Berklee City Music Summit

One Sound, Many Voices: American Popular Music and Creative Youth Development

November 9–11, 2015 in New York City
Teachers College, Columbia University

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Berklee City Music is coming to New York this fall for its fifth annual professional development event. Summit highlights 


  • Keynote speaker Mary Luehrsen, executive director of the NAMM Foundation;

  • Panel discussion featuring industry leaders and visionaries sharing their advice on how best to prepare to work in the music industry;

  • Student master class at Gramercy Theatre;

  • Jam session at the Cutting Room, also open to Berklee alumni; and

  • State of the Network address by Lee Whitmore and J. Curtis Warner Jr.

This year’s programming will support the following four content areas:

  • Student engagement and performance;

  • Technology/PULSE/curriculum development;

  • Staff and teacher development (best practices); and

  • Raising awareness, mission advancement, and development.

Attendees will engage in professional development, share best practices, network, create opportunities for collaboration, and leave with the tools needed to further the City Music movement—positively impacting youth development primarily through popular music. 

Relive highlights from a past City Music Summit: