When and how do I apply for the Five-Week program?

July 12–August 15, 2014

How do I apply?

Apply online using our secure server (requires a credit card for the application fee).

Notification of Enrollment

Students will receive an email confirming enrollment within 7 to 10 business days. Acceptance packets containing detailed arrival and program information will be mailed starting January 6, 2014. Applicants after January 6 will receive an acceptance packet within four weeks (six weeks for international students) in the postal mail.

International Student Visa Information

International students are required to obtain a valid Form I-20 and F-1 student visa to enroll in this program. You may not participate in the program on a tourist visa. You can find the necessary visa information and related forms here.


Office of Summer Programs
Berklee College of Music
1140 Boylston Street, MS-155 SP
Boston, Massachusetts 02215-3693, U.S.A.

Telephone: 617 747-2245 or
toll-free at 877-BERKLEE (U.S. and Canada)
Fax number: 617 262-5419
E-mail: summer@berklee.edu

Registration and Audition

Saturday, July 12, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.—Move in to the residence hall (if applicable), make any outstanding payments, obtain your student ID, and participate in student orientation activities. Students and parents are welcome to attend a Meet the Directors session.

Sunday, July 13, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.—All participants are required to take a theory and musicianship placement test and participate in an audition. Students of all skill levels will be tested and auditioned, and their classes will be scheduled with participants of similar training and ability. Please be prepared to play a short piece of music no more than two minutes in length.

A concert will follow the testing and auditions. All students staying in the Berklee residence halls are required to attend a housing orientation meeting.