Online Sibelius Courses

Our 12-week online Sibelius courses are authored and taught by industry experts and the same renowned instructors that teach at Berklee College of Music's Boston campus.

  • Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
  • Credits transfer to hundreds of other colleges and universities
  • Many Berklee Online courses apply toward certificates and degree programs
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    OCWPR-130
    Arranging 1: Rhythm Section
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,197
    Non-credit: $1,050
    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.
    OCWPR-332
    Arranging: Advanced Horn Writing
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    This music arrangement course takes your arranging abilities to the next level of development by studying more advanced techniques for voicing chords, orchestration, articulations, and background lines.
    OCWPR-231
    Arranging: Small Ensemble and Horns
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    In this music arrangement course, you'll 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.
    OCWPR-333
    Arranging: Woodwinds and Strings
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    In this music arrangement course, 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.
    OPERF-312
    Gary Burton: Jazz Improvisation
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn the art of jazz improvisation from Gary Burton, one of the most renowned improvisers in the jazz world. Learn different types and styles of compositions from the perspective of the improviser, and take an in-depth look at how mental, harmonic, and melodic processes contribute to the instinctive skills that an improviser puts to use when taking a solo.
    OBASS-332
    Jazz Bass
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain the tools and knowledge you need to improvise jazz bass lines like a seasoned professional. Learn to play great jazz bass lines, recognize common chord progressions in jazz standards, and study the work of jazz bass greats like Paul Chambers, Ray Brown, Ron Carter, and Christian McBride.
    OCOMP-395
    Jazz Composition
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    In this music composition course, you'll learn effective techniques that will help you compose jazz tunes that have a balance of melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic appeal.
    OCOMP-490
    Music Composition for Film and TV 1
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,197
    Non-credit: $1,050
    In this music composition course, you'll learn to write music in the style of big budget Hollywood films and TV programs. Analyze melody, harmony, counterpoint, tempo, rhythm, and orchestration in a variety of genres to gain a complete recipe book for writing for film and TV.
    OCOMP-490
    Music Composition for Film and TV 1
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,197
    Non-credit: $1,050
    In this music composition course, you'll learn to write music in the style of big budget Hollywood films and TV programs. Analyze melody, harmony, counterpoint, tempo, rhythm, and orchestration in a variety of genres to gain a complete recipe book for writing for film and TV.
    OCOMP-491
    Music Composition for Film and TV 2
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain a thorough understanding of the compositional styles used in Hollywood projects. In this music composition course, you'll learn to analyze specific genres of film and television music in terms of melody, harmony, counterpoint, tempo, rhythm, and orchestration, forming a template that you can then apply to your own writing.
    OCWPR-103
    Music Notation and Score Preparation using Sibelius Ultimate
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    In this course you will learn to use Sibelius Ultimate to create lead sheets, scores and parts, and how to enter and format notation so it conforms to the current music publishing standards. Through hands-on lessons and workshops, you will explore the subtleties of notation, as well as explore the fine points of lead sheets, small and large scores, and instrument-specific notation.
    OCOMP-493
    World Music Composition Styles
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Add depth and flavor to compositions in any genre by studying the characteristics of a wide array of world music compositional techniques.