Message from the Executive Director: Boston Marathon Attack

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Dear Members of the Berklee City Music Network Community,

As you are most likely aware, a terrible attack has occurred in our city. While the losses have been horrifying, I want you to know that no Berklee students, faculty, or staff have been injured.

We all want to thank you for your many expressions of concerns and outpourings of caring which we have been receiving.

In order to help law enforcement professionals to do their jobs, we have been asked to close the college due to our proximity to yesterday’s events, and for those of us who live near campus to remain at home.

As a result, our offices are closed, but City Music staff will continue to work for you remotely. In the event that you need to conduct Network business with any one of us, I am encouraging all staff to check their office voice mails, also remotely.

The State Police and National Guard are fully deployed, and the Boston Police Department is presently walking block to block, thoroughly checking people and objects.

All of our Berklee buildings are locked to outsiders, and will remain so until further notice. Additional Berklee Public Safety officers have been deployed at a variety of campus locations. There is no damage to any of our campus buildings, and all of the buildings are secured.

At last count, at least 140 people are injured, and three have died. All the injured have been transported to area hospitals. Let us all have them, and their families, in our thoughts and prayers.

Again, we want to thank you for your wonderful expressions of concern for your family here in Boston.


J. Curtis Warner, Jr,
Associate V.P. for Education Outreach
Executive Director, Berklee City Music

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