Improve your performance, theory, production, and technology skills, take a workshop in our state-of-the-art campus in Valencia, Spain, and network in a multicultural environment. The program provides an opportunity for both Berklee and non-Berklee students from around the world to earn up to three undergraduate college credits from Berklee(*).
- Location: Berklee College of Music, Valencia Campus
- Program Dates: July 15 to July 26, 2024
What’s the program like?
Berklee College of Music’s international campus in Valencia, Spain, offers a comprehensive summer music performance program each July. Coming to the Spain Summer Performance Program gives students a big-picture view of what it takes to become an excellent musician. Open to experienced performers or novice musicians who have never been in front of an audience, all participants will be able to improve their musicianship and performance skills in just two short weeks. The Spain Summer Performance Program aspires to give students a better understanding of what being an excellent musician entails, from instrumental, harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic skills to recording and production techniques to performing in front of live audiences. Our top-notch teachers from both the Valencia and Boston campuses create a supportive and creative environment that encourages students to push their vocal and instrumental performance skills to new levels and define their musical voice and style. All of this is taught in the vibrant cultural center of Valencia, Spain, and at one of the most prestigious contemporary music institutions in the world.
For two weeks, students are immersed in all aspects of performance. Classes, workshops, and rehearsals will focus on the important elements of being a musician. Students will play in ensembles, develop improvisational and reading skills, improve their technique in daily instrumental group lessons, and enjoy workshops and demonstrations by Berklee Valencia faculty and visiting artists. Students will also participate in production and recording workshops with first-rate engineers and producers on the Valencia technology team. To conclude the program, students will participate in the Lagos de Concierto in the vibrant City of Arts and Sciences, open to the Berklee and Valencia communities.
Valencia Campus and Mediterranean Influence
Valencia, Spain, is a vibrant city with a diverse and vibrant music scene that draws on cultural influences from the Mediterranean region of Europe and Africa. The Berklee Valencia Campus is situated in the one-of-a-kind City of Arts and Sciences, which also adds to the unique experience of the Spain Summer Performance Program. As part of the program, students will have the opportunity to experience and learn about this rich culture through classes, workshops, and ensembles focused on various Mediterranean musical styles including flamenco.