Chita Rivera and André Watts will receive honorary Doctor of Arts degrees from Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Celine Dion, Donald Harrison, and Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams of the Neptunes will receive honorary Doctor of Music degrees from Berklee College of Music.
While few could predict what 2020 had in store for higher education, one thing remained consistent: Boston Conservatory at Berklee earned recognition as one of the best schools for performing arts education, both for its innovative degree programs and leading summer intensives. The 2020 accolades, gathered from independent sources, underscores Boston Conservatory’s reputation as a leader in performing arts education.
Explore Boston Conservatory at Berklee's winter 2020 issue of STAGES Magazine, a special edition featuring thought-provoking essays, moving poems, and inspiring performance videos created by Boston Conservatory community members.
The nominees for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards were announced on Tuesday, November 24, and Berklee alumni and faculty are once again well represented across many of the major categories. Boston Conservatory at Berklee alumni were well represented in the Best Musical Theater Album category, with members of the original cast of Little Shop of Horrors, Jagged Little Pill, American Utopia on Broadway, and Soft Power receiving nominations.
Boston Conservatory will resume on-campus instruction this spring with a hybrid semester that blends in-person instruction and state-of-the-art online coursework. The semester will begin a week later and forgo spring break.
Recent Boston Conservatory graduate Shelbie Rassler teamed up with Yo-Yo Ma, Rhiannon Giddens, members of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band, and many more on a trio of video projects to encourage voting in the 2020 presidential election.