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Berkeley College of Music

Address: Boston, MA 02215, United States

Description Berkeley College of Music

  • Founded: 1945
  • Location: Boston, USA
  • Number of students: more than 5000
  • Language of instruction: English.

Berkeley College of Music is a private higher education institution founded by Lawrence Burke. The first name of the college was Schillinger Music House, since 1954 it has changed to the current one. One of the main specializations of the college is specialization in the latest non-academic music areas.

Berkeley College of Music regularly participates in an international student exchange.

Well-known graduates of Berkeley College of Music are:

  1. Steve Wye - American virtuoso guitarist, composer, vocalist, actor and producer
  2. John Scofield - American jazz guitarist and performer
  3. Quincy Jones is an American composer, music producer, arranger and trumpeter, 27 Grammy winner, producer of Michael Jackson's sixth studio album Thriller
  4. Ramin Javadi is an Iranian-German composer of orchestral music for TV.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Berkeley College of Music

Program name
Date
Age
Cost

Undergraduate

  • Age: 17+
  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 4 years.

Master

  • Age: 20+
  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 1-2 years.
15.06.2020 -04.09.2020
14-25
from 998 $ / 4 weeks

Summer School of Music

List of online courses in 2020:

Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive

  • Dates: 07/11/14/08
  • Duration: 5 weeks
  • Age: 14+
  • Deadline for payment: 1.06
  • Curriculum: individual and group lessons
  • Number of hours: about 15 hours a week
  • Cost: $ 5430 per course.

A course of complete immersion in the world of music. Program participants improve their stage performance, learn how to interact with musicians, and improve improvisation techniques. The program was attended by industry stars such as Betty Who, Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor.

Students choose one of the musical instruments (vocals are included in the list) for training. Course instructors are invited professionals and international teachers. During their studies, children will attend individual lessons, music laboratories, ensembles, theoretical lessons, master classes and electives. The course is suitable for students with any level of training, as it is developed for each individually. Students with good academic performance can earn up to 6 credits, valuable for admission to foreign educational institutions.

Bass workshop

  • Dates: 06/15/04
  • Age: 14+
  • Deadline for payment: 1.06
  • Curriculum: individual and group lessons
  • Number of hours: about 15 hours a week
  • Credits: up to 3
  • Cost: $ 750.

An online program for musicians who want to find the perfect rhythm.

Drums and percussion workshop

  • Dates: 06/15/04
  • Age: 14+
  • Deadline for payment: 1.06
  • Curriculum: individual and group lessons
  • Number of hours: about 15 hours a week
  • Credits: up to 3
  • Cost: $ 750.

A 12-week online program will help diversify your repertoire and learn new techniques.

Creative Entrepreneurship Program

  • Dates: 06/15/04
  • Age: 14+
  • Deadline for payment: 1.06
  • Credits: up to 3
  • Cost: $ 3185 for 12 weeks.

Designed for musicians, the course combines music, technology and innovation. Students will understand that music and entrepreneurship are inextricably linked, like two sides of the same coin. You can earn educational loans to go to college in America.

Day Sessions: Music

  • Dates: 07/13 - 7/08
  • Age: 12-14
  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Deadline for payment: 1.07
  • Loans: none
  • Cost: $ 998 per course.

A basic course for musicians who want to learn songwriting and improvisation skills.

Electronic Music Production and Sound Design Workshop

  • Dates: 06/15/04
  • Age: 14+
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Deadline for payment: 1.06
  • Number of hours: about 12 hours a week
  • Credits: up to 6
  • Cost: $ 2600 for 12 weeks.

Learn the process of producing electronic music from and to, working with professional producers.

Film scoring program

  • Dates: 06/15/04
  • Age: 14+
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Deadline for payment: 1.06
  • Credits: up to 3
  • Number of hours: 5-6 hours per week
  • Cost: $ 1495 for 12 weeks.

The purpose of the course: the study of tools for writing soundtracks and video games.

Guitar sessions

  • Dates: 06/15/04
  • Age: 14+
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Deadline for payment: 1.06
  • Credits: up to 3
  • Number of hours: 5-6 hours per week
  • Cost: $ 1295 for 12 weeks.

The purpose of the course: improving the skills of playing the guitar in master classes, music classes and ensembles from college teachers and guest musicians.

Music Production Workshop

  • Dates: 06/15/04
  • Age: 14+
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Deadline for payment: 1.06
  • Number of hours: 5-6 hours per week
  • Credits: up to 3
  • Cost: $ 1750 for 12 weeks.

The purpose of the course: the study of modern recording methods, techniques of multitracking and mixing.

