Summer Music, Dance, and Theater Programs at Berklee

Berklee summer programs will give you a taste of Berklee—the preeminent institute of contemporary music and the performing arts—on the stage and in the classroom. Explore our summer program offerings to find the program that’s right for you.

Dynamic Learning for All Ages

Comprehensive curriculum designed for music and performing arts students in middle school, high school, college, and beyond.

World-Class Faculty and Facilities

Enjoy access to Berklee’s state-of-the-art facilities as you learn from faculty and visiting artists who are the very best at what they do.

A Global Community of Artists and Musicians

Join students who share your passion from all over the United States and more than 70 countries around the world.

Featured Summer Programs

Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive

5 Weeks (Boston, MA)

At Berklee’s premier pre-college program, you'll join musicians from more than 70 countries for the summer of a lifetime. Earn college credit while you learn from the world's leading music educators in weekly private lessons, master classes, and a customized scheduled tailored to your interests. The focus is on you and what you want to say with your music in an environment that is pure performance.

Berklee Summer Semester

12 Weeks (Boston, MA)

Join other serious music students from all over the world and get a comprehensive taste of Berklee - no audition necessary! You’ll complete the first semester of Berklee College of Music’s core music curriculum and earn a full semester of college credits. Your classes will include private instruction, ensemble, ear training, harmony and arranging, and integrated music technology.

Guitar Sessions

6 Days (Boston, MA)

The most comprehensive guitar program available—anywhere—awaits you. Dive into practical, hands-on playing experience as you sharpen your axe through a variety of classes, clinics, and performance activities. We’ll push you to challenge yourself, improve your skills, and develop your instrumental craft to become a guitarist with a strong musical identity.

Vocal Summit

5 Days (Boston, MA)

Your voice is your instrument. Whether you’re a vocalist, a singer-songwriter, or an instrumentalist who sings, this program will provide you with world-class instruction in vocal technique, style, performance skills, singing with a band, group singing, and a cappella performance.

Stage Performance Workshop

3 Days (Boston, MA)

Make the stage feel like your home away from home with this hands-on program that features instruction from some of Berklee's top faculty. Valuable to singer-songwriters and instrumentalists alike, you will be taught how to take your performance to the next level. From callback auditions to your first solo performance, this program will help develop your confidence in an array of performance environments.

Songwriting Workshop

5 Days (Boston, MA)

Discover effective songwriting techniques through an exploration of lyrics, melody, rhythm, harmony, and the latest technology. Under the direction of hit songwriter Bonnie Hayes, chair of Berklee’s Songwriting Department, you’ll receive valuable feedback from veteran songwriters and industry professionals on your original material. Learn about the tools you need to place your songs in TV and film, and find new strategies to start earning royalties.

Discover Berklee Summer Programs

Boston Campus

Located in Boston’s vibrant Back Bay, Berklee’s main campus offers over 20 summer programs to choose from.

Valencia, Spain Campus

Berklee's international campus in Valencia, Spain, is an extraordinary setting for summer learning.

Beyond Campus

Berklee also offers special summer programs in the Rhode Island cities of Newport and Providence.