High School Academy

The Berklee City Music High School Academy program offers students theory, master classes, and ensemble classes after school. Most classes take place on weekdays between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. or Saturdays between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Programming occurs from September through May. Classes are taught by Berklee and Berklee City Music faculty, and students will play genres ranging from rock to jazz to R&B. Students participate in multiple concerts throughout the year in addition to student-run events.

All scholars have access to performance opportunities, workshops with visiting artists, master classes, and other valuable resources on the Berklee campus. With year-round instruction, expert faculty, and a comprehensive curriculum, City Music Boston gives scholars the tools and support they need to reach their full potential.

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2024–2025 Program Information

Application DeadlineMay 1
Audition DateMay 18
Admissions DecisionsJuly 31
Age RangeEntering ninth, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade as of September 2024
Eligibility RequirementsApplicants must have at least one year of experience in their discipline and live in the Boston or Greater Boston area.
Program CostThis program is scholarship-based. All admitted students are fully funded by Berklee City Music, and there are no fees to enter the program.



Tia Fuller, Artistic Director

Grammy-nominated artist and accomplished educator Tia Fuller has been the featured saxophonist with pop diva Beyoncé, featured on the I Am…Sasha Fierce, Beyoncé Experience, and Live at the Wynn Theatre worldwide tours (2006–2010). In addition, she served as assistant musical director for Esperanza Spalding’s Radio Music Society tour and performed with Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic Project and Money Jungle tours. Read more here.

Contact Berklee City Music to learn more about the Berklee City Music High School Academy.