As a professional music major, you’ll create your own major to achieve your musical goals. Over eight semesters, you’ll combine coursework from the college’s various majors, while completing the college’s core music curriculum. Come work with a diverse community of musicians, faculty, and industry professionals on the college’s Boston campus, and gain the specific skills you need for a career in music, all while earning a bachelor's degree.


For Those "Interested in Learning Everything"

Professional music majors have the freedom to customize their studies. For Belgian-born harpist Pia Salvia B.M. '17, that involved studying jazz and Latin music and performing Chinese pop music at Boston's Symphony Hall. Watch Salvia perform her tune "Moody" and see why Professor Felice Pomeranz described her as "interested in learning everything.”

  • Financial Aid and Scholarships

    Learn about financial aid, scholarships, and others ways of paying for your Berklee education.

  • Study Abroad

    Study abroad at our Valencia, Spain, campus. It is recommended that professional music majors study in Valencia during their third, fourth, fifth, or sixth semester. For specific program information, please see the chair of your major or contact the study abroad office.

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