Imagine spending every day making, studying, and performing music, and you'll get an idea of what it's like to experience Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive. The program brings musicians of all styles and backgrounds to Berklee College of Music each summer to discover the depths of their creativity over five weeks of immersive music exploration.

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Next Steps and Housing

Prior to Arrival

Get all the information you need to prepare for your summer at Berklee, including immediate next steps, housing options, and course placement.

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Check-in and Orientation

Beginning of Aspire

Learn what to do the moment you arrive on campus. 

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Academics, Performances, and More

Throughout Aspire

Explore Aspire’s renowned curriculum and learn about student performance opportunities.

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Health, Wellness, and Safety

On-Campus Support

Learn about on-campus support offered during the summer, including campus safety and COVID-19 protocols.

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Final Performances

End of Aspire

Mark your calendar for free end-of-summer concerts featuring all students who attend the program.

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Continued Learning

After Aspire

Learn about opportunities to study with Berklee after summer comes to an end, including an exclusive waiver on application fees.