The new partnership, named Inspired by Berklee, will see students in Inspired school access an innovative curriculum and artists-in-residence program to develop contemporary music, dance, theatre and creative skills.
“It is so exciting to…help shape and develop a new generation of creators”
Beyond the development of a performing arts curriculum, the partnership will encompass education in the areas of technology, media production and creative entrepreneurship.
“Gaining a world-class education means far more than merely fulfilling the requirements of an exam-based curriculum,” Nadim M. Nsouli, founder, chairman & CEO of Inspired, said in a statement.
“The partnership with Berklee gives our pupils a unique educational opportunity that few others will ever have the chance to experience.”
Set to launch in January 2020 in selected Inspired schools and to be extended to the whole 53 schools in September 2020, the partnership will also make provision for teacher training.
Berklee will run annual workshops at its centres in Boston and New York City, US, and Valencia, Spain to prepare performing arts teachers at participating schools to teach the Inspired by Berklee program.
“Berklee College of Music has nurtured the creative and career potential of some of the world’s most inspired artists, helping them to refine their talents and go on to win hundreds of Grammys, Tonys, Oscars, and Emmys, as well as to lead and redefine their collective industries,” Panos A. Panay, senior vice president for global strategy and innovation at Berklee said in a statement.
“It is so exciting to work with Inspired to bring that creative capacity to students at the Inspired schools and to help shape and develop a new generation of creators, innovators, and leaders at an early and pivotal point in their lives.”