Berklee Latino Sets Dates for 2016 in Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru

By 
Brian Gonzalez
February 17, 2016
Final concert during the Berklee Latino program in Mexico city in 2015.
Image credit: Pamela Hersch

Now in its third year, Berklee Latino, Berklee College of Music’s Spanish-language program, is expanding to host programs in Ecuador and Peru. Berklee Latino also returns to Mexico—with two, weeklong programs—and Colombia in 2016. The program offers Spanish-speaking musicians the opportunity to explore the essence of Latin American music through master classes, clinics, and ensembles, with courses taught exclusively in Spanish.

“Through Berklee Latino we seek to take the Berklee classroom to musicians in Latin America,” says Guillermo Cisneros, executive director of Berklee Latino and vice president for global initiatives at Berklee. “This program provides students with the tools necessary to begin their journey and exploration of music and expand their view of what is possible within the realm of the music industry.”

Berklee Latino is also led by Grammy Award-winning musicians Javier Limón, artistic director; and Oscar Stagnaro, academic director.

Berklee Latino 2016 Schedule

Quito, Ecuador

May 9-13
Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Applications are open.
Last day to apply: March 16

Mexico City, Mexico

June 6-10
Tecnológico de Monterrey campus Ciudad de México.
This program focuses on music production and songwriting. 

June 13-17
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
This program focuses on music performance. 

Students will have the option of attending both Mexico City programs.
Applications are open.

Last day to apply: April 15

Lima, Peru

August 4-6
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
Applications open: March 16
Last day to apply: June 1

Bogotá, Colombia

October 3-7
Universidad El Bosque, in conjunction with EMMAT
Applications open: April 18
Last day to apply: July 15

All programs are open to musicians 15 and older with at least 6 months of musical experience. For more information on requirements, deadlines, prices, other important information, and to register, visit berklee.edu/latino. Applications are now open for the programs in Ecuador and Mexico.