Requirements for Berklee Online Audition and Interview

Please note, we expect a high demand and will have limited space available.  Due to limited availability and our connection requirements, applicants may be scheduled for an in-person audition and interview despite preference for an online audition and interview.  

Internet Speed Requirement

Required speeds to be scheduled for an Online Audition and Interview:

  • Download speed: 500 kbps
  • Upload speed: 500 kbps

If you're not sure of your speed, click here to test your internet connection.

Be sure that when running this test, it is on the same computer and internet connection you plan to use for your online audition and interview.

Applicants should use an ethernet connection as opposed to wireless connection for optimal performance.

Audition Room Requirements

Applicants will be able to audition in the comfort of their own location but must have access to:

  • a private room without interruption;
  • a computer with internet connection and audio/video capability (laptop with built in audio/video preferred, no mobile/tablet devices);
  • headphones for use during the online audition and interview; and
  • all instruments and accompaniment needed to participate.

System Requirements

To ensure that your computer meets the requirements, go to this link to connect to a WebEx video conferencing test meeting.


  • Intel Core2 Duo CPU 2.XX GHz or AMD processor (2 GB of RAM recommended) 
  • Windows Vista 32-bit/64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit, Windows 8 32-bit/64-bit, Windows 8.1 32-bit/64-bit, Windows Server 2008 64-bit, Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit, Windows 10
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8 (32-bit/64-bit), 9 (32-bit/64-bit), 10 (32-bit/64-bit), 11 (32-bit/64-bit); Mozilla Firefox (latest version); Google Chrome (latest 32-bit/64-bit)
  • JavaScript and cookies enabled; Active X enabled (unblocked for IE is recommended) Java 6 or later

Mac OS

  • Intel Processor
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
  • Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11
  • Mozilla Firefox (latest version); Apple Safari (ver. 5 - 8); Google Chrome (latest version)
  • JavaScript and cookies enabled


  • Intel or AMD x86
  • Ubuntu 12.x and 14.x (Gnome), Red Hat 5, 6, Open SuSE 13.1, 13.2,Fedora 19, 20 (all 32-bit)
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • JavaScript and cookies enabled; Java 6, libstdc++ 6.0, GNOME/KDE windowing system

More Information

Questions regarding our online audition and interview should be sent to