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ash



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:05 am    Post subject: BERKLEE SCHOLORSHIP ! Reply with quote

How hard it is to get berklee scholorship as a foreign student?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went to their 5 week summer program this past summer and they held auditions for scholarships after the fourth week. They gave out a lot of scholarships, in varying amounts from $1000 a year all the way up to some all expenses paid four year educations! Interestingly enough, of the ~15 full ride scholarships they gave, about 10 went to students from Israel. My point is that it didn't seem to matter where you were from, it was all about your ability on your instrument.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think those kids were awarded the scholarships because they were foreign. The Israeli group in particular was BY FAR the best group of jazzers in the program. I think if they were all from Topeka, KS they would have gotten the same scholarship. Of those remaining five scholarships, I think four went to US students. But I really think it was based on ability rather than location, and it was a coincidence that 2/3 of the recipients were international.

Ash, I don't know if I would say you have an edge, but you are certainly not at a disadvantage being foreign. As Igiro mentioned, be ready- the competition is fierce!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lgiro wrote:

2/3rds of the full rides went to foreign students and it didn't matter where they came from? that seems a little like it DID matter.


Almost sounds a bit like UC Berkeley! Laughing

But I have to agree, it's not where you come from at Berklee, it how much potiential you already have.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks alot John and Igiro for you replies. John how did you find the 5 week summer program? What did they cover in the course and how much did it cost. Cheers
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't they have a lot of free lessons? I'm going to check it out..
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lgiro wrote:
johng83 wrote:
I went to their 5 week summer program this past summer and they held auditions for scholarships after the fourth week. They gave out a lot of scholarships, in varying amounts from $1000 a year all the way up to some all expenses paid four year educations! Interestingly enough, of the ~15 full ride scholarships they gave, about 10 went to students from Israel. My point is that it didn't seem to matter where you were from, it was all about your ability on your instrument.



2/3rds of the full rides went to foreign students and it didn't matter where they came from? that seems a little like it DID matter.

in other words, if you are from overseas, AND deserving, you might have a better chance aganst a US student of roughly the same level of ability.


so in this case ash, you may have an edge. just make sure that you're ready. as pointed out, not all scholarships are full ride scholarships. they are more like "tuition assistance", and Berklee is a private school, and is therefore expiiieeeeeensive.


Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy I always have to catch myself when I'm surfing USA forums when people start talking about foreign students, I always think 'Hang on, you're the foreigners from overseas' but of course Berklee is in the States.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whats the average scholorship they normaly give?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It'd be my dream to get into Berklee. Shame I'm studying engineering Confused
Though I'm only 22.. What do you need to get in?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thomasross20 wrote:
It'd be my dream to get into Berklee. Shame I'm studying engineering Confused
Though I'm only 22.. What do you need to get in?


Well, the most simplistic, straight forward need...money! Laughin my arse off
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing

TBH, if you have the passion and the time, I don't think you don't really need to go to one of these schools... unless it's for the contacts. Saying that, I have the passion, but not the time, which is a bugger Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they have good shareware at berklee, and i download there lessons, thats free Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hanni wrote:
they have good shareware at berklee, and i download there lessons, thats free Laughing


rickpeckham.com (Berklee Guitar Instructor) has a fair amount of foundational materials on his site as well. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, this helps, in germany you donīt get much information about jazz, the most things are classic J.S.Bach and so on http://bs.cyty.com/visitabilis/gitarre/gitarkrs.htm a bit englisch, a bit german and a bit italien, today i heard gregorain voice mixed with jazzguitar in radio, thatīs modern europe, mixed all together Laughing Laughing , berklee is to expensive for people like me, the same price like 3 month rent a house with garden in germany, berklee books have the same price like music books in germany. Get much things free from church, all to do is good singing, well behavior and the people spend money, much money. We can use all things (micīs, amps, e-piano and so on....) and rooms, we just have to ask and give the things back.
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