Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive

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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. 

Notable Alumni

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

Famous Five-Week Alumni

2020 Program Details

Program dates: Saturday, July 11–Friday, August 14, 2020
Registration deposit: $55 (nonrefundable)
Tuition: $5,430 (see various scholarship opportunities)
Housing: $3,720
Payment deadline: June 1, 2020
Move in: July 11, 2020, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Move out: August 15, 2020, by 12:00 p.m.
Age range: 15 years and older
  • 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. 

 

 

In the News

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

India's Rising Stars Shine at Berklee Summer Program

August 15, 2019

Bollywood star Shalmali Kholgade and singer Pooja Tiwari added technical skills to their natural talents.

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Press Release

Berklee City Music Awards Nine Four-Year, Full-Tuition Scholarships

August 7, 2019

The presentation took place at the Berklee City Music Scholarship Concert on August 6, at the end of Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive. 

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Student Jackie Foster Advances on The Voice

March 26, 2018

Jackie Foster, an eighth-semester student who got her start at Berklee by attending the Five-Week Summer Performance Program, impresses judges on The Voice

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