Welcome to the resources page for Berklee Global Academic Partner students.
Advising Resources for Berklee-Track Students
Berklee Global Academic Partners Berklee-Track Guide: This detailed document includes important details about the Berklee admissions process, major advising and declaration, and other academic support information for Berklee.
Berklee Global Academic Partner Student Frequently Asked Questions: This FAQ page includes answers to common questions about the Berklee admissions process, major advising and declaration, and other academic support information.
Upcoming livestreamed events open to Berklee Global Academic Partner students are listed here. Visit the Watch Anytime and Learning Resources sections to view prerecorded content, including previous livestreamed sessions.
Ask Berklee Global Initiatives
These are drop-in sessions for Berklee Global Academic Partner schools. All students, faculty, and staff from the partner schools are welcome to join the sessions. Click the link below to register.
Berklee Global Connections Series
Global Connections: Looking Forward—How Emerging Technologies Are Shaping Our Music
Tuesday, April 19 (4:00 p.m. in New Delhi / 12:30 p.m. in Valencia, Spain / 6:30 a.m. in Boston)
New Delhi's Global Music Institute hosts Emilien Moyon, director of Berklee Valencia's global entertainment and music business master's program, as he leads a live, in-person/hybrid session on emerging technologies in the music industry.
Visit the Berklee Global YouTube page for the full list of Berklee Global Connections videos.
Global Connections: Celebrating the Modern Sounds of Egypt: On August 5, 2021, Berklee student Yassin El Noshokaty, Ahmad El Haggar ’16, and Egyptian rapper Mosalem shared their experiences of being aspiring Egyptian musicians with the Berklee community. The goal of the session was to explore the Egyptian music scene to help make Berklee more accessible to Middle Eastern students. Click the title to view the video.
Berklee at Umbria Jazz Clinics 2021: Celebrate, Learn, and Engage: On July 9, 2021, Berklee and the Umbria Jazz Clinics (UJC) presented a remote event for our Umbria Jazz Clinics (UJC) community to celebrate this historic program and look forward to our 35th anniversary program in person in 2022. Global Initiatives hosted three sessions designed for the program community to come together and celebrate the unique experience of the clinics, connect with the program directors and Berklee faculty for expert insights, and come away with some tools and approaches that musicians need to cultivate a successful professional path in today's music scene.
- Session 1: Celebrate: Special Panel with Giovanni Tommaso and Matthew Nicholl, and Alumni Guests Sarah McKenzie and Luigi Grasso
- Session 2: Learn: The Modern Musician’s Toolbox, Featuring Yoron Israel and Nick Grondin
- Session 3: Engage: Performance and Production Critiques, Featuring Andrea Pejrolo and Cindy Scott
Berklee Latin Music Studies (LMS) and Global Connections Present a Conversation with Amilton Godoy: On June 26, 2021, LMS and Global Initiatives hosted a conversation and master class with Amilton Godoy, legendary Brazilian pianist and founding member of the Zimbo Trio, whose prolific career has spanned 60 years. During the session, he shared his perspective from his legendary career and demonstrated some of his iconic arrangements for the Zimbo Trio and other artists. This session features an incredible who’s who of Brazilian artists as Godoy was joined by special guests Dom Salvador, Antonio Adolfo, Jovino Santos, Fabio Torres, and Helio Alves. Click the title to view the video.
Global Connections: Forensic Musicology by Dr. Joe Bennett: Dr. Joe Bennett, an expert in the field of forensic musicology, revealed some of the elements of this science and its impact on real-world music copyright cases. Click the title to view the video.
Unlocking Your Creative Impact: Vital Elements for Being an Independent Musician: On June 21, 2021, leading music industry and creative entrepreneurship professionals from Berklee and Henley Business School hosted a series of remote sessions that dig into topics to help you elevate your skills as an independent musician.
- Session 1: Unlock Your Entrepreneurship Mindset for the Independent Musician
- Session 2: You Are Your Own Brand/Digital Marketing
- Session 3: Becoming a World-Class Artist
- Session 4: Online Music Performance and Songwriting
Global Connections: A Conversation with Olle Romo: On June 2, 2021, Olle Romo had an in-depth conversation with Music Production and Engineering Department faculty Enrique Gonzalez Müller covering the real-world inner workings of what it means to be a world-class producer, engineer, and performer. Drawing from his wide-ranging experience working alongside artists like Muse, Lady Gaga, Maroon 5, Shania Twain, and Elton John, Romo unveiled the traits of a music industry professional as well as shared session demonstrations shedding light on these elusive crafts. Click the title to view the video.
2021 K-Pop Summit: From May 19 to May 21, 2021, Berklee's student club K-Pop Initiative teamed up with Global Initiatives and the Professional Music Department to present the first virtual K-Pop Summit. The K-Pop Summit introduced K-pop professionals to students seeking to advance their careers in the music and entertainment industry.
