Berklee Online Harnesses the Power of Avid Everywhere to Reach New Students

NAMM (Hall A, Booth #6400), ANAHEIM, CA, 1/21/2016

Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) today announced that Berklee Online, the online extension school of Berklee College of Music, is leveraging Avid Everywhere to reach larger numbers of students through the launch of a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) dedicated to Pro Tools. Combined with Pro Tools | First, a free version of the industry standard music and audio workstation, this no-cost course makes it possible for any musician or aspiring media professional to get the tools and the training to achieve their creative goals.

“Berklee is committed to increasing access to high-quality music education, and the Pro Tools Basics MOOC provides a compelling entry point for anyone interested in learning this industry standard for music production,” says Carin Nuernberg, Dean of Berklee Online. “The course is taught by one of Berklee’s most sought-after professors, Chrissy Tignor Fisher, who teaches Pro Tools in Berklee Online’s bachelor degree program in music production, and it provides a community in which thousands of aspiring, creative professionals from around the world can share and collaborate on music projects.”

“Through Avid Everywhere, Avid is making their industry-leading tools more powerful, more accessible, as well as enabling a more collaborative, efficient and profitable connection across artists, media professionals, and their media,” said Dana Ruzicka, Vice President and Chief Product Officer at Avid. “With this new free online course by Berklee Online, it’s now easier than ever for aspiring musicians, engineers, and producers to access comprehensive training on Pro Tools by one of the most trusted educational institutions in the world.”

With Pro Tools | First and the new Pro Tools Basics MOOC, students can:

  • Access the industry standard music and audio workstation, for free
  • Learn Pro Tools from the world’s largest independent contemporary music college, at no cost
  • Attend the class from anywhere in the world

Whether students have used a computer to create music before, or are new to computer-based music production, the 4-week Pro Tools Basics course provides an introductory look into the world of Avid Pro Tools as a creative tool for MIDI programming, production, recording, and mixing. The course is designed to provide comprehensive training on how to use Pro Tools, as well as prepare students to attain their creative and media career goals.