City Music National
Berklee City Music Network® (BCMN), a part of Berklee City Music®, is a consortium of 43 community organizations across the United States and Canada that leverages the power of contemporary music to help youth from underserved communities develop musically, academically, socially, and emotionally. Network sites operate independently in their respective communities and share the same core values, curricula, and methodologies based on Berklee College of Music ideology. Each year, BCMN provides over 29,000 students with an unparalleled contemporary music education experience that fosters discipline, communication, teamwork, leadership skills, and a broader worldview.
BCMN programs use culturally relevant music as a vehicle for holistic youth development. Participating students receive unique benefits that help them develop as both musicians and future community leaders. The Berklee PULSE® online music education platform enables students to study, jam, and practice using interactive modules and an ever-expanding collection of popular music, and gives teachers the professional development training they need to deliver Berklee-caliber education to students. Expert faculty, individualized mentoring, and a comprehensive curriculum encourage well-rounded development. Students can also apply for scholarships to attend the Berklee Five-Week Summer Performance Program, an immersive program offered by the college that enables young people to develop their skills with world-class faculty in state-of-the-art facilities along with musicians from more than 70 countries.