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Berklee College of Music Office of International Programs photographs, 1980s-2000s

Identifier: BCA-057

Scope and Contents

This collection primarily comprises photographs documenting events, activities, and personnel of Berklee College of Music’s Office of International Programs and other early international outreach initiatives, including Berklee on the Road programs; Berklee International Network (BIN) schools; BIN Summits; and other international clinics and concerts. This collection also includes some professional/biographical material about International Programs faculty and staff. Materials in this collection span 1980s-2000s, but many files are undated.


  • Majority of material found within 1980s-2000s

Language of Materials

This collection includes materials in English, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and other languages.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research by appointment. Advance notice is required for access because materials are stored offsite.

Administrative History: Office of International Programs

Berklee’s early international programming informally began with the “Berklee Abroad” (later “Berklee on the Road”) educational workshops, launched in 1985 as an outreach initiative to boost international enrollment. Led by Dean of Curriculum Gary Burton and Performance Studies Chair Larry Monroe, the “Berklee All-Stars” faculty band traveled to Tokyo, Japan, running a weeklong series of clinics, concerts, and recordings. Additional programs—offering classes, ensembles, workshops, and jam sessions led by Berklee faculty members, and collaborative performances by faculty, students, and alumni—were soon scheduled in Spain, Italy, Brazil, Argentina, and Israel. From 1994 to 2000, Berklee’s international partnerships also included a student exchange program with the Rotterdam Conservatory in the Netherlands.

In 1995, the Office of International Programs was formally established to “develop and manage academic and institutional networks.” Led by Larry Monroe, International Programs oversaw the Berklee International Network (BIN) schools; Berklee On the Road (BOR), including the Berklee in Umbria (since 1985), Berklee in Puerto Rico (since 1995), and Berklee in Dublin programs (since 1996); Berklee Internet Radio Network Channel 5; as well as programs for study abroad and international admissions. The Office of International Programs also helped establish Berklee’s Valencia, Spain campus, which launched in 2011.

International Programs was subsumed under the newly-created Global Initiatives department in 2012. In 2021, Global Initiatives was placed under International Learning Environments, which leads Berklee’s international campuses, centers, and partnerships. In 2022, the office was renamed Global Enrollment Initiatives and placed under the Admissions department.

International Programs department leadership included Larry Monroe (VP International Programs 1995-2011; VP Academic Affairs/Berklee Valencia 2011-2012); Greg Badolato (Assistant VP International Programs 2000-2014); Guillermo Cisneros (VP Global Initiatives 2012-2016); Matthew Nicholl (Associate VP for Global Initiatives, 2016-2019); Jason Camelio (Assistant VP Global Initiatives, 2019-2022, Assistant VP Global Enrollment Initiatives 2022-present)

Historical Note: Berklee International Network

In 1992, the concept for the Berklee International Network (BIN) of music schools envisioned a way for Berklee alumni to open schools in their home countries and to formalize agreements to employ Berklee’s teaching methods. The first BIN members were the L’Aula de Musica in Barcelona, Spain; the Rimon School of Jazz in Tel Aviv, Israel; and the Phillippos Nakas Centre of Music in Athens, Greece. The Pop & Jazz Conservatory in Helsinki, Finland, and the American School of Modern Music in Paris, France, joined the network two years later, and the Koyo Conservatory in Kobe, Japan joined in 1995.

By 1999, Berklee had established 13 BIN partner schools in France, Brazil, Greece, Argentina, Spain, Finland, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Germany, South Korea, and Mexico. Berklee held bi-annual BIN Summits for its network partners to address issues affecting their programs, share teaching techniques, and articulate agreements; Berklee also hosted annual training opportunities for partner school faculty members.

In 2018, the Berklee International Network (BIN) became Berklee Global Partners (BGP) to reflect the expansion of partnership categories (academic partners, network partners, affiliate partners, and special partners). Today, Berklee’s global academic partners span more than 20 institutions across 18 countries.


1.3 Cubic Feet (1 records carton)


Materials have been retained in the order they were received.

Acquisition History

Donated by Jason Camelio, Vice President of Global Initiatives, January 2020.

Related Materials

BCA-013 Office of Public Information Collection by Alma Berk contains many records related to Berklee’s international activities, programs, and partners. In particular, Series 2: Photographs and Series 11: Departments contain files on BIN schools, and Series 8: Correspondence includes several letters between Berklee and international embassies.

Processing Information

Photographs in non-archival albums and binders were rehoused into archival photo sleeves. Excessive duplicates of professional headshots were discarded. Folder titles supplied by processing staff are indicated in square brackets.

Berklee College of Music Office of International Programs photographs, 1980s-2000s
Ashley Gray
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Repository Details

Part of the Berklee Archives Repository

Berklee College of Music
1140 Boylston St
Boston MA 02215 USA