María Martínez Iturriaga | Berklee Valencia Campus
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María Martínez Iturriaga

Executive Director, Berklee Valencia/ Senior Vice President, International Learning Environments

María Martínez Iturriaga

Executive Director, Berklee Valencia/ Senior Vice President, International Learning Environments

María Martínez Iturriaga is the senior vice president for international learning environments and executive director of Berklee Valencia.

In her role as senior vice president, Martínez Iturriaga is responsible for the ongoing strategic development of Berklee’s educational offerings outside of the U.S., including the Berklee Valencia campus, Berklee’s center in Abu Dhabi, as well as the development of new initiatives to expand Berklee’s mission and impact abroad. Joining Berklee in 2008, Martínez Iturriaga was at the forefront of establishing the college’s first international campus in Valencia, Spain, where she has served as executive director since 2016.

She holds a master’s degree in performing arts administration from New York University, a bachelor's degree in business administration from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and a bachelor's degree in piano performance from the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música in Madrid.

Prior to Berklee, she worked with AEA Consulting in New York, one of the world's leading arts, culture, and entertainment consulting firms, where she assisted clients such as the New York City Opera, Fundación Televisa, Museo del Barrio, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Hispanic Society of the Americas. She is a trustee at Fundación Cañada Blanch and a member of the Comité Protector de la Música del Reciclaje de Ecoembes, chaired by Queen Sofía of Spain. She also writes for Conectando Audiencias, the leading cultural management digital magazine of the Spanish-speaking world.