Online auditions and interviews include the exact same components as an in-person audition*, with admission and scholarship considerations weighted equally. These events are completed from the comfort of your own space using the Zoom video chat platform, so you’ll complete both sections through a live video chat with Berklee faculty and staff members. In the video playlist below, you can watch each part of the process, including how to set up your space and what to expect in the online audition and interview.
*To receive sheet music in Braille for the music-reading portion of the audition, please contact the auditions team at email@example.com.
Requirements for an Online Audition and Interview
There are a few technology and space requirements to complete your audition and interview online, which you can learn more about below. To be scheduled for an online audition and interview, you must select "Online" as your first location preference in your application form.
Internet Speed Requirements
After you submit your application form, we suggest that you complete an internet speed test to check the strength of your connection.
When checking your internet speed, you must manually connect to a server in Boston. We recommend using a direct ethernet connection as opposed to a wireless connection. Below are our recommended minimum download and upload speeds to help you have a smooth online audition and interview:
- Download: 0.5 mbps
- Upload: 0.5 mbps
At-Home Audition Room Requirements
You must have access to:
- a private room without interruption;
- a computer with an internet connection and audio/video capability (a computer/laptop with built-in audio/video is preferred);
- headphones with a built-in microphone; and
- all instruments and accompaniment needed to participate.
Test Zoom Meeting and Audio Tips
Don't forget to make sure that the name that appears in Zoom matches the name used on your application.
If you have questions regarding an online audition and interview, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.