Presented by Make Music Happen
Applications for the Berklee in Puerto Rico program are closed.
The Berklee in Puerto Rico program offers you access to the Berklee method of music education, encompassing theory, ear training, improvisation, ensemble performance, and instrumental instruction. During the program, you may also audition to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Will the program be held in Puerto Rico at a later time in 2020?
After careful consideration for the health and wellbeing of the Berklee community, we have made the decision to cancel Berklee in Puerto Rico 2020. It won’t be offered later in 2020.
What resources are available for me? Are they free?
Berklee, Make Music Happen, and Conservatorio de Artes del Caribe have a variety of online resources and engagements that will be available to you, which you can view here.
Can I still apply to Berklee?
Yes, the Berklee College of Music application for the spring 2021 semester is open through July 1, 2020.
The Boston Conservatory at Berklee application for the fall 2021 semester will open on July 1, 2020.
I was planning on attending a Berklee Summer Program in Boston. Can I still attend a Berklee Summer Program in 2020?
All of Berklee’s summer programs will be offered online in 2020 and will be delivered through Berklee’s award-winning online learning environment, with the same Berklee faculty and robust curriculum. You can find the updated information about Summer Programs here
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Berklee is not able to conduct the Berklee in Puerto Rico program in 2020. However, there are many ways for you to continue to engage with Berklee online.
Berklee Summer Programs: Online Programs
We encourage you to consider Berklee’s summer programs, which are being offered through our online or remote format. These innovative and immersive experiences allow students from around the world to create music together, engage in meaningful learning with their teachers, and form lifelong friendships. Please visit berklee.edu/summer for more details.
Berklee Valencia Summer Programs: Online Programs
Berklee's Valencia, Spain, campus is offering their Summer Performance Program online. Connect and collaborate with musicians from around the world while you explore diverse musical styles through remote performances, master classes, and guest artist clinics. The Summer Performance Program will take place from July 13 to July 31, 2020. Please visit valencia.berklee.edu/summer for more details.
Berklee PULSE®: Interactive Online Modules
Berklee PULSE is an innovative online method of music education that enables students to study, jam, and practice using interactive modules. PULSE gives students the benefits of a Berklee education from the comfort of their home. There are offerings in both English and Spanish. Please visit pulse.berklee.edu for more details.
Coursera: Free Online Course Offerings
What is the program like?
The Berklee in Puerto Rico standard performance program includes the following:
- Harmony and Chord Scales: This lecture will demonstrate how to use contemporary harmony and chord scales to enhance your performance, improvisation, comping, and writing skills.
- Instrumental technique classes: You will participate in classes covering techniques specific to your instrument. Insights into practicing and improvisation will be presented.
- Ensembles: You will be assigned to an ensemble in order to apply the skills you've learned in lecture classes. You will perform in a final concert at the end of the program.
- Special lectures: Faculty and special guest artists will present master classes on the topics of composition, arranging, and songwriting. You will work in a helpful, noncritical environment with faculty who are world-renowned for their knowledge, teaching skills, and empathy with students.
Berklee in Puerto Rico is made possible with generous support from Berklee alumnus and program founder Luis Alvarez '83.
Who can I contact for more information?
For more information, please contact:
Berklee Global Initiatives
Berklee College of Music
1140 Boylston Street, MS-855 GI
Boston, MA 02215-3693 U.S.A.
Telephone: 617-747-2700, or toll-free: 877-Berklee (U.S. and Canada)