Preparatory Academy

City Music Preparatory Academy

"Because of Berklee City Music, I have been able to feel more confident with myself and my voice." - Savannah Koplow, Preparatory Academy student

Are you fairly new to your instrument but already know that you love music? Or maybe you’ve already been involved with music for a few years but want more opportunities to learn and perform.

The Berklee City Music Preparatory Academy gives you access to Berklee College of Music faculty members who will teach you:

  • Music theory and musicianship courses
  • Ensembles
  • Private instruction
  • PULSE Music Method online music education curriculum

This program takes place on Saturdays throughout the school year and is open to 4th through 8th graders in the Boston or Greater Boston area. You can apply beginning in December to start the following September, and students are selected for the program based on their application, audition, and interview. This is a scholarship-based program, so there is no cost to participate.

If you’re enrolled in “Prep Academy” you are also invited to participate in the Berklee City Music Preparatory Workshop, which is a weeklong program in the summer open to 4th through 8th graders. This is an intense program led by Berklee College of Music faculty members and ends with a concert performance at the end of the week.

Contact Berklee City Music if you have any questions about the Preparatory Academy or the Preparatory Summer Workshop.