On September 17, Berklee College of Music president Roger H. Brown will give the welcome speech at the college’s new campus in Valencia, Spain, to launch Berklee’s first-ever graduate programs, offering degrees in Contemporary Performance; Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games; and Global Entertainment and Music Business. This event represents the successful culmination of an ambitious and challenging project, and confirms the commitment the college made to launch a new international campus with its own curriculum.
The master’s programs at Berklee in Valencia have attracted applicants worldwide, spanning many of the world’s countries. The class includes 23 students from Europe, 22 from the US, 14 from Central and South America, and students from Canada, Mexico, Asia, Africa, China, India, Russia, and the Virgin Islands. Over a third of the master’s students are female, with 36% in the Contemporary Performance program and 41% in the Global Entertainment and Music Business program being women.
“The selection process proved to be tough as we received such a high number of applications from very talented musicians,” commented President Brown.