At 2/16/10 06:09 PM, Mystery-Moon-Pie-Aud wrote:
Okay, so the two colleges are totally unrelated. Good.
Now, I was looking at what they would test you on. It said that they would test you on your ability to do things like:
-Transpose a part of a song
-Play a blues style song
-Test your skills in arpeggios, scales, etc
Basically, see how much they can push your limit of ability. Do they basically want you to be able to do everything and anything, as if you played since you were a wee child?
Yeah, the site says alot of things. I didn't have to do nearly as much as it said on the website.
During the audition they had me;
*Play my song
*Improvise a little (something I did for my song)
*Listen and play back what I heard (Ear training thing)
*And an interview.
The way it was set up was I went to a studio down in Hollywood and had my audition. They gave me about 15 minutes of practice in one room. They moved me to the playing portion of the audition next which had a ton of instruments. After doing the above I moved on to the interview where they asked me the standard question. "Why I want to go here." " what I offer" etc.
I did the early application, my family knows someone (er well met someone) who works for Berklee so he said it was a better chance to get in. I had my audition around December and they got to me by the end of January.
Yeah I got in.
I'm still waiting for other college letters to check out my options. Berklee isn't cheap and right now I have no idea if my family can afford. I'll be visiting Boston to check it out sometime soon.
Pretty much covers how it went other then my own personal nervousness and mess ups during the audition. They were nice people and the school seems legit. I can only hope to go.