Visiting Artists and Guest Speakers

At Berklee Valencia, we are dedicated to providing our students with unparalleled opportunities to engage with industry professionals, thought leaders, and creative visionaries from around the globe. Our visiting and guest speakers initiative brings a diverse array of voices to our campus, enriching our community with valuable insights, expertise, and inspiration.

German Ramos


Associate Professor of Music Acoustics at Berklee College of Music

German Ramos is involved in audio technology courses for musicians covering acoustics, audio effects, and sound synthesis. He has served as an employee for many professional audio companies doing research and development.

Tin Men & The Telephone


Jazz Band

An Amsterdam-based jazz and improvisational band, Tin Men and the Telephone employ live electronics, projected visuals, and audience participation in their work. They incorporate their own groundbreaking technology (an app of their own design) to get audiences involved in their one-of-a-kind concert experiences. 
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Steve Genewick


Recording Engineer

Possessing over 25 years of experience both as a studio and live recording engineer, Steve Genewick has worked primarily out of Capitol Studios as a staff engineer since 1994. He is a three-time Grammy-nominated recording engineer and has worked with artist such as Diana Krall, Gladys Knight, Neil Young, Quincy Jones, and Paul McCartney, among others.

David Mash


Senior Vice President for Information, Strategy, and Technology at Berklee

Author of nine books and a recognized expert on music technology, David Mash is senior vice president for information,strategy, and technology at Berklee. One of Berklee's true innovators, he founded the Music Synthesis Department (today known as Electronic Production and Design), developed the Center for Technology in Music Instruction, and assisted in the design of the Berklee Learning Center, the country's largest networked music-learning facility.

Young Guru and Sean C



Award-winning producers Young Guru (nominated for a Grammy Award in 2011 for his work on "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys) and Sean C (award-winning American producer, DJ, and artists and repertoire specialist) came to our campus for a series of seminars open to all students

Brian “Raydar” Ellis


Artist, Producer and Berklee Assistant Professor in Songwriting

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Berklee College of Music graduate, artist, producer and current Berklee assistant professor in Songwriting, Brian “Raydar” Ellis visited our campus and performed with students at Innovation En Vivo. “Raydar” Ellis currently teaches Hip-Hop Ensemble and Turntable Technique at Berklee’s Boston campus and has collaborated with Mos Def, Roy Hargrove, DJ Rob Swift, and CeeLo Green of Gnarls Barkley during his career.



Artist, Producer, Film Composer

BT is a platinum-selling artist, visionary producer, film composer and technologist. He is an internationally-renowned recording artist himself, trusted by superstars such as Sting, Britney Spears, Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos, Madonna, Seal and Peter Gabriel to produce modernist and memorable hits, with a bleeding-edge electronic flair. He has composed unforgettable scores for films The Fast and the Furious, Partysaurus Rex, Go, Stealth and Oscar-award winning Monster. 
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Dave Smith


Engineer and Musician, Creator of Prophet 5

Dave Smith, who visited campus to give a masterclass, is an engineer and musician who has pioneered many groundbreaking music technologies. Smith was responsible for the first polyphonic and microprocessor-controlled synthesizer, the Prophet 5, and later the multitimbral synthesizer. He is also referred to as the 'Father of MIDI' for his role in the development of MIDI, now a standard interface protocol for electronic instruments and recording/pro audio equipment. 
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Leslie Ann Jones


Director of Music Recording and Scoring at Skywalker Sound

Leslie Ann Jones, director of music recording and scoring at Skywalker Sound, visited the Valencia campus to talk to our composition and technology students about recording music for films and video games and about setting up microphones for different instruments and styles. 
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Musician, Artist, and Inventor

Musician, artist, and inventor Moldover visited our campus to take part in the innovation seminar with students from our Master of Music in Music Production, Technology, and Innovation program. Known as the "godfather of controllerism," he spoke to our students about his recent work and the formula for the future of live-sound manipulation: Computer + Controller = The New Instrument. 
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Tommy Torres

Tommy Torres

Producer, Singer, and Songwriter

Tommy Torres is an award-winning producer, singer, and songwriter from Puerto Rico. During his visit to our campus, he selected a song by alumna Vanessa Barabad ’14G,, to walk students through the recording and production process. Torres, a Berklee alumnus himself, also talked to students about life after graduation.

