Awards and Achievements
We understand if we sometimes sound like proud parents when boasting about the accomplishments of our students, faculty, and alumni. But you don't have to take our word for it—just look at all the awards they've won. Barely a day goes by that we don't hear about another contest won by a student, or an alumnus nominated for an important award. This is just a small sampling.
- Grammy Awards
Winning a Grammy is the highest honor for a musician—and more than 200 have gone to Berklee alumni, including 2011's Best New Artist, jazz bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding '05.
- Latin Grammy Awards
The Latin music world recognizes the best of its own with the Latin Grammys. Though the awards are new, Berklee alumni are already making their mark.
- Oscar Awards
The Oscars honor the finest achievements in film. In Berklee's case, that means achievements in film scoring, sound editing, sound mixing, songs—even, for Quincy Jones '51, humanitarian efforts.
- Emmy Awards (Daytime and Primetime)
Did you know the composer of The Simpsons went to Berklee? He and many other alumni have won awards for their work in television, as has film scoring department chair Dan Carlin.
- Tony Awards
The hottest show on Broadway, Book of Mormon, was written and directed by Berklee alumnus Trey Parker, who won four Tonys for the hit. See who else from Berklee has earned a Tony.
- Master Musician Awards
These specialized awards are given by Berklee to musical figures who not only make great music, but who do so by demonstrating the importance of following one's personal vision and leading new generations of musicians into the future.
- Thelonious Monk Institute Honors
Berklee alumni have often finished at or near the top of the Monk Institute's annual jazz competition and have comprised nearly half the participants in the prestigious Monk Jazz performance program.
- Other Awards and Achievements
Learn about student and alumni recognitions from many other organizations—ASCAP, Billboard, Golden Globes, and the Guggenheim Foundation, to name a few.