Naming Opportunities - Facilities


The Lawrence & Alma Berk Recital Hall

Concert Hall 1W

Located in the 1140 Boylston Street building, Concert Hall 1W is an 80-seat venue at the heart of Berklee's performance action. The venue hosts hundreds of events each year, including faculty concerts, senior concerts and visiting artist clinics and master classes. Most Berklee students lead their first concert in this hall and it is their introduction to performing at the college. Events are free and open to the public, which gives the Boston community an opportunity to hear the rich and diverse talent that resides on campus.

Music Production and Engineering Recording Studios

Admission to the college's Music Production and Engineering major is extremely competitive, reflecting its popularity, the rigorous course work involved, and the enviable industry reputation earned by the program's graduates. Using Berklee's state-of-the-art facilities, Music Production and Engineering students learn how to successfully complete recording projects using both musical and technical criteria typical of those found in contemporary professional recording and production environments. Berklee prepares Music Production and Engineering graduates to enter the contemporary music production field as effective professionals, with both the musical and technical skills necessary to succeed.

The Berklee recording studio complex is the East Coast's largest outside of New York City. It consists of 10 facilities that include 8-, 16-, and 24-track digital and analog recording capability, automated mix down, digital editing, video postproduction, and comprehensive signal-processing equipment.

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Film Scoring

Film Scoring is one of Berklee's most popular majors, with 350 students enrolled. The new Film Scoring facilities, completed in 1996, provide students with up-to-date equipment and instruction, enabling them to gain the skills and knowledge to function as composers, orchestrators, music supervisors and music editors, or technical production workers. Students study the techniques of film music and progress to challenges that mirror the professional process in the television and motion picture industries: composing original music, recruiting and recording musical groups, editing and mixing, and synching the recording to the moving image. This combination of technology, creativity, and practical experience provides Berklee Film Scoring students a seamless transition to the film scoring industry.

Six Film Scoring labs offer students the opportunity for individual hands-on study in the areas of film music composition, editing, sequencing, and computer applications, including digital audio. Students also take advantage of two labs equipped with 16mm six-plate flatbed Moviola editing machines; a complete 35mm editing lab containing two upright 35mm Moviolas and editing bench, with rewinds, synchronizers, sound readers, and splicers; two PCs fitted with Auricle film scoring software; three video screening rooms with keyboards and video playback; and a dedicated video/scoring/sequencing lab that includes a MIDI/SMPTE interface and an array of contemporary music synthesizers. There is also a larger, central classroom/lab facility that supports the music editing and computer applications courses. Another major addition is the 42-seat screening theater with multiple data projection and wide-screen video projection featuring Dolby Surround Sound.

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