Summer Programs

Music. It’s everything to you. Spend your summer making music with others who share your passion, and studying with world-renowned faculty who are the very best at what they do. 
Berklee summer programs will give you a taste of Berklee—the best contemporary music college in the world—on the stage and in the classroom. Along with students from all over the United States and more than 60 countries from around the world, you’ll have access to the same facilities available to full-time students.
You’ll leave inspired, transformed, and equipped to drive your music forward.

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Sights and Sounds

Whether they've always wanted to come to Berklee or aren't quite sure they want to commit to music as a career, students in the Five-Week Summer Performance Program get a taste of the college experience.

High school students discuss their experiences in Berklee's summer program in musical theater, which culminates in a final showcase where students can share their talents and passion.

Professional bassists Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey discuss working with students from all over the world who come to study with these masters of bass in this extraordinary Berklee summer program.


Student Profiles

Felipe Gutiérrez Reyes

“When I came back to Colombia after the Five-Week, I felt I had left home somewhere else.”

Dom Delore

“Going to the Berklee Summer Programs and living on campus for a few weeks is what helped me decide, or truly let me know that I want to make music my career.”

Jean Michael Zayas

“Berklee was by far the best summer and experience I have had…I feel grateful for the time it lasted, and I’m sure that’s the feeling everyone on the summer program had.”

Daniela Zamora

“You get to meet so many people from all around the world, and I made some of the best friends I’ve ever had. The fact that everyone there has such passion for music is amazing.”

10 hours ago

Happy Earth Day! Check out how Five-Week Alum Kate Diaz is using her music to make difference!Happy #EarthDay!! All sales of my song DOWN TO EARTH fund sustainable energy projects :) You can buy it on #iTunes here:


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Mark O'Connor bringing his method to Berklee June 23-27; don't miss out!


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The Office of Summer Programs will be closed today - Good luck to all the Boston Marathon runners! Happy Patriots Day! #BostonStrong


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Boston skyline...a beautiful sight!


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