Steven Lipman Interview

Steven Lipman speaks with music as his primary language. As the former head of admissions and faculty member at Berklee College of Music for 40 years, Steven Lipman knows what it takes to be successful in this industry, and has prided himself on helping future generations excel.

At IMS, we approach each client contact with open eyes, ears, and minds. We apply our experience and expertise as professional music educators and veteran consultants to the specific goals, skills, and concerns of each student and their families. Our clients are now launching careers from Juilliard, Berklee, USC, New England Conservatory, Jacobs School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, NYU, Cleveland Institute of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, and nearly every other major music program in the country.

This interview speaks to Steven Lipman’s time at Berklee, and offers an inside look at the thought process behind being the head of admissions at a major University. This interview also speaks to the heart and passion he possesses, and offers a detailed look at the mentality behind his consulting company, Inside Music Schools.

The insight here is invaluable, and we are proud to share it with our prospective clients, and students who are looking for just a little extra when it comes to being admitted into a major music school or conservatory.

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