Seven first-semester students were awarded Berklee's Presidential Scholarship this year, allowing them to attend Berklee for four years at no cost to them or their families—all tuition, housing, and fees provided.
The 18-year-old saxophonist and composer from Nanaimo, British Columbia, is the first Canadian recipient of the Lyons Award.
At the recent Berklee Global Jazz Institute Workshop at the Newport Jazz Festival, some 40 high school student musicians spent a week learning from their heroes.
At the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival, high school students with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute Newport Jazz Workshop performed on the stage after a week of intensive classes.
When Junilda “Muñeca” Diaz, an 18-year-old Charlestown, Massachusetts resident, played bass in the Berklee City Music program’s annual scholarship concert, she was surprised to hear that there was an extra scholarship—and couldn’t believe that it was awarded to her.
Emceed by actor and comedian Sinbad, the City Music scholarship presentation came at the conclusion of the Berklee Five-Week Summer Performance Program, the last hurdle for scholarship winners to clear before beginning their college careers.
Teen musicians from Muskogee, Oklahoma, and Chicago, Illinois, have received scholarships through Berklee's partnership with iconic music festival Lollapalooza.
La Guitarra Vuela (The Guitar Flies) was produced by Javier Limón of Berklee’s Mediterranean Music Institute in cooperation with Iberia airlines, which sponsored not only a trip but also documentary and two full scholarships for guitarists from Spain or Latin America to attend Berklee’s Five-Week Summer Performance Program.
Berklee's Three A. R. Rahman Scholarship Winners Represent Slice of India's Boundless Musical Talent
Berklee and the Berklee India Exchange presented more than half a million dollars in full-tuition scholarships to three artists: Ronojit Chaliha, Sarthak Mudgal, and Aman Sagal.
Berklee President Roger H. Brown and others from the college were in Mumbai in May 2016 to award the Berklee A. R. Rahman Scholarship, which covers tuition for four years at Berklee, to three talented musicians: guitarist Aman Sagar, pianist Ronojit Chaliha, and percussionist Sarthak Mudgal.
Juan Luis Guerra chooses a student pianist from Colombia to receive a scholarship in his name with a maximum value of $200,000.
Berklee's Board of Trustees has approved new tuition and fees for the 2016–17 academic year.
Juan Luis Guerra Scholarship to be Presented in Conjunction with the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation
A Latin music student will receive a four-year scholarship to Berklee in the name of multi-Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, composer, and producer Juan Luis Guerra.
Beginning with the fall 2016 class, all 20 students accepted into Berklee College of Music’s master of music in contemporary performance (global jazz concentration) program will be awarded full-tuition grants.
Boston’s philanthropic community came out in force for Berklee’s 21st annual Encore Gala to benefit the Berklee City Music program on Saturday, October 24, 2015.
Musicians from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Chicago, Illinois, have been awarded scholarships through an ongoing partnership between Berklee and the Lollapalooza festival.
On August 12 at the Berklee Performance Center, 18 students were awarded full scholarships to Berklee College of Music.
Vans and Berklee announce that Miette Hope-Goldman, 17-year-old singer-songwriter, has been named the first recipient of the Vans Berklee Off the Wall Scholarship—a four-year award covering tuition, room, and board.
An ongoing partnership between Lollapalooza and Berklee has resulted in scholarship awards for 10 outstanding musicians since 2011. Jackie Foster is the 2014 recipient of the Berklee Lollapalooza Endowed Scholarship, a four-year, full tuition award, and Aidan Simmons has been awarded the Berklee Lollapalooza Five-Week Scholarship to attend this summer. The partnership also gives alumna artist Oyinda the opportunity to perform on one of Lollapalooza’s main stages.