Berklee Day Sessions

What's the program like?

It’s never too early to get a taste of Berklee. For middle school students of all levels, styles, and backgrounds, Berklee offers a flexible day-session format available in one-, two-, three-, and four-week sessions. You must be 12-14 years old by the start of the program and have at least six months of playing or singing experience.

Featuring small-group lessons, music theory and ear-training sessions, ensembles, clinics by Berklee faculty and outside artists, jam sessions, and weekly performances, Berklee Day Sessions is the perfect way to develop your performance skills, explore various musical styles, and learn from members of the Berklee community as well as from leaders in the music industry.


Classes will generally be conducted between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Classes will be taught by Berklee faculty, Berklee alumni, and Berklee students.

Day Sessions students will be guided, advised, and chaperoned by Berklee faculty and Berklee student counselors.

Lunch will be provided each day (at no extra charge) in the Berklee dining hall.


Group lessons - Each day, on your chosen instrument (including voice), take group lessons with other students who have similar ability.

Mixed ensembles - Perform with a group of students in a variety of styles.

Clinics - Attend clinics and master classes conducted by Berklee faculty and visiting artists.

Ensemble performances - All ensembles will perform at week's end, in one of Berklee's performance venues. These performances are open to the public, and family and friends are invited to attend.