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Berklee and the Fundación CajaCanarias have signed a collaborative agreement to offer a scholarship to one outstanding musician from the Canary Islands to attend the master’s degree program in contemporary performance at Berklee’s campus in Valencia. Applications for the scholarship are now open until March 31, 2015 for the 2015-2016 program commencing in September.
The scholarship will open the door to the world’s leading college of contemporary music for the most musically gifted students from the Canary Islands, enabling these musicians to develop their talents and potential, and helping them succeed as performers in the music industry of today. The one-year intensive contemporary performance master’s degree program concentrates on developing artistic identity through live and recorded performance practice, as well as developing students’ skills in preproduction, recording, and mixing.
“Scholarships are an integral part of the Berklee philosophy ensuring that the most gifted musicians from all over the world have the means to attend our programs,” explained Maria Iturriaga, associate executive director and dean of admissions for Berklee’s Valencia Campus.
The announcement of this prestigious scholarship in music further strengthens the commitment of the Fundación CajaCanarias in its support of educational training within the Canary Islands through the various programs already in existence in scientific and health research, as well as the specialization and improvement in vocational training. In this way, the Fundación CajaCanarias aims to contribute to the academic advancement of students from the archipelago and facilitate their integration into the labor market.
The scholarship is open to graduates in music (Titulo Superior de Música) with the required level of English who originate from or are residents of the Canary Islands. Completed applications must be turned in before the closing deadline. Short-listed candidates will then be invited to audition sessions and personal interviews with the scholarship selection committee, scheduled to take place on May 11, 2015 in the Espacio Cultural Fundación CajaCanarias in Santa Cruz, Tenerife. The successful scholarship winner will be notified by June 1, 2015.
Established as a hub for those wishing to pursue an international career in the music industry, Berklee’s Valencia campus is located in the iconic building of the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia and provides the environment, groundbreaking facilities, talented faculty, and hands-on experience for top musicians to further develop their talents and achieve their potential alongside other musically gifted international students.