Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive

Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive is the world's most comprehensive summer music performance program. From one-on-one instruction with Berklee’s renowned faculty to a rigorous curriculum offering college credit, this immersive program will enhance your instrumental or vocal performance mastery. Learn how to groove in a band, develop improvisational and reading skills, and improve your technique in weekly private lessons. You will also have the chance to explore areas of the music industry such as songwriting, music production, music business, music therapy, and more through elective coursework.

Notable Alumni

Meghan Trainor, Charlie Puth, and Betty Who are among the many Aspire alumni who have gone on to have successful music careers. Read more about our notable alumni.


2022 Program Details

Program dates: July 9–August 12
Registration deposit: $55 (nonrefundable)
Tuition: $5,430 (see scholarship opportunities)
Housing: $3,720
Payment deadline: June 1
Check-in: July 9
Move in: Saturday, July 9, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Move out: Friday, August 12, by 7:00 p.m.
Age range: 15 years and older


In the News

See highlights from past summers below, or read our full news feed.

June 3, 2022

Jonathan Singleton, program director for the Gospel Performance Program, talks about Berklee's newest upcoming summer offering. 

April 26, 2022

Faculty member Jonathan Singleton, who runs the summer Gospel Performance Program, curates this playlist as a gospel music primer.

March 23, 2022

Izzy Lamberti and Ethan Surman found their path to Berklee through the Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive.

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