Becca Stevens

Becca Stevens

Becca Stevens, American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist

 Becca Stevens has tested the limits of musical identity, mining everything from jazz to Irish folk to indie rock while striving for complete and authentic expression. In her latest musical endeavor, WONDERBLOOM, the North Carolina–bred, Brooklyn-based artist defies all expectation, dreaming up a groove-heavy, dance-ready sound infused with elements of pop, funk, and R&B.

Patrice Rushen

Patrice Rushen

Patrice Rushen, Record Producer, Multi-instrumentalist, Songwriter, Music Director and Singer

 Well known for her Grammy-nominated single 'Forget Me Nots,' American composer, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, music director and vocalist Patrice Rushen visited our campus to speak about her experience in the music industry, and to coach students musically. She ended her week long visit with a performance that featured our students.

Michael League

Michael League

Michael LeagueBassist, Composer and Producer

 Michael League is a Grammy Award-winning bassist, composer and producer who is involved in a number of projects, most notably Snarky Puppy. League visited campus with New York City-based band "FORQ," featuring members Henry Hey and Adam Rogers. The group gave a masterclass and performed for students. View video

Silvana Estrada


Mexican composer and singer-songwriter

Silvana Estrada is a Mexican singer and composer with influences from Latin American folk, indie music, and jazz. Despite her young age, she has created a clear identity with a nostalgic and timeless air. She has shared the stage with artists such as Charlie Hunter, Antonio Sánchez, and Michael League.

Victor Wooten


Award-winning bassist, record producer, and educator

Berklee Performance Scholar in Residence Victor Wooten is a multiple Grammy Award winner and a founding member of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. He has been called the most influential bassist of the last two decades. His recent release, Trypnotix, features Bob Franceschini and Dennis Chambers in a trio format.

Jamey Haddad


American percussionist

From Cleveland, Ohio, percussionist and drummer Jamey Haddad holds a unique position in the world of jazz and contemporary music. He's an associate professor at Boston's Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory, Oberlin Conservatory, and the Cleveland Institute of Music. He was voted one of the top four world percussionists in the world by the most largely read Percussion periodical, Modern Drummer, in July 2007.

Fabrice Dupont


French mixing engineer, record producer, and teacher

'Fabulous' Fabrice Dupont is a mixing engineer, record producer, and teacher. He has created records for artists such as Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Bebel Gilberto, and Freshlyground, and received three Grammy nominations for his work with Toots and the Maytals, and Kirk Whalum. Dupont is the owner of Flux Studios in New York City as well as co-owner of, an educational website for production and recording techniques.

Sofia Ribeiro


Award-winning jazz vocalist

Born in Lisbon, Portugal, Sofia Ribeiro has a degree in jazz performance from Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo in Porto, Portugal. During her studies she did a one year exchange program in Barcelona at “Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya”, and another one at Berklee. She was a student of Bob Stoloff and was awarded the “Oliver Wagmann Memorial Scholarship”. Later she received a master’s degree in jazz performance with “great distinction” from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, where she studied with David Linx.

Juan Andres Ospina

Juan Andres Ospina

Juan Andres Ospina, Colombian composer and producer

 Pianist, composer, arranger, and producer Juan Andrés Ospina is one of the most active and prominent exponents among an outstanding generation of Colombian musicians. As a Berklee alumnus, he studied with musicians such as Danilo Pérez, Maria Schneider, Greg Hopkins, and Dave Samuels, among many others, and was a recipient of the Jazz Herb Pomeroy Award.

Miltos Pantelias


Greek visual artist

Born in Athens, Miltos Pantelias studied engraving and lithography at the School of Fine Arts in Paris. He is inspired by the mechanisms of memory, the past, and its recall and transformation into something new. Most of his artwork functions as monumental snapshots that release an aura with intense elements of nostalgia and lust, which is also reinforced by the characteristics of his art, the obsession with detail, and the quiet use of color.

