With contemporary music so prominent in today’s classical music scene, Boston Conservatory at Berklee offers a thoughtfully designed, one-of-a-kind program for classically trained musicians looking to study and perform new music in a dynamic conservatory setting.

Programs

  • M.M.
    Master of Music in Contemporary Classical Music Performance
    Two-Year Program
  • P.S.C.
    Professional Studies Certificate in Contemporary Classical Music Performance
    One-Year Program
  • G.P.D.
    Graduate Performance Diploma in Contemporary Classical Music Performance
    Two-Year Program

WATCH: Student Kevin Madison performs "Ukom," the first movement from Talking Drums by Joshua Uzoigwe.

In a Year

  • 260 new work performances
  • 10 students
  • 150 new works created

Meet Your Mentors

Q&A with Randall Zigler

Randall Zigler joined the Conservatory in 2019 as a professor of double bass and contemporary classical music. His work spans orchestral and chamber music, contemporary music (including numerous world premieres), and education. Zigler shares his thoughts on maintaining a multifaceted career, the changing landscape of contemporary classical music, and the importance of access and exposure to classical music for all ages and communities.

Boston Conservatory’s contemporary classical music ensemble, contraBAND, performs a concert of works by avant-garde women composers.

Boston Conservatory’s contemporary classical music ensemble, contraBAND, performs a concert of works by avant-garde women composers.

Photo by Dave Green

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