Five-Week Summer Performance Program

Berklee’s Five-Week Summer Performance Program (Five-Week) is the world's preeminent summer musical performance program. With one-on-one instruction from Berklee’s renowned faculty and a curriculum that offers college credit, this immersive program is designed to enhance the playing or singing performance skills of precollege and high school students. 

Past Five-Week students include Meghan Trainor, Jon Batiste (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Daniel Platzman (Imagine Dragons), and Jackie Foster (The Voice).

You'll learn how to play in a band, develop your improvisational and reading skills, improve your instrumental craft in weekly private lessons, and participate in classes and demonstrations by well-known faculty and visiting artists. 

Attend Five-Week to get a head start on your college experience. In addition to exploring the studios, neighborhoods, and performance venues Berklee has to offer, you can earn college credit and scholarships. Approximately $10 million in scholarships to the Berklee College of Music undergraduate program are awarded during Five-Week.

2018 Program Details

Program length: Five weeks
Program dates: Saturday, July 7–Friday, August 10, 2018
Registration fee: $55*
Tuition: $5,375
Housing: $3,675
Move in starting: Saturday, July 7 at 9:00 a.m.
Move out by: Friday, August 10 at 10:00 p.m.
Housing Prepayment: $100*
Age range: 15 years and older

*Nonrefundable and nontransferable. Program information subject to change.

Who Can Enroll?

You must be at least 15 years old by the start of the program and have been playing your instrument (or singing) for a minimum of six months to attend the Five-Week program. Most students who attend this program are of high school and college age.


Your education at Five-Week is provided by Berklee's world-class faculty and visiting artists, and includes a mix of private instruction, instrumental labs, ensembles, theory, performance, and musicianship training. View class descriptions, electives, a sample schedule, and how to earn college credit.



Learn about Berklee summer scholarship opportunities, application processes, and deadlines.

Specialized Workshops

In addition to the standard Five-Week programming, you may apply to one of three highly competitive focused workshops. The costs for these specialized tracks are paid entirely by scholarships that cover full tuition, on-campus housing, and a meal plan.


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