Principal Instruments

As a Berklee College of Music undergraduate student, you must declare one principal instrument on which you will advance your proficiency through private instruction, ensembles, and instrumental labs.

You may pursue additional instruction on a second instrument upon meeting the requirements of the appropriate department (additional private lesson fees apply).

Whether you embrace one primary instrument or more, you will have plenty of opportunities to play whatever instrument(s) you wish in student-organized recitals and sessions.


Instruments: Acoustic Bass, Electric Bass

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Instruments: Baritone Horn, French Horn, Trombone, Trombone (Bass), Trumpet, Tuba

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Electronic Digital Instrument

An electronic digital instrument comprises:

  1. a computing device,
  2. user-configured software, and
  3. performance controllers.

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Instruments: Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar

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Instruments: Drum Set, Marimba, Percussion, Percussion (Hand), Steelpan, Vibraphone

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Instruments: Piano (Acoustic), Hammond Organ 

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Instruments: Acoustic Strings, Banjo, Cello, Mandolin, Harp, Viola, Violin

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Instruments: Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Saxophone (Alto), Saxophone (Baritone), Saxophone (Soprano), Saxophone (Tenor)

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