Writing for the Market: Summer Intensive
This two-week summer intensive is an interdisci
Hosted at the legendary Power Station at BerkleeNYC, students will participate in daily writing and production sessions based on real and relevant industry briefs, “who’s looking” lists, and actual artist needs under the guidance of select faculty, profession
|Program length:||Two weeks|
|Program dates:||July 16–27, 2018|
|Eligible applicants:||Currently enrolled Berklee students (enrolled in summer or fall 2018 semester)|
|Application deadline:||May 27, 2018|
|Decision announcements:||June 4, 2018|
We are looking for ambitious, current Berklee student songwriters and producers who are ready to jump into a real-world music industry experience for two weeks in New York City this summer. Apply your Berklee training and skills by creating songs for artists, ad agencies, music libraries, TV, and film; experience what it's like to write for the market; and receive individual coaching and mentoring from industry leaders, including Berklee alumnus songwriter, arranger, conductor, and musician Will Wells and Bonnie Hayes, chair of Berklee's Songwriting Department.
Applicants don't have to be songwriting or contemporary writing and production majors, but they should be prepared to write and produce songs daily during the program, responding to briefs and assignments. The total enrollment is to not exceed 10 students.
Applicants will need to provide the following information, in addition to completing the online application form:
- A short video that answers the following questions:
- What skills are you looking to build, and what do you most hope to gain from this program?
- What are your greatest strengths, and how might these contribute to a team?
- How does your past professional and academic experience set you apart from others?
- Tell us a little bit about yourself.
- Links to up to three examples of your relevant work, with a short explanation of your involvement in each.
- Names and email addresses for two faculty members and/or a department chair or dean to serve as a reference.