What is it like for a high school musician to arrive at Berklee and plunge into the 5-Week summer curriculum?
That is the essence of what we were trying to capture for the second episode of the TAKE 5 reality series produced by PULSE.

What we got looked like this: Arriving at Logan Airport on a red eye flight. A trip to Berklee via the T. An unexpected case of pink eye. Nerves. A peak at the Berklee dorm rooms. Dreams. And our first glimpse of these students getting their footing in their new ensembles.

If it looks like this material just came together on its own, then great! We’ve done our jobs. But this project was actually a careful collaboration. The students featured in TAKE 5 were given weekly assignments and production tips from the PULSE team, similar to the ones you see here: TAKE 5 Assignment, TAKE 5 Production Tips

If we want to make a musical analogy here, you could say the TAKE 5 students were our leads, and we helped out as the chorus. Hopefully the final result is music to your ears. (Okay, we’ll stop now and let the musicians speak for themselves.)

Check out our TAKE 5 stars – Austin & Aaron, Tasmine & Ashton, and Kadeem & Ashwa – in the new episode of TAKE 5.

Go to the Berklee TAKE 5 page to check out the newest episode of the show.