Músicos por la Salud visits the Valencia Campus

Monday / November 28, 2016 / 11:00 a.m.
Berklee's Valencia Campus
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia - Anexo SurAvda. Profesor López Piñero 1

Leaders from the Social Musik Foundation will visit the Valencia campus on Monday November 28 from 11.00AM to 2.00PM to answer any questions students might have about an interesting volunteering opportunity called “Musicos por la Salud” that the Student Affairs - Diversity and Inclusion office presented on campus this week. 


Músicos por la Salud is a project gathering musicians to perform micro-concerts at various hospitals within the Valencian Community. We believe this to be a very well-organised and impactful learning opportunity for our students as it is aimed not only at improving the lives of those receiving medical treatment, but also at providing clearly stated, and very unique experiential learning opportunities for our students.


Músicos por la Salud are looking to engage not only performers, but also composers, photographers, videographers, app developers and anyone interested in the social component of the music and entertainment industries to help them in their efforts to improve the quality of life of those in need.

Shifting the Conversation Series: 2016 Presidential Election Community Reflection

Friday / November 25, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía
1 Avenida Autopista del Saler

The Student Affairs Office in Valencia invites students, staff, and faculty to join in conversation and reflection of the 2016 US presidential election. This session will be facilitated by Berklee in Valencia faculty Nevena Vujosevic, who is also an international executive coach, strategic consultant and speaker.


This Friday November 25 -two weeks after the elections, and a day after Thanksgiving- will provide all members of our community with a valuable opportunity to come together as a community, and use this time and space to reflect together on the results of the US Presidential Election. Whether you are a US citizen, a US resident or an international member of the Berklee in Valencia community, we would love to see you there, as all voices of the Berklee in Valencia community are valued and encouraged to attend this session, as well as every opportunity available to develop our critical thinking.

Don't forget to RSVP via: studentaffairsvalencia@berklee.edu for lunch! 

Volunteer at the St. Francis House with Gracenotes

Thursday / December 8, 2016 / 9:00 a.m.

Join Gracenotes at St. Francis House on Thursday, December 8 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  There are only 5 spots available so sign up today! 

Info Session - As a Student, You Can Be a Speaker at TEDxBerkleeValencia 2017

Monday / November 21, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

Join us Monday Nov 21 from 7:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m. (CET) at Sala E on our info session* and learn how to be a Speaker at TEDxBerkleeValencia 2017!


Get the insider's information and don't miss out the opportunity to participate at this amazing event.


Q&A Mixer with PIZZA, see you on Nov 21 at Sala E!!




* Session open to all Berklee's campus in Valencia Students


The Annual Faculty and Staff Holiday Party

Wednesday / December 14, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.
House of Blues
15 Lansdowne St.
United States
Dylan Aiello

You and a guest are invited to attend the annual Faculty/Staff Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 14. The festivities will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the House of Blues, 15 Landsdowne Street, Boston. 

Each guest wil receive two complimentary drink tickets for beer, wine, and soda.


All guests must bring a government-issued photo ID to access the House of Blues.


Please RSVP by noon on December 9 or by calling 617-747-6967.



For accommodations on the basis of disability, please contact Tracy Gibbs at 617-747-6967.

Due to capacity restrictions, as well as policies concerning minors where alcohol is served, we regret that we cannot accommodate children. Thank you for your understanding.

Dress: Business attire (no jeans, please)

Free with RSVP

Nashville Trip Information Meeting

Thursday / January 26, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
United States

Join an information session for students interested in attending the Berklee Spring Break Nashville Trip in 2017. Faculty and staff will provide important information on signups, what to expect on the trip, and be available to answer questions.


Valencia Flavors & Traditions

Saturday / December 3, 2016 / 10:30 a.m.
Galileo Galilei

We are very close to the end of this semester and the Student Affairs Office invites all Study Abroad students to a walking adventure through an unexplored area of Valencia.

Together with music and art, Valencia is known for its long tradition of agriculture and his orchards are famous for their quality veggies and fruits. We’ll have the chance to try yummy horchata, eat freshly collected vegetables and try other typical products cooked “Valencian style”. Most importantly: we'll get to spend some quality time with the group as we prepare to say farewell to our 2016 Fall Study Abroad students!

