Berklee’s President, Erica Muhl

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President Erica Muhl

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An accomplished composer and conductor, Erica Muhl brings a wealth of experience from her 30-year academic and artistic career to her role as Berklee’s president. In May 2013, Muhl was appointed as founding executive director of the groundbreaking Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation at the University of Southern California. Simultaneously, she served as dean of the USC Roski School of Art and Design, a position she held until July of 2018. Prior to joining the Roski School, Muhl served as associate dean of the USC Thornton School of Music, where she had been tenured as a professor of composition since 1990.

In July 2018, Muhl was appointed as the inaugural dean of the USC Iovine and Young Academy as it became the university’s 20th professional school. Under Muhl’s guidance, the academy has emerged at the forefront of the drive to expand the reach of higher education beyond traditional disciplinary silos and toward new pathways for learning and discovery.

For Muhl's full biography, visit the President's Page.


An Introduction to Erica Muhl

Watch members of the presidential search committee introduce Erica Muhl and describe the unique qualities that made her the ideal candidate for this position—then hear from Muhl herself.

Left to right: Jimmy Iovine, Erica Muhl, and Andre "Dr. Dre" Young


Quotes About Erica Muhl

"Dre and I had an idea to fuel innovation through a new style of education. Through Erica's leadership, hard work and determination, she has realized our vision, building an amazing school to educate students where they really live, and one that is at the center of creativity, culture, and the global influence of connectivity that is only possible through technology. We know that Erica will do great things at Berklee. We look forward to continuing to work with her on educational experiences that matter, and that change lives."

-Jimmy Iovine, music executive and entrepreneur