Day Sessions: Music
It’s never too early to get a taste of Berklee. For middle school students of all levels, styles, and backgrounds, Berklee offers a flexible day-session format available in one-, two-, three-, and four-week programs. You must be 12–14 years old by the start of the program and have at least six months of playing or singing experience.
2019 Program Information
|Program length:||Five days, 10 days, 15 days, or 20 days|
|Week 1||Monday, July 8–Friday, July 12, 2019|
|Week 2||Monday, July 15–Friday, July 19, 2019|
|Week 3||Monday, July 22–Friday, July 26, 2019|
|Week 4||Monday, July 29–Friday, August 2, 2019|
|Registration fee:||$50 (nonrefundable)|
|Age range:||12–14 years old|
Students of all levels, styles, and backgrounds are welcome to attend. You will take a brief audition at the registration to determine what level of classes and ensembles best suit your needs. It is not required that you read music. However, if you do, we would like to determine at what level you are able to read. You will be grouped into classes with students who share your stylistic preferences (rock, jazz, funk/fusion, R&B) and who match your current level of ability. You must have a minimum of six months of experience with playing your instrument (or singing) to attend Berklee Day Sessions.
Below is a list of items you should be prepared to bring:
- Instrument and necessary music supplies
- Notebook, highlighter, pen, and pencil
- Money for snacks (optional)
Though not required, you are permitted to bring laptops, computers, tablets, etc. Wireless internet and electrical outlet plugs are provided throughout the campus. Please keep in mind that it is your responsibility to keep your items safe. Berklee is not responsible for the loss of these items.
Please use the Information for Registered Students page as a reference to the 2018 program schedule. 2019 schedule details will become available closer to the start of the program.
Featuring small-group lessons, music theory and ear-training sessions, ensembles, clinics by Berklee faculty and outside artists, jam sessions, and weekly performances, Berklee Day Sessions is the perfect way to develop your performance skills, explore various musical styles, and learn from members of the Berklee community as well as from leaders in the music industry.
Classes will generally be conducted between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Classes will be taught by Berklee faculty, Berklee alumni, and Berklee students.
Day Sessions students will be guided, advised, and chaperoned by Berklee faculty and Berklee student counselors.
Berklee Day Sessions courses come in a variety of formats.
Group lessons: take group lessons with other students who have similar ability on your chosen instrument (including voice) each day.
Mixed ensembles: perform with a group of students in a variety of styles.
Clinics: attend clinics and master classes conducted by Berklee faculty and visiting artists.
Ensemble performances: perform in one of Berklee's performance venues with your ensemble at week's end (these performances are open to the public, and family and friends are invited to attend).
The Day Sessions Young Performers Program instructors are Berklee faculty and alumni. They represent musical and teaching excellence and have extensive knowledge and experience working with students in this age range. All of them bring the highest musical and educational standards to the classroom in an enjoyable and engaging environment that makes the Day Sessions Young Performers Program truly exceptional.
The Day Sessions: Yound Performers Program summer faculty includes:
Faculty subject to change