CATS Academy Boston is excited to announce an acceptance to Berklee College of Music for Fall 2024. 

Talented musician, Jonathan joined CATS Boston in the 11th grade, having previously attended CATS China. He has undertaken many CSVPA music courses at both CATS China and CATS Boston, including Music Theory, Song Writing and Composition.  

Jonathan will now join Berklee’s Class of 2028 with plans to pursue a major in Music Production and Music Business/Management.  

Berklee College of Music is consistently ranked as a top 5 destination to study music in the US*. Uniquely, Berklee focuses on contemporary music, offering undergraduate and graduate programs in performance, music production and technology and music education. The college also boasts 332 Grammy awards, shared by some 141 alumni.  

Patrick Dalton, a CATS Academy Boston Music Teacher and Berklee College of Music alumni, has closely collaborated with Jonathan throughout his time at the school.  

Patrick said “Jonathan is one of the most dedicated music students I’ve ever had the pleasure to teach. His talents as an instrumentalist, composer, and performer are supported by his maturity, growth mindset, and ability to work in an artistically collaborative way with a diverse set of peers. He has all the tools he’ll need to succeed.”  

Read Jonathan’s impressive profile below.

Name:  Jonathan 

Country: China 

Program: High School Diploma: 3.9 GPA 

Destination: Berklee School of Music 

Potential Major: Music Production and Music Business/Management 

CSVPA Courses: Private Music Lessons, Ensemble Class, Music Theory, Sight Singing, Music History, Song Writing, Advanced Guitar, Instrumental Ensemble, Acting for Film, Music Theory and Composition, and Piano.  

Honors courses: Pre-Calculus, Chemistry 

Advanced Placement (AP) courses : Literature, Calculus AB and Microeconomics

Jonathan is an active member of CATS Boston’s creative community as a member of CATS Band Club, Rock Band Club and musician for the CATS school musical. He has also served as leader of the Acoustic Band and coordinator of CATS Cafe. Beyond music, Jonathan has served as a Dorm Prefect and member of the Junior Varsity Basketball Team.  

Demonstrating his interest in business, Jonathan has completed an internship with PWC. He has also completed music related internships.  

College Counselor Courtney Whalen said, “Jonathan is the definition of a hardworking music prodigy!  His incredible dedication to both his studies and his musical talent has truly paid off and earned him a well-deserved acceptance to Berklee College of Music.  

“I had the honor of working closely with Jonathan this past Fall; I witnessed his commitment and ambition to make his dream become a reality. I am excited for his future and am confident he will continue inspiring others with his holistic approach to music.”

*According to The Hollywood Reporter in November 2023. 20 Best Music Schools In The World In 2023, Ranked – The Hollywood Reporter.