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First class of master's students graduate from Berklee's international campus in Spain

Posted by Your Town  July 2, 2013 01:21 PM

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Berklee College of Music announced today that a class of 74 students will be the first-ever to graduate from its master’s programs at the school’s new international campus in Valencia, Spain.

According to a statement released by Berklee, the graduates, who hail from 27 different countries, will receive degrees in one of three programs: contemporary performance; scoring for film, television, and video games; and global entertainment and music business.

The graduation ceremony is scheduled for July 15, the statement said. Berklee President Roger Brown and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Larry Simpson will be in attendance.

“This is a momentous occasion, not only for the graduating inaugural master’s class, but for all the faculty, staff, and alumni at Berklee who have worked hard over the last four years; from the inception, building, and creation of our first international campus, through developing and teaching the programs and curriculum, to inspiring and motivating our first ever master’s students,” Brown said in the statement. “This marks another key milestone in the history of Berklee.”

This year, the campus will add a fourth master’s degree in Music Technology Innovation, the statement said.

Guillermo Cisneros, Vice President for Global Initiatives at Berklee, said in the statement that “we are very proud of our graduating class.”

“Each of them has spent an intensive year honing and developing their musical and entrepreneurial skills in preparation to meet the challenges and succeed in today’s international music industry,” Cisneros said.

Katherine Landergan can be reached at klandergan@globe.com. For campus news updates, follow her on Twitter @klandergan.

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