Berklee India Exchange

Music is an integral part of life in India, and the global power of the Indian music industry is astounding. The Berklee India Exchange draws on, celebrates, and shares the rich and multidimensional heritage of Indian music as well as its modern incarnations.

The Berklee India Exchange aims to:

  • foster collaborative energy and cultural exchange between India and Berklee;
  • provide opportunities for Berklee musicians to create and perform original Indian music;
  • create mentorship and performance opportunities with renowned Indian musicians; and
  • support music education in India through access to Berklee resources, scholarships, and workshops.


Tandon Global Clinics in India take place once a year.



Meet the Global Initiatives team.

Watch Highlights from the A. R. Rahman Meets Berklee Concert

A. R. Rahman and the Berklee Indian Ensemble performed a stunning, sold-out show at Boston's Symphony Hall in October 2014. Preview the show.

Sights and Sounds

The one and only Shankar Mahadevan plays with the Berklee Indian Ensemble, performing a reinterpretation of '5 Peace Band' composed by John McLaughlin.


The Berklee Indian Ensemble presents their third original, 'Pinha' by Dhruv Goel.

The Berklee Indian Ensemble's second student original, 'Arz-E-Niyaz' by Sashank Navaladi, features award-winning Indian vocalist and composer Vijay Prakash on the 219th anniversary of poet Mirza Ghalib's birth.



Berklee India Exchange Takes Prog Rock Clinics to Mumbai and Bengaluru

July 20, 2017

Progressive rock enthusiasts in Mumbai and Bengaluru enjoyed intensive two-day workshops this May at the Berklee Tandon Global Clinics conducted by the Berklee India Exchange.

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Raju Singh

Bollywood Composer Raju Singh on Film Scoring Process

May 26, 2017

Raju Singh, one of Bollywood's most in-demand composers, speaks with Berklee students about his experience with creating music for TV shows and films such as the current box-office hit Half Girlfriend.

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Berklee India Exchange's Annette Philip Talks to India Today About Her Musical Path

May 5, 2017

Annette Philip, artistic director of the Berklee India Exchange and director of the Berklee Indian Ensemble, recently spoke with India Today about creating music across continents. 

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