Vocal Programs

Five-Week Summer Performance Program

July 12–August 15, 2014

Join musicians from more than 70 countries for the summer of a lifetime. The focus is on you and what you want to say with your music in an environment that is pure performance. Immerse yourself in your chosen style and study with world-class faculty and visiting artists in state-of-the-art facilities. You’ll play in ensembles, develop improvisational and reading skills, and improve your technique in weekly private lessons.

The Five-Week Program is a pre-college course ideally suited to high school students but open to all eligible applicants. You must be at least 15-years-old by the start of the program and have at least six months of playing (or singing) experience. Most students are of high school and college age.

Watch Five-Week student Sam Woolf perform at Berklee in this video:

Vocal Summit

June 23–26, 2014

Your voice is your instrument. Explore the world of contemporary vocal music in your choice of style: pop/rock/country, R&B, jazz, musical theater, or a cappella. Open to vocalists, singer-songwriters, and instrumentalists who sing, this four-day program will provide you with instruction in vocal technique, style, performance skills, singing with a band, group singing, and a cappella performance.

You must be at least 15-years-old by the start of the program.

Stage Performance Workshop

June 27–June 29, 2014

You may have heard about that elusive “X factor.” Everyone has one—let’s find yours. There are key elements that will help you stand out from the crowd when you audition for that competition, scholarship, part, or gig. But landing the gig is only half of it; once you’re in, you’ll be expected to put on a great performance each and every time. This program will show you what it takes to make each and every stage performance count.

You must be at least 15-years-old by the start of the program and have at least six months of playing (or singing) experience.

Musical Theater Summer Intensive

June 28–July 3, 2014

Do you dream of taking the stage in a musical production? You can hone your theater chops with professional-level musical performance training in this six-day course, culminating in a showcase at the Berklee Performance Center. The week is filled with core classes and electives, Q&A sessions with visiting musical theater artists, and a rigorous rehearsal schedule.

You must be at least 15-years-old by the start of the program.