The PHILIPPOS NAKAS CONSERVATORY -with 34 years of history and educational pioneering in Greece- enters into an academic collaboration with Boston Conservatory at Berklee for the Classical Music, shaping a new reality in the music education of our country.
TWO YEARS FOR THE BACHELOR
With this academic collaboration, Philippos Nakas Conservatory offers its graduates the opportunity to obtain a bachelor's degree from Boston Conservatory at Berklee in just two years.
Based on the academic collaboration agreement, graduates of the Philippos Nakas Conservatory can enroll in the third year of studies at the Boston Conservatory, transferring automatically the required educational units (credits) of the first two years and graduating with a Bachelor's degree in two years.
Live or online auditions will be held periodically for scholarships to study at the Boston Conservatory.
The Philippos Nakas Conservatory, after two years of intensive preparation and following the evaluation of its curriculum, has succeeded in the equivalence of the courses of the Classical Music Department with those of the Boston Conservatory.
Thus, after only two years of study in Boston, graduates of the Philippos Nakas Conservatory will obtain a bachelor's degree from the Boston Conservatory, they will have the same academic and employment rights as the four-year graduates of Greek and international universities, and their academic and employment rights will be valid in Greece too.
With this new cooperation program, Philippos Nakas Conservatory gives new dimensions and perspectives in the field of post-secondary education with a degree from a prestigious American university.
BOSTON CONSERVATORY AT BERKLEE
Boston Conservatory, the oldest performing arts university in the USA, was founded in 1867 as a conservatory and later expanded to include leading programs in dance, opera and theater. Today it continues to pioneer with specialized programs, such as the specialization of music instructors for children with autism. It offers Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, Master of Fine Arts and Master of Music degrees, as well as postgraduate diplomas in performance (Artist Diploma).
In 2016, Boston Conservatory merged with Berklee College of Music to form "Berklee", an umbrella institution that includes Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Berklee College of Music, Berklee Online, Berklee Valencia, and Berklee New York City.
The merger of the two university institutions (Boston Conservatory and Berklee) was a bold step for the future of education in the entire spectrum of music education and performing arts (opera, musical theater and dance). Students utilize effectively global culture and cutting-edge technologies to compose entirely new art forms.
A MAJOR STEP OF EXCELLENCE IN MUSIC EDUCATION
The Philippos Nakas Conservatory, with more than 30 years of collaboration with Berklee College of Music, the largest modern music university in the world, has always offered a higher level of education to its students.
Today, with the launch of its new academic partnership with the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, it enables students in the Contemporary Classical Music Department to take a major step toward excellence in their musical education. In addition to current students, the program also includes graduates of the conservatory from June 2019 onwards.
International, European and Cypriot students can be admitted too after a qualifying audition. All the classes will be taught in English. All international and Balkan students can choose to enroll at the Thessaloniki campus of the Philippos Nakas Conservatory.
On Wednesday, March 29 at 12:30 pm at Philippos Nakas Concert Hall, keynote speakers will present the details of the collaboration:
Michael Shinn, Dean of Music, Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Jason Camelio, Vice President, Berklee Global Enrollment Initiatives
Leonidas Arniakos, Managing Director of Philippos Nakas Conservatory
Dionyssis Mallouhos, Artistic Director of Philippos Nakas Conservatory
On Friday, March 31 at 6 pm the collaboration of Philippos Nakas Conservatory with Boston Conservatory at Berklee will be announced in Thessaloniki by:
Michael Shinn, Jason Camelio, Leonidas Arniakos and Vasilis Kitsos, Artistic Director of the Thessaloniki Subsidiary of Philippos Nakas Conservatory