Berklee Summer Semester

Join other serious music students from all over the world for an incomparable interchange of styles, ideas, and experiences. Studying alongside current Berklee students, you’ll complete the first semester of Berklee College of Music’s regular core curriculum in just 12 weeks and earn a full semester of college credits in the process. 

  • Note: This program was previously called the Twelve-Week Full-Credit Summer Program. It is not intended for students enrolled in Berklee College of Music's undergraduate degree or diploma programs, who are ineligible to register for this program.

2020 Program Information

Program length:
12 weeks
Orientation dates:
May 19–23, 2020
Program dates:
May 26–August 14, 2020
Age range: 16 years and older
Registration fee:
$50 *

Pay by March 15, 2020:

Pay after March 15, 2020:

Pay by March 15, 2020:


Pay after March 15, 2020:

Housing prepayment: $500*
Comprehensive fee:
Health insurance: $595***

Nonrefundable and nontransferable.

** Covers the cost of noncurricular facilities, programs, and services.

*** May be waived with proof of comparable insurance coverage.

Program information is subject to change.

Engaging Course Work

During the Berklee Summer Semester program, your classes will include the following:

  • Performance core courses, including:

    • Private instruction (two credits)
    • Ensemble (one credit)
  • Contemporary music core courses with studies in:
    • Ear training (two credits)
    • Harmony and arranging (three–four credits, depending on placement)
    • Integrated music technology (two credits)

World-Class Facilities

As a student in the Berklee Summer Semester program, you will have access to Berklee's many resources, including the following:

  • Practice rooms
  • Ensemble rehearsal rooms
  • Visiting artist clinics
  • Stan Getz Library and Media Center
  • Learning Center
  • Career Development Center
  • Counseling Center
  • Student Activities Center
  • Student clubs
  • Student discounts on tickets to Berklee concerts

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