Berklee Week

We reach the end of the academic year with “Berklee Week”, a musical celebration with students from Berklee’s campus in Valencia happening from July 2 to July 7. Berklee on the Big Screen. A Première As part of the Berklee Week, the Hemisfèric will present two special sessions showcasing the final projects of students in the Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games graduate program. After recording these final compositions with an orchestra of a professional studio at AIR studios in London, one of the best studios in the world, you’ll know them scoop combined with short films and animations on the giant screen of the Hemisfèric. La Nit de Berklee Our commencement concert “La Nit de Berklee”  is the culmination of a year of work and learning, the concert where our graduate students showcase their talent merging styles from around the world creating a very special and multisensory experience, a colour and music explosion which takes place on a floating stage at the north lake of the Hemisfèric. In 2017, La Nit de Berklee gathered 5.000 attendees and this year, it welcomes once again all people from Valencia and from all over the world who will be visiting the city on the most important date for the Valencia campus in 2018. Exhibition ‘Contrapunto’ As a fair-exhibit, an installation designed by Berklee Valencia Multimedia Installation Ensemble (led by Professor F. Pierce Warnecke), a group of students in the Music Production, Technology, and Innovation master’s degree program, will be displayed. Students from this graduate program have spent a whole year generating innovative ideas for the future of music. In collaboration with the City of Arts and Sciences, Berklee is transformed into an interactive showcase to share their work with all Valencia. The project is a new collaboration between Berklee Valencia and Valencian sculptor Rafael Amoros. The installation will feature three large-scale pieces custom built by Amoros and projection mapped by the Ensemble. Students will create original music and video content inspired by these sculptures, in keeping with themes of minimalism and Mediterranean. Through this exciting collaboration, the undulating works of an acclaimed sculptor will take on a new dimension through sound and moving image.

Berklee Workshop at Universal Music Festival

In July 2018, 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 Hans Zimmer, Gregory Porter, Steven Tyler, and Miguel Ríos, 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 28 in Madrid, which will help students improve their vocal performance. 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. The application period is open now; space is limited, so register as soon as possible using this form.  

Berklee València Faculty All Stars – XXII Valencia’s Jazz Festival

Berklee’s campus in Valencia faculty members come together in their largest numbers to date to put on a special concert under the name Berklee València Faculty All Stars as part of the XXII edition of the XXII edition of Valencia’s Jazz Festival, starting on June 2.

Eleven virtuosos will showcase their talents drawing from their diverse backgrounds that span the globe. While smaller bands of this faculty are active in the music industry, this is the first time so many have come together, presenting a collaboration of jazz fusion, Latin jazz, and original music.

Join us for this rare musical experience with Casey Driessen (fiddle), Sergio Martínez (percussion), Victor Mendoza (vibraphone), Federico Nathan (violin), Polo Ortí (piano), Viktorija Pilotovic (voice), Olga Román (voice), Israel Sandoval (guitar), Mariano Steimberg (drums), Javier Vercher (saxophone), & Gary Willis (bass).

With the ticket sales from this concert, Berklee will fund a scholarship to be awarded to one Valencian-born musician or resident to enroll in the Spain Summer Performance Program taking place from July 16 to July 27, 2018. If you are Valencian-born or a resident of Valencia, Spain you may be eligible for the Berklee Valencia Faculty All Stars Scholarship. To register click here. *Repertoire will be announced at the concert.

Federation of Musical Societies of the Valencia Region 50th Anniversary

The Federation of Musical Societies of the Valencia Region (FSMCV) will attempt to go down in history and beat the Guinness World Records on 26 May, filling the city’s streets with music. The event is part of the FSMCV’s 50th-anniversary celebrations and will also include theater performances and concerts, featuring Berklee’s campus in Valencia students led by faculty Víctor Mendoza. Musicians from nearly 550 musical societies across the region will attempt to create the longest-ever parade of musical societies, which will wend its way through the streets of central Valencia. Afterwards, they will meet at the Mestalla Stadium, where they will try to beat the record for the largest-ever gathering of musicians (among other records). Details of the parade route and tickets for the event available at https://fsmcv.org/es/.

Boundless Music Presents: Contemporary Roots Magic

Boundless Music Concert Series is a series of region-themed culture nights collaborating with the Playground Arts Center. The purpose is to bring this big diversity of music into the Valencia Community and let people experience different cultures through music because good music needs to be exposed no matter where it’s from. The initiative is featured by Boundless Music, an on-campus student organization featuring Berklee artists from a huge variety of cultural background, including an American singer-songwriter, a Serbian pianist and composer, an Indian classical singer, a Middle-east Oud player, and many more others in the future. Introducing a new series of Boundless Music: Storytellers, Music, and Cultures. A series of 4 concerts with touching music, beautiful lyrics, unique stories, and world cultures! Contemporary Roots Magic Bring you from Spain to Syria in this session – Valencian storytelling musician Hugo Mas and Syrian Oudist Mohannad Nasser will present you the acoustical sound of touching music and stories. A beautiful night of Valenciano and Mediterranean Arabic music.

