Berklee and Boston Conservatory to Merge

January 20, 2016

Two Boston music colleges -- the Berklee College of Music and the Boston Conservatory -- on Tuesday announced plans to merge. The combined institution will be known as Berklee and the conservatory will be called the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Eight conservatory trustees will join the board of the combined institution, which will then have 43 board members. While both colleges are music schools, they have different academic and performing strengths, which officials say will create more opportunities for students. The conservatory is known for classical music, opera and dance. Berklee is known for programs in contemporary music, technology, the music business, music therapy, sound design, production, film and online education.

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