Berklee College of MusicBerklee is the largest independent college ofcontemporary music in the worldBerklee AlumniAlumni have won a total of 205GRAMMY Awards (Quincy Jones, AllanSilvestri, Gary Burton, Howard Shore,Esperanza Spalding, Juan Luis Guerra, etc.)
MissionTo educate, train, and developstudents to excel in music as a careerPhilosophyThat musicianship can be taught through themusic of the time; and our students needpractical, professional skills for successful,sustainable music careers
Berklee College of MusicValencia Campus (SPAIN)Berklee opens its first campusoutside of Boston, in Valencia, with aunique curriculum, offering 6 newmaster’s degrees.With Valencia, the college offers anew way for musicians around theworld to join the global musiccommunity - as performers, aspractitioners, and as leaders.
Why Spain? Access to three distinct musical culturesEuropean, Latin American, North African, Middle EasternStrongly connected with three geopolitical areas, cultures and music traditions Latin America Highly influential in Latin music industry. Common usage of the Spanish language Europe Spain is a member state of the European Union North Africa and Middle East Exposed to many different cultures and history
Why Valencia?CityValencia is the third largest city in Spain. Located right on theMediterranean coast, Valencia is a wonderfully vibrant, colorful andmodern Europen cityCapitalSpain has the fastest trains in Europe and is now only 96 minutes fromMadridMusicValencia has a strong musical symphonic band tradition. The ValenciaMusical Association has 200,00 members, 40,000 musicians and60,000 students. 50% of Spain’s musicians live in ValenciaLifeValencia has a great mix of international and cosmopolitan studentswho choose Valencia to study and workAirportValencia Airport connects to a large number of European andinternational cities with regular and low cost airlines
Berklee in Valencia Master’s degrees 1 year programScoring for Film, Television, and Video Games (September 2012) Contemporary Studio Performance (September 2012) Global Entertainment and Music Business (September 2012) Electronic Production and Design (Upcoming Program) Contemporary Writing and Production (Upcoming Program) Symphonic Band Studies (Upcoming Program)
Scoring for Film, Televisionand Video GamesMaster the art and craft of composing, orchestrating, editing, andintegrating music for film, television, and video gamesCareer Paths: film composer, orchestrator, music supervisor, filmconductor, copyistCourse Trip to Boston and L.A. (optional)Internships: Fox, Warner, Disney, Sony, Electronic ArtsFollow in the footsteps of such brilliant composers like Allan Silvestr(Back to the Future), Howard Shore (Lord of the Rings), Alf Clausen(The Simpsons) went to Berklee
Electronic Production and DesignDevelop the techniques to create, manipulate, and mix all sonicelements used in electronic music and sound designCareer Paths: Sound Designer, Interactive Multimedia Specialist,Soundware Engineer, Digital Audio Editor, Product RepresentativeInternships: Sónar, Ableton, AVID, Korg, YamahaPast Graduates include the developer of Apple Mainstage program
Contemporary Studio PerformanceHone your concert performance skills in a variety of styles, learn tomaster the unique demands performers face in a 21st centurystudio, develop strategies for producing and marketing theirperformance projectsCareer Paths: Concert artist, studio musician, producer, songwriter,music entrepreneurInternships: Loolapalooza, Rock in Rio, Sónar, FIB, Live NationGreat artists such as Steve Vai, Gary Burton, John Mayer, DianaKrall, Esperanza Spalding went to Berklee
Global Entertainment and Music Scoring for Film, Television and Video GamesBusiness Electronic Production and DesignLearn the concepts and methods to meet the artistic managementand entrepreneurial challenges of music and digital media in thecontemporary international entertainment industryCareer Paths: Artist ManagementConcert Promoter, Music Publishing, E-distribution, MusicSupervision. Music or Technology entrepreneurInternships: Spotify, Live Nation, FIB, Sony, MIDEM, Universal,Very important people from the Music Industry like Quincy Jones,Panas Panoy (Sonicbids), Gerd Leonhard (The Media Futurist)went to Berklee
Contemporary Writing andProductionThis intensive degree prepares you to write and produce music forlive performance, studio recording, and a variety of current mediaCareer Paths: Advertising music for radio, television, and newmedia, interactive music for the web and video games, arrangingand production for artists’ live performance, recorded productionInternships: Sony, TVE, Spotify, Shackelton.
Symphonic Band StudiesIn this program, you’ll focus on concert (symphonic) bands intoday’s music industry, with the goal of advancing as aprofessional conductor, composer, arranger, or historianCareer Paths: conductor, arranger, composer, or musichistorianStrong musical symphonic band tradition. More than 560symphonic bands in Valencia. The Valencia Musical Society has200,00 members, 40,000 musicians and 60,000 students. 50%of Spain’s musicians are in ValenciaLargest number of wind musicians per/capita in Europe
Ideal CandidatesWe seek focused, motivated, creativecandidates with excellent academicand/or professional backgrounds whocan contribute with skills that willbenefit the program
Admissions Requirements• Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent credentials)• Complete Application• Application fee of 120 euros• Statement of purpose• Portfolio• Resume/curriculum vitae.• Two letters of recommendation• Official copy of transcripts from all institutions attended• English certificate of a standardized test (TOEFL, Cambridge, IELTS, Pearson)
Important Deadlines• Application deadline: March 31, 2012• Interview: By April 30, 2012• Acceptance notification: May 31, 2012
Visa RequirementsNon EU citizens must obtain a student visato study in Spain. Some students may alsobe required to obtain a residence permitonce in Spain.
