Programs for Younger Students

Berklee Day Sessions

July 7–August 1, 2014

Berklee Day Sessions is a unique program designed to allow middle school students, ages 12–14, the opportunity to experience all that Berklee College of Music has to offer in a flexible day session format. Students will have the opportunity to study on campus with Berklee faculty and students. The program is a four-week experience that allows students the flexibility to participate in one-, two-, three-, or four-week sessions that are specifically designed with the middle school musician in mind.

Students of all levels, styles, and backgrounds are welcome to attend. You must be 12–14 years old by the start of the program and have at least six months of playing (or singing) experience.

Mark O’Connor/Berklee String Method Program

June 23–27, 2014

The Mark O’Connor/Berklee College of Music Summer String Method Program provides a unique opportunity to study with Mark O’Connor and some of the world’s top string players in a wide array of styles, including jazz, bluegrass, classical, Celtic, and more. During the program’s five days, you’ll have opportunities to study with instructors in small class settings and explore new musical styles and techniques under expert guidance.

Sessions are designed to accommodate players in first grade and older, across a wide range of achievement levels. The program offers activities and instruction appropriate for an array of players. Instruction provides in-depth explorations of many string styles, including various folk fiddle styles, jazz, bluegrass, classical, Celtic, and more.