Who We Are

The Black Scholars Initiative (BSI) is a campus organization for entering Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee students who identify as Black or African American. BSI was established in 2017* to build Black and African American community and cultural understanding through the lens of African performing arts history and traditions.

What We Do

Get Involved

All students who identify as Black or African American are welcome to join BSI. If you did not receive an invitation, please email bsi@berklee.edu.


*The name of the organization changed from the Berklee Summer Initiative to the Black Scholars Initiative in May 2021.