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Berklee’s City Music Program Hosts A Free Information Session For After-School Music Lessons at No Cost

United States

At Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Monday, June 11

Including a Live Performance by the Berklee City Music All-Stars

Boston, MA, June 1, 2007 — Berklee College of Music’s City Music Program will be hosting a free information session on Monday, June 11, 2:30 p.m. — 5:00 p.m. at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) Theater, located at 458 Broadway, Cambridge, MA. The event will feature a live performance by the Berklee City Music All-Stars, followed by a reception and mixer. Children and their parents attending the session can apply to be admitted to the Berklee City Music Program, at no cost to them, in 2008. For more information, please call 617-747-2447 or visit www.berklee.edu/community/citymusic.html.

The Berklee City Music All-Stars, a group comprised of some of the best and brightest musicians to emerge from the program, will also be performing at the Cambridge River Fest on Saturday, June 16, 4:30 p.m., on the SHOUT stage along Memorial Drive, between JFK St. and Western Ave. Berklee City Music will also have an informational booth at the event.

Berklee City Music provides underserved, inner-city middle- and high-school students from the Boston and Cambridge area after-school mentoring, Saturday schooling, summer study, and full-tuition scholarships to Berklee at no cost to them or their families. Since its inception in 1991, the program has taught more than 1,300 students and awarded over $5 million in student scholarships. Early in 2007, Berklee announced the launch of the City Music Network, a dramatic expansion of the Boston-based program, partnering with community organizations across the United States to deliver high-quality contemporary music instruction to underserved youth.

The Berklee City Music All-Stars have had the opportunity to perform at a variety of events and venues, showcasing their talents and demonstrating the success of the program. This year, the group performed at Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s inauguration celebration, and traveled to the West Coast on a tour that included concerts at Macworld in San Francisco, the NAMM Show in Los Angeles, and the Experience Music Project in Seattle.

Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music was through the study and practice of contemporary music. For over 60 years, the college has evolved constantly to reflect the state of the art of music and the music business. With over a dozen performance and nonperformance majors, a diverse and talented student body representing over 70 countries, and a music industry “who’s who” of alumni, Berklee is the world’s premier learning lab for the music of today — and tomorrow.
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