Alto saxophone player and Rockland County native Samuel Hart has been announced as a recipient of a full-tuition grant from Berklee College of Music’s Global Jazz Institute. This grant will be given to 20 selected students representing various states and countries starting in Fall 2017. The Global Jazz Master’s program consists of advanced instrumentalists and vocalists.

Berklee launched the master of music in contemporary performance (global jazz concentration) program at the beginning of the fall 2015 semester as a natural outgrowth of its highly successful undergraduate B erklee Global Jazz Institute program, which falls under the artistic direction of Grammy Award-winning Panamanian piano virtuoso Danilo Pérez.

“The global jazz master’s program is designed for dedicated young musicians who aspire to work with, and someday to be, among the best in the world,” says Berklee President Roger H. Brown. “Danilo and the program faculty are looking for students who are as passionate about developing as bold, effective global citizens as they are about becoming creative and accomplished musicians. These full-tuition grants will guarantee access for the most thoughtful, accomplished, and deserving students on the planet to an elite faculty and a comprehensive program that has been designed expressly for them.”

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