The Berlee College seal. Its latin motto, "Esse Quam videri" means "To be, rather than to seem".

Berklee College of Music is a college of music in Boston, Massachsetts, and the largest independent college of comtemporary music in the world. It teaches a range of styles including rock, jazz, hip-hop, bluegrass and reggae. Future Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy, Derek SherinianJohn Petrucci and his childhood friend John Myung attended Berklee College in 1984, and Mike Mangini, Dream Theater's drummer as of 2010, has been an Associate Professor of Percussion there since 2002. To date, 100 Berklee alumni have received 231 Grammy Awards.

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