Un "Poquito" de Historia (a little bit of history)

The Huerta de Valencia (fruit and vegetable orchard area), was born in the time of the Roman Empire, creating the city of Valentia, as logistical and hibernation center for its campaigns of conquest on Iberia.

They contributed with crops known as cereals, olive and vineyard. However these, and the conditions of the environment, were not productive enough.
 Nevertheless, it served for its task of supply of troops as well as later in the campaigns of the visigodos. Leaving both the fields and the city abandoned.

What we know today as the Huerta de Valencia , was developed in the Middle Ages during the Islamic period, creating an important river infrastructure, mainly with the construction of ditches and azudes, small dams, that derived the waters from the strong avenues of the Turia and the ravines, managing to dry large swamps and irrigating the fields. It also promoted and developed various activities along these infrastructures as water mills, taking advantage of the flow that circulated through the ditches, such as laundries near the houses or farms. An interesting example of an orchard dependent on the city to obtain food was the orchard of Ruzafa, whose name in Arabic identifies precisely this type of urban orchards.

Thanks to these infrastructures the city of Valencia, as well as the populations of its surroundings were able to develop.

 It was really created a rich productive space, the origin of the Huerta de Valencia is clearly of Andalusí epoch, as a consequence of the introduction of the Arab tradition (Yemen and Syria) of irrigation, as well as the North African Berbers. The products grown in it are very different, as a consequence of an independent society and tax. To the classic cultures that were already cultivated in Roman times, cereals, vine, olive trees, rice and chufa (tiger nut), are added as more characteristic of the humid zones, new vegetables in Al-Andalus like the eggplant and the artichoke, etc.

Since horticultural products were the par excellence crop, the name of this environment was taken from there.

The major ditches were ruled since the Muslim era by the water court, still in force today, which controlled the use and use of irrigation flows.

There are eight major ditches in the city of Valencia: Moncada, Tormos, Mestalla, Rascaña, Cuart, Mislata, Favara and Rovella.

In Spain, it usually refers to horchata de chufa (orxata de xufa), made from tigernuts, water, and sugar. Originally from Valencia, the idea of making horchata from tigernuts, comes from the period of Muslim presence in Valencia (from the 8th to 13th centuries). It has a regulating council to ensure the quality of the product and the villages from where it can come, with the Designation of Origen. The village of Alboraia is well known for the quality of its horchata.

It is served ice-cold as a natural refreshment in the summer, often served with fartons. Tigernut horchata is also used instead of milk by the lactose-intolerant.

Community-Building Committee's Faculty/Staff Happy Hour

Thursday / December 15, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.
Towne Stove and Spirits, 900 Boylston Street

All faculty and staff are invited to join the Community-Building Committee for its monthly happy hour. This month, we'll gather at Towne Stove and Spirits to spend the evening with colleagues and enjoy a selection of free appetizers. Cash bar.

For more information or questions about the CBC, email communitybuilding@berklee.edu.


Atlanta Spring Break Info Session

Friday / November 18, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
The Loft
939 Boylston St.
United States

Join faculty and staff to find out more about the 7th annual Atlanta Spring Break Trip taking place March 21-25.

This info session will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Learn more or apply on the Atlanta Spring Break page

Questions? Email atlantatrip@berklee.edu 


Developing an Elevator Pitch

Tuesday / November 15, 2016 / 3:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
United States
Today's musicians must know how to create and sustain successful relationships through networking. In this 45-minute workshop, you will learn the basics of effortless and effective networking. Covering the basic principles of networking, come to learn how to overcome the challenges to networking and create an elevator pitch so you are confident about what to say when you meet people in networking situations. We will finish with a role-playing exercise where you will have an opportunity to practice your networking skills and then debrief the experience. 
Come prepared to write your own elevator pitch and role play with peers and professionals. By the time you leave this workshop, you will have many more tools to help you create a successful network.
Facilitator: Madelyn Shackelford Washington, Digital Learning Librarian, Stan Getz Library & Learning Center
Madelyn Shackelford Washington has a voracious appetite for music, metadata, and social reform. Coming to librarianship after 13 years as a professional performing artist, her most recent experience as an academic librarian in central Indiana sparked a passion for politics, musical activism, and information management in digital environments.