All students at Berklee College of Music study a principal instrument and will ultimately select a major in their second semester. We offer 15 diverse majors; many students choose performance, the largest major at the college.


Find Your Voice

The Voice Department at Berklee will widen your range of styles while also helping you focus on your goals as a singer. From jazz and R&B to rock and country to a variety of global styles, you'll find your voice while creating lasting relationships with faculty and peers at the world's largest independent music school and the premier institution for the study of today's music.

  • 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 performance 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.

Student Spotlight

Shankar Mahadevan and Berklee Indian Ensemble Deliver High-Octane Show

Shankar Mahadevan performed a sold-out show at the Berklee Performance Center, surrounded by students and faculty in the Berklee Indian Ensemble. Known for his soundtrack work in Bollywood and best-selling solo music, Mahadevan also conducted a clinic on campus prior to the concert.

Alumni Story

Courtney Harrell '01

Boston native Courtney Harrell first joined the Berklee world as a teen in the Berklee City Music program before studying voice as an undergraduate. Her list of credits includes work with or for Ariana Grande, Jessie J, Mary J. Blige, John Legend, and Anastacia, among many others, and in 2016 she reached the top 12 on NBC's The Voice.

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