Berklee College of Music will be visiting cities around the U.S. from November though March as part the Berklee World Tour, where the college conducts live auditions and interviews with students interested in pursuing their dream of studying at Berklee. The college’s unique audition and interview process is designed to identify students who are most likely to succeed in Berklee's dynamic environment: applicants who are passionate, entrepreneurial, motivated, and who display talent and potential.
Upcoming auditions in San
Francisco are scheduled for February 25, 26, and 27, 2012. For a full
schedule of audition cities and dates, please visit Berklee.edu/bwt. For more information on applying to Berklee, visit Berklee.edu/admissions. The application deadline for Fall 2012 admission is January 15, 2012.
year, Berklee visits more than 40 cities around the world in search of
talented instrumentalists and vocalists—an effort that is supported with
$25 million in scholarship funds. All applicants who audition and
interview for admission are also considered for a host of scholarships
that Berklee awards annually, including the Presidential Scholarship,
the Jimmy Lyons Scholarship, the Africa Scholarship, the Slaight Family
Scholarship, and the Berklee City Music Scholarship.
In August, Berklee and Lollapalooza announced the founding of the Berklee Lollapalooza Endowed Scholarship
at the 20th anniversary of Lollapalooza in Chicago.
The four-year, full
tuition scholarship will be awarded annually to a talented musician in
financial need and is being endowed by Goldman Sachs Gives, a
donor-advised fund. This exciting partnership is the first educational
initiative of its kind for Lollapalooza.
Lollapalooza Endowed Scholarship was established at the recommendation
of Berklee trustee Fran Bermanzohn, managing director and deputy general
counsel of Goldman Sachs. The scholarship aims to bring more
outstanding rock musicians to Berklee. “We’re looking for someone who’s
an artist,” said Professor Jeff Dorenfeld, who developed the partnership
between Berklee and Lollapalooza producers C3 Presents. “Someone who is
not only a great musician, but also an extraordinary performer with
charisma and energy.”
The first Berklee Lollapalooza Endowed
Scholarship recipient will be chosen at the end of March and announced
at Lollapalooza 2012. Citizens and residents of the U.S. are eligible to
be considered for the scholarship.
Berklee College of Music, for
over 65 years, has evolved to support its belief that the best way to
prepare students for careers in music is through contemporary music
education. The college was the first in the U.S. to teach jazz, the
popular music of the time. It incorporated rock n’ roll in the 1960s,
created the world's first degree programs in film scoring, music
synthesis, and songwriting, and, in recent years, added world music,
hip-hop, electronica, and video game music to its curriculum. With a
diverse student body representing over 80 countries, a music industry
"who’s who" of alumni that have received 250 Grammy Awards, Berklee is
the world’s premier learning lab for the music of today – and tomorrow.