Julia Pratt is a full-time Berklee Online degree student who balances music business coursework and actual music business (which includes millions of streams, a collaboration with Mt. Joy, opening for Brandi Carlile, and more).
Musicians have many fears: Fear that they’ll mess up onstage, that they’re not good enough, that people won’t like their music. Fortunately Ashlee Varner has strategies to reduce your anxiety, in this excerpt from her “Music Career Essentials for the Professional Singer” course.
Music has always been a place of comfort for Billy Ray McClelland, a US Army veteran who will add a bachelor’s degree in Guitar Performance from Berklee Online to his list of honorable achievements by the end of 2023. In this story Billy Ray discusses his musical upbringing, his plans for after graduation, and the secret about rhythm that he learned in the military.
Many US military veterans are finding that learning musical skills helps them connect with fellow vets and deal with their PTSD. Read their emotional stories.
Known by his fans as “The Latin Tenor,” this Berklee Online alum transitioned from a three-decade career as a mechanical engineer to become a singing sensation with more than a million followers on Instagram.
Setlists are essential for organizing and structuring a performance, ensuring that your music flows smoothly from one song to another, and energizes the audience. In this excerpt from the Berklee Online course “Jazz Singing 201” authored by Patrice Williamson, you’ll learn how to prepare a successful setlist with her tried-and-true practices that will take your audience where you want them to go.
New music technology has revolutionized how we create, produce, and edit music. Here is one writer’s challenge to himself to explore more music technology.
Choosing the correct microphone for the job is key to achieving excellent mix results. Nowhere is this more apparent than when you’re miking a drum kit for a live show. In this course excerpt from the Microphone Techniques for Live Sound Production course, you’ll learn the right way (and some of the wrong ways) to mic a drum kit.