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. Start to develop your performance skills, explore various musical styles, and learn from members of the Berklee community and leaders in the music industry.
2022 Program Information
|Week 1||July 11–July 15, 2022|
|Week 2||July 18–July 22, 2022|
|Week 3||July 25–July 29, 2022|
|Week 4||August 1–August 5, 2022|
|Payment deadline:||June 1|
|Week 1||Monday, July 11, 2022, between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.|
|Week 2||Monday, July 18, 2022, between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.|
|Week 3||Monday, July 25, 2022, between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.|
|Week 4||Monday, August 1, 2022, between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.|
|Age range:||12–14 years old|
How do I enroll?
Take your first steps to joining the Berklee community.
- Submit your registration. Students begin by submitting their registration or application online. If applicable, you may need to submit additional supporting materials as well.
- Make your tuition payment. All programs have limited capacity, so complete your full tuition payment, and reserve your space in the program.
- Request housing. If you require housing accommodations, complete the housing agreement form in the "Next Steps" tab of your application portal.
Once you're registered you can explore parent and student resources.
What is the curriculum like?
Students in this program will participate in several core classes throughout the week.
- Group lessons: Take group lessons with other students who have similar abilities on your chosen instrument (including voice) each day.
- Mixed ensembles: Perform with a group of students in a variety of styles.
- Music theory: Enhance your understanding of music theory and how it applies to your instrument.
- Elective: Take an elective in songwriting, improvisation, or music technology.
- Clinics: Attend clinics and master classes conducted by Berklee faculty and visiting artists.
What is the schedule?
|7:30 a.m.–8:00 a.m.||Drop-off/Welcome|
|8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.||Ensembles|
|9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.||Music Theory or Electives|
|11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.||Ensembles|
|12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.||Lunch|
|1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.||Lessons or Labs|
|2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.||Clinics|
Schedule is subject to change.
What are the requirements to attend?
All students age 12 to 14 with six months of playing or singing experience are welcome to attend. This program accommodates all levels, styles, and backgrounds.
You will have a brief audition at 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 your reading level. You will be grouped into classes with students who share your stylistic preferences (rock, jazz, funk/fusion, or R&B) and who match your current level of ability.
Please note: This program has limited capacity. Submission of registration materials alone does not guarantee participation in the program. You will secure your spot by paying in full. When the program capacity has been reached, registrants who have not paid in full will be placed on a waitlist.
What are the performance opportunities?
Each week will culminate in a final ensemble performance on Friday. Students will be assigned one of Berklee's many performance venues at the beginning of the week.
What do I need in order to participate?
Below is a list of items you need in order to participate:
- Your instrument and necessary music supplies
- A notebook, highlighter, pen, and pencil
- Money for snacks (optional)
Frequently Asked Questions
Check out this FAQ with important information and answers to common questions about Summer Programs.