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Professional Certificate

Arranging

Next Semester
Starts June 28

Tuition

$7,485

5 Courses (15 Credits) or $1,497 Per Course
Only $6,736.50 when paid all at once

Whatever you call the music you specialize in—rock, hip-hop, soul, jazz, metal, or any other genre—you need a good arrangement to make your songs stand out. In this program, you’ll learn to create dynamic arrangements for rhythm sections, horns, small ensembles, sequenced/sampled sounds, strings, and woodwinds. You'll apply this knowledge to your genre(s) of choice and to a variety of commercial settings, such as television and film. Studying with Berklee’s world-renowned faculty, you’ll take your arranging skills to new heights and grow as a professional musician.

Course Requirements

5 Required Courses to Complete this Certificate

Arranging 1: Rhythm Section (OCWPR-130)
Suzanne Dean
Level 1 Course
by Suzanne Dean

Explore all of the aspects of writing and arranging for the rhythm section and essential techniques for arranging music for a band.

Arranging: Small Ensemble and Horns (OCWPR-231)
Jerry Gates
Level 2 Course
by Jerry Gates

Develop your writing and arranging skills for small and large ensembles and learn techniques that you can apply to both live instrumentation and sequences.

Arranging: Contemporary Styles (OCWPR-250)
Dan Moretti
Level 2 Course
by Dan Moretti

Learn how to create your own original grooves by analyzing, writing, sequencing, and recording the styles that have influenced contemporary music in Europe and the US.

Arranging: Advanced Horn Writing (OCWPR-332)
Jerry Gates
Level 3 Course
by Jerry Gates

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

Arranging: Woodwinds and Strings (OCWPR-333)
Jerry Gates
Level 3 Course
by Jerry Gates

Explore the sound and personality of woodwind and string instruments and learn how to apply them to songs, arrangements, and compositions.

Upon Completion of this Certificate Program, You'll Receive:

  • Professional credential from the world leader in music education
  • Credits that may be eligible for transfer toward a Bachelor's degree program
  • A physical certificate from Berklee College of Music
  • A verified, digital certificate that you can share

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