Auditions for A.R. Rahman Scholarship at Berklee to be Held in Mumbai, New Delhi and Chennai

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BOSTON– Auditions and interviews for A.R. Rahman Scholarship at Berklee will be held in Mumbai, New Delhi and Chennai for the 2016 entering undergraduate class. Berklee is seeking a recipient or recipients for the A.R. Rahman Scholarship, available only to a student or students holding Indian citizenship.

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In 2013, Boston-based Berklee established the Berklee India Exchange as a platform for cultural conversation about Indian music through artist residencies, musical collaborations, and performances. The Berklee India Exchange creates a space for Indian students and other musicians from around the world to collaborate and share their distinct musical styles. Clint Valladares is the managing director of the Berklee India Exchange and Annette Philip is the artistic director of the Berklee India Exchange. She also directs the Berklee Indian Ensemble.

Here is the information on auditions and interviews for the A.R. Rahman Scholarship:

Auditions and Interviews:
Representatives from Berklee’s admissions team will be in Mumbai, Delhi, and Chennai to conduct auditions and interviews on the following dates.
Mumbai: January 26 and 27
New Delhi: January 30 and 31
Chennai: February 3

• The audition and interview process is a required part of the application process.
• The admissions team travels to every continent except Antarctica to conduct auditions and interviews.
• If students live more than 200 miles/320 km from an audition site, they could do their auditions online.
• Link to information on the audition and interview process: https://www.berklee.edu/admissions/undergraduate/auditionandinterview
• Link to information on the online auditions, including eligibility requirements: https://www.berklee.edu/admissions/undergraduate/audition-interview-online
• Link for students to apply and sign up: https://apply.berklee.edu/

Scholarship:
• The A.R. Rahman scholarship is a merit-based scholarship we are offering to a student or students in the 2016 entering class.

• After Berklee conferred an honorary doctorate to A.R. Rahman in October 2014, the college established the A.R. Rahman Scholarship.

o It is only available to students from India, meaning it is only available to a student holding Indian citizenship.
o The scholarship may be divided among a few very talented students, or it could go to one student only.

• Link to more info about the scholarship: https://www.berklee.edu/focused/india-exchange/scholarship

In 2013, Berklee established the Berklee India Exchange as a platform for cultural conversation about Indian music through artist residencies, musical collaborations, and performances. The Berklee India Exchange creates a space for Indian students and other musicians from around the world to collaborate and share their distinct musical styles. On the heels of recent events, including clinics by Clinton Cerejo in 2013, an artist residency by A.R. Rahman in 2014, Berklee President Roger H. Brown’s visit to India in 2015, and the launch of the Berklee Tandon Global Clinics in Mumbai and Delhi, also in 2015, the Berklee India Exchange is poised to continue empowering students from all backgrounds. In April 2015, President Brown announced the launch of the A.R. Rahman Scholarship, established to help bring a student from India to Berklee to join the 2016 entering undergraduate class.

Berklee was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music. For 70 years, the college has evolved to reflect the current state of the music industry, leading the way with baccalaureate studies in performance, music business/management, songwriting, music therapy, film scoring, and more. With a focus on global learning, the Berklee campus in Valencia, Spain, offers graduate programs and study abroad opportunity, while Berklee Online serves distance learners worldwide with extension classes and degree-granting programs.

The Berklee City Music Network provides after-school programming for underserved teens in 47 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. With a student body representing more than 100 countries and alumni and faculty that have won more than 300 Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards, Berklee is the world’s premier learning lab for the music of today—and tomorrow.

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