Ear training—one of Berklee's core requirements—teaches students how to hear and apply melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic musical forms.

Ear training assists instrumentalists and vocalists in mastering the technical and stylistic aspects of their instruments, writers in notating music they have created or arranged, and listeners in understanding what they are hearing.

First-semester placement is based on your music placement test scores, taken during your initial week at the college.

For further information about the Ear Training Department, please email or call 617-747-2593.