Nicolas Ospina


Colombian pianist, composer, arranger, producer, singer, and teacher

Nicolás Ospina is one of the most versatile and renowned musicians on the Colombian contemporary scene. He has played keys for the multiple Latin Grammy–winner Fonseca, the band Alé Kuma, and many other renowned artists including Antonio Arnedo and Tico Arnedo, Marta Gómez , Juan Sebastian Monsalve, Javier Colina and Guillermo Klein.

Odile Gakire Katese


Professional dreamer, Rwandan playwright, director, and cultural entrepreneur

Odile Gakire Katese, who goes by Kiki, describes herself as a professional dreamer and a woman of firsts. She is a Rwandan playwright, director, and cultural entrepreneur. Currently, she is the director of the Woman Cultural Centre (WCC). She was the first recipient of the League of Professional Theatre Women's Rosamond Gilder/Martha Coigney International Award in 2011.

William Cepeda


Award-Winning Jazz Musician

Known as a cultural icon in Puerto Rico, four-time Grammy nominee and composer William Cepeda was born and raised in Loiza, the heart of Puerto Rico’s Little Africa. His work and research on Puerto Rican music, dance, and culture have earned him multiple awards, grants, and recognition. In 2013, Cepeda was awarded an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music.

Nona Hendryx

Multi-instrumentalist, Record Producer, Songwriter, Author, and Actress

Nona Hendryx’s legendary career spans six decades of sound and style evolution. Fans know her as a founding member of the girl group Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles, inducted into the R&B Hall of Fame in 1999. She is currently ambassador for artistry in music at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
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Tin Men & The Telephone


Jazz Band

An Amsterdam-based jazz and improvisational band, Tin Men and the Telephone employ live electronics, projected visuals, and audience participation in their work. They incorporate their own groundbreaking technology (an app of their own design) to get audiences involved in their one-of-a-kind concert experiences.
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George Garzone


Professor of Woodwinds and Jazz at Berklee College of Music

Saxophonist George Garzone is a member of the Fringe, a jazz trio founded in 1972 that includes bassist John Lockwood and drummer Bob Gullotti. A veteran jazzman, Garzone has appeared on more than 20 recordings.

Fernando González


International Editor of ‘JAZZIZ Magazine’

Fernando González is a Grammy nominee and an Emmy-winning arts journalist active in record production, teaching, radio hosting, and arts administration. He is currently working as the international editor at JAZZIZ Magazine, a media outlet that has been covering the music scene, documenting innovations, and charting industry trends.

Abraham Laboriel Sr.



Bass extraordinaire, Abraham Laboriel Sr., has been featured on more than 4000 recordings. Abe spent a few days with graduate and undergraduate students sharing his wisdom and knowledge on music and on life.
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William Bell, Al Kapone and Martin Shore


Creative Team

Berklee had the pleasure of hosting a residency by several members of the creative team from the award-winning musical documentary Take Me to the River, including Martin Shore, director, William Bell, songwriter and producer, and Al Kapone, rapper and producer. As part of this residency, students were given the opportunity to apply to attend a special songwriting and production workshop. Selected students received constructive feedback and advice on their own songs from experienced professionals.
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Melissa Aldana



Berklee had the pleasure of hosting an inspiring “Improvisational techniques” clinic with Chilean saxophonist and Berklee alumna Melissa Aldana. Aldana is a Concord Music Group recording artist and recent winner of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz's International Jazz Saxophone Competition. She is currently making waves in the professional world and visited our campus to share her musical and career experience.
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Christiane Karam


Assistant Professor of Voice at Berklee's Boston campus

Christiane Karam, assistant professor of voice at our Boston campus and founder and leader of the Annual Berklee Middle Eastern Festival, visited our campus and dropped in on the graduate middle eastern music ensemble headed by saxophone legend Perico Sambeat.

