Inspired by Berklee
25 November 2019
We are tremendously proud to announce that Inspired has signed an exclusive partnership with the world-renowned Berklee College of Music (berklee.edu) to introduce an innovative curriculum and artists-in-residence programme that sets new standards in creative and artistic education.
The partnership will see all Inspired schools globally being assigned educators from Berklee’s award-winning faculty, student, and alumni base, who will work with Inspired school faculty and students to develop contemporary music, dance, theatre, and creative education programmes and experiences at participating schools. The partnership will extend beyond the development of a traditional performance arts curriculum but will also encompass technology, media production, and creative entrepreneurship education. The goal of the partnership is to provide Inspired students with the creative skills and mindsets needed to succeed, lead, and innovate in a fast-paced 21st century economy.
“Inspired by Berklee” schools will develop a schedule of visits with select artists in residence, who will lead students in the development of projects and collaborations that bring contemporary music, dance, theatre, and creative media insights and trends into the school environment.
“Inspired by Berklee” will feature public performances by visiting Berklee faculty who will work with Inspired students and teachers to create original works to be performed within the schools.
In addition, Berklee will run annual workshops at its campuses in Boston and Valencia, Spain, and at its new centre in New York City, for performing arts teachers at participating Inspired schools to advance their professional development and prepare them to teach the coming year’s “Inspired by Berklee” programme.
“Inspired by Berklee” will also see the development of online education resources to provide materials and inspiration for students to help advance their creative education and expression.
The award-winning Berklee Online is the world’s largest online music school, offering online courses, multi-course certificate programmes, and undergraduate and graduate degree programmes.
Panos A. Panay, senior vice president for global strategy and innovation at Berklee, stated, “Berklee College of Music has nurtured the creative and career potential of some of the world’s most inspired artists, helping them to refine their talents and go on to win hundreds of Grammys, Tonys, Oscars, and Emmys, as well as to lead and redefine their collective industries. It is so exciting to work with Inspired to bring that creative capacity to students at the Inspired schools and to help shape and develop a new generation of creators, innovators, and leaders at an early and pivotal point in their lives.”
Berklee alumni, which includes luminaries such as Quincy Jones, John Mayer, Esperanza Spalding, and Annie Clark (St. Vincent), have collectively won over 295 Grammys, as well as numerous Oscar, Emmy, and Tony awards.
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