Berklee Launches Program for Blind and Visually Impaired Students

By
Berklee Office of Communications
August 9, 2010
Trumpeter Wayne Pearcy, a performance major, participates in the five-week pilot program for blind and visually impaired students.
Photo by Brit Woollard

Aimed at leveling the playing field for blind and visually impaired students, Berklee launched a five-week assistive music technology pilot program this summer to integrate basic Braille music notation and music hardware and software specifically designed for blind students with music theory and ear training. Led by blind Berklee alumnus Chi Kim, who helped design the curriculum and supervise the technology purchases, the class meets four days a week. The pilot has been so successful that it will be integrated into the curriculum this fall and be taught by Kim. Among the students participating will be Wayne Pearcy, a trumpet player and performance major. 

Read about the program in the Boston Globe.