Berklee College of Music offers several types of events for prospective students to learn more about the college and engage with our community, including open house events, Q&A sessions with admissions counselors, college fairs, and information sessions.
View the schedule and register for an upcoming event below. You can also watch recordings of past events. We will add more events throughout the year, so please continue to check back for new information.
To participate in a general information session with a current Berklee student, please check out our Visit Campus page.
Q&A Sessions with Admissions Counselors
Have a question about Berklee? Register for one of our question hour sessions with an admissions counselor below.
Question Hour with an Admissions Counselor—Thursdays This Summer
The Berklee College of Music admissions team is hosting open information sessions every Thursday from 3:30 until 4:30 p.m. ET starting May 6 through September 2, 2021. Drop in any time during this hour to speak with an assistant director of admissions and ask any questions you may have about the undergraduate admissions process.
Note that on Thursday, May 13, 2021, Berklee College of Music is closed, and question hour will not be offered.
All Summer 2021 Dates
May: 6, 20, 27
June: 3, 10, 17, 24
July: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August: 5, 12, 19, 26
Question Hour for Transfer Students—Monthly This Summer
Have a question about transferring to Berklee? Join Mike Gamble, admissions counselor, who is hosting information sessions once a month on Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. ET starting June 3 through September 2, 2021. Drop in any time during this hour to talk about transferring credits to Berklee from another college or university.
All Summer 2021 Dates
Virtual Open House Series: March 20, 2021
On March 20, 2021, our virtual open house event series covered topics for prospective students and families to get to know Berklee. Watch the videos below to learn more about auditioning, what it's like to live on campus, financing your education, our core values of diversity and inclusion, career opportunities, alumni experiences, and more.
Overview of Berklee
This event features a welcome message from Berklee's dean of admissions Damien Bracken, and features presentations from the Center for Diversity Equity, and Inclusion, Housing and Residential Education, Student Financial Services, Campus Life, the Career Center, and a student ambassador.
Mock Audition and Interview
Watch two faculty members and a student demonstrate what it's like to audition for Berklee College of Music. Learn about the full process and get tips for how to prepare.
Getting into Berklee Series: October 2020
Throughout October 2020, our Getting Into Berklee virtual event series covered topics such as applying and auditioning, what it's like to live on campus, financing your education, our core values of diversity and inclusion, career opportunities, alumni experiences, and more. Watch the videos below to learn more.
How to Apply and Audition
The first session of the Getting Into Berklee series for Berklee College of Music provides an opportunity to hear from admissions representatives and faculty, and ask questions about how to apply and audition.
Living at Berklee
The second session of the Getting Into Berklee series for Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee offers a chance to hear directly from representatives from the offices of Housing and Health and Wellness. In addition, College and Conservatory students perform and share their experiences with living on campus.
Paying for Berklee
The third session of the Getting Into Berklee series for Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Berklee College of Music provides an opportunity to hear from Kathy Anderson, associate vice president of Student Financial Services.
Diversity and Inclusion at Berklee
The fourth session of the Getting into Berklee series for Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Berklee College of Music is an opportunity to hear from representatives in the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Careers After Berklee
The fifth session of the Getting Into Berklee series for Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Berklee College of Music gives the chance to hear from representatives in the Career Center.
A Conversation with Berklee College of Music Students
In the final session of the Getting Into Berklee series for Berklee College of Music, students from the college share their music, talk about their musical journeys, and share why they chose Berklee.
Engagement Events: October 2020
Our Engagement Events showcased our community of world-class musicians, dedicated educators, and motivated students through virtual master classes, clinics, live interviews, and more. You’ll discover the many musical, educational, and professional opportunities available to Berklee students. Watch the videos below to learn more.
Studying Performance at Berklee
Watch Ron Savage, dean of the Professional Performance Division, and chairs of each principal instrument department—Bass, Brass, Electronic Digital Instrument, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Voice, Woodwinds, and Ensemble—gather to talk about the experience of being a performance major at Berklee and how it prepares students for a successful career as a performer.
Studying Music Technology at Berklee
Watch Matthew Nicholl, the dean of the Professional Writing and Music Technology Division, as he joins the chairs and assistant chairs of the Music Production and Engineering and Electronic Production and Design departments to discuss how their majors prepare students for successful careers in the music industry.
Writing Majors at Berklee
Learn about Berklee’s five writing majors that prepare you for a career as a composer: composition, contemporary writing and production, film scoring, jazz composition, and songwriting.
Being a Producer
Listen to multiple Grammy winner Prince Charles Alexander as he shares his insights on the evolution of the producer over his career. A sought-after recording and mixing engineer, Alexander's clients include Mary J. Blige, Destiny's Child, Faith Evans, P. Diddy, and the Notorious B.I.G., among many others. He has garnered more than 40 platinum and gold certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and has multiple Grammy Awards and nominations.
Berklee Jazz and Gender Justice Institute
Watch Grammy-winning artist Terri Lyne Carrington and her guests as they discuss the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice mission, which is focused on equity in the jazz field and the role that jazz plays in the larger struggle for gender justice. The institute will celebrate the contributions women have made in the development of the art form as well as frame more equitable conditions for all pursuing careers in jazz in an effort to work toward a necessary and lasting cultural shift in the field.
Professional Education Majors at Berklee
Watch Darla Hanley, dean of the Professional Education Division, and the chairs of the Music Business, Music Education, Music Therapy, and Professional Music departments as they discuss how their majors prepare students for a successful career in music.
International Student Information Session in Mandarin
Berklee Information Session in Mandarin 伯克利音乐学院华语地区线上咨询会
Watch Daniel Abussi, assistant director of Admissions for Berklee College of Music, to learn about how Berklee’s creative education is helping students thrive in becoming leaders in the music industry and beyond. The audience will have a chance to hear about the admissions process, majors, careers, student life, scholarship opportunities, and more. This session is entirely in Mandarin and features a panel with two Berklee alumnae.
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