Songwriting

The Songwriting Department offers you the opportunity to develop the necessary skills to compose well-crafted lyrics and music.

Focusing on melody writing and lyric structure, the department encourages you to develop your own personal musical identity.

Watch a guitar student and songwriter discuss his Berklee education in the video below:

Songwriting Department Facilities and Resources

  • Professional Writing Division MIDI Lab: This lab consists of 12 fully configured workstations and a separate similarly equipped studio for live overdubbing to provide you with hands-on access to professional music technology.
  • Berklee Performance Center and recital halls: These performance venues are available to you throughout the year for recitals and concerts.
  • Recording studios: Each of the college's 10 recording facilities is outfitted with professional-level equipment configured to meet a variety of teaching and recording needs.

During spring break each year, the Songwriting Department organizes a trip to Nashville, where students meet and mingle with songwriters, industry professionals, and representatives from various songwriting associations.

For more information about the Songwriting Department, please email songwriting@berklee.edu or call 617 747-6311.