Berklee's 24th Annual Encore Gala

On Saturday, October 13, 2018, at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, Berklee held its 24th annual Encore Gala. The evening featured more than 150 faculty, alumni, and student musicians who performed Latin, reggae, funk, a cappella, hip-hop, R&B, bluegrass, and world music in a wide variety of nightclub settings. The event included a cocktail reception, dinner, and a silent auction.

Special guests included LL Cool J as master of ceremonies and Nile Rodgers and Chic, who delivered the Starlight Finale performance, closing the evening on a high note.

All proceeds benefit the Berklee City Music program, a nonprofit organization that leverages the power of contemporary music to empower youth from underserved communities to develop musically, academically, socially, and emotionally.

For more information about the Encore Gala, please contact Lindsey Chinni at or 617-747-6418. 

Read a story about the 2017 Encore Gala

Watch a video about the Berklee City Music Program.