Campus Initiatives

Introduction


Berklee’s campus in Valencia develops a number of collaborations during the year with partners such as the City of Arts and Sciences, TEDx, Fundación Bancaja, and Berklee’s Mediterranean Music Institute, which results in a broad variety of concerts and events through which students can showcase their work and talent in front of different audiences.

In addition to this, the campus also develops series of concerts like Discover, Innovation: ¡En Vivo!, and Synesthesia as part of its curriculum to support the artistic development of the students.

Berklee Workshop at Universal Music Festival

Universal Music Festival

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In July 2017, the Universal Music Festival will be held in Madrid as part of the celebration of Teatro Real's bicentenary this year.

The festival will consist of 25 days full of activities and performances by Sting, Michel Camilo and Tomatito, and the Pet Shop Boys, among other artists.

As one of the educational partners of the festival, Berklee's campus in Valencia will offer a four-hour workshop on Saturday, July 29 in Madrid, which will help students improve their vocal performance.

The application period is open now; space is limited, so register as soon as possible using this form.

  • Developing Your Voice

Developing Your Voice

Are you looking to expand your vocal range? Are you experiencing vocal fatigue while on tour? Are you seeking to discover your own voice? From the aspiring beginner to the seasoned professional, every singer has the potential to grow in his or her vocal abilities. No matter where you find yourself along your vocal journey, you have come to the right place.

Points of Interest:
· Clear advantages: increasing and creating opportunity
· Singer versus listener: reflect on perspective
· What does it mean to be a thoughtful musician?
· The journey of the song: knowing where you want to go
· Performance technique: utilizing your strengths and mic control
· Connecting with your audience
· Song styling and interpretation
· Song selection and repertoire

Jerome Kyles B.M. ‘97 will conduct this workshop, assessing your vocal skills, providing insight and guidance for your vocal goals, and addressing any questions or concerns you may have with regard to your voice. Kyles will utilize his incredibly diverse and comprehensive experience from his 30-year career teaching, studying, performing, and mentoring. This is your chance to work with an artist who brings experience, technical skill, passion, authenticity, style, and flare, all in equal parts.

  • Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017
  • Time: 10:00h to 14:00h
  • Length: 4 hours
  • Where: Teatro Real de Madrid – acces through Plaza de Oriente
  • Tuition fee: 50 Euros
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Location: Madrid
  • How to enroll: Complete the form and pay the tuition fee
  • You must be at least 15 years old to enroll in this program

Please contact summervalencia@berklee.edu with any questions.
Register to the workshop through this form.

Música en Abierto con Berklee

A family visits an exhibition of a master's student thesis project at Berklee Música e Innovación

Berklee students and faculty perform at Remembering Music, an event for Alzheimer patients and their families.

Program director Casey Driessen (fiddle) plays with a student and Alzheimer's patients and their families at Remembering Music.

Student Arletis Garcia sings at Remembering Music for Alzheimer patients and their families.

Música en Abierto con Berklee is the product of the Valencia campus’ collaboration with the City of Arts and Sciences, which results in several activities taking place throughout the academic year.

Berklee Week

The academic year culminates in a week of musical celebration by both the exhibition of graduate students’ final projects at the Museu de les Ciències Príncep Felipe under the title Berklee: Música e Innovación and the screening of the final projects of students’ from the scoring for film, television, and video games graduate program, which takes place at the Hemisfèric under Berklee on the Big Screen: A Premiere.

  • Berklee: Música e Innovación exhibits selected final projects from the master’s degree program students—contemporary performance (production concentration); music production, technology, and innovation; scoring for film, television, and video games; and global entertainment and music business—in an interactive showcase, displaying innovative ideas, from robots to new business models, that will have an impact on the future of music.
  • Berklee on the Big Screen: A Premiere comprises two special sessions screening students’ final projects from the scoring for film, television, and video games graduate program in a mix of live shootings (done at some of the world’s most prestigious recording studios), short films, and animation movies at Hemisfèric’s Imax screen.

