The Berklee College of Music is located in Boston, Massachusetts and was founded on the principle that the best way to prepare students for a career in the music industry is to educate them in the study and practice of contemporary music. Founded in 1945 by Lawrence Berk, the school was originally a jazz school. In the 1960’s, the school recognized the guitar as a principal instrument and rock-n-roll hit campus. In 1966, the school graduated its first fully accredited baccalaureate class.
There are nearly fifty student organizations on campus and numerous venues both on and off campus in which students may exhibit their talent. The Cat Shows are a prestigious get together where students perform after hours in the cafeteria. Performing here is a big deal – students must apply. The Red Room and cafe 939 is the campus new all-age club and a great place to grab lunch and either see or perform in a show, open-mic night or jam sessions. Students have numerous opportunities to perform regardless of level and these are perfect opportunities to make friends and connections in the music industry.