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Interviews

Alumni profiles
December 7, 2017

Felipe Saalfeld, Senior Analyst at Live Nation and Musician

“I strongly encourage you to play as much as possible with any musician from campus. You’ll learn a lot from…

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Alumni profiles Dylan Peck, Sound Engineer at Bay Area Sound and Musician
May 5, 2017

Dylan Peck, Sound Engineer at Bay Area Sound and Musician

“Berklee’s campus in Valencia offered an environment and curriculum that let me focus on and nurture my own project.” Born…

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Alumni profiles Iltaek Hong: Music Editor at Google Korea
January 27, 2017

Iltaek Hong: Music Editor at Google Korea

Iltaek Hong is a music editor and a music marketing, strategy, and industry specialist. He studied creative writing at Korea…

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Alumni profiles Beth Schofield: Circus Musician, Traveler, and Former Head Tech at Tedgroup
November 22, 2016

Beth Schofield: Circus Musician, Traveler, and Former Head Tech at Tedgroup

Beth Schofield is a traveling musician. Originally hailing from a small town in Cornwall, England, she is currently living in…

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Alumni profiles Kevin Smithers, Composer, Arranger, Songwriter, and Guitarist
September 29, 2016

Kevin Smithers, Composer, Arranger, Songwriter, and Guitarist

From being composer of soundtracks for films such as Good Grief and Seeking Dolly Parton to his current work on…

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Alumni profiles Ricardo Curto, Co-Founder of the Yamaha Music School Valencia
August 31, 2016

Ricardo Curto, Co-Founder of the Yamaha Music School Valencia

Ricardo Curto is an accomplished jazz pianist, composer, and producer from the Canary Islands, Spain, who also mixes jazz and…

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Alumni profiles Oliver Weder, Film Composer at Spitfire Audio in London, UK
April 28, 2016

Oliver Weder, Film Composer at Spitfire Audio in London, UK

Berklee alumnus Oliver Weder ’14 of Switzerland is a film composer, performer, and producer with a background in jazz, contemporary…

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Alumni profiles Haein Erin Lee, Manager at the Global Initiatives and School Development Office at Seoul Jazz Academy
March 22, 2016

Haein Erin Lee, Manager at the Global Initiatives and School Development Office at Seoul Jazz Academy

Born and raised in South Korea, Haein Erin Lee lived in Canada for seven years prior to attending Berklee College…

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Alumni profiles Michael Sean Harris, Assistant Director at Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Jamaica
December 23, 2015

Michael Sean Harris, Assistant Director at Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Jamaica

After being granted a scholarship to pursue a dual major in contemporary writing and production and music synthesis (now known…

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Alumni profiles Viktorija Pilatovic, Jazz Vocal Performance Teacher at Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador
November 25, 2015

Viktorija Pilatovic, Jazz Vocal Performance Teacher at Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador

Born in Klaipeda, Lithuania in 1989, Pilatovic was trained to be a piano player until she discovered jazz. That led…

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Alumni profiles Jane Kim,  A&R Manager for JYP Entertainment, South Korea
October 28, 2015

Jane Kim, A&R Manager for JYP Entertainment, South Korea

Jane Kim had been in the music business for a few years as an artist and tour manager when she…

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Alumni profiles Jordan Gagné, Founder of Clockwork Studios in Los Angeles, US
September 28, 2015

Jordan Gagné, Founder of Clockwork Studios in Los Angeles, US

Coming from the concert music world, Jordan Gagné says he never could have imagined that he would be able to…

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Alumni profiles Tony Savino, Director of ‘Hello’ Documentary
August 27, 2015

Tony Savino, Director of ‘Hello’ Documentary

Born and raised in Chicago, Tony Savino knew that he wanted to pursue a life in music from a young…

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Alumni profiles Misty Jones, Assistant Professor of Music at Kent State University in Ohio, US
July 27, 2015

Misty Jones, Assistant Professor of Music at Kent State University in Ohio, US

Misty Jones, who hails from San Antonio, Texas, never imagined she would study for a master’s degree at Berklee’s campus…

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Interviews Where Music, Art, and Fashion Meet: A Q&A with Student Aimée Jagou
June 29, 2015

Where Music, Art, and Fashion Meet: A Q&A with Student Aimée Jagou

Aimée Jagou doesn’t graduate until July 2015, but she already has a foot firmly in the future. While she completes her…

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Alumni profiles
June 26, 2015

Athena Koumis, QA / Curation Coordinator at Spotify

Music has been a constant element in Athena Koumis’ life since she began playing the violin when she was four…

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Interviews
November 19, 2014

Rob Dickins Visits Berklee’s Campus in Valencia

Renowned U.K. music mogul Rob Dickins (CBE) held master classes in A&R (artist and repertoire) last month at the Berklee…

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Interviews
January 29, 2014

First Night Boston Featured Music of Berklee Alumnus/ Faculty Ben Cantil

This year’s First Night Boston featured the work of Ben Cantil, a Berklee alumnus and current faculty member of Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain. His music played during the 10 minutes leading up to the New Year’s countdown into the first minute of 2014. Cantil describes the performance as a “combo of cinematic and electronic music, which provides a sonic backdrop for the $50,000 light show in Copley Square.” Continue reading

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Interviews
September 10, 2013

Berklee in Valencia Alumni Score Spanish Short Film

Berklee in Valencia alumni Jonas Buehler and David Antolin wrote the score for the Spanish short filmTOC TOC, a movie full…

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Interviews
August 1, 2013

Faculty Profile: Clara Barberá

Meet our Movement for Musicians Professor and Student Affairs Manager, Clara Barberá. She is an accomplished professional dancer who was…

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Interviews
June 4, 2013

Master in Contemporary Performance Student Profile: Priscilla Vela

Priscilla Vela is a student of the master in contemporary performance. Vela is a prominent classically trained upright bassist from…

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