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About Berklee

Berklee is the preeminent institute of contemporary music and the performing arts, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs at its campuses in Boston, Massachusetts and Valencia, Spain, and through its award-winning distance learning program, Berklee Online. 

Dedicated to nurturing the creative and career potential of the world’s most inspired artists, Berklee’s commitment to arts education is reflected in the work of its students, faculty, and alumni—hundreds of whom have been recognized with Grammy, Tony, Oscar, and Emmy awards.

At Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee, students explore interdisciplinary approaches to music, dance, theater, film, business, healthcare, education, technology, and more. With students and alumni from more than 100 nations and educational partners across the world, we are forging new connections among art forms, musical traditions, and technologies to build a dynamic, diverse, and collaborative global arts community.

About Berklee Valencia

Berklee’s campus in Valencia is the first international campus established by the renowned Berklee College of Music - and its first campus outside of Boston. Located in the iconic City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain, the magnificent 3,600 square meter campus has been designed specifically for music and is equipped with state-of-the art technology.

Berklee’s Valencia campus aims to provide a hub to launch the careers across the globe for the most musically talented international students. Offering a unique curriculum, as well as an International Career Center to assist students in their transition from student to music professional, the campus presented Berklee College of Music’s first graduate master’s degree programs in contemporary music (Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games; Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration); and Global Entertainment and Music Business) in September 2012, and launched a fourth new graduate program: Music Production, Technology, and Innovation in September 2013.

In addition, Berklee’s campus in Valencia offers the First Year Abroad and the Study Abroad programs for Berklee students from Boston to study for one or two terms at Valencia, Summer and Special Programs, as well as a new way for musicians around the world to join the global music community – as performers, as practitioners, and as leaders.

Valencia Campus Executive Officers

Simone Pilon

Interim Executive Director/ Dean of Academic Affairs

Manuel Costa

Senior Director of Operations and External Affairs

Valencia Campus Staff

Academic Affairs and Registrar

  • Tsun-Ju Lin
    Manager of Academic Research and Learning Resources
  • Niamh Millers
    Library Assistant
  • Mikel Aramendia
    Senior Coordinator of CPPD and Artistic Initiatives
  • Martina Naretto
    Senior Coordinator for Academic Assessment, Records, and Registrar Services
  • María Jesús Vicent
    Senior Coordinator for Academic Advising, Scheduling, and Registrar Services
  • Laura Blasco
    Academic Activities and Programs Coordinator

Academic Technology

  • Andrea Almeida de Mendonça
    Director of Technology
  • Víctor Rodríguez
    Senior Coordinator of Information Technology
    and Campus Services
  • Alvaro Monreal
    Academic Technology Coordinator
  • Pablo García
    Production Manager
  • Hugo Maldonado
    Video Editor and Camera Operator
  • Jesús Rodríguez
    Production Operator
  • Rafael Vicente
    Production Coordinator
  • Mine Erkaya
    Studio Manager
  • Guillermo Espert
    Studio Coordinator
  • Alejandro Ribera
    Studio Coordinator
  • Rafael Carrion
    Academic Technology Assistant
  • Alba Rodrigues
    Academic Technology Assistant
  • Nicolas Romero
    Academic Technology Assistant
  • Belen Muñoz
    Academic Technology Assistant


  • Pilar Vicente
    Director of Enrollment
  • Sarah Tyner
    Enrollment Technology Manager
  • Ana Calvillo
    Admissions and Scholarships Manager
  • Leslie Sithole
    Senior Marketing Manager
  • Nadine Butova
    Admissions Coordinator
  • Marimar Velaz
    Assistant Admissions Coordinator
  • Beatriz Merino
    Marketing Coordinator


  • Laura Carrasco
    Communications Senior Coordinator
  • Judit Bordería Gimeno
    Communications Assistant Coordinator

International Career Center

  • Stine Glismand
    Director of the International Career Center
  • Max Wright
    Senior Career Advisor
  • McKinley Short
    Senior Career Advisor
  • Andre Walker
    Career Advisor


  • Jorge Gil
    Director of Operations
  • Esteban Lull
    Human Resources Senior Coordinator
  • Irene Sorribes
    Human Resources Assistant Coordinator
  • Nerea Enguídanos
    Finance Manager
  • Gerardo Camps
    Finance Coordinator & Internal Legal Advisory
  • Nacho Martí
    Finance Assistant Coordinator
  • Salva Raposo
    Operations Manager
  • Jorge Mora
    Campus Facilities Service Coordinator
  • Hector Prieto
    Operations Assistant Coordinator
  • Stéphanie Le Grand
    Executive Assistant

Student Affairs, Diversity, and Inclusion

  • Clara Barberá
    Director of Student Affairs, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Diana Prieto
    Student Engagement Coordinator
  • Antonio Muñoz
    Student Affairs Administrative Coordinator

Study Abroad

  • Katie Irwin
    Director of Study Abroad and Special Programs 
  • Tracey Mellor 
    Director, Study Abroad (Boston)

Valencia Campus Academic Programs

Master’s Degree Programs

We currently offer master's degrees in the following four areas:

See all master's degree programs >>

Undergraduate Programs in Valencia

Berklee undergraduate students have the opportunity to study on the Valencia campus and expand their international experience in two programs:

Summer Programs

Summer programs (available to those as young as 15) allow you to expand your musical horizons on the state-of-the-art Valencia campus together with experienced teachers and gifted students. See our summer programs >>

More About Berklee College of Music

Mission and Philosophy

The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Cultivating the musicianship of all of our students is the foundation of our curriculum.

Our mission and philosophy

Vision for 2025

As the preeminent institute of contemporary music, Berklee will transform music education and enhance the power of music to better our world. Building an inclusive culture that promotes diversity in all its forms, we will nurture the growth of the world’s most inspired musicians so they may fully realize their artistic, creative, and career potential. Berklee will forge new connections among art forms, musical cultures, technologies, and institutions, creating a dynamic global network that fosters innovation, collaboration, and community.

Berklee's vision for 2025


Berklee was founded by Lawrence Berk, an engineer trained at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a veteran arranger with the CBS and NBC radio orchestras who wanted to teach contemporary music and provide practical career preparation for the working musician. His idea caught fire, and the small teaching studio grew into a sizable school, and then a college, in just over two decades.

Berklee's history

Honorary Degree Recipients

There is a select group of performing and recording artists, educators, and contributors to today's professional music who are recipients of the honorary doctorate degree from Berklee College of Music.

Honorary degree recipients


Graduate programs at Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain, are accredited by official authorities in both the United States and in Europe.

All graduate programs at Berklee are accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), which is internationally recognized as an authority on educational quality.

The Master of Music in Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games; the Master of Arts in Global Entertainment and Music Business; and the Master of Music in Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration) are additionally accredited by Spanish educational authorities, valid throughout the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).


Support Us

Thanks to the enthusiastic generosity of alumni, parents, friends, corporations, and foundations, Berklee is able to mirror the diverse and ever-evolving landscape of the music industry. As a result of your philanthropic gifts, we come closer to fulfilling our mission, which is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career.

For information regarding this area, please send an e-mail to Manuel Costa at mcostaruiz@berklee.edu.

Annual Berklee Factbook


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