Scholarships for Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive

Berklee offers a variety of full and partial merit-based scholarships for students attending Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive. These include the following: 

Follow these three steps to apply:

  • Step 1: Create an account and register for Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive. 
  • Step 2: Complete a scholarship form. This will appear in your account after submitting your registration. 
  • Step 3: Submit your supporting materials. Review the specific requirements below.

Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive Scholarship

Funded by Berklee, most of these merit-based scholarships range from $1,000 to $3,000. A limited number of full-tuition scholarships are available (housing is not included).


Jazz and Gender Justice Workshop 

This workshop scholarship is an intensive track for female musicians attending Five-Week that emphasizes teaching, empowerment, mentorship, and advocacy for students who wish to pursue careers as professional musicians. Grammy Award–winning drummer Terri Lyne Carrington will select eight outstanding female instrumentalists to participate in an exclusive ensemble and attend special courses led by Carrington, Berklee faculty, and guest artists.

This scholarship covers full tuition, on-campus housing, and a meal plan for Five-Week. If you apply for this workshop scholarship and are not chosen, you will automatically be considered for an Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive scholarship.


Rock Workshop 

Led by artistic director and veteran rocker Marty Walsh, the Rock Workshop gives students an opportunity to gain valuable insight into the world of rock music and performance while studying at Five-Week. Students collaborate to develop the band's musical identity, culminating in studio recordings and performances on campus. Instrumentalists and vocalists interested in studying and performing rock music at the highest level are invited to apply. 

This scholarship covers full tuition, on-campus housing, and a meal plan for Five-Week. If you apply for this workshop scholarship and are not chosen, you will automatically be considered for an Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive scholarship.


Jazz Workshop

Led by Grammy Award–winning drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and Rick Dimuzio, the Jazz Workshop gives students an opportunity to gain valuable insight into the world of jazz music and performance while studying at Five-Week. Students will explore classic and modern jazz repertoires as well as students' original music, culminating in several public performances. Instrumentalists and vocalists interested in studying and performing jazz music at the highest level are invited to apply. 

This scholarship covers full tuition, on-campus housing, and a meal plan for Five-Week. If you apply for this workshop scholarship and are not chosen, you will automatically be considered for an Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive scholarship.


Arif Mardin Music Fellowship

In memory of Berklee alumnus Arif Mardin '61, the American Turkish Society donates funds to support one fellowship for a student to attend Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive. Only individuals of Turkish descent or nationality are eligible to apply.

This scholarship covers full tuition, on-campus housing, and a meal plan for Five-Week. If you apply for this scholarship and are not chosen, you will automatically be considered for an Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive scholarship.


Please note: You must submit your registration for Five-Week in order to be considered for a scholarship. Scholarship awards from Berklee cannot be combined; there is a maximum of one award per person. All scholarship decisions are final. If you have already received a scholarship decision from the scholarship application process, you are not eligible to be reconsidered by reapplying for a scholarship. There is no federal aid for this program. 

If you have any questions about scholarships, please contact Berklee Summer Programs directly at summer@berklee.edu or 617-747-2245.

 

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