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Berklee’s Valencia Master’s Enrollment Doubles

Jazzed Magazine • News • September 18, 2014

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Berklee College of Music welcomed 148 students from 31 different countries to its one-year intensive master’s programs at its Valencia, Spain, campus recently for the start of its third academic year. Representing an annual increase of 38 percent, the number of students has doubled since the master’s programs at Berklee in Valencia began in 2012 with 74 musicians.

Graduate students at Berklee’s Valencia campus are accepted into one of four contemporary music master’s degree programs: Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games; Contemporary Performance; Global Entertainment and Music Business; and Music Technology Innovation. These students come from as far afield as Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Jordan, South Africa, Central and South America, South Korea, and the U.S., and from across all of Europe.

This year, Oscar-nominated songwriter and former president of Fox Music Robert Kraft joins the Valencia campus faculty as visiting professor of music and media. Kraft is currently the CEO of Kraftbox Entertainment and a soundtrack consultant for Warner Bros. Records. Renowned bassist Gary Willis also joins the team as a professor of bass. Willis launched his solo career in 1996 and has released three albums as a leader and dozens more as a co-leader or sideman.

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