ABOUTBERKLEE
ABU DHABI

The Department of Culture and Tourism- Abu Dhabi, introduces the first Middle East outpost of Berklee College of Music: the preeminent institute of contemporary music and the performing arts.

Berklee Abu Dhabi offers world-class educational experiences through workshops, masterclasses, courses, ensembles and labs, all led by world-renowned artists and instructors. We also host live performances from students, alumni and global artists.

Our home in the UAE Pavilion’s newly renovated 42,000-square-foot arts education centre on Saadiyat Island has a performance space, a recording studio, rehearsal studios, practice rooms, ensemble rooms and a multimedia tech lab.

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In collaboration with The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, we are the first Middle East outpost of the Berklee College of Music: the preeminent institute of contemporary music and the performing arts

We offer world-class educational experiences through workshops, masterclasses, courses, ensembles and labs, all led by world-renowned artists and instructors. We also host live performances from students, alumni and global artists.

Our home in the UAE Pavilion’s newly renovated 42,000-square-foot arts education centre on Saadiyat Island has a performance space, a recording studio, rehearsal studios, practice rooms, ensemble rooms and a multimedia tech lab.

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PHILOSOPHY &MISSION

We are raising the profile of performing arts in the Middle East while empowering students with the skills to forge a career in music, dance and theatre.

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STRATEGY &VISION

Our goal is to transform arts education in the Middle East, create the region’s next generation of artists and inspire them to better our world.

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Berklee'sLeadership

Grammy-winning music producer and engineer Gael Hedding is the Director of Berklee Abu Dhabi, and singer-songwriter and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Mayssa Karaa is serving as Artistic Director.

294

Alumni Grammy wins

100+

countries represented

6,400

students globally

FROM PASSIONTO PERFECTION

Study many popular disciplines of contemporary music, theatre and dance, with workshops and masterclasses led by world-renowned artists and instructors.

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Workshop

DJ Skills

Step into the shoes of a real DJ as you get to grips with the digital equipment and techniques used by the world’s best.

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Workshop

Music Production

Learn how to become a maestro of music production with this weekend-long workshop followed by a masterclass to perfect your recordings.

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Masterclass

Music Production

Learn how to become a maestro of music production with this weekend-long workshop followed by a masterclass to perfect your recordings.

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