- Auditory Neuroscience: Making Sense of Sound by Jan Schnupp, Israel Nelken, and Andrew J. King, the MIT Press, 2012
- Aural Skills Acquisition: The Development of Listening, Reading, and Performing Skills in College-Level Musicians by Gary S. Karpinski, Oxford University Press, 2000
- Psychology of Music by Diana Deutsch, Academic Press, 2013
- Psychology of Music: From Sound to Significance by Siu-Lan Tan, Peter Pfordresher, and Rom Harré, Routledge, 2018
Websites and Apps
- auditoryneuroscience.com: This site contains educational materials to support the study of auditory phenomena.
- dronetonetool.com: This site generates drone tones.
- iTablaPro: This is an electronic tabla and tanpura sound generator.
- Pop-up Piano: This site provides a visual and auditory aid to support remote and in-class ear training lessons.
- randscullard.com/CircleOfFifths: This site shows the circle of fifths with related modes.
Berklee ensemble class projects: Ron Savage, dean of the Professional Performance Division, shares the Berklee remote ensemble class projects that students and faculty created together. This demonstrates how Berklee students and faculty collaborate to overcome the performance limilations due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
- Shostakovich, String Quartet No. 8, Third Movement, Performed by the Back Bay String Quartet (audio only)
- "Caught up in the Rapture" by Anita Baker, Performed by the GD/GB Ensemble (video)
- "Homayoun" by Amir Darabi, Performed by the Mixed World Ensemble (video)
Electronic Production and Design (EPD)
Songs That Have subV7s
(Sources: Harmony Department Storehouse, TuneFile, McLaughlin)
- "Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?" by Harry Connick Jr
- "Walking" by Mary Mary
- "The List" by Moonchild
- "Summer Soft" by Stevie Wonder
- "Just" by Radiohead
- "Better Times" by Steve Swallow
- "Look To The Sky" by Emily Remler
- "A Good Fool Is Hard To Find" by Albert Collins
- "Eternal Triangle" by Sonny Stitt
- "Soon As I Get Paid" by Keb’ Mo
- "Love on Top" by Beyoncé
- "This Christmas" by Donny Hathaway
- "Stormy Blues" by Billie Holiday
- "Sweet and Lovely" by Thelonious Monk
- "Claudia" by Irakere
- "Weird Nightmare" by Charles Mingus
- "Ask Me Now" by Thelonious Monk
- "Brussels in the Rain" by Paquito D’Rivera
- "Come Back Baby" by Tower of Power
- "You're Still a Young Man" by Tower of Power
- "Still on My Brain" by Justin Timberlake
- "Lately" by Stevie Wonder
The tools below are technology resources that administrators and faculty may use to facilitate online engagement and remote instruction.
- Jamtaba is an open coded online jam session tool. A user guide is here.
- Loopback is audio routing software. A user guide is here.
- Network-based collabotative music making: This is an introduction to the network-based collaborative music making provided by the Department of Musicology at the University of Oslo.
- Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) is open coded software for live video streaming. A user guide is here.
Berklee Online Video Series:Watch the Berklee Online instruction videos on various topics.
Hal Crook Play-Alongs: Access downloadable lead sheets and play-along audio files written by award-winning jazz trombonist, composer, and former Berklee faculty member Hal Crook.
Hal Crook Tune Book: Access the lead sheets of some of Hal Crook's original jazz compositions.
Practice Exercises: To help you prepare for the blues and improvisation section of the Berklee audition, we have provided downloadable audio files and lead sheets in various voicings, keys, and styles. We suggest practicing with the examples that do not have your instrument included on the track.
The Art of Music Production Competition Winners
After carefully reviewing all submissions, Professor Enrique Gonzalez Müller and the Global Initiatives team have selected the 10 best productions. We thank all of the Berklee Global Academic Partner students and faculty members who participated in the Art of Production sessions and competition. We're excited to share your work on our Student Resources page. See the full list of winners below. Winners are listed in alphabetical order by song name.
- "Alacrán" by Luis Carlos Guinea Moctezuma from Rec Música Centro de Estudios Musicales, Mexico
- "Cachée en toi" by Constantin de Massé from IMEP Paris College of Music, France
- "In My Own Defense" by Maíra Vianna and Dylan Powell from Cuyahoga Community College, U.S.
- "Jorgibre" by Jorge Jiménez Bravo from Projazz Instituto Profesional, Chile
- "Looking for Love" by Caridad Espinosa from Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ-CoM), Ecuador
- "Me quiere Vacilá" by Daniel Esteban Gómez, a.k.a. Dany Roots, from Escuela de Música, Medios, Arte y Tecnología (EMMAT), Columbia
- "Never Let Me Go" by Qiannian Wong from International College of Music (ICOM), Malaysia
- "Solitario Corazón" by Alberto Urrutia from Projazz Instituto Profesional, Chile
- "Trikumia" by Panagiotis Malandris from the Philippos Nakas Conservatory, Greece
- "Work" by Tomás Domínguez from the Projazz Instituto Profesional, Chile
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