Valencia, Spain — Berklee College of Music announces that composer/producer Robert Kraft has joined the team at Berklee College of Music. The former president and executive director of Fox Music Inc. (1994-2012) is the new artistic advisor for the film scoring department at the College’s new international campus in Valencia. His appointment will bring the master’s students closer to the Hollywood music industry.
Kraft is working with the students in the college’s first master’s program in scoring for film, TV, and video games. Through a series of clinics and master classes, he will share his knowledge and experience with these degree students, who are studying the role that music plays on the big screen and the art and craft of composing, orchestrating, editing, and producing music for films.
As part of the one year film-scoring program, the master’s students will also be visiting Los Angeles to meet renowned Hollywood musicians and composers. This experience is designed to give the students direct contact with the music scoring industry, enabling them to gain a better understanding of its synergies and workings. They will also have the opportunity to record some of their own compositions in a Hollywood studio.
During his tenure at the helm of Fox Music, Kraft oversaw the music scoring for over 300 films, including Avatar, Moulin Rouge, Titanic, Ice Age, Slumdog Millionaire, and Black Swan, as well as the music for successful TV series such as Ally McBeal, The X-Files, The Simpsons, and 24, under 20th Century Fox Television.
About Berklee College of Music in Valencia
For over half a century, Berklee College of Music has been the leader in contemporary music education. We have launched the careers of many of today’s successful professionals in the music industry. More than 200 Grammy Awards have gone to our alumni. Berklee delivers the highest standards in music education, including cutting-edge technologies, and we maintain that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music.
Berklee in Valencia is the college’s first international campus, with a unique curriculum. With the Valencia campus, the college offers a new way for musicians around the world to join the global music community—as performers, as practitioners, and as leaders.