Berklee Urban Service Awards Nomination

The Berklee Urban Service Awards (BUSA) were created by Berklee's Office of Community and Government Relations (CGR) to celebrate Berklee students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members, and partner organizations who inspire social change in the Greater Boston area. The awards are based on the principle that institutions of higher education realize their greatest potential when they serve as fully committed members of the local community. Past recipients have been recognized for projects such as songwriting about the Boston Marathon tragedy, teaching music to underserved youth, producing workshops to expand music education access, and volunteering to perform at senior centers.

Nominations are accepted for this year's ceremony no later than February 27 (new deadline due to snow closures). Recipients must be present to receive an award. This year's ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 1:00 p.m in David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston Street.


  • The project/work being recognized has to have occurred in the 12 months prior to the ceremony.
  • The activity should have taken place (or been based) in the Greater Boston region.
  • The activity must in some way use the creative arts to enrich society and intercultural understanding.
  • Past BUSA recipients must wait two consecutive years before being eligible to win another award.
  • Berklee employees should be recognized for work that is above and beyond the scope of their job.
  • Current members of the BUSA nomination review committee are not eligible this year.