Berklee summer programs will give you a taste of Berklee—the preeminent institute of contemporary music and the performing arts—on the stage, in the studio, and in the classroom.

With programs in music performance, theater, dance, music production, songwriting, opera, and music business, there is a Berklee summer program for you whether you are in middle school, high school, college, or beyond.

Explore all summer programs.

Featured Program

Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive

Join musicians from more than 70 countries for the summer of a lifetime in an environment sure to inspire and elevate your performances.

Ages 15+
July 10–August 13, 2021
Boston, MA

All Summer Programs

Browse Berklee summer programs by your interests below, or find programs by date or age and location.

Music Performance Summer Programs

Dive into your instrumental or vocal technique, and pursue a diverse range of musical styles.

July 10–August 13


Join musicians from more than 70 countries for the summer of a lifetime in an environment sure to inspire and elevate your performances. (Age: 15+)

TBD


Join other serious music students from all over the world, and get a comprehensive taste of Berklee. (Age: 16+)

June 11–13


Become a more versatile player in this program hosted by the Berklee Bass Department and Victor Wooten. (Age: 15+)

TBD


Study with world-renowned faculty in this full-scholarship jazz program, culminating in a performance at the Newport Jazz Festival. (Age: 15+)

TBD


Boston Conservatory at Berklee faculty impart technical and performance skills to build your opera career. (Age: 18+)

June 21–25


Explore your craft with the Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee Brass departments. (Age: 15+)

Weeklong Sessions


Middle school students can explore performing arts programs in music, dance, and musical theater. (Age: 12–14)

June 11–13


Explore the possibilities in a world of rhythm. (Age: 15+)

June 21–25


Learn from some of the world’s leading string virtuosos and educators. (Age: 15+)

August 16–20


Open to instrumentalists or vocalists, this program allows you to become fully immersed in the tradition of gospel music. (Age: 15+)

August 16–20


Learn to play guitar like a professional in this comprehensive course designed to provide you with practical performance experience. (Age: 15+)

August 16–20


Dive into a full immersion in piano, keyboard, and Hammond organ performance. (Age: 15+)

TBD


Explore two weeks of comprehensive, world-class music performance instruction. (Age: 15+)

July 5–18


Discover your potential as a soloist, choral singer, and ensemble singer in musical theater or classical music settings. (Age: 15–18)

June 14–18


Explore the world of contemporary vocal music in the style of your choice. (Age: 15+)


Songwriting and Composition Summer Programs

Develop and refine your writing technique through the study of rhythm, harmony, and melody as you write and create with other musicians.

August 2–6


Learn how to write for cinema, study with high-profile composers, and observe scoring recording sessions. (Age: 15+)

July 19–30


Develop a portfolio of works for collegiate applications, and experience your work being performed by professional ensembles. (Age: 15–18)

July 26–30


Take your craft to the next level with the best in the industry in Los Angeles. (Age: 15+)

June 21–25, June 28–July 2


Take your songs to the next level as you immerse yourself in the art and craft of songwriting. (Age: 15+)


Music Production Summer Programs

Explore modern ways to create, design, and produce music that can be applied in the studio, at home, or on the road. 

June 21–25


Discover the future of sound design, production, and laptop performance. (Age: 15+)

June 25–27


Do you want to produce or engineer music? Get started by immersing yourself in Berklee’s recording studios and labs. (Age: 15+)


Dance and Theater Summer Programs

Work with faculty, coaches, and guest clinicians to perfect your technique and learn how to consistently demonstrate your art with finesse.

July 12–30


Explore dance forms such as jazzdance, hip-hop, and urban, which are necessary to succeed in the entertainment industry. (Age: 15–22)

August 2–6


This program lets you explore the world of musical theater where everyone gets to perform. (Age: 12–14)

July 12–30


Delve deep into the complex art of character development with intensive studies in acting, singing, and movement. (Age: 15–25)

June 21–July 9


Is your dream to be a triple threat on Broadway? Engage in rigorous training in voice, acting, and dance (ballet, jazz, and theater). (Age: 15–25)

June 28–July 2


Do you dream of taking the stage in a Broadway musical production? Come find out what it takes. (Age: 15+)

July 27–August 13


Dancers, transform your technique and ignite your artistry while expanding into modern dance and improvisation. (Age: 15–22)


Music Business Summer Programs

Engage with experienced instructors as you develop the business acumen that will help you fully realize your vision.

June 21–July 2


Hone your entrepreneurial skills and inner creativity. (Age: 15–18)


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Find Programs by Age or Location

Search or sort the table below to find programs for a specific age range or location. 

PROGRAM AGES Location
Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive 15+ Boston, MA
Berklee Summer Semester 16+ Boston, MA
Guitar Sessions 15+ Boston, MA
Vocal Summit 15+ Boston, MA
Songwriting Workshop: Week 1 15+ Boston, MA
Songwriting Workshop: Week 2 15+ Boston, MA
Music Production Workshop 15+ Boston, MA
Day Sessions: Music Week 1 12–14 Boston, MA
Day Sessions: Music Week 2 12–14 Boston, MA
Day Sessions: Music Week 3 12–14 Boston, MA
Day Sessions: Music Week 4 12–14 Boston, MA
Musical Theater Workshop 15+ Boston, MA
Piano/Keyboard Workshop 15+ Boston, MA
Electronic Music Production and Sound Design Workshop 15+ Boston, MA
Global String Program 15+ Boston, MA
Brass Workshop 15+ Boston, MA
Bass Workshop 15+ Boston, MA
Drums and Percussion Workshop 15+ Boston, MA
Gospel Performance Program 15+ Boston, MA
Musical Theater Dance Intensive  15–25 Boston, MA
Musical Theater Acting Intensive 15–25 Boston, MA
Vocal/Choral Intensive 15–18 Boston, MA
Summer Dance Intensive 15–22 Boston, MA
Commercial Dance Intensive 15–22 Boston, MA
High School Composition Intensive 15–18 Boston, MA
Day Sessions: Musical Theater 12–14 Boston, MA
Songwriting Sessions in Los Angeles 15+ Los Angeles, CA
Film Scoring Program in Los Angeles  15+ Los Angeles, CA
Creative Entrepreneurship Program  15–18 Boston, MA
Global Jazz Workshop at the Newport Jazz Festival 15+ Newport, RI
Spain Summer Performance Program 15+ Valencia, Spain
Boston Conservatory at Berklee Opera Intensive 18+ Valencia, Spain

 

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