The Ensemble Department offers the largest selection of ensemble opportunities of any college in the world.
Designed to hone your essential performance skills and techniques, ensembles are offered in a wide variety of genres, styles, sizes, and configurations.
Your first ensemble experience occurs during your first semester at Berklee and placement is based upon auditions held during your initial week at the college.
Fall 2020 Registration Support for Continuing Students
We understand that you may have questions about reregistration in light of Berklee's announcement that all classes will be fully remote this fall. To help you meet your goals for graduation and performance education, Sean Skeete and Danielle Scott, the chair and assistant chair of Ensembles, will be available for office hours via Zoom during the week of registration. Details are below. If you are unable to attend an office hour, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sean Skeete’s Office Hours
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Monday, July 27, through Friday, July 31
Danielle Scott’s Office Hours:
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Monday, July 27, through Wednesday, July 29, and Friday, July 31
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Thursday, July 30
A Small Sampling of Ensembles
The list below represents just a few of the more than 350 ensembles in rehearsal throughout the year at Berklee.
- African Dance Ensemble
- Afro-Pop Ensemble
- Balkan Choir
- Bebop Ensemble
- Bluegrass Ensemble
- Contemporary Middle Eastern Music
- Contemporary South American Folkloric Music
- Electronic Improvisation Ensemble
- Funk Ensemble
- Hip-Hop Ensemble
- Indian Music Ensemble
- Latin Pop Ensemble
- Musical Theater Orchestra/Ensemble
- The Music of Herbie Hancock
- The Music of Joni Mitchell
- Pop Icons: The Music of Michael Jackson, Prince, and Whitney Houston
- Rainbow Big Band Ensemble
- Reggae Dub Ensemble
- Rock Jam Band
- Yellowjackets Ensemble
Watch students in Berklee's Dwele Ensemble perform together: