Boston Conservatory Earns Several “Best of” Recognitions in 2019

December 18, 2019

 

In 2019, Boston Conservatory at Berklee continued to push the limits of what a conservatory education looks like for today’s performing artists.

On the performance front, the Conservatory expanded its commitment to innovative programming, from dark reimaginings of classics such as Cabaret to celebrations of women’s voices in the musical theater revue Can’t Keep Quiet and avant-garde works by female composers performed by contemporary classical ensemble contraBAND, to the East Coast premiere of the fully orchestrated contemporary opera Glory Denied.

In the classroom, the Conservatory welcomed acclaimed guest artists such as Susan Botti (composer/soprano) and Tom Cipullo (composer), as well as some of the dance world’s most in-demand young choreographers, including Juel D. Lane and Loni Landon, who created brand new works with the school’s dance students. On the academic side, Boston Conservatory welcomed a dynamic new dean of theater, Scott Edmiston, and named Patsy Collins Bandes chair of theater. The school also launched several groundbreaking programs, including a new M.F.A. in musical theater vocal pedagogy, and two new summer intensives: Musical Theater Acting Intensive and Commercial Dance Intensive.

This innovative work did not go unnoticed. Here’s a roundup of some of the independent publications that recognized Boston Conservatory at Berklee as a top-tier conservatory for dance, music, and theater in 2019.

Dance

Conservatory Dance

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Conservatory Music

Theater

Conservatory Theater

Summer Programs

Boston Conservatory Summer Dance Intensive

Exhibiting  the value of a Boston Conservatory at Berklee education, Conservatory alumni continued to soar to the top of their fields in 2019. Michaela Wolz (B.M. '17, voice, M.M. '19, opera) took home top honors at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions; Adam Dannheisser (B.F.A. '92, musical theater) originated the role of Charles in the Tony-nominated production of Beetlejuice on Broadway, joined by Will Blum (B.F.A. '07, musical theater) in the ensemble; and Adam Souza (B.F.A. '04, musical theater) was named the new musical director of Goodspeed Musicals. This is not to mention the countless alumni who made Broadway debuts, joined national touring productions, released albums, directed and choreographed productions, won prestigious competitions, and earned coveted faculty and administrative positions at top-level universities and arts organizations, all proving that a degree from Boston Conservatory at Berklee is preparation for the highest achievement on any path.

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