Eddie Gómez



Legendary Puerto Rican double-bassist Eddie Gómez visited campus to receive an honorary doctoral degree in a ceremony held at the Palau de Les Arts auditorium and to give some master classes to our students.

Miguel Zenón



Multiple Grammy nominee, Guggenheim Fellow, MacArthur Fellow and Berklee alumnus Miguel Zenón is widely regarded as one of the most groundbreaking and influential saxophonists of his generation. During his visit, he shared his musical journey, music composing process and influences with students at our campus.

Pat Pattison


Professor of Lyric Writting and Poetry at Berklee's Boston campus

Pat Pattison gave one of his legendary master classes where he worked on the students' original songs, improving them by applying his Stable/Unstable technique. Pattison is one of the professors of Lyric Writing and Poetry at Berklee's Boston campus. He is also the author of Songwriting Without Boundaries, Writing Better Lyrics, The Essential Guide to Lyric Form and Structure, and The Essential Guide to Rhyming. Pattison also gave a clinic called 'Writing Better Lyrics' together with Clare McLeod.

Gergõ Borlai


Drummer, Arranger, an Music Director

Visiting Artist Gergõ Borlai and Berklee Faculty Gary Willis did a recording workshop of 'Watermelon Man' with Contemporary Performance students. They focused especially on drums and bass and how to navigate a real-world recording session by setting up the ideal recording environment, including mic selection and placement, playing to a click, and how to monitor yourself.
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Jim Kelly


Guitar Faculty at Berklee's Boston campus

Visiting professor from our Boston campus's guitar department, Jim Kelly, visited Valencia and interacted with our students for a week-long residency.

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn


Banjo Duo

World-renowned banjo players Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn visited campus to conduct a workshop with students in the Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration) master’s degree program. The duo also offered a clinic to the entire student body. Fleck is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s most technically gifted and innovative banjo players in the world, and has been a Grammy Award nominee in more categories than any other musician in history.
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Yoron Israel


Assistant Chair of the Percussion Department at Berklee's Boston campus

Yoron Israel is Assistant Chair of the percussion department at our Boston campus. He brings unique influences and experiences in Jazz and various other musical styles having played with musicians such as Horace Silver, Sonny Rollins, Kenny Burrell and Abbey Lincoln, among others. He spent a week at our Valencia campus, sharing ideas and guiding ensembles.

John Blackwell



John Blackwell Jr. visited campus to offer a clinic to the entire student body. Blackwell Jr. is a recognized drummer and a Berklee alumnus. His recordings and performances include Patti LaBelle, Prince, The New Power Generation, Justin Timberlake, P Diddy, among many others. Blackwell talked about his musical background, his Berklee years, and the importance of adding business skills to his professional career.

Joca Perpignan and Alon Yavnai



Master percussionist-songwriter Joca Perpignan and pianist Alon Yavnai visited campus to host a Brazilian rhythm and aesthetics workshop. The duo also talked about creating effective arrangements and creating a sense of space and variation when playing in a small ensemble.

Scooter Braun

Scooter Braun

Artist Management

 Scooter Braun is the founder and chairman of Ithaca Holdings LLC, founder of SB Projects, and cofounder of TQ Ventures. He’s one of the major forces and innovators in the entertainment industry.

Sophia Chang


Artist Management

Sophia Chang is a music business matriarch who has worked with Paul Simon and managed Wu Tang Clan, A Tribe Called Quest, RZA, Raphael Saadiq, and D'Angelo among others. Her record company experience includes marketing at Atlantic, A&R at Jive, running A&R administration and operations at Universal, and acting as general manager of Cinematic Music Group, the label and management company for Joey Bada$$, Pro Era, and Mick Jenkins.

Cliff Fluet


Managing Director, Eleven Advisory, Lewis Silkin

Cliff Fluet is managing director of Eleven Advisory. He has over two decades of experience in digital strategy and advising, having practiced as in-house counsel and external adviser to some of the world’s biggest names in digital, mobile, and social brands, and music, and live events. In addition, he works with artificial intelligence, blockchain and cryptography, and social and immersive video businesses.

