The warmth and friendliness of the Brazilian people surrounds us as we visit our partner school in São Paulo (Souza Lima College of Music) and conduct auditions and interviews for admission. While the occasional nuance may be lost in translation (our collective Portuguese ability approximates zero!) we are welcomed with open arms and a shared respect and love for music and education.

Berklee staff and faculty meet Souza Lima faculty

Left to right: Jim Odgren (assistant, Professional Performance), Matt Glaser (artistic director, American Roots Music Program), Sam Skau (International Programs), and Mark Campbell (VP for enrollment), of Berklee; Antonio Mário Cunha, director of Souza Lima; Bruno Raberg, Berklee faculty bassist; Gilberto de Syllos, Souza Lima faculty; and Doug Bennett, Berklee admissions

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