Through new partnerships, curriculum refinement, performance programming, and focused student support, Boston Conservatory at Berklee is working steadily towards its vision for diversity. Read some of the stories that show how Boston Conservatory is creating a more racially, culturally, and aesthetically diverse campus.
April 2020—The Dance Division’s selection of guest artists brings a diverse set of backgrounds, styles, and expertise to the classroom.
January 2020—Berklee announces a historic partnership with the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, located in one of the most culturally diverse and historically rich regions of the world. The partnership encompasses $5 million in fellowships, representing the single largest scholarship program in Berklee’s history, through which students from the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region will be given opportunities to attend Berklee College of Music; Boston Conservatory at Berklee; Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain; Berklee Online; and summer programs.
Women Composers Get Top Billing for November 5 Boston Conservatory at Berklee Center Stage Performance, contraBAND
November 2019—Boston Conservatory Assistant Professor of Orchestral Studies and Contemporary Classical Music Vimbayi Kaziboni leads a dynamic contraBAND performance featuring an array of multimedia, avant-garde works composed entirely by women—Yoko Ono, Meredith Monk, Laurie Anderson, Julia Wolfe, Chaya Czernowin, and more.
October 2019—Tapping into its deep expertise of concert dance and Berklee College of Music’s experience with commercial work, Boston Conservatory unveils a new summer program that offers a different kind of dance training.
October 2019—Boston Conservatory salutes women’s often unsung contributions to the American musical with the original revue Can't Keep Quiet: A Concert Celebrating Womxn composers and lyricists.
July 2019—Three years after joining the larger Berklee institution, Boston Conservatory reflects on the groundbreaking “firsts” that are revolutionizing performing arts education and changing the way we think about artistic possibility.
June 2019—After renaming courses in its ballet curriculum to ensure inclusivity in the classroom, Boston Conservatory Executive Director Cathy Young sits down with Dance Magazine to discuss how we are rethinking dance instruction for today's students.
March 2019—As asylum seekers are denied refuge in countries around the world, Boston Conservatory examines the harsh realities of immigration and xenophobia in Gian Carlo Menotti’s 1950 opera, The Consul.
March 2019—Cabaret Emcee Aaron Patterson (B.F.A. '19, musical theater) talks about building his character’s backstory and working with acclaimed guest director and choreographer Otis Sallid.
December 2018—Under new leadership, Boston Conservatory’s Music Division takes its classical music training in an unprecedented direction.
December 2018—Boston Conservatory takes a bold first step in creating dialogue around gender constructs in traditional dance forms such as ballet by doing away with gender labels in course names.
December 2018—Boston Conservatory Executive Director Cathy Young reflects on how conservatory education can respond to our modern world, and be a force for change.
October 2018—Boston Conservatory at Berklee Assistant Professor of Orchestral Studies and Contemporary Music Vimbayi Kaziboni discusses bringing his identity as an African conductor and composer into the program for African Voices in Contemporary Music.