Applications Open for 2017 Berklee on the Road in Puerto Rico

By 
Brian Gonzalez
February 24, 2017
Student Scholarship winners during the 2016 Berklee on the Road Program in Puerto Rico
Photo by Joe Colon, provided by the Big Think Group
The Berklee on the Road in Puerto Rico program has opened the registration process for its workshops to be held May 23-28, at the Carolina School of Fine Arts. For the past 23 years, more than 3,000 young Puerto Rican musicians have attended the program, which focuses on offering access to the Berklee method of music education, encompassing theory, ear training, improvisation, ensemble performance, and instrumental instruction. For the first time this year, students will have the opportunity to earn a college credit.
 
"Berklee in Puerto Rico is the result of the collaboration betwen the Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest team and Berklee and has been the birthplace for great musicians such as the saxophonists Miguel Zenón and Edmar Colón, the Puerto Rican cuatrista Fabiola Méndez, and the educator Rubén Amador. It's the perfect opportunity for hundreds of young Puerto Ricans who dream of having a first-rate musical education," said Luis Álvarez '83, vice president of the licensing division of Méndez y Compañía, a producer of Heineken JazzFest, and Berklee alumnus trustee.
 
The one-week workshop, taught by Berklee faculty, takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Other administrative staff will guide the admission process and financial aid.
 
Students who are interested in participating in the workshop can learn more information about the program and complete the enrollment form on or before April 7.
 
The cost of tuition for the program is $65; for those interested in a college credit, the cost is $200.