ABLE (Arts Better the Lives of Everyone) Day Sessions Summer Music Program for Musicians with Disabilities

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At Berklee, we believe that the arts better the lives of everyone. That's why we offer the ABLE Day Sessions program for musicians with disabilities. Study your instrument in group lessons. Play or sing with other musicians in an ensemble. Experience music through drumming, singing, and music technology workshops. Learn from other musicians in clinics. Share your music in a performance with your ensemble at the end of the week.

You must be at least 9 years old by the start of the program, and you must have at least six months of playing or singing experience.

Ages: 9–17

When: July 22–26, 2019, 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., and July 29–August 2, 2019, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Students may attend one or two weeks.)

Tuition: $998 per week. Financial aid is available to families that qualify.

Students must be able to participate effectively in lessons or classes, and maintain an environment that is safe for themselves and others.

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Schedule

Monday
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m., Check-in, orientation, activities
8:45 a.m.–9:00 a.m., Greeting song and warm-up
9:00 a.m.–9:45 a.m., Music-making for placement
9:45 a.m.–10:30 a.m., Workshops (students rotate between drumming, chorus, and music technology)
10:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m., Snack break (provided by Berklee)
10:45 a.m.–11:30 a.m., Ensembles
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Music skills
12:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m., Lunch (provided by Berklee) and activities
12:30 p.m.–1:15 p.m., Group lessons and sectionals
1:15 p.m–2:00 p.m., Ensembles
2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m., Clinic
2:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m., Goodbye song and wrap-up
3:00 p.m., Pick-up

Tuesday–Thursday
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m., Check-in, orientation, activities
8:45 a.m.–9:00 a.m., Greeting song and warm-up
9:00 a.m.–9:45 a.m., Workshops (students rotate between drumming, chorus, and music technology)
9:45 a.m.–10:30 a.m., Workshops (students rotate between drumming, chorus, and music technology)
10:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m., Snack break (provided by Berklee)
10:45 a.m.–11:30 a.m., Ensembles
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Music skills
12:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m., Lunch (provided by Berklee) and activities
12:30 p.m.–1:15 p.m., Group lessons and sectionals
1:15 p.m–2:00 p.m., Ensembles
2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m., Clinic
2:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m., Goodbye song and wrap-up
3:00 p.m., Pick-up

Friday
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m., Check-in, orientation, activities
8:45 a.m.–9:00 a.m., Greeting song and warm-up
9:00 a.m.–9:45 a.m., Ensembles 
9:45 a.m.–10:30 a.m., Workshops (students rotate between drumming, chorus, and music technology)
10:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m., Snack break (provided by Berklee)
10:45 a.m.–11:30 a.m., Ensembles
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Music skills
12:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m., Lunch (provided by Berklee) and activities
12:30 p.m.–1:00 p.m., Ensembles
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m., Performance
3:00 p.m., Pick-up