Accreditation Visit in Valencia

The Agencia Valenciana D’Avaluació I Prospectiva (AVAP), the Valencia accreditation agency, will be visiting Berklee’s campus in Valencia on Wednesday, June 6 and Thursday, June 7 to conduct an accreditation review. The accreditors will be examining the Master of Music in Music Production, Technology, and Innovation. The accreditation team comprises three academic experts, who will focus on different areas such as Quality Assurance, Academic Services, Student Affairs, Facilities, and Resources. The committee will also talk to a range of students and staff about the college’s work. Berklee invites all faculty, students, and staff to participate. This event is not open to the general public. To learn more about the Accreditation Process for our programs, visit the Berklee Valencia Accreditation and Disclosures page here”. For more information, please contact: academicaffairsvalencia@berklee.edu.

Accreditation Visit in Valencia

The Agencia Valenciana D’Avaluació I Prospectiva (AVAP), the Valencia accreditation agency, will be visiting Berklee’s campus in Valencia on Wednesday, June 6 and Thursday, June 7 to conduct an accreditation review. The accreditors will be examining the Master of Music in Music Production, Technology, and Innovation. The accreditation team comprises three academic experts, who will focus on different areas such as Quality Assurance, Academic Services, Student Affairs, Facilities, and Resources. The committee will also talk to a range of students and staff about the college’s work. Berklee invites all faculty, students, and staff to participate. This event is not open to the general public. To learn more about the Accreditation Process for our programs, visit the Berklee Valencia Accreditation and Disclosures page here”. For more information, please contact: academicaffairsvalencia@berklee.edu.

Album Launch Party – Women in Music

Official release party of a Women in Music compilation album, featuring the talented musicians of Berklee’s campus in Valencia. This album features original songs that are empowering women everywhere and covers inspired by the Instant Love playlist on Spotify. Women In Music is a non-profit organization, composed by Berklee’s campus in Valencia students, which has a mission to advance the awareness, equality, diversity, heritage, opportunities, and cultural aspects of women in the musical arts through education, support, empowerment, and recognition.

Concert – Cuareim Quartet

Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration) graduate program’s instructor Federico Nathan is performing with his string Cuareim quartet on 29th of April in Sala Matisse, Valencia. Cuareim Quartet focuses on contemporary jazz and improvised music, but they eagerly embrace a wide variety of aesthetics and styles. The four musicians play original compositions and arrangements, hoping to break new ground by combining their very different backgrounds and experience in different genres. Performers
  • Rodrigo Bauza – violin
  • Federico Nathan – violin
  • Olivier Samouillan – viola
  • Guillaume Latil – cello

Boundless Music Presents: Flamenco and Fingerstyle

Boundless Music takes you to the field of traditional folk music of Spain and America – Flamenco music presented by Sergio Martinez and his flamenco band, and American folk songs presented by the finger-style guitarist Jared Janzen. Through their folk roots, Sergio and Jared will showcase their music in a contemporary and new age style that would bring you a completely new experience. *All profit will be donated to Music Action International.       Performers Faculty member Sergio Martínez is one of the most influential and international Flamenco percussionists today. His collaborations include artists like Paul Simon, El Cigala, José Mercé, Niña Pastori and references in the contemporary Jazz world such as Danilo Pérez, John Patittucci or Joe Lovano to name a few. His dedication to Flamenco music and to Jazz and World music took him to graduate at Berklee College of Music Boston and Berklee Valencia, where he teaches currently. Berklee Study Abroad undergraduate program’s student Jared Janzen is a US native performer, teacher, songwriter, and studio musician. His main style emphasis is new age fingerstyle guitar with singing, blending traditional genres such as folk, r&b, and rock into one. Influences include Andy Mckee, Michael Hedges, James Taylor, Ray LaMontagne and much more. Jared stretches the boundaries of acoustic guitar playing and will suspend you with his storytelling.

João Bouhid – Tropical Jazz Concert

Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration) graduate program’s student Joao Bouhid will present his new project “Tropical Jazz”, along with a special guest: First Year Abroad student Sophie Wellington. João Bouhid is a guitar player from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has been working as a professional musician since he was 15 years old composing, arranging, accompanying singers, soloists and has played with great musicians such as Maurício Carrilho, Nelson Faria, João Camarero, Aquiles Moraes, Eduardo Neves and Victor Mendoza. This new project features him as the main soloist and leader of the band. João Bouhid Topical Jazz Project explores a repertoire influenced mainly by Brazilian, Latin, and African music. Dance-oriented styles like samba, baião, mambo, ijexá, kuduro and many others are the foundation for the project. At the same time, João is mixing these styles with the freedom provided by jazz improvisation in order to make each performance unique and remarkable. The main influences of this project are “O Baile do Almeidinha” (band of the mandolin player Hamilton de Holanda), Eduardo Neves, Sivuca, Victor Mendoza, Tito Puente and Paquito de Rivera.

