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Date: Saturday, July 8, 2023
Location: Lago Norte de l'Hemisfèric de la Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències, Valencia, Spain.
A highlight of the weekend's festivities, this is a student concert, featuring screening of film cues and multi-media or technology presentations. Invitations are required to access reserved seating area for the Commencement Concert.
Date: Monday, July 10, 2023
Location: Auditori Superior, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Valencia, Spain
Caps, gowns, and tassels are provided at no charge to graduates. They will be available on campus from Monday, June 28, through Friday, July 2, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Instructions on how to collect them will be provided closer to this dates.
Note: This is the only opportunity to pick up caps and gowns; they will not be available on commencement day.
You will have time after the ceremony to have your photo taken in your cap and gown. Before leaving, you must return your cap and gown (baskets will be set up), but you may keep your tassel as memorabilia of this occasion.
Only students who completed their degree requirements in July 2020 or appear on track to finish in December 2020 will be eligible and approved to participate in the July 2020 ceremony.
Diplomas will include your name, degree, and any honors received. The Office of the Registrar will order your diploma using the name entered in the database when you were admitted to Berklee, unless you have indicated differently. Since all diplomas will be mailed, please be sure the permanent address on file with the Registrar’s Office is correct.
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On Monday, July 4, 2022, a total of 137 graduates from 42 countries were recognized at Berklee Valencia’s commencement ceremony. Berklee President Erica Muhl presented an honorary doctorate to 11-time Goya winner and four-time Oscar-nominated Spanish composer Alberto Iglesias at the event. Graduate students performed a medley of Iglesias’s compositions at the concert, which was held at l’Hemisfèric on Saturday, July 2.
Berklee Valencia’s virtual commencement ceremony for the 2021 graduating class took place on Monday, July 7, 2021. At the event, 116 graduates and 44 returning students (from the classes of 2021 and 2020, respectively) from 33 countries received master’s degrees in music production, technology, and innovation; scoring for film, television, and video games; contemporary performance (production concentration); and global entertainment and music business. The ceremony included remarks delivered by leadership from Berklee’s Boston and Valencia campuses.
During the ceremony, Berklee Valencia presented an honorary doctorate to Grammy-winning artist and political activist Gilberto Gil. In advance of the ceremony, Berklee Valencia’s virtual commencement concert featured graduate students and faculty paying tribute to Gil, who joined them for a prerecorded selection of his songs. Pieces performed included “Palco,” “Refazenda,” and “Eu Vim Da Bahia.”
Berklee Valencia’s virtual ceremony for the conferral of degrees for last year’s graduating class took place on Saturday, July 11, 2020. At the event, 143 graduate students and 10 postgraduate fellows were acknowledged individually for their achievements during a ceremony that included remarks delivered by leadership from Berklee’s Boston and Valencia campuses.
During the ceremony, Berklee Valencia presented an honorary doctorate to singer, songwriter, composer, actress, and activist Lila Downs. Graduate students, together with Downs, performed a tribute to her music as part of the ceremony.
On Monday, July 8, 2019, 150 graduate students from 30 countries were recognized at Berklee Valencia’s commencement ceremony. Berklee President Roger H. Brown presented an honorary doctorate to acclaimed recording artist Imogen Heap at the event. Graduate students performed a medley of Heap’s music at the commencement concert, held at l’Hemisfèric on Saturday, July 5.
Our Commencement Concert on July 7 was a vibrant night where the graduating master’s degree students at Berklee Valencia shared their extraordinary talent and music with the city. The show drew thousands of people to enjoy the student's final concert after a year of hard work earning their master's degrees. This year's concert featured special guest, composer and guitar legend Al Di Meola, who also received an Honorary Doctor of Music degree from Berklee at the 2018 Commencement Ceremony.
At the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia on Monday, July 10, graduating master’s degree students at Berklee’s Valencia, Spain campus recently celebrated their commencement with a concert and a ceremony at which Berklee President Roger H. Brown presented an Honorary Doctor of Music degree to legendary guitarist, composer, and pioneering bandleader John McLaughlin. The 137 new graduates, hailing from 30 nations, received a mix of master of music degrees in Music Production, Technology, and Innovation; Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games; and Contemporary Performance with a concentration in production; or master of arts degrees in Global Entertainment and Music Business.
Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain celebrated its commencement ceremony on Monday, July 11 at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia. This year, 119 students from 30 nations received their master’s degrees from Berklee in four programs of study: music production, technology, and innovation; contemporary performance (production concentration); scoring for film, television, and video games; and global entertainment and music business. The students came to Berklee from Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Greece, India, Korea, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, the U.K., the U.S., and Venezuela, among others.