I have a niece who is just about to start her senior year in high school. Like other members of her family, she loves music. Unfortunately, she is not a great instrumentalist. Knowing her limits, she wants to get into music management.
After some research she discovered Berklee – they are supposed to have a great program. After looking a little farther she found that require an audition for that major.
Since then she has been looking at schools closer to home (northern Ohio).
Well, she was saying she would still like to take a look around Berklee. So, next Tuesday she is going to show up on my doorstep (I’m a little over an hour out of Boston) and we’ll head into town on Thursday. Later I’ll meet with my sister and send her home.
Sounds great except I have no idea what I am going to do with her – “See that building over there: they hold music classes there! Anyway, ready to go to the Prudential Center for lunch yet? Maybe some Legal Seafood?” Doesn’t sound exciting.
So my question is, does anybody know what I can do with a 17 year old girl in or around Berklee? Someone who is very interested in the school but doesn’t want to even attempt an audition? And her uncle, who attempts to be a composer but can’t even think of classes of any type at this time? Something open to the public?