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Berklee Latino: Memorias

Escrito por Daniel Camargo, piano, alumno de Berklee Latino

image[5][LUNES 13 – enero – 2014]
Desde el inicio del programa (en la presentación de la facultad), me encontré sorprendido por la calidez y ánimo con los que me trataron los profesores incluso antes de presentarme con ellos.

Aunque el primer día no fue el más productivo, precisamente por ser el primer día, apenas entré a la primera clase y me sentí diferente; por diferente me refiero a que ya  sentía que el curso (por medio de los maestros) ya había dejado su “huella” en mí. Me di cuenta de que sí, tengo un nivel digamos aceptable, pero que  hay aspectos en los que estoy totalmente verde, empezando por: Improvisación. ¡Oh mi Dios! ¡Qué cosa fue tener que improvisar por primera vez! No tenía ni idea de qué hacer. Únicamente pasaban por mi mente los tres acordes que me había indicado Nando. Después de que nos informaron de la presentación de cierre que será (para el momento en que este documento haya sido terminado, obviamente algunos verbos deberán ser conjugados en pasado) el sábado (último día del curso) el profesor ya tenía un número preparado, incluso sin conocernos a nosotros los alumnos-músicos, así como desconociendo también nuestras habilidades en nuestros instrumentos. Fue asombroso ver cómo en cinco minutos de clase ya teníamos el primer tema en bastante avanzado progreso, faltándonos solamente, tal vez, orden pulir detalles.

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Berklee Latino: Seis Días Con Personas Inolvidables

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Cuando recibimos el correo de aceptación en el Programa Berklee Latino, la emoción invadió nuestros días hasta ese Lunes que todos hicimos fila para nuestro registro.

Hombres, mujeres, unos muy jóvenes, otros no tanto; pero todos con una misma ilusión y una pasión que nos identificaba y que brotaba a flor de piel: LA MÚSICA.

Durante los primeros días la emoción por aprender de nuestros maestros era común en cada compañero, poco a poco nos íbamos conociendo, especialmente cuando en las clases de armonía el maestro nos pasaba a improvisar, un término que yo creo que a todos nos quedó muy claro y nos hizo sentir más de una vez, nervios cada vez que nos pedían pasar al frente, por lo menos a mi si!!! 

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Berklee LAMBA at the 13th Annual Latin Grammy Awards

Berklee student and LAMBA (Latin American Music Business Association) president Luis Galeana write about his experience at the Latin Grammys in December 2012. Read more about LAMBA and Berklee at the Latin Grammy on Berklee Blogs. Read more on . Read more about Latin Music Studies at Berklee or watch a video about the programs on Berklee.edu.

Sophie Maricq, Luis Galeana, Milton Nascimento, and Marco Flores

It was early September; I went with Oscar Stagnaro (Latin Music Studies Faculty Advisor) to greet Colombian Marimba player Diego Obregón. Diego was the opening clinician for this year’s Latin Music & Culture Celebration (LMCC) and Oscar invited me to see him play. I told Oscar that I’ve been talking recently with Peter Alhadeff (Faculty, Music Business) regarding my project of reconnecting Berklee with the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (LARAS). Berklee had so many things going on regarding Latin music: The LMCC is an ever-growing festival, the Latin Music Studies program was just inaugurated and the Berklee Valencia Campus in Spain had an amazing kick off, we needed to reconnect with LARAS. 

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CLAEM (Sao Paulo) in Image and Sound

The 2012 Congreso Latino de Escuelas de Música wrapped up a week ago. Throughout the week, photographer Victor Kobayashi was diligently at work.  He is a musician too.  But, he has some amazing chops with a camera as well.  Take a moment to check this out.  The pictures are of artists, faculty members and students that participated in the congress.  The music is by an exceptional pianist/accordionist/composer Guilherme Ribeiro.

Link to video.

2012 CLAEM – Closing Celebration

By: Jason Camelio, Director of International Programs

The 3rd edition of the Congreso Latino de Escuelas de Música has closed with a truly special event. 2012 marks the 30th anniversary of Conservatorio Souza Lima. Founder/director Antonio Mario Cunha capped the Congress week with an excellent celebration honoring Souza lima at the Sao Paulo municipal building, attended by hundreds of guests and officiated by Councilman Jose Police Neto.  Read more…

Souza Lima holds a special relationship with Berklee through our International Network. During this 12-year relationship, Berklee has been fortunate to have a number of highly trained musicians come to Boston through our academic agreement and musical exchanges. Many of these musicians have returned to Sao Paulo and Brazil as well as traveled to other parts of the globe to lead successful careers as professional artists and educators with international reputations.

2012 Souza Lima 30th Anniversary

Vice president for global initiatives honors Mario and Souza Lima in Sao Paulo.

Like Berklee, Souza Lima’s success is the result of one man’s vision with the help and support of an exceptionally hardworking team of collaborators, staff members and educators, and most importantly — the passion and dedication of its students. It is Antonio Mario’s entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to excellence in contemporary music education that attracted Berklee to forge this relationship. Mario’s vision and commitment have led Souza Lima to 30-years of success and places among the leading institute of contemporary music education in Latin America and the world.

Mario is never one to rest on his success. Instead he has the vision to see the profound potential of contemporary music education throughout Latin America. With the help of world-renown artist and Berklee professor Oscar Stagnaro, he has invited us all here to participate in an excellent new organization – CLAEM.

Berklee is honored to be associated with Souza Lima and all of the members of CLAEM. We wish Mario and all at Souza Lima a happy birthday and much prosperity for the next 30-years.

2012 Souza Lima 30th Anniversary Celebration

2012 Souza Lima 30th Anniversary Celebration

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