Facilities• Located in the City of Arts and Sciences• 38.000 sq ft• Classrooms• Ensemble rooms• Practice rooms• Music Technology Complex• Library• Internet 2 connection• Cafeteria & Restaurant• Parking• Sala Martin i Soler (400 seats)• Main Auditorium (1.500 seats)
Music Technology Complex Acoustic Design by Walters-Storyk Design GroupThe state-of-the-art Berklee in Valencia music technology complex will include a professional-quality recordingstudio, a flexible black box performance/presentation space, four project production studios, and two technologylabs. The recording studio, black box, and project production studios are designed by world-renowned acousticaldesign consultants, Walters-Storyk Design Group in collaboration with chairs, deans, and technology lab stafffrom Berklee College of MusicWalters-Storyk Design Group has designed studios for: Alicia Keys, Bob Marley, Bruce Springsteen, Celine Dion,Daddy Yankee, Def-Jam Records, ESPN, Jay-Z, Jazz at Lincoln Center, MTV Latin America, to name a few. Everyaspect of the technology facilities is geared toward preparing students to meet the challenges of the evolvingmusic industry environment
Recording StudioThe recording studio is a 126-square-meter facility (1,360 sq. ft.) that includes a liveroom of about 80 square meters (860 sq. ft.) with high ceilings and a wall and floorwith variable surfaces for diverse acoustical configurations and two iso-overdub booths,a control room of 46 sq. m. (500 sq. ft.), and an isolated machine room. The controlroom configuration supports the teaching of classesBlack BoxThe Black Box of 109 square meters (1,170 sq. ft.) will be one of the most versatile andtechnologically advanced performance and presentation spaces in Europe, and perhapsthe world. It will feature an open and flexible performance and presentation area thatcan be used for a variety of activities, including ensemble performances, recitals,rehearsals, classes, visiting artist presentations, multimedia installations, and audio/visualexperiments
Project Production StudiosFour project production studios will enable students to develop, produce, design, and complete projects in advancedprofessional production facilities equipped with the latest hardware and software. Featuring excellent acoustics andsound isolation, the production studios range in size from 12.5 square meters (135 sq. ft.) to 18.5 square meters (200sq. ft.). Each of the production studios is linked to an iso-overdub space that expands the working area and supportssupplemental recording with microphonesTechnology LabsThe two technology labs serve as classrooms for the teaching of technology-based music and global entertainment andmusic business courses, as well as laboratory spaces that provide students with hands-on access to professional musictechnology and music business equipment and software. These tools and resources, in conjunction with each student’sown required Berklee in Valencia laptop computer package, allow students to advance their skills and complete coursework
International Career CenterMission: To provide expert guidance, leading-edge resources andprofessional development experiences to students.The ICC staff provides one-on-one career guidance to helpstudents:-Explore music career options-Develop clear future goals-Support the self-assessment process-Clarify the interest inventory values-Develop CV´s, cover letter, press kit, and portfolios-Personal branding and self promotion-Develop performance booking strategies etc.
Why study at Berklee in Valencia? -Highest level of education -Top Professional Faculty -State of the Art Facilities -Highly selected student body -Berklee Music Network -International Career Center -Industry Network -Brand Recognition -Mediterranean Music Institute -Highest number of musicians per capita in Europe
FeesApplication Fee: 120 EurosTuition Fee: 24.500 EurosTuition Deposit: 500 EurosScholarshipsLimited financial aid may be awarded tocandidates demonstrating the highestqualifications for the master’s programsAll candidates that have successfullycompleted their application for a master’sprogram will automatically be considered fora Berklee scholarship
HousingHousingAccommodations for master’s degree students will be providedoutside of the campus, both in dormitories and apartments.Berklee has special agreements with the following residence halls:• Resa/Damia Bonet (15 min walk)• Galileo Galilei residence halls (15 min walk)
Apply NowAdmissions RequirementsBachelor’s degree (or equivalent credentials)Complete ApplicationApplication fee of 120 eurosStatement of purposePortfolioResume/curriculum vitaeTwo letters of recommendationOfﬁcial copy of transcripts from all institutionsattendedCertiﬁcates: TOEFL, IELTS, CambridgeEnglishLanguage Exams,Pearson Test of English AcademicImportant DeadlinesApplication deadline: March 31, 2012.Interview: By April 30, 2012.Acceptance notiﬁcation: May 31, 2012.
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