Program Description

From the Moog analog synthesizers in the 1960s to the 1980s trend toward digital synthesizers and on into the contemporary usage of computers, performance controllers, and mobile devices, electronic digital instruments have long been capable of offering artists a new range of musical expression.

Berklee now offers the electronic digital instrument (EDI) as one of the many principal instruments you can study. 

No matter what major you end up pursuing*, you will complete at least four semesters of private instruction, labs, and ensembles with this instrument. This fulfills your performance core requirement.

You will have the opportunity to develop as complete musicians, taking full advantage of Berklee’s core music curriculum and all the musical opportunities the college has to offer. 

EDI principals will develop proficiency in specific areas, depending on their choice and configuration of a performance system. Although students coming into the program may be highly developed in one or more ways of performing, the goal of the EDI program will be to expand their capabilities in other areas, adding to their skill level as innovative, versatile electronic musicians who are able to perform in a range of musical settings.  

*Those who choose EDI as their principal instrument can declare any major—except performance—at this time. 

What is EDI?

The electronic digital instrument (EDI) is a system based on three components:

  1. A computing device
  2. User-configured software
  3. Performance controllers

Combined, these act as a single instrument capable of a wide range of musical expression. 

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