Andrea Stolpe has received an Exemplary Faculty Award! The award recognizes a Berklee Online faculty member who exemplifies Berklee’s commitment to educational excellence and student experience. Andrea is a multiplatinum songwriter and the author of the course Commercial Songwriting Techniques, as well as an instructor for Lyric Writing: Writing From the Title and Lyric Writing: Writing Lyrics to Music.
In accepting the award, Andrea said, “I have taught lyric writing for 17 years with Berklee Online, and yet I struggle to find words to express my gratitude for this honor. … 103,680 posted assignments—that is how many times I’ve clicked the respond button with feedback attempting to understand, reflect, challenge, and encourage. When I consider the weight these words can have, particularly for students who are risking, reaching, and hoping they have something to contribute through music, it is 103,680 chances to change a life. To everyone at Berklee Online, thank you for making a space for instructors like myself to form and refine a pedagogy impactful enough to deeply and positively affect lives through music.”
In addition to her 103,680 responses to students, Andrea has been a frequent contributor to the Take Note site, providing additional songwriting insight that enhance the learning she provides in her classes.