Study with world-renowned faculty at the preeminent institute for contemporary music and performing arts.

Find on-campus or online summer programs for your experience level in music performance, theater, dance, music production, songwriting, and music business.


Featured Program

Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive

Join musicians from more than 70 countries for the summer of a lifetime in an environment sure to inspire you and elevate your performances.

Ages 15+

July 8–August 11

Boston, Massachusetts

On-Campus Summer Programs

Explore summer programs based in Boston, Los Angeles, or Valencia, Spain. Browse by your interests below. 

Music Performance Summer Programs

Dive into your instrumental or vocal technique, and pursue a diverse range of musical styles.

July 8–August 11

Join musicians from more than 70 countries for the summer of a lifetime in an environment sure to inspire you and elevate your performances. (Age: 15+)

July 31–August 4 and/or August 7–August 11

In the ABLE Day Sessions program for musicians with disabilities, experience music through drumming, singing, and music technology workshops. (Age: 9–17)

June 23–25

Become a more versatile player in this program hosted by the Berklee Bass Department and Victor Wooten. (Age: 15+)

June 20–24

Explore your craft with the Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee Brass departments. (Age: 15+)

July 10–14, July 17–21, July 24–28, and July 31–August 4

For middle school students of all levels, styles, and backgrounds. Develop your musical ear with training in theory and harmony, explore modern music technologies, and discover effective songwriting techniques to share your story. (Age: 12–14)

June 16–19

Explore the possibilities in a world of rhythm. (Age: 15+)

June 12–16

Learn from some of the world’s leading string virtuosos and educators. (Age: 15+)

July 24–28

Open to instrumentalists or vocalists, this program allows you to become fully immersed in the tradition of gospel music. (Age: 15+)

June 26–30

Learn to play guitar like a professional in this comprehensive course designed to provide you with practical performance experience. (Age: 15+)

June 12–16

Become fully immersed in piano, keyboard, and Hammond organ performance. (Age: 15+)

July 17–28

Enjoy two weeks of comprehensive, world-class music performance instruction. (Age: 15+)

June 26–July 8

Discover your potential as a soloist, choral singer, and ensemble singer in musical theater or classical music settings. (Age: 15–18)

June 12–16

Open to vocalists, singer-songwriters, and instrumentalists who sing, the Vocal Summit will let you explore the world of contemporary vocal music. (Age: 15+)

Songwriting, Composition, and Scoring Summer Programs

Develop and refine your writing technique through the study of rhythm, harmony, and melody as you write and create with other musicians.

July 31– August 4

Discover easy-to-learn but powerful compositional tools to write cinematic music. (Age: 14+)

July 17–July 29

Develop a portfolio of works for collegiate applications, and experience your work being performed by professional ensembles. (Age: 15–18)

July 24–28

Discover the art of songwriting and production by exploring melody, rhythm, harmony, lyrics, and the latest technology. Learn to use your computer to write and produce new songs. (Age: 14+)

June 20–24

In this one-week program, you'll receive expert support and feedback on your original material from current industry professionals. (Age: 15+)

Music Production Summer Programs

Learn the latest mixing, mastering, and production techniques using Pro Tools, Ableton Live, and more.

June 20–24

Push your limits as an electronic musician, and develop your skills in sound design, production, and laptop performance. (Age: 15+)

June 23–25

Explore a range of techniques used in recording, editing, and mixing, supported by your digital audio workstation of choice. (Age: 15+)

Dance and Theater Summer Programs

Work with faculty, coaches, and guest clinicians to perfect your technique, and learn how to consistently demonstrate your art with finesse.

July 10–29

Explore dance forms that are necessary for success in the entertainment industry, such as jazz dance, hip-hop, and urban. (Age: 15–22)

July 10–29

Delve deep into the complex art of character development with intensive studies in acting, singing, and movement. (Age: 15–25)

June 20–July 9

Is your dream to be a triple threat on Broadway? Engage in rigorous training in voice, acting, and dance (ballet, jazz, and theater). (Age: 15–25)

August 7–11

Do you dream of taking the stage in a Broadway musical production? Come find out what it takes. (Age: 15+)

July 24–August 12

Dancers, transform your technique and ignite your artistry while expanding into modern dance and improvisation. (Age: 15–22)

July 31– August 4 and/or August 7–11

This one- or two-week program lets you explore the world of musical theater, where everyone gets to perform. (Age: 12–14)

Music Business Summer Programs

Engage with experienced instructors as you develop the business acumen that will help you fully realize your vision.

June 12–June 16

Hone your entrepreneurial skills and inner creativity. (Age: 15–18)

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Study from Anywhere

Online Summer Programs

Connect with a global network of musicians this summer through Berklee Online, our award-winning online school. 

Choose from 12-week courses in music production, songwriting, film scoring, music business, dance, theater, guitar, voice, piano, and more.

Earn college credit while learning part-time or full-time this summer.

June 5–August 27

Age: 14+