See a Flickr album from Berklee: Música e Innovación

Música en Imágenes

Taking place on Sundays from January through June, Música en Imágenes will showcase the work of the most talented students from the scoring for film, television, and video games master’s degree program, with music they composed and scored for short and animated films, recorded by professional orchestras from Valencia and all of Europe.

Música en Imágenes will take place during the screening of the last movie programmed every Sunday at the Hemisfèric from January to June.

Remembering Music

On October 21, 2016, coinciding with World Alzheimer’s Day, renowned Spanish music therapist Fátima Pérez from Fundación Alzheimer España, together with the founding chair of the Music Therapy Department at Berklee College of Music, prepared a workshop for Alzheimer’s patients from Asociación Familiares Alzheimer Valencia (AFAV) in collaboration with Berklee’s Valencia campus and the City of Arts and Sciences.

Under program director Casey Driessen’s tutorship, students from the contemporary performance (production concentration) graduate program performed a repertoire of Spanish traditional songs, which were revealed to be meaningful for the patients after months of research conducted by Pérez, and different activities were proposed during the session involving both the patients and their relatives with the aim of bringing back their memories through music.

See the Remembering Music Flickr album

La Nit de Berklee

A film cue by the scoring for film, television, and video games is shown during La Nit de Berklee Commencement Concert.

More than 4,000 people gathered for La Nit de Berklee Commenecement Concert at the Hemisferic in the City of Arts and Sciences, with the Palau in the background.

More than 4,000 people gathered for La Nit de Berklee Commenecement Concert at the Hemisferic in the City of Arts and Sciences.

Rebecca Liberman performs 'Maturity' at La Nit de Berklee Commencement Concert.

The city of Valencia hosted a fireworks display after La Nit de Berklee Commenecement Concert ended.

The crowd watches performances at La Nit de Berklee Commenecement Concert at the Hemisferic in the City of Arts and Sciences.

Sarah Hodges performs 'Faith' at La Nit de Berklee Commencement Concert.

Sarah Hodges performs 'Faith' at La Nit de Berklee Commencement Concert.

The culmination of a year of work and learning, La Nit de Berklee is a place where students showcase their talent through a concert that welcomes all music genres and takes place on a floating stage set over one of the lakes surrounding the Hemisfèric at the City of Arts and Sciences.

The name in Valenciano connects the event to the culture and heritage of Valencia while emphasizing the importance of this celebration for every member of the Berklee community before their graduation.

With more than 4,000 attendees in 2016, La Nit de Berklee welcomes the people from Valencia and beyond to share a very special moment for all students and their families before graduation.

For more information on the dates and location of this concert, please check out our concerts and events.

See La Nit de Berklee 2016 Flickr album

See La Nit de Berklee 2015 Flickr album

Un Lago de Conciertos

A band performs at a Lago de Conciertos show.

A student band performs at a Lago de Conciertos show.

The floating Lago de Conciertos stage in front of the science museum.

Berklee faculty perform Aretha Franklin's 'Respect' at Lago de Conciertos.

Berklee faculty perform Aretha Franklin's 'Respect' at Lago de Conciertos.

Un Lago de Conciertos series is the product of the Valencia campus’ fruitful collaboration with the City of Arts and Sciences.

Not only is it a great opportunity to share in the incredible talent and music of Berklee students, but it is also a very fun and relaxing way to end the week for anyone living or travelling in Valencia.

The concerts take place on Fridays from April to July at 8:00 p.m. and from September to October at 7:00 p.m. in front of Museu de les Ciències Príncep Felipe.

All campus students can audition to perform at Un Lago de Conciertos, with all music genres welcomed in this weekly event, which has become a landmark in the city’s life.

For more information on the dates and location of these concerts, please check out our concerts and events.

See a Lago de Conciertos Flickr album

See a Lago de Conciertos Flickr album

Concerts a la Fundació

Students perform at the Concerts a la Fundació concert series.

Students perform at the Concerts a la Fundació concert series.

Students perform at the Concerts a la Fundació concert series.

Students perform at the Concerts a la Fundació concert series.

Berklee’s campus in Valencia has joined Fundación Bancaja’s programming of concerts on Fridays, taking place from October 2016 until June 2017 under the series Concerts a la Fundació.