Alex Rivas


Project Manager and Tour Manager

Although still early in her career, Southern California–based tour and project manager Alex Rivas has already worked with a variety of renowned artists including Ms. Lauryn Hill, Chloe x Halle, Alanis Morissette, Ella Mai, and Jamaican artists such as Chronixx and Koffee. On each project, she has moved tours both domestic and internationally while retaining her individual style.

Claire Mas


Former Head of Digital at Island Records

Claire Mas has managed the digital strategy of top artists such as Sigrid, Robyn, Mumford & Sons, Ray BLK, and Hozier, among others. She is an influential voice in the digital music ecosystem, having previously headed up digital at Communion, led training for Music Ally, and managed independent artists.

Shawn Barron


Vice President of A&R at Atlantic Records

Shawn Barron is the man behind the signing of Drake, Diggy Simmons, Wale, Curren$y, and Ty Dolla $ign. He is now senior director at Atlantic Records and has previously worked for Universal Records and Koch Records.

Ekaterina Bazhanova


Director at Music Development Russia

Ekaterina Bazhanova is the founder of Music Development Russia, a company providing services in different areas of the music business. Its key activities are artist development, music business consulting, publishing, events, and music exports. Bazhanova has worked with artists such as Yuar, Tesla Boy, Poko Cox, On-the-Go, and НААДЯ, among others.

Cherie Hu


Freelance Writer, Editor, and Podcaster

Cherie Hu defines herself as a citizen of the music tech macrocosm. The main topic of her work is how technology transforms music and culture. Her written work can be found at Billboard, Forbes, Music Business Worldwide, Columbia Journalism Review, Pitchfork, and many other publications.

Stephen Budd


Music Executive at Stephen Budd Music Management

Stephen Budd Music represents some of the most successful and influential producers, songwriters, mixers, engineers, remixers, and programmers from Europe and the U.S. In addition to his management services, Budd himself is a music cultural commentator and an advisor to music festivals and live events.

Yvette Noel-Schure


Founder of Schure Media Group and Beyoncé's Publicist

Yvette Noel-Schure is a seasoned and respected industry veteran, and one of the top creative executives in the music PR business. She has developed press campaigns for a diverse roster of artists, including Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Chloe X Halle, Prince, John Legend, and LeAnn Rimes, among others.

Scott Cohen


Co-founder of The Orchard

The music business program had the pleasure of hosting Scott Cohen, the co-founder of The Orchard, the world’s largest digital distribution company. Cohen is a world-renowned lecturer who visited the campus to discuss reinventing business models as we see them. Currently, he is a visiting professor at London Metropolitan University and is a member of the British Phonographic Industry Council. 

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Steve Stoute


Founder and CEO of Translation, and Author

Steve Stoute is the founder and CEO of the brand development and marketing firm Translation, and author of The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy. For more than a decade, Stoute has worked to identify and activate a new generation of consumers on behalf of iconic brands like State Farm, Jeep, and the National Basketball Association, helping them thrive in the changing cultural climate. He has worked with artists like Will Smith, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Jimmy Iovine, and Solange Knowles. During his special visit to our campus for the Branding and Advertising Music Business seminar, Stoute shared his knowledge about the music and advertising industries with our students and gave them valuable advice on how to succeed in this evolving space.

Rob Dickins


Former President and Chairman of Warner Music UK

Industry legend Rob Dickins is former president and chairman of Warner Music UK. Dickins is responsible for the signings of Prince, Madonna, Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards (Chic), Neil Young, and Joni Mitchell, among others, to the UK company. Dickins visited our campus as a special guest for the final week of the Master of Arts in Global Entertainment and Music Business Degree Program A&R seminar. 

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Martin F. Frascogna


International Entertainment Attorney

Named the official U.S. ambassador for the Global Entertainment and Music Business Program, Martin Frascogna led an extraordinary week of seminars focusing on the U.S. market. Frascogna is an international entertainment attorney who represents clientele in 34 countries spanning six continents. His clients include international musicians, Grammy winners, international labels and tours. 

