Audition and Interview

Our Approach

Applying to be a Bachelor of Music student at Berklee College of Music requires a live audition and interview. Berklee’s unique audition and interview process allows us to learn about you as a whole artist while assessing your current level of musicianship and potential to succeed in our dynamic community. The audition and interview process is detailed below

Bachelor of Arts applicants are not asked to audition, but must complete an online interview as a part of the application process. The interview, combined with your transcripts and supporting application materials, gives us a picture of who you are and where you have the potential to grow. The interview process is detailed below.

If you know Berklee College of Music is your top choice and you plan to apply for early action, we suggest submitting your application as early as possible to complete your application next steps.

Download this insider's guide for tips from current students and requirements to be aware of as you prepare for your audition and interview. 

Bachelor of Music Audition and Interview

The Bachelor of Music audition and interview process takes about one hour after you check in. Once it’s time for you to begin, we will guide you through the entire experience, which includes a 15-minute audition and a 15-minute interview. We request that you check in 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time to ensure you have the proper setup.

Watch this video to learn more about the audition and interview directly from Berklee faculty and students. They’ll take you through each section and offer insight about how to prepare:


Bachelor of Arts Online Interview

While there is no audition requirement for the Bachelor of Arts program, applicants are required to complete an online interview in which they answer questions that help us gain a deeper understanding of what inspires them to build a career in music and learn about how they have prepared to pursue a degree at Berklee.

Frequently Asked Questions

View the Online Audition and Interviews FAQs page to learn about the online audition and interview process. Questions? Contact us at, +1 617-747-2579, or 800-BERKLEE.