Berklee Online’s graduating class of 2020 share stories of resiliency and celebrating virtual Commencement from their own spaces during the coronavirus pandemic.
Shelbie Rassler, a senior composition student at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and a Berklee Online student, orchestrated a video of 75 of her peers performing “What the World Needs Now.” She shares how she did it.
After 10 years working in the music industry, Katie Day enrolled in Peter Bell’s course at Berklee Online where she learned how to write and produce music for advertising. One year later, she started her own music production house out of Los Angeles.
When songwriting student Myra Molloy landed the alternate lead role of Kim in the national Broadway tour of “Miss Saigon” she contemplated dropping out of Berklee College of Music—before learning that she could complete her degree through Berklee Online.
Traditional four-year music programs can be restrictive to active musicians. Three students share their stories about how transferring to Berklee Online has allowed them to pursue their music careers close to home and on the road.
Right out of high school, Josh Sebek completed his Advanced Certificate in Music Production using Pro Tools, a stepping stone that led him to attend Berklee’s Boston campus.
Berklee Online student and Grammy-winning producer Fraser T. Smith is helping to raise money to combat the coronavirus with a new cover of the Foo Fighter’s hit “Times Like These.”
Cleniece and Christine are both musical educators based in Kenya. They both chanced upon Berklee Online courses and found them so inspirational that they used the material to teach their students.
2022 has been a banner year for Divinity Roxx. In the spring she graduated from Berklee Online, and in November she was nominated for a Grammy! Help celebrate her success by listening to this “Music is My Life” interview from our archives.