Arranging

Become a Better Arranger with Berklee

Gain the vital tools needed to become an accomplished arranger, across a variety of genres, instruments, and styles.

Arranging 1: Rhythm Section

Essential learning for anyone interested in arranging music for a band, Arranging 1: Rhythm Section explores all aspects of writing and arranging for the rhythm section.

Arranging: Advanced Horn Writing

Take your arranging abilities to the next level of development by studying more advanced techniques for voicing chords, orchestration, articulations, and background lines.

Arranging: Contemporary Styles

Learn to create your own original grooves by analyzing, writing, sequencing and recording the rhythms and styles that have influenced western contemporary music.

Arranging: Small Ensemble and Horns

Develop your writing and arranging skills for smaller bands and larger ensembles and learn techniques that can be applied to both live instrumentation or sequenced/sampled sounds.

Arranging: Woodwinds and Strings

Gain a practical, real-world understanding of the sound and personality of woodwind and string instruments, and learn how to properly apply them to songs, arrangements, and compositions.

Contemporary Vocal Arranging

Master the concepts of vocal writing and arranging — from basic to more advanced—and learn to write vocal charts in a number of contemporary styles, including jazz, folk, pop, and R&B.

Counterpoint

Gain a broad overview of counterpoint and the art of writing lines that support both the melody and the overall structure of a composition - essential information for singers, songwriters, composers, guitarists and musicians from all backgrounds.

Jazz Arranging

Become a more versatile and sought-after jazz arranger. Jazz Arranging explores techniques that will allow you to write effective jazz arrangements for all types of instrumental combinations, from bop and hard-bop, to big band jazz ensembles.

Jazz Composition

Learn effective techniques that will help you compose jazz tunes that have a balance of melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic appeal.

Music Notation Using Finale

Create great-looking music quickly and easily with the powerful Finale music notation software, and learn techniques to maximize speed, control, and accuracy.

Music Notation Using Sibelius

Learn to create lead sheets, choral and instrumental scores, drum maps and guitar notation, and explore many other ways to use Sibelius for your own personal and professional needs.

Reharmonization Techniques

Take your musical vocabulary and skill set to a whole new level for writing, arranging, and performing music of any genre by learning reharmonization and providing musical interest and variety to standard repertoire.

World Music Composition Styles

Add depth and flavor to compositions in any genre by studying the characteristics of a wide array of world music compositional techniques.

Master Certificates (8-12 Courses)

Arranging

Featuring our most advanced and in-depth arranging curriculum, build the strong foundation and gain the tools needed to become an accomplished arranger, across various genres and instruments.

24 Credits

Professional Certificates (4-6 Courses)

New
General Music Studies

Create your own certificate program by adding five courses from any interest area into a dedicated program.

15 Credits
Arranging

In our most advanced and in-depth arrainging-focused program, you’ll gain the vital tools you’ll need to become an accomplished arranger across a variety of genres, instruments, and styles.

15 Credits

Specialist Certificates (3 Courses)

Arranging

Begin writing interesting, compelling, and original arrangements, and give your first hit song, film score, or club track the edge it needs to find its audience.

9 Credits
New
General Music Studies

Create your own certificate program by adding three courses from any interest area into a dedicated program.

9 Credits
New
Jazz Composition and Arranging

Build your compositional and arrangement chops, and learn to develop your own catalog of titles and arrangements.

9 Credits

Fall Term Starts September 29 for Courses and Multi-Course Certificates


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