María Martínez Iturriaga has been appointed executive director of Berklee’s Campus in Valencia, Spain. Iturriaga, a native of Spain, joined Berklee in 2008 and was at the forefront of establishing the college’s first international campus in Valencia. She has played a leading role in the overall campus development and enrollment strategies and establishing the college’s first master’s degree programs.
“María has shown a remarkable ability to work collaboratively across areas and divisions of the college while delivering strong outcomes,” said Berklee President Roger Brown. “This skill is going to be critical in the years to come—we will only fully realize our ambitions when we can foster this kind of cooperation and shared ownership.”
The Valencia campus serves more than 400 students per year through its undergraduate Study Abroad and Summer Programs, as well as four specialized graduate programs – Master of Music in Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration); Master of Music in Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games; Master of Arts in Global Entertainment and Music Business; and Master of Music in Music Production, Technology, and Innovation.
Prior to Berklee, Iturriaga worked with AEA Consulting in New York, a leading arts, culture, and entertainment firm. She also worked at Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City Center in New York, and as a music agent on projects internationally. She holds a Master of Arts in performing arts administration from New York University, a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Autonomous University of Madrid, and a Bachelor of Music in piano performance from Madrid Royal Conservatory. Iturriaga is also a member of the Abram Wilson Foundation Advisory Board and of the protective committee of the Spanish project Música del Reciclaje.