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Famous Berklee College Of Music Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Berklee College of Music and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Berklee College of Music, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Berklee College of Music include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Berklee College of Music alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Berklee College of Music are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Berklee College of Music.

John Mayer and Steven Tyler are just two examples of some of the famous BCM alums, the famous music school in Boston.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Berklee College of Music?” and “Which celebrities are Berklee College of Music alumni?”

Check out this list of notable Berklee College of Music alumni. BCM is one of the world's most famous music colleges.
  • John Mayer1

    John Mayer

    Blues, Pop

    AlbumsContinuum, Room for Squares, Heavier Things, Battle Studies, Born and Raised

    John Clayton Mayer (; born October 16, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and...  more

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  • Steven Tyler2

    Steven Tyler

    Blues-rock, Pop music

    Albums(It) Feels So Good

    Steven Tyler (born Steven Victor Tallarico; March 26, 1948) is an American singer, songwriter,...  more

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  • Melissa Etheridge3

    Melissa Etheridge

    Blues-rock, Heartland rock

    AlbumsMelissa Etheridge, Brave and Crazy, I'm the Only One, Lucky, Brother Bear 2

    Melissa Lou Etheridge (born May 29, 1961) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and...  more

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  • Quincy Jones4

    Quincy Jones

    Hip hop music, Pop music

    AlbumsIn Cold Blood, The Quintessence, Miles & Quincy Live at Montreux, Back on the Block, The Original Jam Sessions: 1969

    Quincy Delight Jones Jr. (born March 14, 1933) is an American record producer,...  more

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  • Tony Bennett5

    Tony Bennett

    Pop music, Traditional pop music

    AlbumsSnowfall: The Tony Bennett Christmas Album, I Left My Heart in San Francisco, A Swingin' Christmas, Duets II, Hallmark Presents Christmas with Tony Bennett and the London Symphony Orchestra

    Anthony Dominick Benedetto (born August 3, 1926), known professionally as Tony Bennett, is an...  more

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  • Psy6


    Park Jae-sang (born December 31, 1977), known professionally as Psy, is a South Korean singer,...  more

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  • Natalie Maines7

    Natalie Maines

    Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

    AlbumsMother, God Only Knows

    Natalie Louise Maines (born October 14, 1974) is an American singer-songwriter and activist...  more

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  • Rivers Cuomo8

    Rivers Cuomo

    Pop punk, Progressive metal

    AlbumsAlone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo, Not Alone: Rivers Cuomo & Friends Live at Fingerprints, Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo, Alone III: The Pinkerton Years

    Rivers Cuomo (; born June 13, 1970) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and producer....  more

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  • Chaka Khan9

    Chaka Khan

    Hip hop music, Adult contemporary music

    AlbumsAsk Rufus, Come 2 My House, Rufus, Masterjam, Chaka

    Yvette Marie Stevens (born March 23, 1953), better known by her stage name Chaka Khan, is an...  more

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  • Aimee Mann10

    Aimee Mann

    Rock music, Folk music

    AlbumsI'm With Stupid, Bachelor No. 2, Lost in Space, @&*! Smilers, Live at St. Ann's Warehouse

    Aimee Mann (born September 8, 1960) is an American singer-songwriter. Mann began her career in...  more

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  • Steve Vai11

    Steve Vai

    Progressive metal, Experimental rock

    AlbumsG3: Live in Denver, G3: Live in Tokyo, G3: Rockin' in the Free World, Passion and Warfare, Flex-Able

    Steven Siro Vai (; born June 6, 1960) is an American guitarist, composer, singer, songwriter,...  more

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  • Meghan Trainor12

    AlbumsOnly 17, I'll Sing With You, All About That Bass, Title

    Meghan Elizabeth Trainor (born December 22, 1993) is an American singer and songwriter....  more

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  • Diana Krall13

    Diana Krall

    Traditional pop music, Jazz

    AlbumsChristmas Songs, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, When I Look in Your Eyes, Only Trust Your Heart, Live in Paris

    Diana Jean Krall (born November 16, 1964) is a Canadian jazz pianist and singer, known for...  more
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  • St. Vincent14

    St. Vincent

    Indie pop, Downtempo

    AlbumsStrange Mercy, Actor, Marry Me, Love This Giant, St. Vincent

    Anne Erin "Annie" Clark (born September 28, 1982), known professionally as St. Vincent, is an...  more

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  • Trey Parker15
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  • Lisa Loeb16

    Lisa Loeb

    Rock music, Folk music

    AlbumsPurple Tape, Catch the Moon, Cake and Pie, Camp Lisa, Firecracker

    Lisa Anne Loeb (; born March 11, 1968) is an American singer-songwriter, producer, touring...  more

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  • Melissa Ferrick17
    Melissa Ferrick (born September 21, 1970) is an American singer-songwritera nd Professor of...  more
  • Neil Peart18

    Neil Peart

    Progressive metal, Swing music

    AlbumsAnatomy of a Drum Solo, The Hockey Theme

    Neil Ellwood Peart (September 12, 1952 – January 7, 2020) was a Canadian musician and writer...  more

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  • Jan Hammer19

    Jan Hammer

    Synthpop, Pop music

    AlbumsOh, Yeah?, Escape From Television, City Slicker, The First Seven Days

    Jan Hammer (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjan ˈɦamɛr]) (born 17 April 1948) is a Czech-American...  more
  • Donald Fagen20

    Donald Fagen

    Rock music, Jazz fusion

    AlbumsThe Nightfly, Kamakiriad, You Gotta Walk It Like You Talk It, Ricky Lawson & Friends: First Things 1st, Morph the Cat

    Donald Jay Fagen (born January 10, 1948) is an American musician best known as the co-founder,...  more

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  • Mike Portnoy21

    Mike Portnoy

    Thrash metal, Progressive metal

    AlbumsCover to Cover, Live in Tokyo, Cover 2 Cover, Prime Cuts

    Michael Stephen Portnoy (born April 20, 1967) is an American drummer and songwriter primarily...  more
  • Gary Burton22

    Gary Burton

    Hard bop, Jazz fusion

    AlbumsDuet, Ring, Like Minds, Crystal Silence, Quartet Live

    Gary Burton (born January 23, 1943) is an American jazz vibraphonist, composer, and educator....  more

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  • Joe Walsh23

    Joe Walsh

    Blues-rock, Rock music

    Albums"But Seriously, Folks...", The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get / You Can't Argue With a Sick Mind, Rocky Mountain Way

    Joseph Fidler Walsh (born November 20, 1947) is an American rock singer, guitarist, and...  more

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  • Joey Kramer24

    Joey Kramer

    Blues-rock, Rock music
    Joseph Michael Kramer (born June 21, 1950) is the American drummer for the hard rock band...  more


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  • Will Calhoun25
    William "Will" Calhoun (born July 22, 1964) is an American drummer who is a member of the rock...  more