Summer Performance Program (Remote)

Program description

Get a taste of the Berklee experience with this three-week, remote summer program with live class sessions and coaching from top-notch Berklee faculty, designed to improve your performance, theory, songwriting, production, and technology skills.

  • Location: Remote
  • Program Dates: July 13 to July 31, 2020

What’s the program like?

Berklee Valencia is offering a comprehensive music performance program remotely. The Summer Performance Program features world-class Berklee faculty, visiting artists, and a chance to study a variety of contemporary music styles, including jazz, Latin jazz, fusion, pop-rock, R&B, and Mediterranean music. Berklee’s remote learning environment will provide an immersive experience, allowing students from around the world to create music together, engage in meaningful learning with their teachers, and form lifelong friendships.

The program is open to all musicians at least 15 years old* who have a minimum of six months of instrumental or vocal experience. In a supportive and creative environment, our experienced faculty will encourage you to push your vocal and instrumental performance skills to new levels and define your musical voice.

For three weeks, you will be immersed in a virtual experience that covers all aspects of performance. Your classes, workshops, and rehearsals will focus on this important element of being a musician. You will play in remote ensembles, develop improvisational and reading skills, improve your technique in daily lessons, and enjoy classes and demonstrations by well-known faculty and visiting artists.

Students will have the option to participate in group classes and remote recording ensembles focused on many musical styles, including flamenco and others from the Mediterranean border.

The 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 develop an understanding of what being a professional musician entails, from having instrumental, harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic skills to knowing recording and production techniques. All of these topics will be taught through an immersive remote experience including real-time classes and life coaching. This virtual program takes advantage of the latest developments in technology to bring each student on an exceptional music education journey.

*Students younger than 15 years will be considered for the program on a case-by-case basis.

Remote ensemble recording

Classes

Summer Performance Program Schedule

The Summer Performance Program provides a flexible learning experience. The program offers three modules that are delivered on a daily basis through 90-minute sessions, daily workshops, and a Music Industry Seminar.

There are two options for this program: full-time sessions or half-day sessions. Both options give access to the optional daily workshops and the Music Industry Seminar.

Remote Full-Day Sessions: Students will be able to attend all three modules of the program, each consisting of daily 90-minute sessions. Additionally, students will have access to the daily workshop and to the Music Industry Seminar, a daily one-hour session with rotating music and performance-related topics.

  • Module 1 - Musicianship: Students will focus on areas such as music theory, music composition, songwriting and arranging, and ear training.
  • Module 2 - Instrument seminar: Students will be trained in groups to understand the function of their instrument within musical arrangements.
  • Module 3 - The recording musician: Students will use digital audio workstation (DAW) recordings to build collaborative works, understanding the process from the perspective of the at-home musician.

Remote Half-Day Sessions: Students will be able to select one of the three modules, receiving a 90-minute session per day. Additionally, students will have access to the daily workshop and to the Music Industry Seminar.

Workshops

The program offers one-hour daily workshops that will cover a variety of topics from songwriting to DJing to composition, and more. The sessions will be led by Berklee’s Valencia, Spain, campus faculty and special guests such as Olga Roman, Perico Sambeat, Mariano Steimberg, and Nacho Marco.

Music Industry Seminar

The Music Industry Seminar will offer presentations by successful professionals from the music industry such as Pete Dyson, Lucio Godoy, and Pablo Munguía. Students will join them while they share their experience in and knowledge of the field.

Check out the schedule below to get a sense of what a week in the Summer Performance Program would look like. Take into account that both the workshops and the Music Industry Seminar are optional features of the program.

Schedule Summer Performance Program

The schedule is showing a week in the full-day option. Students in the half-day option would just attend one of the modules in red.

Faculty

The Summer Performance Program is taught by faculty from our Valencia campus.

* Faculty is subject to change

Registration

Am I eligible?

All musicians with a minimum of six months of instrumental or vocal experience are welcome to apply. You must be at least 15 years old by the start of the program. Students younger than 15 will be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.

How to Register

Full-Day Sessions

1. Create an account in our online application portal, and choose Summer Programs on the applications page.
2. Fill out all your personal information, and then click "Register" for the Spain Summer Performance Program.
3. Pay the registration fee and tuition at this time to complete your registration for the program.

Half-Day Sessions
1. Create an account in our online application portal, and choose Summer Programs on the applications page.
2. Fill out all your personal information, and contact the Admissions team at summervalencia@berklee.edu to request the discounted tuition for the half-day session.
3. The Admissions team will inform you once you can return to your registration page to pay the fee and complete your registration for the program.

  • Registration deadline: July 1, 2020
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    Students who have completed the registration form and paid tuition will receive further information regarding their enrollment in the program in the Next Steps section of their online portal.

    Tuition Fees

    Full-Day Sessions

    • Tuition and Registration Fee : $2,630 ($50 nonrefundable)
    • Tuition Payment Deadline: July 1, 2020
      *Any registrations received after the deadline will be considered until the program reaches maximum capacity.

    Half-Day Sessions

    • Tuition and Registration Fee : $1,500 ($50 nonrefundable)
    • Tuition Payment Deadline: July 1, 2020
      *Any registrations received after the deadline will be considered until the program reaches maximum capacity.

    After we receive your completed registration, check out the Next Steps section in your online portal for additional program information and your welcome packet.

    Due to limited spots in the program, students are encouraged to pay tuition as soon as possible. Once the program reaches full capacity, students who pay tuition will be put on a waitlist. The Valencia Summer Programs Office will get in contact with you with further information if you are put on this waitlist.

    Tuition Refund Requests

    If you have already made your tuition payment and would like to request a refund, you must send an email to summervalencia@berklee.edu before the program start date. The last day to request a refund is July 5, 2020. The tuition payment is not refundable after the start of the program under any circumstances.

    Questions regarding your application fee or tuition payment may be sent to summervalencia@berklee.edu, or you may call +34 96 333 2802.

    Technology Requirements

    General (All Modules)

    • The latest version of Google Chrome
    • Gmail personal account
    • Zoom meeting software (available in the course when joining your first chat)
    • External or internal Webcam
    • Speakers or headphones
    • External or internal Microphone
    • Broadband Internet connection: 10 Mbps on both upload and download as a minimum (you can check your speed here: www.speedtest.net)

    Pro Tools | First will be used in Module 3 - The recording musician as the DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software. This DAW is free to download and use, and tutorials for installation and operation will be provided in the Module. The additional technology requirements are:

    All Users

    • Pro Tools | First Version 2019.5
    • Intel® i5 processor
    • 4GB RAM (8GB or more recommended)
    • 15GB disk space for installation

    Mac Users

    • Intel® Mac with macOS Sierra (10.12.6), macOS High Sierra (10.13.6), or macOS Mojave (10.14.4 or 10.14.5)

    PC Users

    • Intel® PC with Windows 10