Ensembles

A concert by Berklee's Bob Marley Ensemble; photo by Mike Keefe-Feldman

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 enstaff@berklee.edu.

Sean Skeete’s Office Hours
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Monday, July 27, through Friday, July 31
Zoom: berklee.zoom.us/j/92633324836

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
Zoom: berklee.zoom.us/j/95697766832

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.

See the full list of available ensemble courses here.

  • 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:

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