Accepted Students Webinar Series

As an exclusive for our fall 2020 admitted students, we’ve lined up an incredible series of live webinars hosted by leaders in our community. Join our upcoming webinars to hear from faculty, staff, students, and alumni about what it’s like to study at Berklee College of Music. We will schedule webinars throughout the summer, so please continue to check this page. 

As a reminder, all educational offerings at Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee in Boston will now be fully remote for the fall semester. Additionally, the First Year Abroad and Berklee Study Abroad programs on our campus in Valencia, Spain, will not be offered this year.

If you can’t make it to the live event, you can watch recordings of all of the webinars below.

Watch Past Webinars

The Remote Fall Semester Experience for New Students

To learn more about the remote learning experience this fall, watch this live webinar recording for continuing and entering Berklee students with President Roger H. Brown; Larry Simpson, provost and senior vice president of Academic Affairs; and Betsy Newman, senior vice president of Student Enrollment and Engagement. They discussed topics such as the following:

  • Updates to the academic experience in response to remote learning 
  • Cost savings of enrolling for fall, including the Back to Berklee Remote Learning Grant, the waived comprehensive fee, the tuition freeze, and two tuition-free summer 2021 courses (up to six credits)
  • Facilities and student resources
  • Accommodations for international students
  • Experiential opportunities

Walter Smith III Presents the Woodwind Faculty

In this live webinar for entering students, Walter Smith III, chair of Berklee's Woodwind Department, hosted department faculty members for a performance-focused presentation and discussion.


Exploring Music Therapy at Berklee

Watch this live webinar recording with Music Therapy Department faculty, alumni, and students to learn more about the music therapy degree program, including learning experiences, career opportunities, and admissions requirements.


Meet Women Leaders at Berklee

In this webinar recording, Damien Bracken, dean of Admissions, welcomed Darla Hanley, dean of Professional Education, to lead a discussion among women leaders at Berklee.


Exploring Ensembles at Berklee

This recorded webinar for entering students serves as an introduction to Berklee College of Music’s Ensemble Department. Students met online with the chair of the department.


Exploring Liberal Arts at Berklee 

In this webinar for entering students, Mike Mason, chair of the Liberal Arts Department, and two Berklee liberal arts professors provided an overview of liberal arts studies at Berklee and their approach to enhancing the worldview of aspiring artists. 


Meet the Woodwind Department

This recorded webinar for entering students serves as an introduction to Berklee College of Music’s Woodwind Department. Students met online with the chair of the department and got to know their peers.


Meet the String Department

This recorded webinar for entering students serves as an introduction to Berklee College of Music’s String Department. Students met online with the chair of the department and got to know their peers.


Meet the Piano Department

This recorded webinar for entering students serves as an introduction to Berklee College of Music’s Piano Department. Students met online with the chair of the department and got to know their peers.


Meet the Percussion Department

This recorded webinar for entering students serves as an introduction to Berklee College of Music’s Percussion Department. Students met online with the chair of the department and got to know their peers.


Meet the Voice Department

This recorded webinar for entering students serves as an introduction to Berklee College of Music’s Voice Department. Students met online with the chair of the department and got to know their peers.


Meet the Guitar Department

This recorded webinar for entering students serves as an introduction to Berklee College of Music’s Guitar Department. Students met online with the chair of the department and got to know their peers.


Learn About the Electronic Digital Instrument Program

This recorded webinar for entering students serves as an introduction to Berklee College of Music’s electronic digital instrument program. Students met online with the chair of the Electronic Production and Design Department and got to know their peers.


Meet the Brass Department

This recorded webinar for entering students serves as an introduction to the Brass Department. Students met online with the chair of the department and got to know their peers.


Meet the Bass Department

This recorded webinar for entering students serves as an introduction to the Bass Department. Students met online with the chair of the department and got to know their peers.


What to Expect in Your Entering Student Placement Assessment (ESPA)

Watch this webinar recording to learn about the ESPA from the chairs of the Ear Training and Harmony departments. They’ll explain how they use the results and take you through each part of the online exam.


Multistylistic Guitar Lab: Modes of the Major Scale

Grab your guitar and follow along with the assistant chair of Berklee's Guitar Department and other faculty members as they explain and demonstrate the requirements for the level 1 guitar proficiency (the final exam for the first semester of private lessons) in this recorded live webinar.


 

Exploring Electronic Production and Design 

Watch Damien Bracken, dean of Admissions, as he welcomes the chair and assistant chair of Berklee's Electronic Production and Design Department to explore this major, including sound design for video games and the creative coding minor.


Professional Writing and Music Technology

Hear from the dean of Berklee's Professional Writing and Music Technology Division and chairs of the college's five writing majors: composition, contemporary writing and production, film scoring, jazz composition, and songwriting. You'll learn what each major offers and how they lead you towards various careers in the music industry.


Professional Music 

Toki Wright, chair of the Professional Music Department, discusses Berklee's professional music major with Morgan Luzzi, current student, and special guests Blythe Schulte, an artist, singer, composer, and producer, and Marc-Anthony Thompson, a.k.a. DJ Saxoveli, a saxophonist, producer, and DJ. They cover the many creative, educational, and professional opportunities available to you while you’re a student and after you graduate.


Songwriting

Bonnie Hayes, chair of the Songwriting Department, and Amy Allen ’15, who cowrote hits for Halsey, Selena Gomez, and Harry Styles, talk about majoring in songwriting at Berklee and share real-life stories about getting started in the music industry.


Guitar

Kim Perlak and Sheryl Bailey, chair and assistant chair of the Guitar Department, are joined by Ian Steed ’18 and Ben Cote ’18 for a discussion on what it’s like to be a guitar principal at Berklee.


Contemporary Writing and Production

Learn about Berklee’s contemporary writing and production major and how it prepares you for a range of careers with Andrea Pejrolo, chair of the Contemporary Writing and Production Department, and Amparo Edo Biol, alumna and the department's assistant chair.


Music Business/Management

Don Gorder and Tonya Butler, chair and assistant chair of the Music Business/Management Department, chat with students and alumni about opportunities at Berklee to gain real-world experience as you earn your degree.


Film Scoring

Find out what it’s like to go from Berklee to scoring major films, television shows, and video games, such as Captain Marvel, Game of Thrones, and Overwatch, with Sean McMahon, chair of the Film Scoring Department.


Bass

Steve Bailey, chair of the Bass Department, and Victor Wooten and John Patitucci, visiting scholars in performance studies, discuss the incredible number of opportunities available to bass players at Berklee.