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

2021 Program Details

Program dates: Saturday, July 10–Friday, August 13, 2021
Registration deposit: $55 (nonrefundable, nontransferable)
Tuition: $5,430 (see various scholarship opportunities)
Housing: $3,720
Payment deadline: June 1, 2021
Move in: Saturday, July 10, 2021, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Move out: Saturday, August 14, 2021, by 12:00 p.m.
Age range: 15 years and older
  • Lock in 2020 tuition and housing rates when you register and pay in full by January 15, 2021. 



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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