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Holland College signs agreement with Boston Conservatory at Berklee

March 15, 2018

Michael O’Grady, Vice President of Innovation, Enterprise and Strategic Development for Holland College, left, Larry Simpson, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost at Berklee and Cathy Young, Executive Director, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, sign the articulation agreement. Image courtesy Mike Spencer.

Charlottetown, PE — Holland College has signed an agreement with the acclaimed Boston Conservatory at Berklee that provides up to 44 credits to graduates from Holland College’s two-year Dance Performance program when they enroll in the Conservatory’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Contemporary Dance Performance program, reducing the amount of time it will take students to complete the degree.

Founded in 1867, Boston Conservatory grants undergraduate and graduate degrees in dance, music, and theater, and it is consistently recognized as having the best contemporary dance program in the United States. In 2016, the Conservatory merged with the equally renowned Berklee organization, which also includes Berklee College of Music, Berklee College of Music’s Campus in Valencia, Spain, and Berklee Online, creating an unparalleled learning environment for the performing arts.

This partnership with Boston Conservatory is an extension of an agreement Holland College signed with Berklee College of Music more than five years ago for students in the Music Performance program. The Dance Performance and Music Performance programs are part of the School of Performing Arts, a partnership between Holland College and Confederation Centre of the Arts.

The agreements enable students to move seamlessly, and in a cost-effective way, from one post-secondary institution to the other, said Michael O’Grady, vice president of Innovation, Enterprise and Strategic Development for Holland College.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer our Performing Arts students and graduates these amazing degree pathways. Students can begin their education with us knowing that they are gaining access to almost limitless opportunities.”

“Boston Conservatory at Berklee is proud to announce this new partnership with Holland College. This program exemplifies our shared commitment to offering students multiple, cost-effective ways to complete their degrees while garnering the benefits of studying at both Holland College and the Conservatory,” said Boston Conservatory at Berklee Executive Director Cathy Young.

For more information about the new agreement, contact Peggy Reddin by email at preddin@confederationcentre.com or by phone at (902) 629-1196. For information about agreements the School of Performing Arts has with other post-secondary institutions, visit hollandcollege.com/dp. To find out more about Holland College’s School of Performing Arts, visit hollandcollege.com/sopa, email info@hollandcollege.com, or call toll free 1-800-446-5265.


ABOUT BOSTON CONSERVATORY AT BERKLEE: Boston Conservatory at Berklee provides a progressive learning environment where students are challenged to realize their potential as artists and inspired to pursue their dreams. Long recognized for its specialized training in dance, music, and theater, the Conservatory’s recent merger with Berklee now combines this rigorous, focused instruction with unparalleled access to a broad range of academic and creative opportunities. Set in the cultural, historical, and educational hub of Boston, this extraordinary institution represents the future of performing arts education. Learn more at bostonconservatory.berklee.edu.

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