Pictured at the South by
Southwest festival are
(clockwise from top left):
Mike King, Richard Zack,
Pat Raymond, Jessie Cappuccilli,
Keri Bender, Kate Schutt,
Ihor Gowda and Dave Smith.
Austin, TX (April 9, 2009)–At SXSW 2009, Berkleemusic.com students from around the world gathered outside of the online classroom for the first time.
Instructor Mike King hosted an impromptu workshop/party at the Paradise nightclub with Richard Zack and Dave Smith from the Volunteers, Ihor Gowda (manager of Suzanna Choffel), Keri Bender, and singer/songwriter Kate Shutt with other staff members.
“It’s a thrill to meet face to face with students from our online school,” remarked King, instructor with the online continuing education division of Boston’s Berklee College of Music. “One of the great perks of studying with us is the connection that goes on ‘after school.’ Students interact with one another during their courses of study, but they also develop valuable networking skills which carry them beyond the virtual classroom into their daily workaday world.”
Among the hundreds of courses offered, Berkleemusic is introducing new courses for the Spring Term, including Orchestration 2 and upgrades to Pro Tools 8 for many of its online Digidesign courses, including Pro Tools 101, Pro Tools 110, Mixing & Mastering with Pro Tools, Producing with Pro Tools, and Remixing with Pro Tools and Reason. Also available to students are numerous video workshops, including an intimate music clinic with Berklee alum John Mayer.
Berkleemusic’s spring term enrollment is open until Thursday, April 9.