Preparatory Academy


Do you want to be an actor, dancer, musician, or all-around performer? Are you already an actor, dancer, or musician, and want to become an all-around contemporary performing artist? Explore your creativity with us.

The Berklee City Music Preparatory Academy is for performing artists in the fourth–eighth grade. Newly redesigned, the Preparatory Academy provides multidisciplinary instruction in the contemporary performing arts. This program takes place from September through May and meets on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Weekly classes rotate among music, dance, and theater, with time for weekly performance workshops, creative management, and master classes. Utilizing a troupe model that focuses on community and connectivity, the Preparatory Academy puts on two multidisciplinary performances each year, one in December and one to celebrate the end of the program in May.

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2021–2022 Program Information

Application Deadline

June 1 

Admissions Decisions

July 31

Age Range

Entering fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, or eighth grade as of September 2021

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must have at least one year of experience in their discipline and live in the Boston or Greater Boston area.

Program Cost

This program is scholarship-based. All admitted students are fully funded, and there are no fees to enter the program.

Contact Berklee City Music to learn more about the Preparatory Academy.