Berklee City Music Summit 2018

Empower. Innovate. Collaborate.

Engaging educators to empower youth to become the future leaders of tomorrow.

November 5–7, 2018
W.O. Smith Music School, Nashville, Tennessee

Berklee City Music welcomes educators, administrators, supporting organizations, and students to come together and attend our three-day Berklee City Music Summit in Nashville, Tennessee. The 2018 event will be hosted at W.O. Smith Music School, a Network member site comprised of a volunteer staff with a passion for sharing affordable music classes to students from underserved communities. We encourage you to join us in Nashville’s Music City at the home of country music to become a part of an entertaining and educational experience.

This year’s summit will be offering a series of informative panel discussions for educators and students, as well as a master class series for youth music ensembles to learn new techniques from professionals and perform at the conference.


Featured Topics

  • Enrich your program with new tools to enhance teaching and learning.
  • Listen to students perform, share their experiences, and use music technologies.
  • Network with partners and learn from their success stories.
  • Gain best practices from sponsors to enhance outreach in your community.
  • Expand your relationship with the Berklee City Music Network and Berklee to increase opportunities for youth and your programs.


Collaborate with your colleagues from the Americas as we convene with leaders and educators discussing everyday triumphs and challenges. We look forward to providing an opportunity for you to learn best practices on the most critical issues facing educators today, hear from VIP guests, and meet with Berklee faculty and local alumni.    

Stay tuned for future announcements regarding the summit schedule and special guest appearances. Please contact us with any questions and we look forward to your attendance.

"It's an honor to be at the summit as a student and work with other young talented artists and music professionals. I'm so pleased to be a part of this wonderful experience." —Berklee City Music student