Berklee College of Music

Boston, MA

Berklee College of Music

Boston, MA

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Who we are

Berklee College of Music is a prestigious educational institution known for its ability to educate, train, and prepare students from over 100 countries worldwide for a fulfilling career in music.

Destination: Berklee
Place yourself in the midst of a diverse, talented, and ambitious community of musicians and watch your inspiration soar. This is where you’ll collaborate with your peers, learn from experienced mentors, and likely meet your future bandmates. 

Major opportunities
Whatever your passion, we have a major that aligns you with the experts who will help prepare you for a fulfilling career in music. Whether you want to be a performer, music producer, mixing engineer, entrepreneur, music educator, or something else, you can advance your skills and start your career at Berklee. 

Plug in
Berklee has some of the best music career connections in the world. With alumni covering every facet of the performing arts and access to our exclusive online alumni network, you’ll find opportunities to build your dreams in all corners of the globe. 

Craft your Berklee experience
Explore your future in music at Berklee with programs in Boston, Massachusetts; Valencia, Spain; and online. Wherever you choose to study, there will be a community of inspired musicians awaiting you.



Ranked #2 in Billboard’s 2019 Top Music Business Schools, which is focused on programs that put students in the field


Ranked #4 in The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 25 Music Schools for Composing for Film and TV


Ranked #3 in Forbes’s profiles of schools with the most Oscar-, Emmy-, and Grammy-winning alumni


Ranked #2 for Best Music Schools in the World for 2019 by CEOWORLD Magazine

Explore 12 undergraduate majors

• Composition
• Contemporary Writing and Production
• Electronic Music and Production
• Film Scoring
• Jazz Composition
• Music Business/Management
• Music Education
• Music Production and Engineering
• Music Therapy
• Performance
• Professional Music
• Songwriting

All our students begin undeclared, which gives you a full year to hone your craft and explore who you want to be before choosing your major.

We teach nine principal instruments, including bass, brass, electronic digital instrument, guitar, percussion, piano, strings, voice, and woodwinds. Whatever your instrument, you’ll have the opportunity to learn exactly what you need to prepare for a fulfilling career in music.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Being immersed into the environment of artists and musicians like me made me feel like I was in just the right place.”

    • Kate McKenna '19
      Music Therapy
  • “At Berklee, you are constantly pushed outside of your comfort zone to keep growing and developing as a musician and industry professional.”

    • Darcy Owen Davis
      Music Production & Engineering
  • “After studying Music Business/Management, I have a strong business plan and marketing tools to start my own business.”

    • Nico Ruggieri '20
      Music Business/Management
  • “I feel confident that I could write a pop song or write background music for a commercial; my Berklee education has helped teach me versatile skills.”

    • Lea Washington
      Contemporary Writing & Production