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Spring 2021 Update

Berklee Valencia will continue its classes this spring through a hybrid academic model for Graduate programs. For updated information, please visit the Spring 2021 Frequently Asked Questions section. All updates on the COVID-19 are on our Public Safety Alerts page.

About Berklee

Berklee was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music. For 70 years, the college has evolved to reflect the current state of the music industry, leading the way with baccalaureate studies in performance, music business/management, songwriting, music therapy, film scoring, and more. In June 2016, the Boston Conservatory merged with Berklee, creating the world’s most comprehensive and dynamic training ground for music, dance, theater, and related professions.

With a focus on global learning, the Berklee campus in Valencia, Spain, offers graduate programs and study abroad opportunity, while Berklee Online serves distance learners worldwide with extension classes and degree-granting programs. The Berklee City Music Network provides after-school programming for underserved teens in 43 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. With a student body representing more than 100 countries, abundant international undergraduate and graduate student populations (33 and 53 percent respectively), and alumni and faculty who have won more than 300 Grammy and Latin Grammy awards, Berklee is the world's premier learning lab for the music of today—and tomorrow.

About the Valencia Campus

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 Officer

María Martínez Iturriaga

Executive Director, Valencia Campus

Valencia Campus Staff

The staff on the Valencia campus is here to make the student experience as smooth as possible. Departments on the Valencia campus include:

Academic Affairs and Registrar

  • Simone Pilon
    Dean of Academic Affairs
  • María Jesús Vicent
    Academic Affairs Coordinator
  • Martina Naretto
    Academic Affairs Coordinator
  • Andrea Almeida de Mendonça
    Academic Affairs Coordinator
  • Tsun-Ju Lin
    Manager of Academic Research and Learning Resources

Academic Technology

  • Vicent Perales
    Director of Academic Technology
  • Pierluigi Barberis
    Academic and Information Technology Manager
  • Víctor Rodríguez
    Senior Coordinator of Information Technology
    and Campus Services
  • Esteban Gómez
    Academic and Information Technology Coordinator
  • Pablo García
    Production Manager
  • Hugo Maldonado
    Video Editor and Camera Operator
  • Jesús Rodríguez
    Production Operator
  • Mine Erkaya
    Studio Manager
  • Guillermo Espert
    Studio Coordinator
  • Adolfo Suárez
    Academic Technology Assistant
  • Álvaro Monreal
    Academic Technology Assistant
  • Rafael Vicente
    Academic Technology Assistant


  • Pilar Vicente
    Director of Enrollment
  • Ana Calvillo
    Admissions and Scholarships Manager
  • Andrea Marín
    Marketing Coordinator
  • Sarah Tyner
    Enrollment Technology Manager
  • Nadine Butova
    Assistant Admissions Coordinator

Finance and Bursar

  • Nerea Enguídanos
    Finance Manager
  • Gerardo Camps
    Finance Coordinator
  • Irene Sorribes
    Finance Assistant Coordinator


  • Manuel Costa
    Institutional Affairs, Communications and Interim Operations Senior Director
  • Laura Carrasco
    Communications Assistant Coordinator

Executive Team

  • María Martínez Iturriaga
    Executive Director

International Career Center

  • Stine Glismand
    Director of the International Career Center
  • McKinley Short
    International Career Center Coordinator


  • Irene Sanhermelando
    Senior Human Resources Manager
  • Salva Raposo
    Operations Manager
  • Esteban Lull
    Human Resources Coordinator 

Student Affairs, Diversity, and Inclusion

  • Clara Barberá
    Director of Student Affairs, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Max Wright
    Student Affairs Senior Coordinator
  • Leslie Atkinson
    COVID-19 Response Coordinator

Study Abroad

  • Nicholas Poche
    Director, Study Abroad
  • Tracey Mellor
    Associate Director, Study Abroad
  • Christine Anastasia
    Program Manager, Study Abroad

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.

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