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Stef Pascual


Head of Digital at Crown Talent and Media Group

Stef Pascual handles digital strategy and marketing for a variety of music and live events and media clients like Fusion Festival, Becky Hill, Ella Henderson, and Stacey Solomon. She is also half of Silent Cult Records, an independent label founded in 2017.

Scott McNearney


Sponsors Chief at SXSW Music, Film and Interactive

Scott McNearney, sponsors chief at SXSW Music, Film and Interactive, visited the Branding and Advertising Music Business seminar to discuss the ins and outs of festival sponsorship with our students. For more than 15 years, McNearny has successfully directed and shepherded hundreds of uniquely integrated brand programs at the SXSW Conferences and Festivals, creating lasting and positive impacts on the world’s forward-most thinkers. Brand concert events led and developed with McNearny’s expertise include talent ranging from Jay- Z and Prince to Lady Gaga and Snoop Dogg.

Panos Panay


Founding Managing Director of Berklee ICE (Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship)

Panos Panay is the founding managing director of Berklee ICE (Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship) as well as a passionate entrepreneur and active startup mentor in the creative media space. As the founder of Sonicbids, Panay created the leading platform for bands to book gigs and market themselves online, building a subscriber network of 550,000 bands and 35,000 promoters from over 100 countries. As a passionate arts and business advocate, Panos serves on a number of boards, including as the chair of Berklee's Presidential Advisory Council for six years.

Don & Dale Franzen


Entertainment Lawyer and Former Executive Director at the Broad Stage, Respectively

Don and Dale Franzen are a husband and wife industry duo. Don is a practicing lawyer of entertainment and business law, and counts among his clients leading figures in the music and recording industries. Dale has over 30 years of experience in the creative arts industry as an opera singer, artistic director, producer, public speaker, mentor, and consultant.

Iván M. Lacamara


Film Composer

 Ivan M. Lacámara is a film composer born in Zaragoza, Spain, especially known for his work for Money Heist (2017), Locked up (2015–2018), El accidente (2018), and The Boat (2011). He has composed the original soundtracks for many television series and short films, as well as additional music and arrangements for films, tours, and records.

Zeltia Montes

Zeltia Montes

Film Composer

 Zeltia Montes received a Spanish Academy Award (Goya) nomination for Best Original Song in 2016 and is a two-time Jerry Goldsmith Award winner for Best Composer, in 2008 and 2011. Montes composes music for film, TV, and documentaries, but is also passionate about songwriting, concert music, electronic music production, and sound design experiments. Her music has also been recognized by the International Film Music Critics Association with a nomination for Breakout Composer of the Year 2012; by the Catalan Academy with a Gaudi Award nomination in 2014; by the Galician Academy with a Mestre Mateo Award in 2014 and two additional nominations in 2008 and 2011; and by the Hollywood Music in Media Awards with three nominations in 2009 and in 2011. Her music has also received awards at many international festivals, such as the New York City International Film Festival, Park City Film Music Festival, Garden State Film Festival, Moondance International Film Festival, and the Telly Awards, along with numerous nominations from the Goldspirit Awards and Mundo BSO Awards.

Mariela Besuievsky


Film Composer

 Mariela Besuievsky is a film producer born in Uruguay. She graduated from the Municipal School of Dramatic Art (EMAD) and studied film at the International School of Film and Television of Cuba (EICTV). She is known for her work on El secreto de sus ojos (2009), Los crímenes de Oxford (2008), and Al final del túnel (2016).

Rachel Portman


Film Composer

 British film composer Rachel Portman is known for her work on Nunca me abandones (2010), Emma (1996), and Chocolat (2000). She became the first female composer to win an Academy Award for the score for Emma and the first female composer to win a Primetime Emmy Award for the film Bessie. She has received two additional Academy Award nominations for The Cider House Rules and Chocolat, which also earned her a Golden Globe nomination.

