Preparatory Academy

Five young students stand on stage, each singing passionately into individual microphones while wearing black tops and dark bottoms.

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 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 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 an annual Completion Showcase each May.

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2024–2025 Program Information

Application DeadlineMay 1
Audition DateMay 18
Admissions DecisionsJuly 31
Age RangeEntering fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, or eighth 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, and there are no fees to enter the program.

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