Advanced Lyric Writing 2 offers students a close look at their own writing process in an intimate seminar setting, focusing on individual strengths and weaknesses, tailoring assignments to each ind
This course will allow upper semester students who have never taken a songwriting course at Berklee during their first six semesters to gain knowledge about their craft as well as experience critiq
A survey of the music and lyrics of Paul Simon. Paul Simon's songs represent a rich and sophisticated tapestry of emotional color, social comment, and dry humor.
A workshop for songwriters interested and involved in writing for a rock band.
This course will prepare aspiring songwriters with the tools needed to succeed in children's music, a viable and thriving segment of the music industry.
A Pro Tools course for students with intermediate DAW skills and interest in producing MIDI-based recordings.
Individualized instruction designed to guide students majoring in songwriting in the preparation of their graduation projects.
Monitored and evaluated professional work experience in an environment related to the songwriting major.
Students will explore methods of musical storytelling and incorporating a larger dramatic arc to their vision; develop songwriting approaches for dramatic contexts; gain further experience in colla
A workshop for singer/songwriters in which students write and perform their own material.
This course allows songwriters to record and produce their demos, to interact with live musicians and a recording engineer under the guidance of the instructor, and to find the best working methods
This course provides detailed study of professional song production in a range of popular styles, allowing students to understand what makes a successful track work.
The songwriting major will learn the necessary techniques to utilize current MIDI and audio technology in the production of professional-quality song demos, including intermediate to advanced skill
A hands-on songwriting class that will allow students to put their social change ideas into rhyme, while also surveying songs in different eras and cultures throughtout the 20th century that promot
An opportunity for student composers, lyricists, and playwrights to collaborate in adapting dramatic scenes into songs for the musical stage.
This project-oriented, workshop-style class presents varied models for songwriting collaboration, including differentiated roles for lyricist and composer (typical of earlier musical theater writin
A practical business course for the songwriter.
A study of the work of John Lennon, including musical analysis, lyric analysis, survey of his poetry and art, transitional periods, and the influence of his interest in surrealist and nonmusical ev
A course in workshop format designed to help the student develop individual style and technique in lyric writing.
A writing workshop geared to the producer, arranger, or songwriter that focuses on writing original songs for artists, assignments for television or film, etc.