Boston, MA (August 9, 2012)—Berkleemusic, the online continuing education division of Berklee College of Music, has named Debbie Cavalier as its new CEO, overseeing strategy and vision for the online school. The appointment comes as Berkleemusic celebrates its 10th anniversary.
Cavalier, a Berklee alumna and the principle behind the award-winning children’s band, Debbie and Friends, brings real-world experience to her new position. In her previous role as Dean of Continuing Education at Berklee, Cavalier oversaw the development of the school’s online curriculum and was reportedly instrumental in building the online catalog from the four online music courses launched in 2002, to over 130 online courses and multi-course certificate programs covering all areas of music education.
Berkleemusic has an enrollment of more than 30,000 students from over 150 countries. With nearly 35,000 subscribers and over 17 million video views, its YouTube Channel ranks fifth among more than 400 universities in the U.S. and Canada.