Through this initiative, musicians from all over the world studying at Berklee’s first international campus will offer six exclusive concerts with repertoires including contemporary jazz, blues, world music, piano features, and Mediterranean music.

For more information on the dates and location of these concerts, please check out our concerts and events.

See a Concerts a la Fundació November 2016 Flickr album

See a Concerts a la Fundació October 2016 Flickr album

Innovation: ¡En Vivo!

'A student executes an electronic performance at Innovation ¡En Vivo!.'

'Innovation ¡En Vivo! is a concert open to all students on campus for innovative performances, incorporating visual effects and projection mapping.'

'Innovation ¡En Vivo! is a concert open to all students on campus, enabling them to show off their innovative ideas'

'Olivia Dawn performing at Innovation ¡En Vivo!'

'Students and faculty perform in costume with lighting effects at Innovation ¡En Vivo!.'

'Students perform at Innovation ¡En Vivo! in costume.'

'Visiting artist Nona Hendryx performs at Innovation ¡En Vivo! with students.'

Watch the summary video of Innovation ¡En Vivo! for an overview of the concert series

Watch the summary video of Innovation ¡En Vivo! for an overview of the concert series

Watch the video to see the process of the projection mapping project, led by faculty Zebbler.

Watch the video to see the process of the projection mapping project, led by faculty Zebbler.

Student group Freddy Fuego Five perform at Innovation ¡En Vivo!.

Student group Freddy Fuego Five perform at Innovation ¡En Vivo!.

Student group Cinnamon & The Souls perform the song 'All That Glitters (Isn't Gold)' at Innovation ¡En Vivo!.

Student group Cinnamon & The Souls perform the song 'All That Glitters (Isn't Gold)' at Innovation ¡En Vivo!.

'Ricardo Curto, a student in the contemporary performance (production concentration) graduate program, performs 'Days of the Dragon' at Innovation ¡En Vivo!.'

'Ricardo Curto, a student in the contemporary performance (production concentration) graduate program, performs 'Days of the Dragon' at Innovation ¡En Vivo!.'

'Study abroad student Alan Price delivers a beautiful performance of Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' overdubbing his violin with a loop station at Innovation ¡En Vivo!.'

'Study abroad student Alan Price delivers a beautiful performance of Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' overdubbing his violin with a loop station at Innovation ¡En Vivo!.'

'Global Entertainment and Music Business program student Michael Deacon (a.k.a DX) performs the piece 'Harvest Suite' by Adam Page and John Psathas at Innovation ¡En Vivo!'

'Global Entertainment and Music Business program student Michael Deacon (a.k.a DX) performs the piece 'Harvest Suite' by Adam Page and John Psathas at Innovation ¡En Vivo!'

The Berklee Valencia community comes together in the spirit of innovation to present an electrifying multisensory program of music, visuals, dance, and more. Featuring students and faculty from every program on campus, Innovation: ¡En Vivo! pushes the boundaries of what’s possible in a concert setting.

Started in the spring of 2013, Innovation: ¡En Vivo! is now held each semester, featuring students and faculty from all disciplines and cultures. Musicians and artists from the master’s degree programs, as well as the undergraduate study abroad community, come together to put on an extraordinary show challenging all sensory possibilities. Innovation: ¡En Vivo! is designed to expand the skills and capabilities of students by pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved.

Innovation: ¡En Vivo! has become a staple in the Berklee community, embracing the spirit of innovation, technology, and musicianship, and we look forward to prospective students joining in this illuminating Berklee multimedia concert experience.

For more information on the dates and location of these concerts, please check out our concerts and events.

TEDxBerkleeValencia

The Valencia campus has hosted an annual edition of TEDxBerkleeValencia since 2014.

TEDxBerkleeValencia celebrate the end of another fantastic event by commemorating the moment with a great photo, both with speakers and workers alike

TEDxBerkleeValencia has a wide array of exemplary speakers come in to have a talk

TEDxBerkleeValencia had the honor of presenting Ashley Graham as one of the speakers for the 2015 edition'

TEDxBerkleeValencia had the honor of presenting Ashley Graham as one of the speakers for the 2015 edition'

'Masters student Olivia Dawn performing at TEDxBerkleeValencia'

'Masters student Olivia Dawn performing at TEDxBerkleeValencia'

' 'Speaker Hannah Mermaid both performed and spoke at TEDxBerklee Valencia, which was a real treat for everyone there.'

