Improve your performance, theory, production, and technology skills, spend time in our state-of-the-art recording studios, and learn and network in a multicultural environment.
- Location: Berklee College of Music, Valencia Campus
- Application Deadline: July 1, 2016
- Program Dates: July 18 to July 29, 2016
Video: Summer Performance Program 2014
Students from the 2014 Summer Performance Program discuss their experiences at Berklee's Valencia Campus and what they gained from their two week stay here.
Faculty Perform Cover of 'Respect'
Gabrielle Goodman was joined on stage by faculty members of our Summer Performance Program to perform the song 'Respect' during the 'Lago de Conciertos' concert series.
Students Perform 'Sign, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours'
Summer performance program students perform a version of 'Sign, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours' by Stevie Wonder at the concert series 'Un Lago de Conciertos.'
Lago de Conciertos: Faculty Performance
Faculty members perform for students and the public at the outdoor concert series, Lago de Conciertos, made possible by a partnership with the City of Arts and Sciences.
Summer Performance Batucada
Students led by faculty member Mariano Steimberg perform in the summer performance batucada group.
Lago de Conciertos Outdoor Concert Series
Students had the chance to perform at the Lago de Conciertos concert series, on a stage set up just in front of campus on the water.
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What’s the program like?
Berklee College of Music’s international campus in Valencia, Spain, offers a comprehensive summer music performance program for two weeks in July 2016. The Valencia Summer Performance Program features world-class Berklee faculty, visiting artists, state-of-the-art facilities, and a chance to study a variety of contemporary music styles, including jazz, Latin jazz, fusion, pop/rock, R&B, and Mediterranean music.
The Valencia Summer Performance Program is open to all musicians at least 15 years old who have a minimum of six months instrument or voice experience. Whether you are an experienced performer or someone who has never been in front of an audience, you can improve your performance skills by attending. In a supportive and creative environment, our top-notch teachers encourage you to push your vocal and instrumental performance skills to new levels and define your musical voice.
For two weeks, you will be immersed in all aspects of performance. Your classes, workshops, and rehearsals will focus on this important element of being a musician. You will play in ensembles, develop improvisational and reading skills, improve your technique in weekly lessons, and enjoy lectures and demonstrations by well-known faculty and visiting artists. Students will also participate in production and recording workshops with the Grammy Award-winning engineers and producers on the Valencia technology team. To conclude the program, students will give a final concert that all are invited to enjoy.
One unique component of the Valencia Summer Performance Program is the opportunity to experience the diverse and vibrant music of the Mediterranean region. Through Berklee’s Mediterranean Music Institute, students will have the option to participate in group classes, seminars, workshops, and ensembles focused on many musical styles, including flamenco and the music of North Africa, Greece, Italy, Turkey, and the many Arabic countries that border the Mediterranean.
Coming to the Valencia Summer Performance Program will give students a big-picture view of what it takes to become an excellent musician. Our goal is for you to leave here with an understanding of what being an excellent musician entails, from having instrumental, harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic skills to knowing recording and production techniques. All of this will be taught in the vibrant cultural center of Spain, and in one of the most prestigious contemporary music institutions in the world.
Classes generally will run from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and concerts/jam sessions take place in the late afternoon and evening. Optional social activities take place throughout the program.
Topics Covered Throughout the Program
- Core musicianship: ear training, harmony, composition, and styles
- Instrumental: ensembles, group instruction, and labs
- Technology: recording, production, and software tools
The summer performance program is taught by faculty from our Boston and Valencia campuses. Faculty will be announced early 2016.
Am I eligible?
All musicians with a minimum of six months instrument or voice experience are welcome to apply. You must be at least 15 years old by the start of the program.
How do I apply?
The summer 2016 application is closed.
Sign up on our mailing list to receive an email when the summer 2016 application opens, plus additional information about the program.
Passport and Visa
Citizens from the countries listed below do not require a special visa to travel to Spain as a tourist and study for up to 90 days:
Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Holland, Honduras, Hong Kong and Macao (China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, or Venezuela.
If your country is not listed above you will need a tourist visa for up to 90 days
and should check with the Spanish consulate in your country for visa requirements.
All students that require a visa to enroll in this program must have a passport that is valid for at least six months after their intended return date. Students who do not have a valid passport should get one as soon as possible as the process can take several weeks.
US citizens do not need a visa for this program, unless the dates of stay in Spain extend beyond 90 days.
Students are required to make their own housing arrangements. Below are some options to consider for your stay in Valencia.
Special Offer From Resa Student Residence Halls
Book your room with Resa and enjoy this special offer for students in the Summer Performance Program. Resa is a privately run student residence, so you should contact them directly to arrange housing. Click here to see the special offer.
Short- to Medium-Term Apartments
Hotels Near Campus
- Tuition: $2,400
- Application Fee: $50 (nonrefundable)
- Tuition Payment Deadline: July 10, 2016
In order to complete the application process you must pay the $50 application fee by credit or debit card. Fee payment instructions are at the end of the online application process.
Once we receive your completed application and you are accepted, you will receive a confirmation email and an electronic acceptance package with additional program information and instructions to submit your tuition payment. Tuition payment must be received before July 10, 2016.
Please note that students are responsible for booking their own housing, which is not included in the Summer Performance Program.
How to Pay Tuition
Once you receive your Berklee student ID you will be able to pay tuition. The two options below are the fastest and easiest way to pay your bill, incurring minimal fees and processed the quickest.
- Online: Log onto my.berklee.edu, click on the Students tab, then “make a payment.” Payment made through this option will be posted to your student account immediately.
- peerTransfer: If you do not have a U.S. bank account, use our peerTransfer service at berklee.peertransfer.com.
Other Payment Options
Credit Card or Echeck
- Phone: Dial 1 866 661-9951. You can pay with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or Echeck. Credit card payments are subject to a 2.5% service charge.
- Alternative Website: In the event my.berklee.edu is unavailable or you do not have your login credentials, please go to www.berklee.edu/altpay. Credit card payments are subject to a 2.5% service charge.
Payments made by telephone or the alternative payment website will be posted to your student account the next business day. When making payment by telephone, your payment confirmation number will serve as your receipt, be sure to write it down. Credit card payments are subject to a 2.5% service charge, EFT/Electronic checks are no charge.
Include your student ID number with the check payment.
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