Berklee at Umbria Jazz Clinics

We are pleased to announce our plans to hold the 2022 Berklee at Umbria Jazz Clinics in person in Perugia, Italy, next summer. This will be the 35th year of this historic program.

The clinics will be held July 5–17, 2022. The application will be launched on Friday, January 21, 2022.

A complete contingency plan will be in place in case of changing conditions due to the pandemic and local regulations concerning COVID-19 restrictions and travel, including a cancelation and refund policy. Further updates will be published to this page in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, please contact us at and with any questions.

The Berklee at Umbria Jazz Clinics are an opportunity to spend two weeks in Italy learning and improving your performance and musical skills with Berklee faculty. With 12 days of intense classes and performances, this program provides aspiring musicians with hands-on educational experiences that can foster musical growth and development. All classes and ensembles are taught in the world-famous Berklee tradition, with its emphasis on the use of jazz and contemporary music as the focal point for musical understanding.

The 2020 Berklee at Umbria Jazz Clinics mark the 35th year of the Berklee Umbria jazz collaboration, which has presented this remarkable educational opportunity to over 6,600 students from all over the world. Located in the beautiful city of Perugia in the center of Umbria, Italy, the program brings together over 200 students to form a community of musical dedication and enthusiasm that permits a shared learning experience. Located in a school in an historic section of Perugia, a campus environment is created to emulate the learning environment of Berklee's campus in Boston: performance classrooms are equipped with rhythm section instruments; large lectures are supported by audio, visual, and computerized presentations; a dedicated outdoor stage features daily concerts and jam sessions; and practice rooms, supportive staff, and administrators meet students' individual needs. Additionally, all students will receive free passes to the main stage at the Umbria Jazz Festival concerts, which are ongoing throughout the program.

All in all, the Berklee at Umbria Jazz Clinics combined with the 10-day Umbria Jazz Festival afford a unique opportunity to learn by day and to listen by night—a rare educational and entertainment experience.