Since its inception, Berklee City Music has awarded Five-Week Summer Performance program scholarships to nearly 1,200 students. It has also awarded 205 full- and partial-tuition Berklee College of Music scholarships. In 2013, Berklee City Music provided more than 100 summer program scholarships and awarded 17 full scholarships to attend Berklee College of Music.

City Music Summer Scholarship

Students in the Berklee City Music program have the opportunity to receive a full-tuition scholarship to the Berklee Five-Week Summer Performance Program. This program allows students to immerse themselves in their chosen style and study with world-class faculty in a college setting.
“Five-Week” is the largest, most comprehensive summer music program available anywhere.  With its variety of study and performance options, world-class Berklee faculty, visiting artists, and state-of-the-art facilities, Five-Week has become the premiere contemporary summer music program for aspiring musicians. Students study performance, theory, musicianship, and ensemble playing, highlighted in an end-of-program blowout concert.
Students must meet the eligibility requirements and be nominated for the City Music Summer Scholarship (CMSS). Scholarships are awarded in the spring based on availability, an online application with supplemental forms, and an audition.
Eligibility requirements:
  • Must be 15 years of age by the start of the program
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must be nominated by a City Music Network site or meet the eligibility requirements to join City Music Boston programming
  • Must have at least one year of playing experience
  • Must own or have regular access to their instrument

City Music College Scholarship

Berklee City Music students have the opportunity to receive a full scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music. The scholarship allows students to pursue their dreams and to aspire to excel in music as a career.
The City Music College Scholarship (CMCS) is available to eligible high school seniors who apply and are accepted to Berklee College of Music for the fall, and who are also accepted to Five-Week on the CMSS. The CMCS is a partial- or full-tuition scholarship award to attend Berklee College of Music. To be considered for the City Music College Scholarship, eligible students must apply for financial aid (by completing the CSS Profile and the FAFSA). Additional requirements may vary from year to year. 

Please contact us if you have questions about City Music scholarship opportunities.