Special Events

In addition to the over 1,500 concerts held on campus each year, Berklee also presents a host of special events, from the annual Signature Series at the Berklee Performance Center to the outdoor Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival, which has drawn crowds of 70,000 at its height. The High School Jazz Festival, the largest event of its kind in the United States, offers high school ensembles the chance to compete before Berklee's top faculty and audition for scholarships. And each spring, as graduates bid farewell to the college to begin their journeys in the industry, Berklee honors a slate of artists for their contributions to contemporary music.