Berklee in Valencia Summer Programs 2012

Berklee’s summer programs offer a wide range of opportunities for today’s musician. From improvisation workshops to jam sessions with world-renowned instructors, there are intense courses in different topics across the musical spectrum. And now, with Berklee’s new campus in Valencia, Spain, we are offering them in the heart of the Mediterranean music scene.

In the Palau de les Artes Reina Sofía, students attending the summer programs will have the unique opportunity to learn and perform in one of the most highly regarded world-class facilities in Europe. As an added benefit, they can enjoy a few relaxing hours on a Valencian beach after class.

Singer-Songwriter and Vocalist Program

This program gives you an unparalleled opportunity to explore songwriting, vocal technique, style, and performance. It also gives you insight into song selection, musicianship, look, and presentation, all of which will help set you apart. Let us help you find your unique strengths. July 3–5

Faculty: Nancy Morris, Darcel Wilson, Livingston Taylor, Ken Zambello

Special Guest: Paula Cole

Berklee Groove School ­

All musicians in contemporary music should have an understanding of groove, style, and the functioning of the back-line, not only to be better performers, but to be better songwriters and producers. Groove School will give you the insight into how it is done. Groove School will present sessions in lecture and master class formats. The lecture sessions will enable students to learn about various performance skills and techniques centered on groove and style, while the master classes allow you to put them into practice. July 6–9

Faculty: Michael Farquharson, Rick Peckham, George Russell Jr., Dave Weigert, Greg Badolato

Art of Improvisation

Art of Improvisation will present classes in lecture and master class formats, enabling students to learn about improvisational techniques and practice them in the master class, both in performance and composition. The workshop is for all musicians—from classical to pop, rock, jazz, and more—who are interested in learning the art of improvisation from the blues and jazz traditions. July 10–13

Faculty: Michael Farquharson, Rick Peckham, George Russell Jr., Dave Weigert, Greg Badolato

Re:Tool – Music Technology in Performance and Production

This program will provide you with the opportunity to learn about how laptops, turntables, DJs, virtual instruments, mobile apps, and devices are finding a place in the most current productions and performances, influencing how we interact as performers and users. You will gain perspective on the tradition of some of the most recent developments in music, including hip-hop, techno, turntablism, beat making, remixing, and the combination of these new forms with jazz, classical, and popular music. July 14–16

Faculty: Brian "Raydar" Ellis, Kai Turnbull, Stephen Webber, Dawaun Parker

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Interested in seeing more of the campus and what took place in some of the programs last summer? Check out some of our videos on YouTube.

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