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Student Experience

Students are at the heart of the Berklee experience, so get the pulse from those who are innovating in practice rooms, business ventures, studios, production labs, and beyond.

‘What You’re Supposed to Do’: Finding Success on a Nontraditional Career Path

By Ravi Lad

Album art for the single "Proud" by Ravi

Album art for the single “Proud,” by Ravi

My head was going wild. “Would this be the right choice for me? Am I good enough? Would they approve?” I took a deep breath and clicked “Submit Application.”

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Congratulate Berklee College of Music’s Class of 2020

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Congratulate Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s Class of 2020

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(Harvard) Student By Day, (Berklee) Pop Star By Night

By Avanti Nagral

Avanti Nagral sitting near a gardenI am practically married to the Number 1 Bus. Constantly back and forth, traversing between two cities, two worlds, two identities. But I’ve lived almost exactly half my life in two different countries, so duality is no stranger. Bombay/Boston. Artist/Advocate. Harvard/Berklee.

It’s a mouthful to explain to people.

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In Prague: Composing for the 21st Century the 10th International Antonín Dvořák Composition Competition

The following post is an excerpted version of a longer essay about Stella’s experience as a contestant in the 2019 Antonín Dvořák Composition Competition.

Stella Gitelmann Willoughby composing at the pianoBy Stella G. Gitelman Willoughby

Imagine this. You’re alone in an attic. Holed up for eight hours a day, for the next five days. The hot sun bakes into your skin through a narrow window. English is not a familiar language. The only objects: a baby grand Steinway Piano and a large envelope with instructions. This was my reality this summer. This was my dream come true.

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