Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi will soon boast its own international music college, following the signing of an agreement with the Boston-headquartered Berklee College of Music.
Berklee is the largest independent college of contemporary music in the world, and the institution will establish Berklee Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island.
The agreement was signed with the emirate’s art sector regulator, the Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT).
According to details revealed by the DCT, the school will be located in the UAE Pavilion building in the Saadiyat Culture District, right next to Manaarat Al Saadiyat. It will span 3,900 square metres, and include a performance space, a recording studio, practice rooms, ensemble rooms and a tech lab.
The school is expected to launch its first semester in February 2020, which will run until May 2020.