Berklee in Puerto Rico presented by Fundación Banco Popular
Berklee in Puerto Rico, presented by Fundación Banco Popular, is also made possible by the generous contributions of Méndez & Co. Inc.; Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico; Carrión, Laffitte & Casellas; Triple-S and Fiddler; and González & Rodríguez PSC.
May 26-31, 2015
When and how do I apply?
The application period is now open. The preferred filing deadline is Wednesday, April 29, 2015, but as there are limited spaces available and certain instruments quickly reach capacity, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.
We will begin issuing decisions starting on Friday, April 24, 2015. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have regarding your application.
Is it for me? Am I eligible?
What is the program like?
Berklee in Puerto Rico is made possible with generous support from Berklee alumnus and trustee Luis Alvarez '83, vice president of Mendez & Company, Inc. and executive producer of the Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest. In addition to helping coordinate the program, Alvarez and his corporation will donate $20,000 for the Mendez & Co. Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest Scholarship, which will be awarded at the end of the Berklee in Puerto Rico program.
For more details about the Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival, please visit prheinekenjazz.com
Where is it located?
Ave. Manuel Fernández Juncos
Carolina, Puerto Rico
Who are the instructors?
George Russell, Jr. (piano), professor of harmony
Darcel Wilson (voice), assistant professor of ear training
Jim Odgren (woodwinds), professor of woodwinds
Bob Pilkington (trombone), professor of jazz composition
Fernando Huergo (bass), professor of bass
Casey Scheuerell (drum set), professor of drum set
Rick Peckham (guitar), professor of guitar
Eguie Castrillo (hand percussion), associate professor of percussion
What's the schedule?
- Harmony and Chord Scales: This lecture will demonstrate how to use contemporary harmony and chord scales to enhance your performance, improvisation, comping, and writing skills.
- Instrumental Technique: Students will participate in classes covering techniques specific to their instrument. Insights into practicing and improvisation will be presented.
- Ensembles: Each student will be assigned an ensemble in order to apply the skills they learned in lecture classes. All students will perform in a final concert at the end of the program.
- Special Lectures: Faculty and special guest artists will present master classes on the topics of composition, arranging, and songwriting. Students will work in a helpful, noncritical environment with faculty who are world-renowned for their knowledge, teaching skills, and empathy with students.
Where will I stay?
How much does it cost?
Tuition is $50.
When will I know if I've been accepted into the program?
Who can I contact for more information?
For more information, please contact:
Office of Global Initiatives
Berklee College of Music
1140 Boylston Street, MS-855 GI
Boston, MA 02215-3693 U.S.A.
Telephone: + 1 617 747-2700 or
Toll-free at 877-Berklee (U.S. and Canada)