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Berklee Celebrates 20 Years of International Network

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Berklee College of Music hosts 19 educational partners from contemporary music schools, colleges and universities around the world for a two-day summit next week to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Berklee International Network (BIN). The BIN was established to promote and ensure that the best in modern and contemporary music education is available and accessible to all across the globe.

The BIN Summit culminates with a concert featuring alumni and former BIN students. Under the direction of Ron Savage, chair of ensembles, the concert will also feature exceptional Berklee students representing the diverse musical styles and cultures presented by the BIN’s members, which include schools in Ecuador, Germany, Greece, Finland, France, Japan, Malaysia, Spain and South Korea. Faculty members Rebecca Cline, Alain Mallet, Scott DeOgburn and Javier Limon will lead the students.

Through its relationships, Berklee has had the opportunity to discover talents such as Anat Cohen, renowned clarinetist and saxophonist who attended BIN partner the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music in Tel Aviv, Israel before earning her degree from Berklee; and guitarist Leandro Pelligrino, 2013 Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition winner, who was awarded a scholarship to BIN member Conservatorio Souza Lima in Brazil, before graduating from Berklee on a scholarship.

The Berklee International Network 20th Anniversary Concert takes place on Wednesday, October 16, 8:15 p.m., at the Berklee Performance Center, located at 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA. The concert is open to the public and admission is free. The venue is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 617 747-2261 or visit berklee.edu/bpc.

 

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