Piano / keyboard workshop

  • Dates: 06/15/04
  • Age: 14+
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Deadline for payment: 1.06
  • Number of hours: 5-6 hours per week
  • Credits: up to 3
  • Cost: $ 1295 for 12 weeks.

The purpose of the course: improving the skills of playing the synthesizer - improvisation, performance and musical theory.

Songwriting sessions

  • Dates: 06/15/04
  • Age: 14+
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Deadline for payment: 1.06
  • Number of hours: 5-6 hours per week
  • Credits: up to 3
  • Cost: $ 1495 for 12 weeks.

The purpose of the course: learning the techniques of writing songs, melodies, rhythm, harmony, lyrics. Students will take part in online sessions led by college teachers.

Songwriting workshop

  • Dates: 06/15/04
  • Age: 14+
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Deadline for payment: 1.06
  • Number of hours: 5-6 hours per week
  • Credits: up to 3
  • Cost: $ 1295 for 12 weeks.

Course Objective: Immerse yourself in the songwriting process.

Vocal summit

  • Dates: 06/15/04

  • Age: 14+
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Deadline for payment: 1.06
  • Number of hours: 5-6 hours per week
  • Credits: up to 3
  • Cost: $ 1295 for 12 weeks.

The purpose of the course: the study of modern vocal music and improving vocal skills.

The list of programs available remotely in 2020. These programs fully reproduce Berkeley College courses, with the only exception being the online format.

Commercial dance intensive

  • Dates: 06.22-10.07
  • Age: 14+
  • Duration: 3 weeks
  • Deadline for registration: 1.06
  • Cost: $ 1631 per course.

The three-week program focuses on commercial dancing (for videos, films and live music concerts). Students will learn modern dance styles (jazz-funk, hip-hop, breaking / popping, urban dance styles, lyrical-jazz).

High School Composition Intensive

  • Dates: 07.20-31.07
  • Age: 14+
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Deadline for registration: 1.06
  • Cost: $ 2130 per course.

The music writing course is targeted at beginner composers.

Musical Theater Acting Intensive

  • Dates: 06.22-10.07
  • Age: 14-25
  • Duration: 3 weeks
  • Deadline for registration: 1.06
  • Cost: $ 2330 per course.

A course for theater actors will teach you how to prepare for auditions.

Musical Theater Dance Intensive

  • Dates: 07/13 - 31/07
  • Age: 14-25
  • Duration: 3 weeks
  • Deadline for registration: 1.06
  • Cost: $ 1631 per course.

A course for dancers who want to improve performance skills and expand their knowledge of working in the theater.

Summer Dance Intensive

  • Dates: 3.08-21.08
  • Age: 14-25
  • Duration: 3 weeks
  • Deadline for registration: 1.06
  • Cost: $ 1631 per course.

The course of intensive immersion in the world of dance will help to improve the technique.

Summer performance program

  • Dates: 07/13 - 31/07
  • Age: 15+
  • Duration: 3 weeks
  • Deadline for registration: 1.06
  • Cost: $ 2631 for the full course / $ 1500 for half.

The purpose of the course: improving the skills of performance, writing songs, deepening in theory. The course includes live sessions with teachers.

Vocal / choral intensive

  • Dates: 6.07-19.07
  • Age: 14+
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Deadline for registration: 1.06
  • Cost: $ 2130 per course.

The purpose of the course: improving the skills necessary for singing in the theater (emphasis on classical music).

To participate in online programs you will need:

  • Initial level of musical training (at least 6 months of training)
  • Latest version of Google Chrome
  • Webcam
  • Headphones
  • Microphone
  • Reliable internet connection.

The cost of a non-refundable deposit = $ 50 -90 $.

Courses available since the summer of 2021:

  • Berklee Global Jazz Institute Workshop at the Newport Jazz Festival
  • Brass workshop
  • Global string program
  • Gospel performance program
  • Musical Theater Workshop.

Accommodation, housing and food

The college provides students with 5 residences with rooms for 2-5 people. Residence in a hostel is divided into 3 periods - spring, autumn and summer. The cost of the period of residence without meals is $ 7430, with reduced food $ 8180, and with a full package $ 9320. Additionally, you will need to make a prepayment deposit of $ 500 (non-refundable). Students have at their disposal laundries where you can wash and dry your things, a shared kitchen.

Equipment Berkeley College of Music

The college is equipped with the necessary equipment for teaching modern technology, has its own library and buildings for sports.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year at Berkeley College of Music is divided into 2 semesters.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 50 USD

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

The main focus on admission is on student success.

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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
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