Studying the Bluish-Green, Reddish-Brown, or Pearl-Gray Music of Olivier Messiaen

This Fall 2015 course offering explores Olivier Messiaen’s extraordinary music, ideas, and philosophy. Topics include his modes of limited transposition, non-retrogradable rhythms, Hindustani rhythms, added value and added note systems, birdsong studies, and sound-color concepts. Major works examined include Quartet for the End of Time, Visions de l’Amen, Turangalîla Symphony, and Chronochromie.

Composing with the Drums of Africa, Scales of India, and Sounds of Japan

If you're interested in exploring the drums of Africa, scales of India, and sounds of Japan in your composition, don't miss World Music Resources in Composition (CM361) with T. Allen LeVines. 

A New Course for the Fall Semester 2015: Music In The Mix

Music In The Mix: Contemporary Musicians on Form, Aesthetics and Style (Copland to Monk, Mingus to Maria Schneider)

Taught by Dr. William Banfield

".. I think it is a thousand times better to compose in direct contact with the physical medium of sound, than to work in the abstract medium produced by one's imagination.."

          - Igor Stravinsky  

Apply by Monday to Study Abroad in Valencia, Spain this Fall!

FALL 2015 APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY APRIL 6TH!  Don't miss this chance to STUDY ABROAD FOR A SEMESTER AT BERKLEE'S INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS IN SPAIN!

New Office Space for 2015

Berklee has concluded negotiations to lease offices at 135 Massachusetts Avenue, above Bank of America, and on the second floor of 855 Boylston Street.  The additional space will enable us to expand faculty offices in the Professional Writing and Music Technology division and to expand and enhance student services for Student Affairs and Enrollment.

Please participate in the National College Health Assessment

Every Berklee student have been selected to participate in the National College Health Assessment (NCHA). The survey is sponsored and distributed by the American College Health Association (ACHA). The ACHA-NCHA is a survey designed to assess student health behaviors in order to provide services and support for Berklee College of Music students. Your participation in this survey will assist us in providing more comprehensive health and wellness programming and services for all Berklee students.
 

Public Safety Focus Groups and Free Lunch

The Office of Institutional Assessment invites you to participate in a focus group about Public Safety at Berklee. We would like to know about your feelings of safety on campus and your thoughts about the effectiveness of Public Safety and their programs.

Sexual Assault Awareness Week (SAAW) at Berklee

Berklee SAAW 2015

Sunday, April 12 - Thursday, April 16

Connect. Respect. Affect. 

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