Curriculum and Activities

Your education at Five-Week is provided by Berklee's world-class faculty and includes a mix of private instruction, instrumental labs, ensembles, theory, performance, and musicianship training. The program culminates with a final week of concerts where you will perform for faculty, fellow students, family, and friends. 

Classes generally take place between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. with some classes and activities meeting in the evening.

Your schedule is tailored to your musical interest and experience level. Browse course descriptions below.

Core Curriculum


To further customize your program, you will enroll in one of the electives featured below.

Additional Electives

In addition to your elective, you can choose to extend your curriculum by enrolling in one of the following additional electives.

General Curriculum Information

College Credit

Students at Five-Week prove their chops by taking college-level classes. Those who achieve a benchmark level of academic performance can earn college credit, which is transferable to Berklee College of Music and may be accepted at other institutions. Many parents find the value of these college credits can help significantly offset the cost of the Five-Week program.

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