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Berklee Abu Dhabi was opened on Saadiyat Island in collaboration between the Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi and the Berklee Music College in Boston, USA.

The Berklee campus in Abu Dhabi really smashed the “shuffle” button in its brochure with a refreshingly eclectic selection of short courses.

You can study Middle Eastern Fusion Ensemble (10 hours for 2,320 Dhs), Jazz Contemporary (dance, eight hours for 1,460 Dhs), string orchestra (10 hours for 2,230 Dhs), music production (six hours for 2,200 Dhs). and DJ skills (10 hours for 3,500 Dhs).

The music school opened its doors on March 1st with a special east-west inauguration concert (with real rock legend Stevie Vai).

DCT – Abu Dhabi celebrated the opening of @berkleeabudhabi held at the UAE Pavilion in the Saadiyat Cultural District with a high profile public concert titled Mishwar. It was designed by the institute’s teachers and guests as a unique east-west music journey. pic.twitter.com/pejsejkmuK

– Ministry of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (@dctabudhabi) March 1, 2020

The lecturers at the institute are incredibly powerful in the industry. Stephen Webber – who runs the DJ skills unit (which, by the way, would be an epic DJ name in itself) and the music production classes – is an Emmy-winning composer, producer, engineer, and professor.

Dare to ask him if he will play Despacito …

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Ruka Hatua-Saar White directs Jazz Contemporary and is an award-winning contemporary ballet artist who has worked with artists such as Maya Angelou, Shirley Murdock and Missy Elliott.

Some of the first waves of courses have already started, including the DJ Skills course that started on Sunday March 1st. We have received a confirmation from Berklee Abu Dhabi that if you are very interested you can still enroll for the remainder of the course (2:00 am to 6:00 pm or 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm).

The dates and times for the next round of courses are still open, but you can register to be notified when new courses are available.

Berklee Abu Dhabi, UAE Pavilion, Saadiyat Cultural District, berkleeabudhabi.ae and @berkleeabudhabi

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