Berklee College of Music: Summer Performance Program 2012

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Don't miss your LAST CHANCE to submit to Berklee College of Music's Summer Performance Program. Berklee and Sonicbids have partnered to give a singer/songwriter a chance to win a scholarship to Berklee's Five-week Summer Performance Program running from July 9 through August 12 at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. The top four finalists will travel to Berklee to perform in front of students and faculty on June 9, competing for the scholarship.

At the Five-Week Program, musicians will be immersed in all aspects of performance, playing in ensembles, developing improvisational and reading skills, and more./n/nBerklee and Sonicbids have partnered to give a singer/songwriter a chance to win a full scholarship- a $4,595 value- to Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Program, July 7 through August 10 at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Berklee faculty will review artist submissions and select the top four finalists to travel to Berklee and battle it out in front of students and faculty on June 13, 2012 at Café 939 for a chance at the scholarship.

Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Program, now in its 26th year, is the largest, most comprehensive summer music program available-- anywhere. Better known as "Five-Week," the Berklee Five-Week Summer Performance Program, with its diversity of study options, world-class Berklee faculty, visiting artists, and state-of-the-art facilities, is the premiere contemporary music summer program for young musicians. Each summer, approximately 1000 participants from across the U.S. and around the world (70 countries) share in this unique summer experience--all instruments, all contemporary styles, and all levels of musical ability. Five-Week is your opportunity to experience the summer of a lifetime at the world's most prestigious institution for the study of contemporary music.

At the Five-Week Program, you will be immersed in all aspects of performance. Your classes, workshops, and rehearsals will focus on this important side of your musicianship. You will play in ensembles, develop improvisational and reading skills, improve your technique in weekly private lessons, and enjoy lectures/demonstrations by well-known faculty and visiting artists.

The Five-Week Program emphasizes the mastery of playing or singing skills in your chosen style of contemporary music: jazz, pop/rock, funk/fusion, or pop/r&b. You will learn through your individual studies and through your work with other musicians of similar training and ability. 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 the Five-Week Program. The focus is on you and what you want to say with your music, in an environment that is pure performance.

So here are the steps for making this happen:

  • Submit your application on Sonicbids for review by Berklee.

  • Berklee's panel of judges will narrow the list down to the top four finalists. Submissions will be judged on Songwriting (lyrics or instrumental), and Performance. Judges will be Berklee faculty, notable Boston-area artists and industry professionals. They will use your EPK as their basis for review, so make sure it's up-to-date!.

  • Finalists will perform at Café 939 on June 13th in front of an audience of Berklee faculty, students, Boston music industry experts, press and more.

  • Berklee's panel of judges will choose the Berklee & Sonicbids Battle for Berklee Five-Week Program winner. The winner will come to Berklee for the Five-Week Summer Performance Program with the scholarship from Berklee.

Click here for more info on Kate Diaz, the winner of the 2011 Battle.