Directed Study – The Advanced Artist Showcase Ensemble

ENDS-407
Credits: 
1
Prerequisites: 
Written approval of course chair
Electable by: 
All
Required of: 
None
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring, Summer
Location: 
Boston Campus
Courses may not be offered at the listed location(s) each semester. Consult my.berklee.edu for specific term availability.

The Directed Study – The Advanced Artist Showcase Ensemble is a course designed to be an intensive 15-week professional concert. There will be a limit of one accepted proposal for this course each semester as these courses will need intense departmental and college dedication, focus, preparation, and resources. The lead student (who has at least 5th-semester standing), submits the approved application and proposal and is responsible for leading the rehearsals, delegating responsibilities, communicating week-to-week goals, planning the final performance, and promoting the final performance. These sections are created to support students who desire a show of covers or original music within the pop idiom. The assigned/selected faculty is responsible for mentoring the lead student in their directorial role, and assisting students with coordinating equipment and/or performance needs with the Ensemble Department and/or College, as necessary.

The directed study application process is as follows:

  • Attend mandatory directed study meeting held during each midterm week
  • Complete online application
  • Complete detailed proposal
  • Audition and assemble a full band

Required Roles Outside of Core Band:

  • Student Leader
  • Musical Director
  • Arranger/Programmer
  • Production Manager
  • Production Assistant/Administrator
  • Sound Tech Engineer/FOH Engineer/Monitors

Optional Roles:

  • Choreographer
  • Vocal Director
  • Stylist
  • Set Design/Lighting
  • Photographer
  • Marketing/PR
  • Treasurer
Department: 
ENS
Course chair: 
Sean Skeete