International News

Inaugural Mediterranean Roots Festival to Be Held in Valencia, Spain, October 29-30

September 30, 2015

The Berklee Mediterranean Music Institute and Berklee's Valencia, Spain, campus present the Festival Raíces del Mediterráneo (Mediterranean Roots Festival).

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Berklee International Network Schools Prepare Students for Success

October 9, 2015

Berklee International Network (BIN) schools give students the musical education they need to succeed, both at Berkee and beyond, while helping them save money. On October 12 to 15, Berklee will host a summit with BIN partner institutions and others. 

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Plans Announced to Open a Pan-African Music School in 2017

October 7, 2015

A music school to be built in Gabon, Africa, will focus on contemporary and traditional music and bring more students to Berklee from the region.

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Berklee to Hold Clinics in Mumbai and Delhi

September 30, 2015

Sponsored by Furtados School of Music and Furtados Music, the Berklee Tandon Global Clinics offer students the opportunity to experience Berklee-style classes closer to home. Participants will receive a certificate of completion from Berklee. 

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International Career Center at Berklee's Valencia, Spain, Campus Helps Students Become Professional Musicians

August 18, 2015

As part of the International Career Center’s mission to provide expert guidance, cutting-edge resources, and professional development experiences to students, it hosts weekly lunches with visiting artists and guest speakers, sends out emails with job and gig opportunities, and more. 

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Students Bring Music Therapy and Jazz Workshops to Panama

August 13, 2015

Students from the Berklee Global Jazz Institute and Berklee’s music therapy program will travel to Panama City, Panama, to work with the Danilo Pérez Foundation and other local organizations, August 17 - 21. 

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Xinghai Conservatory President Dr. Tang Yongbao and Berklee President Roger H. Brown with Berklee student group Amalur Quartet

Berklee, Xinghai Conservatory Discuss Potential Collaboration

August 4, 2015

As Xinghai Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou, China maps out its vision for the future and looks to Berklee as a potential model, officials from the Conservatory and Berklee met on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 to explore possibilities for collaboration.

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Mikolaj Poncyliusz, a student at the Berklee at Umbria clinics

Inside the Classrooms at the 30th Annual Berklee at Umbria Jazz Clinics

July 17, 2015

At the Berklee at Umbria Jazz Clinics, some 240 students from all over the world gather, as many before them have done for the past 30 years now, for an intense immersion in music unlike any other.

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The Vasilis Kostas Quartet Tours Greece

July 11, 2015

In collaboration with the Mediterranean Music Institute, composer, laouto, and guitar player, student Vasilis Kostas toured Greece with his band, the Vasilis Kostas Quartet.

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Roger H. Brown, Charles Lloyd, and Paolo Fresu

Berklee, Umbria Jazz Festival Celebrate 30-Year Partnership

July 10, 2015

For 30 years, Berklee and the Umbria Jazz Festival have worked together to train the next generation of jazz musicians, a collaboration that continues to grow stronger.

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Valencia Campus Students during the 2014 Graduation

143 Students from 31 Countries Will Graduate from the Master's Programs at Berklee’s Campus in Valencia

July 2, 2015

Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain, will celebrate its graduation on Monday, July 13. This year, 143 students from 31 countries will receive their master's degrees in four areas of study.

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Javier Limón Performs at Mediterranée International Festival in Israel

July 2, 2015

Javier Limón, MMI's artistic director, performs at the Mediterranée International Festival of Music in Ashdod, Israel with alumni pianist Tal Even Tzur and recorder player Tali Rubinstein, harmonica player Antonio Serrano, and special guest singer-songwriter David Broza.  

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Berklee and Umbria Jazz Celebrate 30 Years of Jazz Clinics

July 1, 2015

Thrity years ago, Berklee and Umbria Jazz started clinics for young musicians that coincided with the popular Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy. A host of special events throughout this year's festival will mark the three-decade anniversary. 

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Magos Herrera Receives Master of Latin Music Award from Berklee

June 12, 2015

New York-based Mexican jazz singer Magos Herrera received Berklee's Master of Latin Music Award during a recent concert at Boston’s Paramount Theatre organized by the Mexican Consulate in Boston, Berklee, and Emerson College.

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Vasilis Kostas Quartet on Tour in Greece this Month

June 3, 2015

Laouto and guitar player Vasileios Kostas will be on a Greek tour with his quartet in June 2015.

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Berklee Appoints Casey Driessen as Director of Contemporary Performance Graduate Program at Valencia, Spain, Campus

June 3, 2015

Berklee appointed Casey Driessen as the director of the Contemporary Performance graduate program at the college's campus in Valencia, Spain. The American musician, composer, producer, educator, and Berklee alumnus began his new role on June 1 in preparation for the start of the academic year in September 2015.

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Berklee's First Presidential Visit to India

May 29, 2015

Following the launch of the Berklee India Exchange, Berklee President Roger H. Brown visits India and meets with A. R. Rahman, Clinton Cerejo, and many others.

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Symposium Looks at Changing Status of Women in Music Industry

May 1, 2015

The Berklee Women's Empower Symposium, on March 27 at Berklee’s Valencia, Spain, campus, explored why women haven’t taken space in the industry until recently and what obstacles they face when they attempt to. 

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Student Awarded $200,000 Enrique Iglesias Scholarship to Attend Berklee

April 30, 2015

Silviana Itzel Salinas-Reyna, a 23-year-old tenor saxophone student from Mexico City, is the recipient of the Enrique Iglesias Scholarship presented by the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation. 

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MMI Recordings Releases 'Christiane Karam and the Pletenitsa Balkan Choir,' 'Layth & Naseem'

April 24, 2015

The MMI Recordings is launching two new albums to finish this school year. Christiane Karam and the Pletenitsa Balkan Choir features more than 40 student performers as well as the Berklee World Strings directed by Eugene Friesen, and Layth & Naseem is the first release by Jordanian violinist Layth Sidiq and Palestinian cellist Naseem Alatrash.

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