Online and Proctored Auditions and Interviews
Online Audition and Interview
An online audition and interview option is available if you are applying for admission to Berklee College of Music and are unable to attend an in-person audition and interview. To be considered for an online audition and interview, you must live over 200 miles from an in-person location and meet all internet speed, audition room, and systems requirements. If you do not meet all requirements, we will schedule you for an in-person audition and interview.
Requirements for an Online Audition and Interview
To be considered for an online audition and interview, you must meet all of the internet speed, audition room, and systems requirements listed below. Since you won’t be at an official Berklee location, you must also have all of the necessary components of your instrument.
When checking your internet speed, you must manually connect to a server in Boston. We are unable to review you for an online audition and interview if you submit a speed test that shows a connection to a server other than Boston.
The required minimum speeds to be considered for an online audition and interview are as follows:
- Download: 0.5 mbps
- Upload: 0.5 mbps
You must run the speed test on the same computer and internet connection you will use for the audition and interview. Please use a direct ethernet connection as opposed to a wireless connection, if possible.
You will audition in the comfort of your own location and must have access to:
- a private room without interruption,
- a computer with an internet connection and audio/video capability (a computer/laptop with built-in audio/video is preferred, no mobile/tablet devices are allowed),
- headphones with a built-in microphone, and
- all instruments and accompaniment needed to participate.
Please review the following system requirements. After ensuring that your computer/laptop is up to date, you must check your system by connecting to a WebEx video conferencing test meeting.
- Intel processor (512 MB of RAM or more recommended)
- Java 6.0 or later
Please use the latest version of Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. Do not use Apple Safari.
- Intel Core2 Duo CPU 2.XX GHz or AMD processor. (2 GB of RAM recommended)
- Active X enabled and unblocked for Microsoft Internet Explorer (recommended)
- Java 6.0 or later
- Kernel: 2.6 or later
- X Lib: X11R6 or later compatible
- C++ Lib: libstdc++ 6
- Desktop Environment: XFce 4.0 or later, KDE, Ximian, Gnome
- GDK/GTK+ version: 2.0 or later
- Glib: 2.0 or later
Java 1.6 or later
When using WebEx for the first time on Chrome, you will be guided through a one-time process to add the extension and update the WebEx application.
Proctored Audition and Interview at a Berklee Global Partner School
We also offer proctored audition and interview events, which function as a hybrid of our online and in-person events.
For the proctored audition and interview, you will appear in person at a Berklee Global Partner school and connect virtually to Boston-based Berklee faculty and staff via a video chat. The Berklee Global Partner school will provide all of the necessary technological resources for you to participate. The instrument requirements are the same as those at other in-person locations.
To learn where and when we will be at a location near you, visit our Dates and Locations page.
If you have questions regarding an online audition and interview event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.