Compare the Best Summer Arts Programs


With so many summer programs to consider, it can be difficult to choose the right one for you or your child. There are many music camps, dance intensives, and theater programs hosted by notable institutions such as Interlochen, Juilliard, Belmont University, New York University, and the New School, among others. How do Berklee’s summer programs differ from the rest? 

Our diverse summer programs at Berklee provide a unique space for inspired students to enhance their skills in contemporary music, theater, or dance. We welcome dedicated students at all levels to explore their creativity and experience tailored, meaningful training in the arts. At Berklee, you’ll find these combined benefits—and more—wrapped into one unforgettable summer.

Anyone Can Pursue Their Passions—No Audition Required

Most of our summer programs have open registration, which means you only need to complete the online registration and submit your payment to reserve your spot in a summer program. You may register for programs that cover topics such as music performance, music production, songwriting, composition, dance, theater, or music entrepreneurship. 

World-Class Faculty and Visiting Artists 

Our faculty are Grammy-, Oscar-, and Tony-winning artists who are dedicated to helping you learn how to succeed in today’s performing arts and entertainment industries. In addition to our world-renowned undergraduate faculty, Berklee summer program participants learn from acclaimed visiting artists. Recent guests include Jacob Collier, Charlie Puth, Esperanza Spalding, and Ebony Williams.

Connect with Peers from Around the World

Each summer, Berklee welcomes students across the globe to its campus in the heart of Boston. More than 3,000 students travel from over 70 countries to hone their craft, make global connections, and collaborate with other like-minded musicians, actors, and dancers. 

Explore the City of Boston

Located in historic Back Bay, Berklee’s Boston campus is an easy commute to many iconic venues throughout the city, including the House of Blues, Boston Symphony Hall, and the Boston Opera House. You can also choose to spend your summer at our campus in Valencia, Spain, or attend a program hosted in Los Angeles, California. 

Earn College Credit

Our most popular and comprehensive program, Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive, lets you earn college credit as you enhance your performance skills, groove with a band, and take private music lessons. 

Apply to Our Undergraduate Programs for Free 

Any student who attends a Berklee summer program is entitled to a fee waiver when applying for admission to the undergraduate programs at Berklee College of Music or Boston Conservatory at Berklee.