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Diversity, entrepreneurship, and innovation define the 2014-2015 class.
The Berklee Valencia, Spain, campus will celebrate its graduation ceremony on Monday, July 13, at 10:00 a.m., at the Auditori in the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia. This year, 143 students from 31 countries will receive their master's degrees in four programs of study: Music Technology and Innovation; Contemporary Performance; Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games; and Global Entertainment and Music Business.
Throughout the year-long program, master’s students intensified their studies with the creation of major events including the first-ever Women's Empower Symposium, and the second annual TEDxBerkleeValencia. Students also presented their projects at the MIDEM conference in Cannes and at Sónar+D in Barcelona, recorded their final scoring projects with a 50-piece orchestra at Abbey Road Studios, and performed at several festivals across Europe.
"This year’s graduating class has raised the bar on many different levels," says María Martínez Iturriaga, dean of Admissions and associate executive director for the Valencia campus. "They have learned from us as much as we have learned from them. I am confident that their contributions to the music industry as they enter the professional world will have a tremendous impact on their respective fields."
A commencement concert will be held on Saturday, July 11, at 9:00 p.m. in front of the Hemisfèric building located in the City of Arts and Sciences. Sixteen bands composed of graduating students will perform on a floating stage in the middle of the enclosure’s artificial lake, which will constitute a culmination of their work in the program this year.
The concert will be streamed live here.
The graduation ceremony will be held at Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, also located in the City of Arts and Sciences, where Berklee’s Valencia campus organizes numerous concerts and events as part of its curriculum. This is one of the many partnerships Berklee's campus in Valencia has developed with local and international institutions and organizations to build connections between its students and relevant music industry stakeholders. The college is dedicated to contributing to the cultural development of the city of Valencia and to its promotion on an international level.