Women in Music Spring Mixer with Yvette Noel-Schure

Women in Music will be hosting a mixer/showcase event featuring multiple performances from Berklee’s campus in Valencia students and a special tribute to Yvette Noel-Schure, publicist for some of the top artists in the music industry. Enjoy great live music and mingle with leading music business professionals. Reserve your spot here.  

Boundless Music Presents: Storytellers, Music and Cultures – Concert Series

Boundless Music Concert Series is a series of region-themed culture nights collaborating with the Playground Arts Center. The purpose is to bring this big diversity of music into the Valencia Community and let people experience different cultures through music because good music needs to be exposed no matter where it’s from. The initiative is featured by Boundless Music, an on-campus student organization featuring Berklee artists from a huge variety of cultural background, including an American singer-songwriter, a Serbian pianist and composer, an Indian classical singer, a Middle-east Oud player, and many more others in the future. Introducing a new series of Boundless Music: Storytellers, Music, and Cultures. A series of 4 concerts with touching music, beautiful lyrics, unique stories, and world cultures! Program Accordion Extravaganza: April 21st One of the most unique western instruments, accordion always gives us the beautiful texture of nostalgia and mystery. The first session of this series features two accordionists from Canada and local Valencia, a combination of two different regional stories. Performers: Wendy McNeil and Carlos Sanchis Traditional Folk Appreciation: May 5th Boundless Music takes you to the field of traditional folk music of Spain and America – Flamenco music presented by Sergio Martinez and his flamenco band, and American folk songs presented by the finger-style guitarist Jared Janzen. Through their folk roots, Sergio and Jared will showcase their music in a contemporary and new age style that would bring you a completely new experience. Performers: Sergio Martinez and Jared Janzen Contemporary Roots Magic: May 26th Performers: Hugo Mas and Mohannad Nasser The Mysterious Eastern: June 16th Performers: Dhaval Kothari and Eddie Takumi Ruddick    

Concert: Mediterraníes

Faculty members Albert Sanz and Sergio Martínez, along with Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration) graduate program’s student Mohannad Nasser, and Boston alumnus Masa Kamaguchi are joining forces to put together a concert featuring original Mediterranean jazz.            

A Gente Gosta Do Brasil – Feijoada and Live Music

Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration) graduate program students João Bouhid and Rommel Ribeiro will be performing in a Brazilian-themed event with live music, DJ sessions, Feijoada (traditional food), and drinks.    

International Women’s Day Open Mic

Creativo Collective, a group of Berklee’s campus in Valencia graduate students dedicated to building community through music, is teaming up with Women in Music to celebrate Women’s History Month on the International Women’s Day with an open mic session. This event will feature songs, spoken word and even poetry readings, all on the subject of women. A free event open to all those willing to contribute in any artistic way to pay tribute to women.    

Un Lago de Conciertos

Berklee’s campus in Valencia is collaborating with the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia in an initiative to promote the diffusion of free high-quality music in the city. The concerts will feature Berklee students and faculty performing jazz, folk music, ambient music, and electronic music in the open air and will happen most Fridays from May until October. *Program subject to change in any of the platforms where it is promoted.

Un Lago de Conciertos

Berklee’s campus in Valencia is collaborating with the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia in an initiative to promote the diffusion of free high-quality music in the city. The concerts will feature Berklee students and faculty performing jazz, folk music, ambient music, and electronic music in the open air and will happen most Fridays from May until October. *Program subject to change in any of the platforms where it is promoted.

Un Lago de Conciertos

Berklee’s campus in Valencia is collaborating with the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia in an initiative to promote the diffusion of free high-quality music in the city. The concerts will feature Berklee students and faculty performing jazz, folk music, ambient music, and electronic music in the open air and will happen most Fridays from May until October. *Program subject to change in any of the platforms where it is promoted.

Un Lago de Conciertos

Berklee’s campus in Valencia is collaborating with the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia in an initiative to promote the diffusion of free high-quality music in the city. The concerts will feature Berklee students and faculty performing jazz, folk music, ambient music, and electronic music in the open air and will happen most Fridays from May until October.
*Program subject to change in any of the platforms where it is promoted.

Un Lago de Conciertos

Berklee’s campus in Valencia is collaborating with the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia in an initiative to promote the diffusion of free high-quality music in the city. The concerts will feature Berklee students and faculty performing jazz, folk music, ambient music, and electronic music in the open air and will happen most Fridays from May until October. *Program subject to change in any of the platforms where it is promoted.