' 'Speaker Hannah Mermaid both performed and spoke at TEDxBerklee Valencia, which was a real treat for everyone there.'

'Student group LaVaaz playing at TEDxBerkleeValencia'

'Student group LaVaaz playing at TEDxBerkleeValencia'

'Path to Another World was performed at TEDxBerkleeValencia, a stunning performance by Lara Jacobs and Nesrine Belmokh'

'Path to Another World was performed at TEDxBerkleeValencia, a stunning performance by Lara Jacobs and Nesrine Belmokh'

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to “ideas worth spreading.” Started as a four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a diverse mix of topics.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx—where x=independently organized TED event—, a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

Our event is called TEDxBerkleeValencia. At TEDxBerkleeValencia, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

For more information on the dates and location of this event, please check out our concerts and events.

Discover Series

The Discover Series is an annual four-part concert series brought to you by Berklee’s campus in Valencia.

Featuring the artistry and talents of students in the contemporary performance (production concentration) master’s degree program, the series has been conceived as a platform where musicians from diverse backgrounds can share their individual artistic identities in a dynamic and real-world setting, and develop various elements of their performance such as stage presence and audience interaction to create a unique sound and atmosphere, with the ultimate aim to highlight their discovery and development during their year in Valencia.

Chosen by audition and invitation, this series of concerts is curated by program director Casey Driessen and features performances of two different varieties with the aim of submerging the audience into the exploration process that the students experience on their journey to their own vision of music.

Ensemble

This category includes contemporary performance graduate students performing in groups focused on a specific style, genre, or concept. These ensembles are led by faculty with expertise in that particular area, performing alongside their students. Participation in the ensembles is a required part of Berklee’s contemporary performance curriculum. The particular choice of ensemble is determined by the student and faculty together, and is based upon the student's desire to hone their skills in a certain area or explore something completely new.

Individual Artistry

This category comprises contemporary performance graduate students and student-led groups that merit extra attention to showcase the creativity, ingenuity, and originality developed during their time in Valencia.

The final concert of the year in the Discover Series will announce a theme, which will be interpreted by the students—either on their own or within their ensembles—in their own voice through their music and other media if they so choose.

For more information on the dates and location of these concerts, please check out our concerts and events.

Synesthesia

Berklee College of Music brings you a brand-new three-day concert series called Synesthesia.

The series features students from the graduate program in contemporary performance (production concentration), along with their faculty leaders, in an event that showcases the works and evolution of each one of the program ensembles.

For more information on the dates and location of these concerts, please check out our concerts and events.

Mediterranean Music Institute

Berklee’s campus in Valencia plays a vital role at promoting the importance of Mediterranean musics in Spain and Europe. Deeply rooted in traditions from the past while embracing modernity, the city of Valencia has long been a crossroads of countless artistic influences from the Mediterranean region, which has led to a strong local music culture. For this reason, the Valencia campus is tightly involved with Berklee’s Mediterranean Music Institute in a number of ways, ranging from concerts and festivals showcasing world-class Mediterranean music artists to recording sessions at the campus’ state-of-the-art studios with students and resident artists. In addition, students doing the minor in Mediterranean music at Berklee’s campus in Boston must spend one semester on the Valencia campus.

For more information on the dates and location of these concerts, please check out our concerts and events.

Berklee Showcase

The Berklee Showcase is organized by the International Career Center and presents an opportunity for local promoters and audiences to get a taste of the talent at Berklee's campus in Valencia through the showcase of the different genres and styles that exist on the college's only international campus.

At the same time, it's an opportunity for students to share their music with the Valencian community, as well as the chance to get to know each other better personally and professionally at a relaxed, fun networking event off campus.

Featuring several Berklee student bands and DJs, this unique event takes place twice a year at the beginning of the fall and the spring semesters, and is free to attend.

Find out when the next Berklee Showcase is here.