Conrad Pope


Orchestrator & Film Composer

 Conrad Pope is an orchestrator and film composer known for his work on Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), and Moonrise Kingdom (2012). His work has received the prestigious Leonard Bernstein Fellowship, the Fulbright Fellowship, and first prize from the Pacific Composers Forum Composition Competition.

Jack Wall


Video Game Music Composer

 Jack Wall is an ASCAP-award-winning and BAFTA-nominated composer best known for his rich, cinematic scores found within popular video game franchises such as Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, 3, and 4; Mass Effect 1 and 2; the Myst series; Jade Empire; and several others. He has won multiple awards for his work. Most recently, Wall scored the supernatural drama television series Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments, which airs on Disney's Freeform TV, as well as the latest record-breaking entry in the blockbuster Call of Duty series, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. He has also written additional music scores for numerous TV series including the fantasy drama series Reign on the CW and Emerald City on NBC, as well as scored the high-octane action film Hard Target 2 on Netflix.

Maggie Radford


Managing Director of the Air-Edel Group

 Maggie Rodford is an established music supervisor and producer who has worked on many feature films and television series, including The Gladiator, The Lion King, Thor, Pan, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and many others. She has a strong musical background, and has studied piano, cello, and choral music. She is currently Managing Director of the Air-Edel Group, a California based firm for music supervision and production services.

Irene Blecua


Film editor

 Irene Blecua is a world-renowned film editor in Spain. She was born in Barcelona and has studied at New York University and the University of California, Los Angeles. She has built a significant body of work, editing more than 30 feature films, and has recently been involved in collaborations with Netflix.

Alberto Iglesias



 Acclaimed Spanish composer Alberto Iglesias visited campus to give a clinic to students about scoring for films and his techniques for writing. He is a scholar with classical training including piano, guitar, composition, and counterpoint, and electronic music studies. He has composed music for dozens of films worldwide and has won many awards, including being nominated for several Academy Awards, most recently for his work on the films The Constant Gardener, The Kite Runner, and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Alejandro Amenábar


Film Director, Screenwriter and Composer

 Alejandro Amenábar is a Spanish film director, screenwriter and composer. Among other honors, he has won nine Goyas, two European Film Award and an Oscar. He was on campus to give a talk to the scoring for film, television, and video games program.
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Richard Davis


Author of Complete Guide to Film Scoring

 Berklee’s Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games Master's Degree Program welcomed Richard Davis, author of Complete Guide to Film Scoring, as a visiting professor. During his visit, Davis led a session with our students focusing on film scoring and orchestration. In his own words, "A big part of what I teach is storytelling through music. It's also understanding how the music fits in as a partner. It must have an intention, and a flow that communicates very specific feelings or ideas to the audience."
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Eduardo Tarilonte


Sample Library Developer

 Eduardo Tarilonte is an award winning sample library developer with many best selling titles, and a prolific composer who has completed over 300 different musical projects over his 20-year career. He visited campus to speak to students about producing and developing sample libraries and effectively using them in compositions.

Eric Reasoner


Film Scoring Professor at Berklee's Boston campus

 Eric Reasoner is a professor at Berklee’s Boston campus in the Film Scoring department. He visited our campus to speak to students about his experience as a music editor and the importance of the position when it comes to composing soundtracks for film. He is a Berklee alumnus, and has held the position of supervising music editor at Segue Music. He has numerous major motion picture screen credits including Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Lethal Weapon 3, Curly Sue, Swing Kids, Die Hard with a Vengeance, and Lethal Weapon 4, and others.
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Federico Jusid



 Federico Jusid is a Spanish and Argentinian composer with a prolific career, having written music for 30 feature films and over 15 television series. Currently working in Madrid and Los Angeles, he visited the Valencia campus to give a clinic to master’s students about composition and film scoring. He is also an accomplished pianist with concert performance all over the world and has written pieces for symphony and solo piano.

Mason Daring



 Mason Daring is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and Emmy-winning composer for film and television. He has worked on more than 70 productions, including major and independent films, and owns his own record label, Daring Records. Mason came Berklee in Valencia as a visiting professor, teaching classes on film scoring in addition to a class titled Performance Techniques in the Recording Studio.