Berklee in the Classroom: Harmony

Berklee's Harmony Department provides an essential foundation for every Berklee student. After learning the basics of music theory, students learn how to analyze the harmony and melody of contemporary music and how to use this knowledge to create their own compositions and performances. In addition to weekly assignments, students will write at least one project a semester that they record with student project bands, collaborating with their fellow students, or at a MIDI workstation. Our video team sat in on Harmony 2, taught by Michael Wartofsky, where students sing and write at the same time to engage different parts of the brain and body. Watch the videos below to get a taste of the class and meet Wartofsky, department chair Joe Mulholland, and three students.