Berkleemusic.com, the online extension school of Berklee College of Music, has announced the recipients of the world’s first-ever online music scholarship program. Five musicians were selected. Each recipient will receive a scholarship that is named after, and backed by, some of the most respected names in modern music: Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler, guitar virtuoso Steve Vai, acoustic guitar wizard Patty Larkin, composer Alf Clausen and songwriter Tom Snow.
“The amount and quality of the applications we received for our scholarship program was truly astonishing,” said Dave Kusek, vice president of Berkleemusic.com, “We’re thrilled to be able to offer access to Berklee’s proven curriculum and world-renowned faculty to talented music students worldwide that otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend our physical school.”
Scholarships will be presented to recipients from Pakistan, South Africa, and three cities across the United States; and will include six online music courses, up to two years of study, at Berkleemusic.com as well as all necessary Berklee Press books required for those courses. Recipients will also be afforded the opportunity to enroll in Berkleemusic’s NEASC-accredited college credit certificate programs and earn college credit that they can transfer to their local college or university.
This year’s scholarship recipients include Arooj Aftab, Steve Vai Scholarship; Brett Richard Keintz, Tom Snow Scholarship; Timothy Peter Kroon, Steven Tyler Scholarship; Monica Orth, Patty Larkin Scholarship; Jose Luis Revelo, Alf Clausen Scholarship
Winter semester begins on January 10 and the enrollment deadline is January 6.
New courses for the Winter semester include Desktop Music Production for PC, Digital Performer 101, Making Music with Ableton Live, Making Music with GarageBand, Producing Music with Reason, Web Design for Musicians, Recording and Producing in the Home Studio
To learn more about these interactive online courses, visit: www.berkleemusic.com/school/certificates/production or call 866/BERKLEE.