This week’s blog features Joshua Kipersztok, a fifth semester EPD major interning at Bear Creek Studio near Seattle. Josh recently started his internship at Bear Creek and we’ll check back with him periodically for updates on his progress.

These past couple weeks have been a blur, to say the least. I have had a fair share of both positive and negative experiences throughout, but altogether I have grown tremendously confident in my abilities as an intern. To elaborate, there have been a few situations where I was told, bluntly, that my work on a particular task or two had not been adequate enough for the studio’s standards. These were tough instances to recover from, since it required that I honestly examine the flaws in my problem solving for those particular moments.

That being said, these bumps in the road have been important learning experiences, and I feel that I’m getting to the point where I can stop viewing my internship as a challenge but as an outlet for my newly acquired skills. Every day I come here now, I look forward to the new tasks presented, instead of shying away from them. Both Jerry and Ryan (my supervisors for this internship) have been very helpful in making sure I develop the confidence needed to handle myself in a professional studio.

Anyway, that’s all I have for now, more to come in the next couple weeks!


Joshua Kipersztok, fifth semester at Berklee, is a student of Electronic Production and Design. His principal instrument is guitar but is currently interning at Bear Creek Studio on the other side of the country near Seattle, Washington. This has been a very exciting experience, as many notable artists have gone to record there (including, but not limited to The Fleet Foxes, Soundgarden, The Strokes, and the Foo Fighters). Joshua hopes to adequately share his experiences interning at this incredible facility through the Berklee Internship blog, and hopefully give the average Berklee student an idea of what it takes to conduct oneself in a musically-based professional environment.

Be sure to check out some of Joshua’s work at