Full Scholarships for Latin American Students

By
Allen Bush
October 28, 2009

The Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (SGAE) will award seven full scholarships to contemporary Latin American composers and songwriters for study at Berklee College of Music, in Boston.  Recipients will begin their education in September, 2010. 

Applicants must have citizenship and legal residence in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay, or Venezuela. They need to be proficient in English. Visit berklee.edu/scholarships/sgae for complete scholarship requirements and application procedures. Applications must be received by November 24, 2009.

Scholarship finalists will audition and interview this winter in Mexico City, Madrid, or Buenos Aires at SGAE's ARTeria network of performance, recording, and education sites. Applicants need not be SGAE members, but they cannot be members of any other performing rights organizations. Preference may be given to candidates who demonstrate their use of technology in the production of their works. 

SGAE awarded three full scholarships last year. Its commitment to future Latin American songwriters and composers is reflected in the choices it gives recipients for their major fields of study at Berklee: contemporary writing and production, music business/management, film scoring, music production and engineering, music therapy, or songwriting.