Famous music college Berklee is now open in Abu Dhabi

Your one-way ticket to becoming the next John Mayer

Famous music college Berklee is now open in Abu Dhabi
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Great news for aspiring musical stars, prestigious American arts college Berklee has launched a shiny new branch in Abu Dhabi, with aims of fostering local talent in the UAE.

Berklee Abu Dhabi opened its doors on March 1, offering an exciting array of courses and programmes.

The idea is to encourage residents and regional student to explore creatively through performing arts, and if Berklee’s reputation is anything to go by, signing up to the school could potentially lead you to becoming Hollywood’s next big thing.

The famous college, which was first opened in Boston, Massachusetts in 1945 by founder Lawrence Berk (a pianist and composer), has helped the likes of Quincy Jones and John Mayer on their career paths – need we say more?

Now, it has come to the UAE for the first time (in in partnership with the department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi), offering students of all ages instructions in music production, songwriting, vocal coaching, dance and theatre.The new campus has appropriately opened its doors in the Saadiyat Culture District and can be found in the revamped UAE Pavilion building, complete with stellar facilities including a performance space, a world-class recording studio, rehearsal studios, practice rooms and tech labs.

Commenting on the school’s venture into the UAE, Berklee College of Music President Roger H. Brown said: “Berklee is excited to work with Abu Dhabi to create an environment that nurtures the growth of talented musicians, actors and dancers. We believe that such an education not only enriches the culture of a place but allows its people to partake in one of humankind’s oldest and most pervasive rituals, artistic expression of the joys, sorrows, struggles and achievements of life.”

If it sounds up your street then check out Berklee Abu Dhabi’s full schedule of courses and registration details here.

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