1- What is the main focus of the Contemporary Studio Performance Program? What styles will be covered?
Contemporary Studio Performance is a three semester Master’s program focusing on concert performance in a variety of styles and the professional production of performance projects in a variety of media with a sub-specialization in either music business or music technology.
The goal of this program is to ensure that students have a well-rounded knowledge of performing, producing, and marketing their performance projects in a variety of media from the concert stage to various digital audiences. The final stage of this Master's of Music degree is a concert and a digital promotional package of this performance.
2- What academic and musical opportunities does the new campus in Valencia offer?
This program offers advanced studies to instrumentalists and vocalists who demonstrate excellent musical proficiency and desire to develop their performance career in any style. Students accepted into the program will perform frequently in a wide array of projects, including an emphasis on studio recording sessions.
Besides an outstanding Berklee in Valencia faculty, students will have a chance to work with Artist-in Residence guests such as: Joe Lovano, Antonio Sánchez, Danilo Pérez, World-class Flamenco artists, as well as visiting Berklee Faculty from Boston.
3- What characteristics are you looking for in prospective students?
We seek focused, motivated, creative candidates with excellent academic and professional backgrounds who can contribute skills that will benefit the program.
Applicants are required to hold a Bachelor of Music degree or a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in music, with a grade average of "B+" or higher and demonstrate motivation, intellectual curiosity, and promise of great achievement in their area of study.