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 300 have gone to Berklee alumni.

  • 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.

  • Academy 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.

  • Tony Awards

    The hottest show on Broadway, Hamilton, was orchestrated by Berklee alumnus Alex Lacamoire '95, who won a Tony for the hit. See who else from Berklee has earned a Tony.

  • Herbie Hancock Institute Honors

    Berklee alumni have often finished at or near the top of the annual contest formerly known as the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition.

  • Berklee in the Rankings

    Berklee is proud to be regularly recognized among the top music colleges in the world by respected publications such as Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, and CEOWorld Magazine.