Berklee College of Music's Boston campus pulses with energy and music. Located in the city's vibrant Back Bay neighborhood, the campus is anchored by four residence halls populated solely by musicians—an ideal place to begin developing your lifelong professional network with music-makers who come to this diverse, international hub from all over the world.
As a Berklee College of Music student at the Boston campus, you join a close-knit music community in a world-class university city with a wide array of live music venues both on campus and around town. A microcosm of the music industry, the campus offers practice and rehearsal rooms and top-of-the-line recording studios for anything from an intimate solo performance to a 50-piece film scoring orchestra recording to picture.
Boston is large enough to draw the world's best musicians to its stages but small enough to facilitate the formation of strong bonds among its music community. Berklee students are central to that community and are the driving force behind popular annual events such as the Beantown Jazz Festival and the expansive Summer in the City concert series, in which they provide the soundtrack to summer in the area.
Beyond music, Boston offers a wealth of opportunities for outdoor recreation, dining, shopping, sports, and nightlife. Boston is also home to extraordinary art and science museums, historic houses of worship, vibrant theater, unique galleries and markets, and countless opportunities for exploration and adventure on land or sea (or both, via one of Boston’s popular “duck boat” tours).
Attractions and opportunities aside, Berklee students and alumni often note that it is the people of Boston that make this such a special place to learn and develop. Consistently ranked “America’s smartest city” by Forbes, Boston is at the forefront of innovation in education, technology, and the arts, so, as a Berklee student, opportunities for inspiration, collaboration, and personal growth are all around you.