The Songwriting Department offers you the opportunity to develop the necessary skills to compose well-crafted lyrics and music.

Focusing on melody writing and lyric structure, the department encourages you to develop your own personal musical identity.

Watch a guitar student and songwriter discuss his Berklee education in the video below:

Songwriting Department Facilities and Resources

  • Professional Writing Division MIDI Lab: This lab consists of 12 fully configured workstations and a separate similarly equipped studio for live overdubbing to provide you with hands-on access to professional music technology.
  • Berklee Performance Center and recital halls: These performance venues are available to you throughout the year for recitals and concerts.
  • Recording studios: Each of the college's 10 recording facilities is outfitted with professional-level equipment configured to meet a variety of teaching and recording needs.

During spring break each year, the Songwriting Department organizes a trip to Nashville, where students meet and mingle with songwriters, industry professionals, and representatives from various songwriting associations.

For more information about the Songwriting Department, please email or call 617 747-6806.