Music Education

If you are enrolled at Berklee and are considering music education as your major, you must:

  • successfully complete or currently be taking the course Introduction to Music Education (ME-111); and
  • hold a cumulative GPA of 2.76 or better.

How to Apply for the Music Education Major

  1. Go to the Music Education office (located at 22 Fenway, room 318) to get an application form, or download the form here.
  2. Once you have completed all parts of the application, please return your documents to the Music Education office.
  3. Make an appointment for an official interview upon submitting your application.

Sign-Ups and Interviews

Your interview will take place in the Music Education Department classroom (22 Fenway, Room 304) and will be approximately ten minutes long. Once your interview has been completed, you will be notified by the Music Education Department as to your standing as a music education major. If your application has been approved, you will be allowed to officially declare the major. Successful completion of this process entitles you to enroll in courses in the major beyond the introductory course.

Please contact the department coordinator, Bobbi Harman, in the Music Education office with any questions. She can be reached via email at, by phone at 617 747-2425, or in person in room 318 in the 22 Fenway building.

Application Submission Deadlines

The application and interview process will take place in the fall and spring semesters only. The application deadline for spring 2015 is Friday, April 24 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Music Education Facilities and Resources

The Music Education Department has full use of the Professional Education Division Technology Lab, a 22-workstation classroom and laboratory equipped with a variety of music and multimedia-related software for music education students to learn and experiment with the latest technology available for music instruction.

Public Accreditation and Certification Documents

Massachusetts Department of Education regulations require that college teacher preparation programs undergo a thorough program approval process to be conducted by a visiting team from the state education department in order to remain in good standing. Berklee College of Music last completed this process in 2004 and received its letter of approval from the commissioner of education. The following are all the documents related to this process:

Our next program approval process will take place in the 2014/2015 academic year. 

Contact Information

For further information about the Music Education Department, please email Bobbi Harman at or call 617 747-2425.