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Alejandro Sanz to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Berklee College of Music

Alejandro Sanz to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Berklee College of Music

| On 16, Oct 2013

Spanish superstar, songwriter, and producer Alejandro Sanz will receive an honorary doctor of music degree from Berklee College of Music at a career-spanning concert performed by Berklee students on November 6, 2013.

Sanz, who has won a total of 16 Latin Grammy Awards and three Grammy Awards, is being recognized for his achievements and influence in music and for his enduring contributions to international culture. Past honorary doctorate recipients include Duke Ellington, Chucho Valdes, Juan Luis Guerra, Paco de Lucia, Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, Sting, Gloria Estefan, and Willie Nelson.

“It is a great honor for me to receive this doctorate degree from one of the most prestigious music schools in the world,” Sanz said of the Berklee recognition in a statement. “I will continue to work every day of my life to deserve this honor.”

Alejandro Sanz Berklee University
Sanz is one of the leading nominees for the 14th annual Latin Grammy Awards, taking place on November 21, with his album La Música No Se Toca receiving nods in five categories: Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Producer of the Year.

The concert, titled Alejandro Sanz Meets Berklee, takes place Wednesday, November 6, 8:15 pm at the Berklee Performance Center. For tickets, call 617-747-2261 or visit

The concert is being presented by the Berklee Mediterranean Music Institute under the artistic direction of renowned producer Javier Limón with Oscar Stagnaro and will be arranged and conducted by Matthew Nicholl.

Limon, artistic director of the Mediterranean Music Institute, has long been a friend to and collaborator with Sanz. Last semester, Berklee students in Limon’s Songwriting in Spanish course were invited to produce a video of the Spanish sensation’s hit song, “La Música No Se Toca,” which you can view here:

CONGRATS, Alejandro!


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