New Book on Improvisation by Percussion Professor Ed Saindon

Ed Saindon, professor in Berklee's percussion department, has just released a new book on improvisation. The Complete Guide to Improvisation (Volume One) is now available at the Berklee Bookstore. The guide codifies and explains the principal concepts and techniques used by leading improvisors past and present. Chapter topics: Chord Tone Soloing, Tension Resolution, Chord Scale Theory, Chord Scale Application and Practices, Harmonic Practices

Digital Strategy and Communications: Stefanie Henning Promoted to Assistant Vice President

A goal of Berklee’s strategic plan for 2012–2015 is to integrate Berklee’s web presence, and we made a big step this fall by unifying several internal websites with As a result, students, faculty, and staff now have access to the services they need through a single portal.

Regarding Private Instruction Final Exam Sign-Ups

All guitar sign-ups for Private Instruction (PIGT) exams

 will take place in person in the Uchida 400 office, 921 Boylston Street.

Sign-ups begin on Monday, December 2nd at 12:00 Noon

 and end at 2:00 PM on Friday, December 13th.

All the other weekdays between, you can sign up from 9:50am - 5:00PM.

Come early in the process for best date and time options.


Exams will be given during finals week in the middle of the week.

That means no Monday, and NO FRIDAY exams.

Project and Time Management for Musicians

Do you find it challenging to balance work, school and a music career? Join our panel as they discuss tools and techniques to stay organized and finish projects efficiently and on time. Both new and more traditional tools will be discussed, from Google Apps to notecards. We will also raffle off a copy of Jonathan Feist's book "Project Management for Musicians."

Skype Interview with Composer/Sound Designer of DOTA 2 Tim Larkin

The Berklee Sound Design Network will be hosting a interview with composer/sound designer Tim Larkin from Valve. Tim Larkin's credits feature several landmark moments in games including the Myst series, Half-Life 2, Left 4 Dead and Portal. We'll be speaking to him about his path into game audio as well as his work as a composer and sound designer.

The Sounds of Star Wars: Episodes I-II-III

Richard Gould and Richard Ludlow from the Berklee Sound Design Network, will present the story behind sound effects from the Star Wars franchise, complete with video interviews from the sound designers themselves.

Thursday, December 5, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
150 Mass Ave, Media Lab

Add this event to your google calendar on the Learning Center website.


Inside Berklee Courses Emergency Maintenance

At approximately 11:00 p.m. on Friday, November 29, Inside Berklee Courses ( will be inaccessible for approximately 10 minutes due to emergency maintenance. All users will be unable to log into the site during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Lucio Godoy, Program Director of the Master in Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games

Lucio Godoy is the program director of the Master in Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games. He has scored and produced more than 50 feature films. As a composer his works include: Fin, Blackthorn, Un cuento chino, Amador, Los Lunes al Sol, Triage, among others.

Ensemble Ratings Sign up

Ensemble Finals Ratings Auditions sign ups start on

Monday,  December 9  through Friday, December 13, 2013

from 10am-1pm and 2-4pm in Ensemble room Equipment Office A01/130 Mass. Ave
Limited spaces are available.

Fall 2013 Finals Auditions will occur from:
Monday, December 16 through Friday, December 20, 2013