About Berklee Summer Programs

About Berklee Summer Programs

Whether you're in middle school or high school, a college student, or beyond, if you're passionate about music, theater, dance, entrepreneurship, or composition, there is a Berklee summer program for you.

Our programs are designed to enhance your skills and show you what it’s like to live and learn at Berklee. With over 2,500 students from all corners of the world, you will apply new influences to your craft while learning from renowned faculty and visiting artists.


Past Visiting Artists

Through clinics and workshops, practicing professionals will provide you with practical tips distilled from their experiences working within the music industry. Whether a household name or a behind-the-scenes player, industry leaders visit Berklee because they’re eager to share their advice on what it takes to succeed artistically, professionally, and personally with the next generation of musicians.

We invite you to read the stories of some of the artists who have visited over the past few years:


Summer Programs Alumni

Over 30 percent of Berklee Summer Programs students go on to attend Berklee as undergraduate students, so it’s no surprise that many of our past summer students have forged successful careers in the music industry. While it would be impossible to represent the complete scope, the individuals below should give you a good idea of the many remarkable things our alumni have gone on to achieve.

  • John Mayer, singer-songwriter
  • Meghan Trainor, singer-songwriter
  • Jon Batiste, multi-instrumentalist and band leader of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
  • Betty Who, singer-songwriter
  • James Valentine, lead guitarist for Maroon 5
  • Daniel J. Platzman, drummer for Imagine Dragons
  • Greg Kurstin, producer, engineer, composer (Adele, Carly Rae Jepsen, Taylor Swift)
  • Lisa Loeb, singer-songwriter
  • Robert Glasper, jazz pianist and record producer
  • Sam Cohen, producer and songwriter (Norah Jones, Shakira)
  • Nathan Berla Shulock, sound designer for PlayStation, Xbox, and mobile games
  • Romain F. Collin, jazz pianist, bandleader, and sideman (Christian McBride, Lauryn Hill, Mike Stern)
  • Erick Coomes, bassist for Lettuce and recording artist (Dr. Dre, Eminem, the Game)
  • Lucas Vidal, film score composer (Fast and Furious 6, The Raven, Sleep Tight)
  • Casey Driessen, fiddler and director of Berklee’s Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration) graduate program
  • Jackie Foster, season 14 contestant on The Voice
  • Ezra H. Matychak, sound department at Saturday Night Live, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
  • Shinnosuke Miyazawa, score mixer, film music engineer (Spectre, Wreck-It Ralph, WALL-E)
  • Michael K. Torres, touring and recording bassist (Selena Gomez, Macy Gray, Three Dog Night)
  • Kristin E. Weber, music educator and performing violinist (Michael Bublé, Eric Church, Lee Ann Womack, Kacey Musgraves)

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