All students at Berklee College of Music study a principal instrument and will ultimately select a major in their second semester. We offer 12 diverse majors; many students choose performance, the largest major at the college.


Find Your Expression

From the orchestra to the jazz trio, Berklee's Woodwind Department provides a community that allows you to be the best woodwind player you can be. With 18 faculty working in the department, you’re going to find someone who understands your musical goals and help you develop them to their fullest expression.

  • 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.

Alumni Story

Mindi Abair B.M. '91

Saxophonist Mindi Abair B.M. '91 leads a dizzying career, and has played on American Idol, toured with Aerosmith, appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, played at the Grand Ole Opry, recorded multiple albums, and received several Grammy nominations.

Student Spotlight

Melissa Aldana Leads Berklee Student Quintet on Tour

Saxophonist Melissa Aldana is featured in the latest Berklee’s Masters on the Road series, in which master musicians return to teach and lead touring ensembles.

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