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February 21 2018

African Music Institute, partner of Berklee College of Music, opening in Gabon

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Deadline : 31 July 2020

The African Music Institute (AMI) has announced that it will be pre-opening its doors to master’s students in April 2018. The pan-African institution located in Gabon’s capital Libreville will offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees shaped and reviewed by Berklee College of Music in Boston, US.

Bachelor’s degrees will commence in October 2018 and all applicants – musicians and music lovers alike – have been urged to apply until the end of July 2018.

The prestigious partner of AMI, Berklee, is regarded as one of the most famous independent music schools in the world and boasts more than 280 Grammys awarded to its alumni, including greats such as blues guitarist John Mayer, fusion keyboardist Joe Zawinul, bassists Esperanza Spalding, saxophonist Brandford Marsalis and jazz pianist Diana Krall.     

AMI will follow in the footsteps of its partner by offering various courses around sound engineering, music technology, management and music. The bachelor’s programmes available include performance, songwriting as well as electronic production and design, while students partaking in the two-year master’s programmes can opt for postgraduate degrees in media management or media production.

Berklee courses would be enhanced with Africa-specific content such as examples and styles of music found on the continent, historical contexts, stories and anecdotes as well as corporate and business realities that would prepare students to navigate the numerous music industries in Africa. 

 

How to apply

AMI applicants are required to submit videos of their performances and various other supporting documents via the university’s official website after which the successful candidates will be invited to an audition and interview with the institute’s executive director and a professor of the Berklee College of Music. Students from across the African continent are welcome to apply.

Online application forms are available here where prospective students will fill out their personal information, the degree of their choice, their principal instrument and supply video and/or audio links that demonstrate their musicianship and performance ability.

For more details, please visit : AMI website

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