BOSTON, MA (Hypebot) – Two of arts and music education's most iconic institutions, The Berklee College Of Music and The Boston Conservatory have agreed to merge to create a comprehensive training ground for music, dance, theater and related professions.
The combined institution, located in Boston’s historic Back Bay and Fenway neighborhoods, will be known as “Berklee,” with the Conservatory becoming “The Boston Conservatory at Berklee."
The strategic underpinning of the merger is the belief that music, movement, and digital technology are converging to give artists new means of creative expression in the theater, on the concert stage, and through established and emerging platforms.
“This merger is a bold step into the future of performing arts education,“ said David Scott Sloan, Boston Conservatory Board of Trustees chairman. “As we bring together the superb performing arts disciplines of The Boston Conservatory and Berklee, we expect our students will draw upon global cultures and cutting-edge technologies to synthesize completely new art forms."
The two institutions have begun the necessary regulatory and accreditation review and approval process, expected to be completed by early summer 2016.