María M. Iturriaga Named Executive Director of Berklee Valencia

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Maria Iturriaga, Berklee Valencia's new Executive Director

Spanish administrator to lead music college's international campus

María Martínez Iturriaga has been appointed executive director of Berklee in Valencia, Spain, the music college’s first international campus. Iturriaga, a native of Spain, has worked at Berklee since 2008, most recently as the associate executive director and dean of admissions at Berklee in Valencia. Berklee vice president of global initiatives Guillermo Cisneros previously served as the Valencia campus executive director.

“María has shown a remarkable ability to work collaboratively across areas and divisions of the college while delivering strong outcomes,” Berklee President Roger Brown said in a release from the college.

Prior to Berklee, Iturriaga worked in New York with AEA Consulting, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and New York City Center, and as a music agent on international projects. She received her MA in performing arts administration from New York University, and has an undergraduate business administration degree from Madrid’s Autonomous University. Iturriaga also graduated from the Madrid Royal Conservatory with a degree in piano performance.