Courses

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

ILWD-331

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department: WWND
Location: Boston Campus

The study of the MIDI wind controller as a doubling instrument. Fundamentals of technique are presented with representative literature and MIDI sequences using various kinds of synthesized voices. Instruments will be provided for student use. 

ILWD-341

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Spring Only
Required of: None
Electable by: Flute principals
Prerequisites: None
Department: WWND
Location: Boston Campus

A study of the core works essential for any professional flutist's repertoire. Through an interactive master class setting, students will learn performance practices in a wide range of styles, including baroque, classical, and 19th-century; explorations of extended and experimental techniques found in 20th- and 21st-century compositions for the flute; and selections from flute music from around the world. Students will work with their own accompanists, including piano, guitar, and harp, and perform frequently, including in an end-of-semester in-class or public concert.

ILWD-345

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: Woodwind principals
Prerequisites: None
Department: WWND
Location: Boston Campus

Study of characteristic rhythms, articulation, phrasing, and improvisation techniques necessary to perform and interpret music in various Latin styles. Creative and effective use of these skills in the student's own improvisational style.

ILWD-355

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: Woodwind principals
Prerequisites: Overall ensemble rating 4
Department: WWND
Location: Boston Campus

A course for advanced woodwind students wishing to improve their sight-reading skills. Reading exercises will cover a wide range of styles including swing, bebop, funk, Latin, odd-meter jazz, and various studio styles. The course will draw heavily from the required text Creative Reading Studies by Joseph Viola. Other materials to be used include selected ‚études, transcribed solos, and exercises designed by the instructor(s). The course will focus primarily on line reading, although exercises that target chord-change reading may also be included.

ILWD-365

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: ILWD-113
Department: WWND
Location: Boston Campus

Aspects and techniques of playing in a saxophone section within the big band context: lead playing, blending with the lead and with the brass section, and section soli playing.

ILWD-P342

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Written approval of the course instructor
Department: WWND
Location: Boston Campus

The art of phrasing is becoming a lost skill. What makes a good musical phrase? What makes musical interpretation convincing? With the advent of computer-generated files such as Finale, the ability to understand and notate the language of music is diminishing with each generation. Although it is classically based, the ability to translate notated music into a breathing phrase transcends style; interpretation is a critical element of good musicianship. In this class, students will learn the classical definition of phrasing, and use musical ‚études to improve the execution of musical sentences. They will improve their understanding of scores and interpretation through the study and performance of written music.

ILWD-P346

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Spring Only
Required of: None
Electable by: Woodwind and brass principals
Prerequisites: Overall ensemble rating 3
Department: WWND
Location: Boston Campus

This course studies the characteristic rhythms, articulation, phrasing, and improvisation techniques necessary to perform and interpret music in various Brazilian styles. Students learn creative and effective use of these skills in their own improvisational style. Students will discern and use jazz and Brazilian style articulations appropriately, and understand how they can be used in improvisation. They will be able to improve their technique and improvisation skills that relate to those styles.

ILWD-P380

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bill Pierce
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department: WWND
Location: Boston Campus

An intensive performance lab that prepares students for professional auditions for musical organizations, particularly orchestras. Learn to recognize what is necessary to successfully prepare, study, and practice for auditions. Weekly mock auditions and study of audition repertoire will help the student become more confident with the audition process. Students will also learn to evaluate performances by serving on the mock audition committees.

IN-299

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Carolyn Tidwell
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: 4th semester standing (student must have completed three semesters at Berklee before eligible to enroll in course, and be in good academic, judicial, and financial standing), 2.50 CumGPA (overall GPA)
Department: EXPL
Location:

A minimum of 70 field hours (to be completed consistently over the course of the semester) of monitored and evaluated professional work experience in the music and entertainment industries. Internships may take place in the geographic location of a student's choice, but enrollment is limited to situations approved by the Office of Experiential Learning. To apply for an internship, please see the Office of Experiential Learning at least one semester prior to the planned internship experience. Note: Equivalent credit for prior experience is not available due to the requirement of concurrent contract between the employer/supervisor and the college. International students in F-1 or J-1 status must obtain authorization on their Form I-20 from the Counseling and Advising Center prior to beginning the internship.

IN-399

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Carolyn Tidwell
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Participants must have completed IN-299 with a grade of B or higher, and 2.50 CumGPA (overall GPA)
Department: EXPL
Location:

A minimum of 70 field hours (to be completed consistently over the course of the semester) of monitored and evaluated professional work experience in the music and entertainment industries. Internships may take place in the geographic location of a student's choice, but enrollment is limited to situations approved by the Office of Experiential Learning. To apply for an internship, please see the Office of Experiential Learning at least one semester prior to the planned internship experience. Note: Equivalent credit for prior experience is not available due to the requirement of concurrent contract between the employer/supervisor and the college. International students in F-1 or J-1 status must obtain authorization on their Form I-20 from the Counseling and Advising Center prior to beginning the internship.

IN-492

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Carolyn Tidwell
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: 5th semester standing, satisfactory completion of 50 credits by the start of the internship, minimum of 3.00 CCumGPA (concentrate GPA) and 2.50 CumGPA (overall GPA), and permission of Office of Experiential Learning
Department: EXPL
Location: Boston Campus, Los Angeles

Monitored and evaluated professional work experience in a field related to student's course of study. All internships take place in the Los Angeles area. The L.A. Internship Program involves a substantial workload commitment, comparable to full-time study. Students are required to intern for 140 hours over the duration of the semester in which they are enrolled in the Los Angeles Internship Program. Housing for interns is secured by the college. For more information and to apply for the L.A. Internship Program, see the Office of Experiential Learning to obtain materials. Enrollment is limited to students who apply and are accepted for the Los Angeles Internship Program. Note: Equivalent credit for prior experience is not available due to the requirement of concurrent contract between the employer/supervisor and the college. International students in F-1 status must obtain authorization on their Form I-20 from the Counseling and Advising Center prior to beginning an internship.

IN-493

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Carolyn Tidwell
Semesters Offered: Summer Only
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: 5th semester standing, acceptance into New York Internship Program
Department: EXPL
Location: Boston Campus

Monitored and evaluated professional work experience in a field related to student's course of study. All internships take place in New York, NY. Students are required to intern for 140 hours over the duration of the semester in which they enrolled in the New York Internship Program. Students will also be required to attend weekly workshops led by prominent alumni and members of the music industry. Enrollment is limited to students who apply and are accepted for the New York Internship Program. Equivalent credit for prior experience is not available due to the requirement of concurrent contract between the internship site and the college. Student housing is secured by the college. See the Office of Experiential Learning for more information and application materials.

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