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The Berklee College of Music

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Tips mention: Interview (3), ACT/SAT (4), Grades (3), Sports/Extracurriculars (12), College Essay (1)
Practice your ass off! ask a lot of questions!May 01 2014Business - Management and Administration
practice your ass off! ask a lot of questions! go to every office hours!
SAT: 2280 Female
Formal studies privatelyFeb 05 2014Music - Performance
Formal studies privately. Learn basic theory, modes in every key, sight-reading, and reading chord changes.
You'll get in just fine if you are passionateDec 19 2012Music Education
SAT: 1800 Female
The audition process is a prepared piece, a coupleOct 14 2012Music - Composition/Theory
The audition process is a prepared piece, a couple improvised pieces, some ear training, sight singing, sight-reading, and an essay and interview. I honestly wasn't expecting to get in when I heard some of the people auditioning around me.
ACT: 26 Male
I was accepted a scholarship to attend Berklee beforeApr 09 2012Unknown
I was accepted a scholarship to attend Berklee before I was formally admitted. This was in-part to entice me to want to go there. I will say I--as most 17 year olds DID NOT understand the financial repercussions of attending Berklee (which is my responsibility as an individual). I did not even have a formal interview or audition. This has changed.

To gain acceptance into the school you will need to pass a stressful audition. They will tell you what you must know. If you work hard and PRACTICE you shouldn't have a problem.

While you're in school, plan your future accordingly and work very hard. Life after Berklee will be tough and depressing if you're paying off loans and don't have steady work with good a good wage...which is common for musicians (and A LOT of other people in this economoy).

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