The world’s largest and most reputed independent college of contemporary music, Berklee, has, for the first time, invited an Indian musician to conduct a masterclass and be part of a performance.
Bollywood composer Clinton Cerejo will participate in a four-day residency at the campus as a mentor, as part of which he will be conducting workshops for a group of students from across 21 countries between November 22-26. This session will culminate in a concert where The Berklee Indian Ensemble will be performing some of his compositions. These include songs from his repertoire on TV music series, Coke Studio, such as, Chad de, and Madari.
“There’s no bigger high than to be going there for the first time in the capacity of visiting faculty,” says Cerejo. The composer will also perform his own arrangement of the Indian National Anthem which the Indian students will sing with him.