Day Sessions: ABLE (Arts Better the Lives of Everyone) Summer Music Program

Alex playing guitarAt Berklee, we believe that the arts better the lives of everyone. That's why we offer a week-long Day Sessions: ABLE 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 23–27, 2018, 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Tuition: $998. 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.–9:00 a.m., Check-in, orientation, scheduling
9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m., Music-making for placement
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m., Group workshops (students rotate between drumming, chorus, and music technology)
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Ensembles
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Lunch (provided by Berklee)
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m., Lessons (group)
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m., Clinic 

Tuesday–Thursday
8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m., Ensembles
9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m., Workshops (students rotate between drumming, chorus, and music technology)
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m., Workshops (students rotate between drumming, chorus, and music technology)
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Ensembles
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m., Lunch (provided by Berklee)
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m., Lessons
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m., Clinic

Friday
8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m., Ensembles
9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m., Workshops (rotations between drumming, chorus, and music technology)
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m., Workshops (rotations between drumming, chorus, and music technology)
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Ensembles
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m., Lunch (provided by Berklee)
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m., Performance