BerkleeNYC Launches Community Fund

Mike Lawson • News • May 7, 2019

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Berklee College of Music has launched the BerkleeNYC Community Fund, raising money for educational programming, scholarships for K-12 students in need, community outreach, and partnerships at BerkleeNYC, the college’s new New York home located in Power Station (formerly Avatar) studios – now known as Power Station at BerkleeNYC.

The fund creates opportunities to nurture some of New York’s most deserving young musicians, creators, and performing artists. Working with the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, the New York City Department of Education, and neighborhood after-school programs, the fund directly supports students by immersing them in world-class experiential learning opportunities using the latest technologies, including recording sessions with cinematic 360 Virtual Reality audio and video capture.

“At Power Station at BerkleeNYC, we are creating unique and powerful opportunities for inspired young performers to help them fully realize their creative and career potential,” said Stephen Webber, executive director of BerkleeNYC. “Together with our partners, we’re seeking to make a significant impact on the lives of students and musical artists, and our shared musical culture.”

Photo by Ryan Nava.

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