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.

December 7, 2020

Many students who enrolled in last year's remote summer programs have enrolled for next summer's on-campus experience. Here they tell us what brought them back. 

Press Release
June 24, 2020

Berklee awarded full-tuition scholarships to 60 young musicians taking part in the college’s flagship summer program.

June 22, 2020

This year's Five-Week program features visiting artists Jacob Collier, Esperanza Spalding, Victor Wooten, and Terri Lyne Carrington, Christian McBride, Gerald Clayton, Kris Davis, and Linda May Han Oh.

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