Day Sessions: Young Performers Program
It’s never too early to get a taste of Berklee. For middle school students of all levels, styles, and backgrounds, Berklee offers a flexible day session format available in one-, two-, three-, and four-week programs. You must be 12-14 years old by the start of the program and have at least six months of playing or singing experience.
|Program length:||5 days, 10 days, 15 days, or 20 days|
Week 1: Monday, July 6, 2015 - Friday, July 10, 2015
Week 2: Monday, July 13, 2015 - Friday, July 17, 2015
Week 3: Monday, July 20, 2015 - Friday, July 24, 2015
Week 4: Monday, July 27, 2015 - Friday, July 31, 2015
|Tuition:||$985 (per week)|
|Age range:||12-14 years old|
You must be 12-14 years old by the start of the program. Students of all levels, styles, and backgrounds are welcome to attend. You will take a brief audition at the registration to determine what level of classes and ensembles best suit your needs. It is not required that you read music. However, if you do, we would like to determine at what level you are able to read. You will be grouped into classes with students who share your stylistic preferences (rock, jazz, funk/fusion, R&B) and who match your current level of ability. You must have a minimum of six months of experience with playing your instrument (or singing) to attend Berklee Day Sessions.
Featuring small-group lessons, music theory and ear-training sessions, ensembles, clinics by Berklee faculty and outside artists, jam sessions, and weekly performances, Berklee Day Sessions is the perfect way to develop your performance skills, explore various musical styles, and learn from members of the Berklee community as well as from leaders in the music industry.
Classes will generally be conducted between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Classes will be taught by Berklee faculty, Berklee alumni, and Berklee students.
Day Sessions students will be guided, advised, and chaperoned by Berklee faculty and Berklee student counselors.
Berklee Day Sessions courses come in a variety of formats.
Group lessons: take group lessons with other students who have similar ability on your chosen instrument (including voice) each day.
Mixed ensembles: perform with a group of students in a variety of styles.
Clinics: attend clinics and master classes conducted by Berklee faculty and visiting artists.
Ensemble performances: All ensembles will perform in one of Berklee's performance venues at week's end. These performances are open to the public, and family and friends are invited to attend.
About the Instructors
The Day Sessions Young Performers Program instructors are faculty and alumni of Berklee College of Music. They represent musical and teaching excellence and have extensive knowledge and experience working with students in this age range. All of them bring the highest musical and educational standards to the classroom in an enjoyable and engaging environment that makes the Day Sessions Young Performers Program truly exceptional.
Lunch will be provided each day (at no extra charge) in the Berklee dining hall. For any questions or concerns regarding food allergies or menus, contact Jessica MacKool at email@example.com or 617 747-2510.
International students attending two or more weeks of Day Sessions are required to obtain a valid Form I-20 and F-1 student visa to enroll in this program. You may not participate in the program on a tourist visa. Participants traveling from abroad should visit the International Student Information page for important visa requirements.