Courses

e.g. AR or AR-211
e.g. Film or "Bass Lab"

PIST-411

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: David Wallace
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: String principals: PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIST-312
Department Code: STRG
Location:

Principal instrument study level 7 string.

PIST-412

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: David Wallace
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: String principals: PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIST-411
Department Code: STRG
Location:

Principal instrument study level 8 string.

PIST-XXX

Course Chair: David Wallace
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of:
Electable by: All string principals
Prerequisites:
Department Code: STRG
Location:

Private instruction is part of the performance core for all Berklee students. Through private instruction, students develop proficiency on their principal instrument, synthesize and integrate knowledge of contemporary and traditional styles into musical interpretation, and synthesize and integrate knowledge of posture and instrumental technique into their daily practice routines. All Berklee students take private instruction levels one through four on their principal instruments. Performance majors continue on to do levels five through eight. 

The String Department at Berklee encourages students to become skilled string players across diverse genres. Berklee prepares you for today's music by building on traditional aspects of learning. In all instruction offered in the String Department, emphasis is placed on achieving a solid foundation in the standard technical challenges of professional performance, including scales and études as well as harmonic materials, contemporary scales, and arpeggio patterns and exercises played through all twelve keys.

  • PIST-111: Private Instruction 1 – String 
  • PIST-112: Private Instruction 2 – String  
  • PIST-211: Private Instruction 3 – String  
  • PIST-212: Private Instruction 4 – String 
  • PIST-311: Private Instruction 5 – String 
  • PIST-312: Private Instruction 6 – String 
  • PIST-411: Private Instruction 7 – String 
  • PIST-412: Private Instruction 8 – String 

PIVC-111

Course Chair: Anne Peckham
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Voice principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: VOICE
Location:

Principal instrument study level 1 voice.

PIVC-112

Course Chair: Anne Peckham
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Voice principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIVC-111
Department Code: VOICE
Location:

Principal instrument study level 2 voice.

PIVC-211

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Anne Peckham
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Voice principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIVC-112
Department Code: VOICE
Location:

Principal instrument study level 3 voice.

PIVC-212

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Anne Peckham
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Voice principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIVC-211
Department Code: VOICE
Location:

Principal instrument study level 4 voice.

PIVC-311

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Anne Peckham
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Voice principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIVC-212
Department Code: VOICE
Location:

Principal instrument study level 5 voice.

PIVC-312

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Anne Peckham
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Voice principals: MUED, PROM, and PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIVC-311
Department Code: VOICE
Location:

Principal instrument study level 6 voice.

PIVC-411

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Anne Peckham
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Voice principals: PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIVC-312
Department Code: VOICE
Location:

Principal instrument study level 7 voice.

PIVC-412

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Anne Peckham
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Voice principals: PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIVC-411
Department Code: VOICE
Location:

Principal instrument study level 8 voice.

PIVC-XXX

Course Chair: Anne Peckham
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of:
Electable by: All voice principals
Prerequisites:
Department Code: VOICE
Location:

Private instruction is part of the performance core for all Berklee students. Through private instruction, students develop proficiency on their principal instrument, synthesize and integrate knowledge of contemporary and traditional styles into musical interpretation, and synthesize and integrate knowledge of posture and instrumental technique into their daily practice routines. All Berklee students take private instruction levels one through four on their principal instruments. Performance majors continue on to do levels five through eight. 

Through private instruction with the Voice Department at Berklee, students discover their vocal range and develop their own style. Vocalists are encouraged to experiment across genres so they can challenge themselves, improve their skills, and develop their craft. Berklee developes vocalists with a strong musical identity. Students achieve a solid foundation in the standard technical challenges of professional performance, including improvisation, reading, and interpretation. They also receive intensive training in sight-reading and building repertoire while developing an acute awareness of vocal health.

  • PIVC-111: Private Instruction 1 – Voice
  • PIVC-112: Private Instruction 2 – Voice
  • PIVC-211: Private Instruction 3 – Voice
  • PIVC-212: Private Instruction 4 – Voice
  • PIVC-311: Private Instruction 5 – Voice
  • PIVC-312: Private Instruction 6 – Voice
  • PIVC-411: Private Instruction 7 – Voice
  • PIVC-412: Private Instruction 8 – Voice

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