The Boston Conservatory

Boston, MA

The Boston Conservatory

Boston, MA

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Performing Arts

Performing Arts Profile


Dance | Music | Theater

Boston Conservatory at Berklee provides a progressive learning environment where students are challenged to realize their potential as artists and inspired to pursue their dreams. Long recognized for its specialized training in dance, music, and theater, the Conservatory’s recent merger with Berklee now combines this rigorous, focused instruction with unparalleled access to a broad range of academic and creative opportunities. Set in the cultural, historical, and educational hub of Boston, this extraordinary institution represents the future of performing arts education.

Dance
Be moved. Move others. 
With a profound depth of knowledge and an impressive portfolio of real-world dance experience, Boston Conservatory teachers and acclaimed guest artists are as passionate about their students as they are about their craft. By challenging students to think beyond conventions, the Conservatory provides an environment for young dancers to grow into cutting-edge artists. The Conservatory’s outstanding technical training, supported by thought-provoking coursework, guides dancers' development as “whole artists”—those who are well-rounded, culturally aware, and fully engaged in mind, body, and spirit. 

Music
Amplify your artistry
Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s Music Division offers a reimagined approach to classical music training that reflects and engages with the world we live in. By embracing diversity—of people, perspective, and aesthetic—our students are prepared to both impact the world now and shape tomorrow’s musical landscape. Our renowned faculty help to create connections between our students and the field and empower them to cultivate original artistic expression. With an emphasis on contemporary classicism and the art music of the future, our students are equipped with the versatility and entrepreneurial mindset needed to carve their own career paths. As leaders and radical innovators, Boston Conservatory graduates are artist-citizens who use their creative platform to change the world for the better. 

Theater
Become the artist you imagine
Home to dreamers, rebels, and innovators, Boston Conservatory at Berklee offers a new model for theater education that helps students carve their own career path in theater. Many theater programs promise to create “triple threats” who can act, sing, and dance. But why be limited to three? At Boston Conservatory, talent isn’t viewed as a “threat,” but as a gift to be celebrated with respect and joy. Studying theater is a means for discovering one’s authentic self, developing an empathetic imagination, and exploring truths about the world. In our classrooms and on our stages, we celebrate both individual identity and diversity in all forms, and champion artistry as a powerful vehicle for social justice. Our rigorous and comprehensive programs promote personal choice in a supportive, creative, ever-evolving environment that is setting the stage for the future.

ACCOLADES

 

Named a "Top 10" program for dance in the US and "widely considered the top contemporary program in the US" | BACKSTAGE (2016, 2018, 2017)

 

Ranked among the “10 best performing arts colleges in the United States” | College Gazette

 

One of “the 13 Best Performing Arts Colleges in the US” | Prep Scholar

 

Boston Conservatory’s composition program named as one of the “10 Best Music Composition Programs in the US" for the second year in a row | Careers in Music

Location

As a Berklee student on the Boston campus, you'll join a close-knit creative community in a world-class university city. A microcosm of the entertainment industry, the campus offers practice and rehearsal rooms, dance studios, stages, and top-of-the-line recording studios for anything from an intimate solo performance to a 50-piece film scoring orchestra recording to picture.

Boston is large enough to draw the world's best talent to its stages but small enough to facilitate the formation of strong bonds among its artistic community.

The Conservatory at a Glance

818
students

127
Dance students

308
Theater students

213
Music students

35+
countries represented

700+
performances each year

4:1
student-faculty ratio

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Never once did I feel like I had to be anything but myself or that I was being sculpted into someone else, but rather, I had space, time, support, and resources to define what I wanted to be.”

    • Emmitt Cawley
      Alumnus, Dance