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Five-Week Summer Performance Program

July 8—August 11, 2017


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Join musicians from more than 70 countries for the summer of a lifetime. The Five-Week Summer Performance Program allows you to immerse yourself in your chosen musical style and study with world-class faculty and visiting artists in state-of-the-art facilities.

This program is just one of many Berklee summer course options available to you in a variety of locations. We invite you to explore all of our programs in music, theater, dance, business, production, and entrepreneurship below. You can also view programs by date by using the calendar view.

Summer Programs at Berklee College of Music—Boston, Massachusetts

Most of our summer programs take place at our campus in the vibrant Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.

Twelve-Week Full-Credit Summer Program

May 30–August 18

Join other serious music students from all over the world and get a comprehensive taste of Berklee. (Age: 16+)

Percussion Weekend

June 9–June 11

Explore all the possibilities in the world of rhythm as you set the beat for your future in music. (Age: 15+)

Victor Wooten Bass Workshop

June 16–June 18

Make your bass lines groove with multi-Grammy-winning bass virtuoso Victor Wooten. (Age: 15+)

The Business of Music

June 16–June 17

Learn about the recording industry, new marketing strategies, and music entrepreneurship. (Age: 15+)

Vocal Summit

June 19–June 23

Explore the world of contemporary vocal music in your choice of style. (Age: 15+)

Stage Performance Workshop

June 23–June 25

You may have heard about that elusive “X factor.” Everyone has one; let’s find yours. (Age: 15+)

Global String Program

June 26–June 30

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

Songwriting Workshop

June 26–June 30

Take your songs to the next level as you immerse yourself in the art and craft of songwriting. (Age: 15+)

Berklee/Boston Conservatory Brass Program

June 26–June 30

Learn contemporary brass with Grammy-nominated trumpeter Sean Jones and Boston Conservatory at Berklee's Larry Isaacson. (Age: 15+)

Day Sessions: Young Performer Programs

Music, Dance, Musical Theater

Middle school students: explore erforming arts programs in music, dance, and musical theater. (Age: 12-14)

Music Production Workshop


July 14–July 16

Do you want to produce or engineer music? Get started by immersing yourself in Berklee’s recording studios and labs. (Age: 15+)

Guitar Sessions

August 13–August 18

Sharpen your axe as you study in the largest, most comprehensive guitar program available—anywhere. (Age: 15+)

Musical Theater Intensive

August 13–August 18

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

Piano/Keyboard Workshop

August 14–August 18

Dive into a full immersion in piano, keyboard, and Hammond organ performance. (Age: 15+)

Summer Programs at Boston Conservatory at Berklee—Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Conservatory at Berklee offers summer programs in dance, music, and theater for high school and college students, as well as a workshop for vocal music educators.

Vocal/Choral Intensive

July 9–July 22

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

Dance Intensive

July 10–July 28

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

Composition Intensive

July 10–July 21

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

Vocal Pedagogy Workshop

July 13–July 16

Voice instructors and vocal music educators: explore musical theater and classical voice pedagogy.

Musical Theater Dance Intensive

July 24–August 11

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)

Summer Programs in the U.S.—Beyond Boston

Berklee offers summer programs in the Rhode Island cities of Newport and Providence, and across the country in Los Angeles, California. 

Creative Entrepreneurship Summer Program

July 16–July 28

Hone your entrepreneurial skills and your inner creativity in this Boston and Providence, Rhode Island-based program. (Age: 15-17)

Songwriting Program in Los Angeles

July 17–July 21

Learn the songwriting, stage performance, production, and business skills you need to forge your music career. (Age: 15+)

Global Jazz Workshop at Newport Jazz Festival®

July 31–August 4

Study with world-renowned faculty in this full-scholarship jazz program, culminating in a performance at the Newport Jazz Festival. (Age: 15+)

Summer Programs at Berklee's Campus in Valencia, Spain

Berklee's international campus in Valencia, Spain is an extraordinary setting for summer learning.

Summer Study Abroad

Session 1: June 5–June 23 | Session 2: June 26–July 14

Students who are at least 18 years old can earn college credit while studying abroad at Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain. (Age: 18+)

Boston Conservatory at Berklee Opera Intensive

June 25–July 15

Boston Conservatory at Berklee faculty impart technical and performance skills to build your opera career. (Age: 18+)

Summer Performance Program

July 17–July 28

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