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María Martínez Iturriaga is senior vice president for international learning environments and executive director of Berklee Valencia.
As senior vice president, Martínez Iturriaga is responsible for the ongoing strategic development of Berklee’s international educational offerings, with an initial focus on Eastern Europe and Latin America. She is charged with driving new enterprises and endeavors that serve both the broader Berklee community and the regional communities where these efforts will be underway.
Martínez Iturriaga joined Berklee in 2008 and was at the forefront of establishing the college’s first international campus. Since 2016, she has served as executive director of the Valencia campus, where she has played a leading role in defining academic, enrollment, and institutional strategies for Berklee abroad.
Martínez Iturriaga holds a master’s degree in performing arts administration from New York University, a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and a bachelor of music degree in piano performance from the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música in Madrid. Prior to Berklee, she worked with AEA Consulting in New York, and in external affairs and as a music agent on projects in the U.S., U.K., and Spain. She is a member of the Abram Wilson Foundation Advisory Board and the Comité Protector de la Música del Reciclaje, chaired by Queen Sofía of Spain.