Berklee will power that journey in myriad ways that align with our ambitious goals and proven capabilities. As its name suggests, the campaign will be transformative—giving us the tools and resources to be even more innovative.

Soundbreaking Voices

Danilo Pérez '88, Berklee Global Jazz Institute artistic director

Telling Unique Stories through Music

"It’s about growing as a human being, not just as a musician," says Danilo Pérez, artistic director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.

Panos Panay ’94, Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE) managing director

Developing Entrepreneurial Skills

"Musicians are inherently entrepreneurial," says Panos Panay, managing director of the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship.

Suzanne B. Hanser, Music Therapy Department chair

Using the Power of Music to Heal

Berklee graduates help everyone from developmentally delayed children to seniors with dementia, notes Music Therapy chair Suzanne Hanser.

George W. Russell Jr., Harmony Department professor

Teaching That Is Simply off the Charts

“In terms of analysis and the concepts that we teach, Berklee has a system that is second to none," says Harmony professor George Russell Jr.